Employment Opportunities

April 14, 2021

PhD Assistantship in Experimental Study of Vortex/Bottom Boundary Layer Interactions under Breaking Surface Waves

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at South Dakota State University (SDSU) seeks a highly motivated student to pursue a PhD in Civil Engineering, for a National Science Foundation-supported project starting in summer 2021.  The project is a collaboration between Drs. Francis Ting (SDSU), James Kirby (University of Delaware, UD), and Morteza Derakhti (University of Washington, UW).  The PhD student will be enrolled at SDSU and work with Dr. Ting on laboratory measurements of bottom boundary-layer structure associated with the impingement of breaking-wave-generated vortices. The student would also be expected to assist with model/data comparisons in a parallel numerical study conducted at UD and UW on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)  simulations of the laboratory experiment.

For information about the research project the interested applicants should contact Dr. Francis Ting at francis.ting@sdstate.edu.  Preference would be given to candidates with some experience in fluid mechanics measurements, and who exhibit a strong interest in conducting experimental study. Information on applying for graduate study at SDSU can be found at the Graduate School website.

March 31, 2021

PhD open position in coastal ecosystem modelling at IFREMER/Center of Data science (Brisbane)

There is an open position for PhD student in coastal oceanography coupling physics, ecology and machine learning on seagrass dynamics modelling. The project is located at Ifremer in Brest and in the Center of Data science in Brisbane. The project is supposed to start on October 1, 2021. More details here.

Marine Energy Resource Assessment Researcher – National Renewable Energy Lab

The Water Power team at the National Renewable Energy Lab is hiring a Marine Energy Resource Assessment Researcher.

The NREL Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Center’s Water Power team has an immediate opening for a full time (40 hours per week) Researcher with several years of experience in physical oceanography and Python programming. The candidate should have advanced skills in tidal current turbulence data analysis and developing Python packages for oceanographic data analysis and visualization. In addition, the candidate should have hands-on experience with deployment and recovery of oceanographic measurement equipment such as acoustic Doppler profilers and acoustic Doppler velocimeters.

The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists, engineers, economists, and policy experts at NREL in cooperation with members of the marine energy industry. This researcher’s work will primarily be funded by the DOE Water Power Technologies Office. The candidate will work across a series of projects focused on refining our understanding of the U.S. tidal energy resource through the use of in-situ resource measurements combined with high-resolution resource model output. This work is intended to improve the understanding of the opportunities and challenges for advancing the U.S. marine energy industry. Current project focus areas include: updating and expanding Python tools for statistical analysis of high-fidelity tidal velocity and turbulence measurements, developing tools for simulating realistic turbulent flows, measuring tidal turbulence, and developing new tidal measurement and analysis techniques. Future project areas may include related work for wave, ocean current, river current, and ocean thermal gradient resources.

March 4, 2021

Seeking applicants for Louisiana State Geologist and Director of the Louisiana Geological Survey

The Office of Research and Economic Development at Louisiana State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) and State Geologist.  The individual selected for this appointment will guide existing programs in applied geosciences; build new programs that support stewardship and development of the State’s natural resources; and provide the State and its citizens with geological information relevant to economic resources, environmental protection, and natural hazards. The Director will position LGS in a leadership role in such areas as coastal processes critical to the State’s economy and environment; innovative approaches to natural resources: geothermal energy, oil, coal, & natural gas, raw materials, water, coastal systems;  and new opportunities such as carbon capture, storage and utilization. The Director will expand upon LGS’s current strengths in geological mapping, water resources, GIS and cartography, and shallow crust geophysics. The Director will hold the rank of Professor-Research (non-tenure track) and will collaborate with existing geoscience-focused research programs at LSU. LSU Internal applicant link.  External Applicant Link (anyone outside the LSU system).

