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Marine/Aquatic Scientist

Wood Plc
San Diego, California, US
Closing date
May 24, 2022

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Informatics / GIS
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Overview / Responsibilities:
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking a Marine/Aquatic Scientist to join our team in San Diego, CA. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented and self-directed with recent experience participating in marine science-related projects in California. Experience working as part of field teams, knowledge of field data collection protocols, particularly related to marine/aquatic sediment investigations, as well as the use of water quality instruments is desirable. Strong writing skills are required along with proficiency in with univariate and multivariate statistics, data management and analysis software such as R and/or python, PRISM, GIS software (ArcGIS), and MATLAB is strongly preferred. Flexibility to assist occasionally on weekends and outside normal business hours is required. Familiarity with water and sediment quality instruments, small boat handling, toxicology testing/data, environmental permitting, and experience with scientific diving is also desirable. This position requires the candidate to have familiarity with investigations primarily related to marine/aquatic sediment and water chemistry, toxicology, coastal studies, physical characterization of sediments in the field, and environmental regulations including but not limited to: the Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404; Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) programs; the Porter-Cologne Act; the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act; the Coastal Zone Management Act; stormwater programs; and other applicable local, state, and federal environmental regulations and guidance documents. Key Responsibilities Participating in sediment and water field collection and monitoring efforts with senior scientists and other staff level scientistsOperating field collection equipment and small boats (e.g., sediment and water samplers, water quality instruments)Recording field measurements/notes and preparing field reportsManaging and analyzing field-collected dataReviewing and analyzing sediment and water chemistry data and toxicology laboratory resultsDrafting sampling and analysis plans and field work preparation Writing scientific reports, including preparing text, associated figures and maps, data tables, and conducting statistical analyses of field and laboratory data as well as interpreting results in relation to appropriate regulations, permits, or other project-specific criteriaReviewing analytical chemistry data reports for conformance with project directives (e.g., Quality Assurance/Quality Control)Assist in Wood's San Diego-based aquatic sciences laboratory on an as-needed basis

Skills / Qualifications:
2-5 years of experience, BS or MS in Marine Science, Aquatic Sciences, Geology/Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Toxicology, Chemistry, or Marine Biology. Familiarity with California Marine/Aquatic Environments.

Company Overview:
Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
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