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Vacancy: Senior Metocean Engineer

EMEC is an innovation catalyst pioneering the transition to a low carbon future.
As the world’s leading ocean energy test facility, we have hosted more wave and tidal energy converters than at any other site. We are also partnering in a growing number of innovative energy systems, hydrogen, floating wind and clean transport demonstration projects to decarbonise power, heat and transport.


Senior Metocean Engineer

Salary negotiable plus contributory pension

We are looking for a Senior Metocean Engineer to be EMEC’s metocean and oceanographic subject matter expert. You will lead and managing the collection, analysis, quality control and dissemination of all metocean and oceanographic measurement programmes.

You will be educated to degree level in a subject related to the marine environment such as oceanography (or have equivalent industrial experience). You will have knowledge of GIS, MATLAB and similar products and be familiar with data manipulation techniques.

You will manage the development of EMEC’s metocean and oceanographic data management, infrastructure and dissemination strategy and be instrumental in its delivery in relation to EMEC test sites. The Senior Metocean Engineer will also provide data, surveys and reports to developers and participate in EMEC’s accreditation activities.

Preferably based in Orkney, this is a full-time, permanent post, however we welcome both full and part-time applications.

Do you want to lead the charge in the renewable energy revolution?


Apply now:

Thank you for your interest in working at EMEC. Please consider the job description and submit your C.V. to hr@emec.org.uk along with a covering letter explaining how you believe you fit the description for the post.

The following information must also be provided:

  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.
  • Written confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK. Documentation will be requested if you successfully progress to the next stage of our recruitment process. For examples of eligibility proof, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-work-checklist.

For an informal discussion about this post, please call Caroline Lourie on 01856 852225.

All of the relevant documents that are required to apply for this job can be found at the bottom of this page in the downloads section.


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