Sr. Geoscientist

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 + Years Experience

Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Geoscientist
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Duties & Responsibilities


Sr. Geoscientist primary duty will be to perform integrated engineering and geological investigations by combining geophysical, geological, and geotechnical data to develop a detailed understanding of site conditions as they relate to subsea engineering issues associated with offshore energy development.


  • For onshore work and during geophysical survey operations, perform side-scan sonar (SSS), subbottom profiler (SBP), multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) (including backscatter and water column data), and 2D/3D high-resolution seismic data QC and interpretation.
  • Present detailed Geohazard Assessment Report on interpreations for clients in the telecommunications, education, and energy sectors.
  • Coordinate and work with other industry proffessionals (Geoscientists, Engineers, Archaeologisist, etc...) during the life of a project.
  • Able to work on strict reporting timelines and deadlines.
  • Work within a team environment collecting high-resolution geophysical and geotechnical data, seabed soil and rock samples and performing in situ testing using standard and novel marine coring and penetration tools.
  • Perform quality assurance checks on all offshore geophysical data, geotechnical testing, and data processing, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Understanding of geophysical survey technical operations
  • Lead and oversee projects performed by others

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position has no direct reports

Reporting Relationship
  • Geoscience Reporting & Data Manager - (Direct Manager)



  • Four year Undergraduate Degree in Geology, Geosciences, Geophysics, or a related field.
  • Seven (7) plus+ years relevant work experience in the field of Geohazard Interpretation.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonnal skills.
  • A self-motivated individual who adapts quickly with today's virtual knowledge, self-disciplined with a work schedule remotely from home and/or another designated geographic area as needed.

  • Master's Degree in in Geology, Geosciences, Geophysics, or a related field.
  • Ten (10) plus+ years relevant work experience in the field of Geohazard Interpretation.
  • Familiarity or proficiency with software packages IHS Kingdom, SonarWiz, GlobalMapper, and ArcGIS is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

Team Leadership/ Decision Making/ Planning and Organizing/ Developing Others:
  • Expresses pride in the group and encourages people to feel good about their accomplishments
  • Shares knowledge and resources and encourages the same of others
  • Ability to make objective decisions timely and effectively
  • Skill to recognize when decisions or information should be referred to a higher authority
  • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others
  • Ability to conduct training for an appropriate audience

Health and Safety/ Technology/ Stress Management/ Flexibility:
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used in safety inspections and accident prevention
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of safety and health as it relates to employees and the public
  • Skill to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work environments as well as adverse conditions such as weather, equipment problems and job conditions
  • Ability to use various information technology systems required for successful job performance

Client Focus/ Communication/ Ethics and Integrity:
  • Ability to determine and meet customer needs
  • Ability to promote and be accountable for quality customer service
  • Respond to clients in a positive and truthful manner
  • Solves customer problems quickly and effectively
  • Ensures that regular and consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility
  • Maintain inter-office and project confidentiality
  • Respond politely to members of the community
  • Working as a team member/ getting along with co-workers
  • Responding in a positive manner to supervision

Working Conditions

This position is considered ONSHORE with some OFFSHORE workwhich is characterized as follows.
  • Outdoors and indoors, day and night, as well as over/near water.
  • Requires working on or near moving and vibrating equipment.
  • Frequently the humidity is above 90%, noise is over 85db and the light is intense/glare.
  • Potential exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.
  • Constant exposure to airborne dust, fumes and gases.
  • Work surface is stable, height is elevated.

Physical Activity/Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is considered HEAVY work.

Closing Statement

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to advance in an international company. To apply, click 'Apply Now'.