Stantec Seeking Coastal Engineering Director – Boston, MA Area

Stantec Consulting Services Inc. seeks a driven Coastal Solutions Team Lead/Regional Director to join our rapidly growing Coastal Solutions Practice.  The successful candidate will be a leader and a mentor with a minimum of 10 years of coastal experience.  The preferred location is the greater Boston, MA area.  Other office locations, as well as flexible office schedules, will be considered for the right driven candidate.  The Coastal Solutions Practice leads and supports a wide variety of coastal work across the globe.

Please send 1) cover letter and 2) resume to: 

Jeff Tabar, PE, D.CE

Senior Principal/Practice Lead

Stantec Coastal Engineering Practice

Jeff.Tabar@Stantec.com

December 3, 2020

Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil, Coastal, & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Alabama (USA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialty in Environmental Engineering. The expected start date is August 15, 2021. Responsibilities will consist of teaching environmental engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advancing research in your field of interest, and mentoring students. The successful candidate must have good communication skills, a strong commitment to teaching, and the ability to initiate and sustain a funded research program in their area of specialization.

Please submit the following via email to rgirardeau@southalabama.edu in a single PDF file: Curriculum vitae; Statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; Three original letters of recommendation; Biographical Data Form; Copies of transcripts from all institutions of higher learning from which a degree was received

Two visiting assistant professor positions at UNCW

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking two nine-month non-tenure track visiting assistant professors in Earth and Ocean Sciences. This is a two year, fixed-term appointment opportunity starting August 2021 and ending May 2023. Click here to see the job posting.

The Department seeks to hire earth and ocean scientists to teach introductory courses in weather and climate, natural hazards, and/or oceanography and courses in their specialty that align with existing department programs in geography, geology, geosciences, and oceanography. This position carries a teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester. Selected candidates will engage in departmental meetings, committees, and special project work to further goals of the department. Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Andrea Hawkes, Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee, at hawkesa@uncw.edu, (910) 962-2350. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Sarah Woods at woodss@uncw.edu.

November 18, 2020

PhD Position in Integrated Coastal Sciences at ECU

I have a PhD student assistantship available in the area of watershed-scale hydrological and water quality modeling at East Carolina University. The student will work on an NSF-funded interdisciplinary project simulating how sea level rise and land management changes alter coastal ecosystems. For more information, please click here.

To apply, please send a CV, unofficial transcript(s), and a short statement describing prior research experience and interests to Randall Etheridge (etheridgej15@ecu.edu) by February 5, 2021. Please distribute to all qualified individuals.

November 5, 2020

The University of Massachusetts Intercampus Marine Science Graduate Program invites applications for a PhD-level graduate research assistantship to study ocean turbulence and biogeochemical fluxes in ocean oxygen deficient zones starting Fall 2021.
This assistantship opportunity is part of a ONR supported study and is fully funded for three years.  Research will be conducted at the School for Marine Science & Technology at UMass Dartmouth and will examine the use of sustained autonomous observations for estimating the regional horizontal and vertical fluxes required by biogeochemical budgets.  Candidates with a background in oceanography, physics, engineering, applied mathematics, environmental sciences, or a related field are encouraged to apply.
Requirements
  • Strong quantitative analytical and data organization skills
  • Mathematical analysis & computer programming experience (e.g. Matlab, Fortran, Python)
  • Good command of oral and written English
To find out more and to be considered for this position please send a letter describing your interests and qualifications for the position, your CV/resume, and contact information for 3 academic/professional references to Prof. Mark Altabet (maltabet@umassd.edu).  Please include your GPA and GRE scores (if available). Further information about policies and entrance requirements pertaining to program admission can be found at https://marine.massachusetts.edu/. SMAST is located in the beautiful coastal city of New Bedford, known for its fisheries, seafood industry and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.
Account Manager Nalco Water – North-West Italy

As the ​industry leader ​in water ​technology, ​we’re ​growing and ​need talented ​people like you ​to help us ​continue to ​protect the ​world’s ​most vital ​resource. ​Nalco Water, ​an Ecolab ​Company, seeks ​a  ​Account Manager to join ​its industry ​leading sales ​team.  ​You’​ll be ​responsible for ​revenue and ​profit growth ​of programs and ​services in ​targeted ​accounts.  ​Using a ​consultative ​sales approach, ​you’ll ​build ​relationships ​with existing ​customers by ​executing ​system ​assurance ​programs that ​meet their key ​business needs.​  With ​strong account ​leadership, ​you’ll ​also convert ​strategic ​competitive ​accounts and ​sell new ​technologies to ​current ​customers. ​For more information & to apply, click here.

