Metocean Specialist


Type: Permanent, full time
Closing date: 22 August 2022
Location: Southampton, hybrid working

Are you an oceanographer with experience in metocean analysis, keen to advance your career in offshore wind?

Do you want to work for a company at the forefront of metocean and physical process assessments for marine energy?

About us

We are ABPmer, a marine consultancy and survey company that specialises in understanding one of the most complex environments on earth.

Involved in the offshore wind industry since the start, we have completed assessments for most UK OWFs, along with tidal power and other marine renewable projects here and overseas. 

We work across all marine sectors for all kinds of clients, with a diverse portfolio of projects and services; no two projects are the same and no two days are the same.

Known for our technical ability, professionalism, and service excellence, we have been helping clients sustainably manage, operate and develop in the marine environment for more than 70 years.

We know our service excellence is due to our people, which is why we have a training and development programme focused on continuous learning and career progression.

Discover more about us.

About you


Working predominantly on offshore wind and cable installation projects, you will join our team of metocean and numerical modelling specialists, providing metocean analyses to support projects from pre-feasibility through to construction.

You will deliver metocean projects and generate, analyse, and report metocean data to support engineering design.

You will also support the team in the continual advancement and delivery of our SEASTATES and weather downtime services, as well as applying your skills and experience to other types of projects including port and coastal developments.


We are looking for a metocean specialist (consultant or senior consultant) who is confident in applying their technical expertise to the quantification and assessment of oceanographic data. Expertise in numerical modelling would be a significant advantage.

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver metocean assessments
  • Contribute to internal research and development initiatives
  • Prepare and contribute to the proposal / tendering process
  • Undertake project management and client engagement


You have:

  • A background in physical oceanography and the production of metocean assessments
  • A degree (and preferred, a postgraduate degree) in a relevant discipline
  • At least two years’ relevant marine experience in a consultancy, developer organisation or regulatory background
  • An appreciation of offshore and coastal engineering and maritime operations (beneficial)

You are efficient, highly organised, self-motivated and work collaboratively in a commercial technical organisation, and are skilled in: 

  • Collation and interpretation of marine data and information
  • The application of coastal, estuarine and shelf sea oceanographic processes knowledge and understanding when completing assessments
  • Analysis and presentation of metocean data, including use of GIS, MATLAB or other programming / scripting
  • Numerical modelling of waves and hydrodynamics
  • Report writing, presentation and communication
  • Project management
  • Written and verbal communication with internal and external clients / partners


Our offices are based at Town Quay in Southampton, with fantastic views overlooking Southampton Water.

We recognise the importance of a good work-life balance and offer flexible and hybrid working.


As well as a generous leave, salary and pension package, we know there is more to life than work. That is why our working practices and benefits are based on supporting your well-being, so you can enjoy your time in and out of work.


ABPmer is part of Associated British Ports Holdings Limited; please apply via the link below, which will take you to Associated British Ports website.

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