Principal Metocean Consultant


Type: Permanent

Closing date: 31 December 2023

Location: Southampton (potential for hybrid or remote)

Are you a skilled oceanographer with a career in metocean analysis?

Are you keen to continue your career with a highly innovative and agile marine consultancy at the centre of the drive to Net Zero?

About us

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

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

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

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.

Based in Southampton, our support and advice is used around the world.

Discover more about us.


Working on marine renewable energy 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 manage and deliver metocean and oceanographic studies, and generate, analyse and report on metocean data to support engineering design.

You will be part of the team continually advancing and delivering our SEASTATES and Weather Downtime services, and apply your skills and experience to other sectors including port and coastal developments.


We are looking for an experienced metocean specialist who is confident in applying their technical expertise to the quantification and assessment of oceanographic data. Expertise in numerical modelling would be an advantage.

  • Project management and client engagement
  • Delivering metocean assessments
  • Contributing to internal research and development initiatives
  • Preparing proposals and tenders

Skills and experience

You have:

  • An established career as an oceanographer in consultancy and/or developer organisations
  • A background in physical oceanography and the production of metocean assessments
  • A degree (and preferred, postgraduate degree) in a relevant discipline

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

  • Collation and interpretation of marine data and information
  • 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
  • Report writing, presentation and communication
  • Project management
  • An appreciation of offshore and coastal engineering and maritime operations (beneficial)
  • Numerical modelling of waves and hydrodynamics would be an advantage

Career development

Our success depends on our people performing at their highest level. That is why staff learning and development is the cornerstone of working at ABPmer.

We are committed to ensuring every colleague has access to learning and training tools, enabling them to grow in their role and support their career development.


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

We recognise it is not always convenient to work from a central office every weekday, which is why we provide flexible and hybrid working options. Depending on experience, remote working may also be considered.


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

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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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