Waste Water Site Manager

Nalco Water, ​an Ecolab ​company, is ​looking for ​a  ​ Waste ​Water Site ​Manager   to join ​our industry ​leading Nalco ​Water team. If ​you are a ​passionate ​technical ​professional ​that enjoys ​interacting ​with customers ​and likes to ​work in an ​autonomous, ​hands-on ​environment, we ​invite you to ​apply.  ​You will be ​joining a ​talented team ​that monitors ​and maintains a ​variety of air ​and water ​quality systems ​pertaining to ​the paint booth ​at an ​automotive ​manufacturing ​site. In this ​position you ​will be ​responsible for ​managing the ​daily ​operations of ​site personnel. ​For more information & to apply, click here.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

The Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is sponsored by the NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship. Past fellows have developed successful careers in a variety of sectors, including government, academia, consulting, private companies, and nonprofit. To apply please visit the California Sea Grant website (or your local Sea Grant program if not in California).

October 22, 2020
PostDoc Position at UGA – Flood Hazards and Natural Infrastructure

The School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical (ECAM) Engineering and the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) at the University of Georgia (UGA) has an opening to support a 2-year postdoctoral fellow. IRIS advances the integration of natural and conventional infrastructure systems to strengthen society’s long-term resilience to flooding, sea level rise, drought, and other disruptions. Through collaborative partnerships, interdisciplinary expertise and research innovations, we empower communities and businesses to discover wise infrastructure solutions that deliver a broad array of social, economic and environmental benefits

The postdoctoral fellow will work jointly with Dr. Brian Bledsoe and Dr. Matthew Bilskie as part of large interdisciplinary team. The fellow will be expected to organize relevant literature on natural and nature-based features (NNBF) and to design, setup and perform numerical experiments of simulating storm surge/waves and/or river hydraulics for various NNBF configurations. The fellow is also expected to contribute and lead writing of peer-reviewed journal articles, present research results, and assist in preparing proposals for external funding. This position is for a minimum of 2 years and renewed on an annual basis upon satisfactory performance. Apply Here

October 8, 2020
Position Announcement: Coastal Engineers, HDR Engineering – Texas and Louisiana

HDR is looking for entry-level and mid-level coastal engineers for our Corpus Christi (TX), Houston (TX), and New Orleans (LA) offices. The mid-level position is also open to our Baton Rouge, LA office. We are looking for qualified coastal engineers with the ability to perform analysis and design of coastal restoration projects including marsh restoration and beach nourishment; shoreline protection projects including revetments and breakwaters; and navigation projects including dredging, marinas, and harbors. Responsibilities may also include preparation of construction plans and specifications, preparation of proposals including project scope and fee estimates, and project management. Suitable candidates must possess strong analytical and communication skills and demonstrate familiarity with wave growth and transformation, coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, littoral processes, sediment transport, marine dredging, and basic geotechnical or structural systems. To learn more about these opportunities and apply online, visit our website at hdrinc.com/careers and search for job requisition ID’s 159136 and 159137

September 24, 2020
Colorado Water Trust: Communications and Development Intern

Organization ​The Colorado ​Water Trust is ​a statewide ​nonprofit with ​a mission to ​restore flows ​to Colorado’​s rivers in ​need. Together ​with our ​diverse ​partners ​throughout the ​state, we are ​restoring ​habitat for ​fish and other ​wildlife, ​improving local ​economic ​opportunities, ​and where lost, ​returning to ​Colorado’​s landscape the ​beauty of a ​flowing river. ​Since our ​inception in ​2001, we have ​grown to a ​staff of seven ​with our office ​based in Denver,​ Colorado. ​The Colorado Water Trust is hiring a Communications and Development intern, for more information, click here.

