Senior Geophysicist or Senior Geophysical Engineer for complex projects internationally with a flavour for project management

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  • Business area: Infrastructure
  • Country: Denmark
  • Office: Allerød
  • Position length: Permanent (Full-time or Part-time)
  • Deadline: Sunday, March 26, 2023

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NIRAS is an international consulting company with activities within Building and Infrastructure, Process industry, Utilities, Environment and Nature, Climate, Energy, Planning and Development Consulting. Our 2500 specialists solve the challenges of our customers based on our values - we listen, we learn, we deliver. We believe that cooperation, knowledge sharing and creativity are the way to create the best value for our customers. We have a turnover of approx. DKK 2 billion from offices in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. NIRAS is an equal opportunity employer with a focus on the SDG goals. We value diversity in all its forms and welcome and appreciate applications from all qualified candidates.

Are you motivated by the green energy transition and want to contribute to realizing renewable energy at larger scale? Do you want to participate in large scale offshore wind farm projects in close collaboration with an international team?

We are looking for a talented and experienced geophysicist/geophysical engineer with a proven track record in offshore wind farm projects and/or marine/offshore structures to be part of our activities in offshore, coastal and marine markets. You should have a flavour for project management and a desire to work across the disciplines and with colleagues in geophysics, geology and geotechnical engineering.

The geoscience resides in the geotechnical department in the Marine, Geotechnical, Tunnels and Bridges Business Unit. The business unit consists of +100 staff situated in Denmark, UK and Dubai, while also collaborating closely with offshore and marine energy colleagues in Sweden, Norway, Taiwan, Philippines and Vietnam.

You will join a growing and dynamic team of around 15 staff of passionate and knowledgeable geologists, geophysicists and geotechnical engineers, who actively contributes to the green transition through development projects in offshore wind, ports/terminals/harbours, coastal developments, tunnels, bridges and related infrastructure.

We are part of the Infrastructure Division, which works in a highly international environment with projects all over the world from our offices in Scandinavia, UK/Scotland, Middle East and APAC.

As Senior Geophysicist/Senior Geophysical Engineer you will lead and participate in NIRAS projects while enabling your knowledge, competences and experience to deliver world class projects to and with our clients. Typical activities include:

  • Scoping of site investigations together with team and relevant experts
  • Planning and Managing survey and permit works
  • Assessing geophysical and geoscientific data from offshore wind farm sites and cable routes during project development, and being responsible for technical deliveries to our clients
  • Preparing input to site section and feasibility studies
  • Reporting and communication of results being responsible for the seismic stratigraphy-based and geotechnically proven ground model, in close cooperation with our geotechnical engineers integrating a suite of different geoscientific datasets, e.g., UHRS, SBP, MBES, and SSS data, and geotechnical data, incl. responsibility for QA of geophysical data and associated interpretations
  • developing geological and geophysical assessment workflows and implementing innovative new technology and ways of working
  • aligning project-specific objectives, time schedules and end-deliverables for individual surveys, and data acquisition campaigns, together with geophysical surveys and geotechnical engineering colleagues.
  • Liaison with external and internal stakeholders/clients

About you

You skills, competences, experience and mindset are key to our success. We work broadly across our regional offices and disciplines where knowledge sharing and relationship building with colleagues and clients are essential. We expect that you can effectively share your experience and get to learn from colleagues and our international projects.

To succeed in this position:

  • Relevant degree in geophysics or geoscience and solid experience with using this expertise in a commercial framework with an analytical yet pragmatic approach 
  • have solid experience with both seismic and seabed interpretation, incl. seismic processing, geophysical interpretation workflow, and preferably also programming and scripting skills, e.g., Python
  • Relevant geophysical experience from offshore wind farm development projects. Knowledge and competences in geology and geotechnical engineering preferred.
  • Experience in handling of competitive tenders and accompanied proposal management
  • Solid experience in technical/advisory project management
  • are motivated by technical challenges in a highly dynamic workplace, both independently and while working within a team
  • Motivated by working interdisciplinary in projects involving several technical disciplines
  • are driven to innovate and improve, having a real impact on projects and processes 
  • speak and write English fluently and have excellent communication skills, enabling you to convey messages to our clients and colleagues smoothly and efficiently 
  • enjoy working with short decision paths and having the opportunity to take leadership for technically challenging processes.

We offer you

You will be part of a well-functioning and experienced team with a high degree of  professionalism. We emphasize that you will be able to develop professionally through exciting and challenging projects; we have an informal and well-functioning professional and social work environment, where there are always competent colleagues you can ask for advice.

It is important to us that the business unit remains an attractive, fun and challenging place to work, and we hope you will contribute as an active team member.

Our values - we listen, we learn, we deliver - are the starting point for how we think and work, and essential for creating high quality across all work disciplines. At NIRAS, we put human development and, not least, the environment and climate at the forefront. We incorporate UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals in our projects, and strive to provide consultancy and solutions which will also benefit the next generation.

Call and let's talk about the possibilities ...

If the job sounds exciting, then call and talk with Vice President Thor Ugelvig Petersen on tel.: +45 2682 3935. You are of course also welcome to apply for the job directly by attaching your application and resume. Deadline for application: 26th of march 2023.

Thor Ugelvig Petersen

Thor Ugelvig Petersen

Vice President