Environmental Scientist - Offshore Operations

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Sequim, Washington, US
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 312419
Directorate: Energy and Environment Directorate
Division: Coastal Sciences Division
Group:Coastal Research
Job Description
- Participate on a dynamic team of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers to perform field research with an emphasis on projects that support the development of renewable ocean energy and uses of marine energy.
- Perform environmental monitoring around marine energy devcies; quantifying changes within marine and coastal ecosystems; and evaluation of technologies and methods to monitor the marine environment to observe effects to habitat and species.
- Build networks at a local and capability level, communicating science effectively, and developing environmental monitoring plans and recommendations for policy makers and marine energy developers.
- Contributes to proposals that lead to opportunities for new work.
- Mentor junior staff and students.
The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:
Level 2: Building reputation through application of S&E principles and theories, and developing technical approaches to solve challenges. Receives guidance on new assignments, making preliminary selections on technical alternatives; independently completes recurring assignments. Defines and leads project work at a small task/project level, reporting results on time and on budget. Contributes to proposals. Embraces expectations for quality, safety, and security. Communicates the importance within the work team.
Level 3: Established local reputation with specialization in at least one S&E domain. Making key contributions in setting technical direction. Selects and develops technical approaches on assignments with occasional oversight on complex problems. Principal investigator or co-PI on projects or tasks, while integrating capabilities of work team members. Supports scoping, scheduling, and budgeting at a project or major task level. Generates new ideas for proposals and business development opportunities while leading development of technical section of small to medium proposals. Demonstrates ability to acquire funding for self with programmatic impact at the sector and division level. Serves as a role model for quality, safety, and security.
Minimum Qualifications
- BS/BA with 2 years of experience, MS/MA with 0-2 years of experience, or PhD with 0 years of experience
Preferred Qualifications
- BS/BA with 5 years of experience MS/MA with 3 years of experience, or PhD with 1 year of experience
- Experience in field and boat operations in offshore and coastal environments
- Background in marine energy and/or offshore wind development
- Experience with ecological/environmental technologies deployment at sea
- MS or PhD degree in a marine biology or marine ecology with emphasis on marine megafauna and seabird research
- Background in pelagic ecological modeling, marine wildlife physiology and/or bioenergetic assessment, tracking and tagging technologies, and/or diverse applications of marine wildlife data collection methods
- Experience in coastal or pelagic environmental monitoring and data collection
- Experience in software and programming (matlab, R, GIS, C++, etc) for data analysis and technology development/applications
- Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills, including published in peer-reviewed journal
- Experience in leading field and boat operations in offshore and coastal environments
- Experience in operating and maintaining various types of environmental monitoring technologies at sea
- Demonstrated skill developing and pitching research proposals to potential funding sponsors
- Demonstrate success in publishing scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a "country of risk" without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support
Group: Coastal Research
Opening Date: 2021-07-26
Closing Date: 2021-08-25