Postdoctoral position in marine remote sensing at the University of Western Australia

The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to develop remote sensing techniques for nearshore and coastal waters. The focus of the position will be on developing/testing algorithms and/or platforms for the routine measurement of shallow water bathymetry, surface currents and waves. The successful candidate will work with a larger team of researchers on a project focusing on developing and applying a suite of tools and methods to improve monitoring and understanding of ecological and physical processes in Western Australian coastal environments.

The appointment will be for 2 years at the Research Associate or Research Fellow level (based on experience) under the supervision of Dr Jeff Hansen (UWA) and Dr Paul Branson (CSIRO/UWA). The position is based at UWA’s main campus in Perth. A more detailed position description can be found here. The application deadline is October 20th. 

 Postdoctoral researcher: Kelp forest hydrodynamics

The Coastal Oceanography and Ecology Research Group (J. Leichter) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Lab (G. Pawlak) in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCSD are recruiting for a postdoctoral researcher as part of an NSF-funded project focusing on hydrodynamics of kelp forests. The postdoctoral researcher will participate in field study and analysis of the interactions of surface and internal waves with kelp forests and on the effects of these interactions on cross-shore exchange.  Click here for more information.

Open Position at CMCC (11744): Ocean modeler and data assimilation

The CMCC is taking into consideration the possibility to hire a talented, motivated and proactive researcher to support ocean modelling and reanalysis activities. The location is CMCC Ocean Modelling and Data Assimilation (ODA) Division in Bologna, Italy.  The primary purpose for this position is to perform research, development and assessment of the reanalysis system currently used at CMCC in the framework of the Mediterranean Forecasting Centre for Copernicus Marine Service. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be asked to support transitions of research to operations activities related to the reanalysis (e.g. production, validation).  The role includes: ocean circulation model and data assimilation development, implementation and analysis with a particular focus on model reanalysis in the Mediterranean Sea regional configuration based on NEMO model. Deadline 15 September 2020. More information and rules for application here.

ASPN Seeks Media Intern

Join the fastest growing, most dynamic coastal podcast network on the internet.  The American Shoreline Podcast Network is seeking a part-time, paid intern to help them take the next step on the network.  They are looking for a person skilled in or willing to learn audio editing, show production, social media promotion, and to help develop new podcasts.  If you’re interested, send a Statement of Interest and Resume to Tyler Buckingham, at Tyler@coastalnewstoday.com.  The candidate can be located anywhere.

 

Job vacancy on flood impact assessment at the Joint Research Center of the European Commission

There is a vacancy for a researcher on flood impact assessment (Post-doc or 3 years experience after University degree) . The main aim of the vacancy is to create a unique, independent record of flood impact and losses at European and global level by merging satellite-based flood monitoring information with modeled data and other sources of information (e.g. media, national databases).  Find out more about the job description and how to apply here (Code: 2020-IPR-E1-FGIV-014769 – ISPRA).

Coastal Modeling Position at USGS St. Pete

The U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (St. Petersburg, Florida) has an opening for a federal contracting position with Cherokee Nation Technologies focused on coastal numerical modeling of hydrodynamics, coastal morphology and sediment transport. The successful candidate will work directly with me to support projects assessing short- and long-term drivers of coastal change including storms, sea level rise, and restoration.  Please consider applying or share as appropriate. Any questions on the position description can be directed to me by email (dpasseri@usgs.gov).

Essential duties: development and application of coastal numerical model, support dissemination of data and numerical model output, development of scripts and computational tool, analysis and merging of spatially and temporally variant data sets on a variety of scales.

Education and/or experience: a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Coastal Engineering or a closely related field is highly desired; a Master’s degree in coastal engineering, oceanography, coastal geology, marine science or related field is required; experience with developing and running numerical hydrodynamic and/or morphodynamic models such as Delft3D, XBeach, ADCIRC, SWAN; experience in data collection and field work or related internships.

For more information on the position and to apply, click here.

 Academic Position: Strategic Research Professorship in Eco-Hydro-Morphodynamics

In the Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, jointly between the Faculty of Engineering Science, Department of Civil Engineering (CE), and the Faculty of Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES), there is a full-time academic position available to perform research on the interactions between hydrodynamics, sediment transport and biota.  Rivers, estuaries and coastal environments are faced with many challenges following natural environmental change and human disturbances, yet are very complex systems characterised by an interplay between geomorphological, ecological and hydraulic processes that is so far poorly understood. While engineers seek for sustainable solutions to protect the earth against threats by natural disasters or human disturbances, more and more we try to learn from nature which seems to be able to engineer itself. In view of climate change, nature-based solutions are a promising way to go, but there is still is big gap of knowledge and understanding about how nature functions, how living materials interact with water and sediments to create or sustain their ideal habitat or how they adapt to changing conditions. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record and with educational competence within the field(s) of (eco-)hydraulics and/or (eco-)morphodynamics. The full details of the job description and how to apply online can be here. Application deadline: Friday October 30th, 2020

PhD projects on Flow slides: Dilative slope failures feeding turbidity currents at the World’s most dynamic beach
Coastal flow slides at Amity Point, Brisbane, Australia, occur every two weeks, indicating that this site may just be the World’s most dynamic beach. Funding has been obtain to investigate this beach and this includes the following three PhD topics of
1. 2DV investigation of the vertical retreating flow slide (dilative slope failure).
2. The formation and recovery of the erosion embayments, which typically get to a diameter of the order 50m in plan.
3. The longer term, years to decades, development of the shoals in the channel between Nth Stradbroke and Moreton Islands in order to asses worsening versus easing of the erosion threat to the Amity point area at the planning time scale.
If you are interested or know suitable candidates, please email either Peter Nielsen or David Callaghan (dave.callaghan@uq.edu.au) or visit their research page.
Senior Professional Engineer – Revised Job Announcement

Palm Beach County is seeking a Senior Professional Engineer to manage, design, permit, implement and coordinate contracts associated with capital construction projects for beach nourishment, inlet management, dune restoration, shore protection and wetland restoration; coordinate with other governmental entities, consultants and contractors; and provide engineering support to the petroleum contamination cleanup and natural resources stewardship programs. This supervisory position manages a team consisting of two professional engineers and three technical staff.Palm Beach County is one of the fastest growing counties in Florida and the nation. The Department of Environmental Resources Management employs 120 environmental and engineering professionals dedicated to quality shore protection, environmental protection and restoration. For more details, please see the Job Announcement and Application.

ASBPA announces RFQ for management duties

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) is pursuing a contract for a Managing Director to work under the direction of the Executive Director. The contract for management services will cover a broad array of organizational needs that include conference organization, ASBPA communications and outreach, board and officer relations, coordination and business administration. Click here for more details.

MS/PhDStudent Assistantship in Coastal Engineering / Resiliency

The University of Georgia (UGA) School of Environmental, Civil, Agriculture, and Mechanical Engineering is seeking a highly-motivated MS or PhD student to begin Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. The graduate student will work under Dr. Matthew Bilskie. The general scope of work includes high-performance computational modeling of astronomic tides, hurricane storm surge, and wind-waves and their impacts on coastal systems and communities for present and future conditions (including climate change and sea level rise).

Candidates should have been awarded a B.S. degree in Civil, Environmental, or Coastal Engineering or related field (M.S. is preferred for PhD students). The ideal candidate will have experience with computer programming /scripting (Matlab, Fortran, Python, R, bash scripting, etc.), the Linux command line, and GIS. Strong communication and writing skills are essential as well as the ability to work within a lab group setting. Although it is not necessary to have all of these skills at the start, the ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn from others and the motivation to self-teach skills. Please contact Dr. Matthew Bilskie by email at gradprogram@engr.uga.edu with the subject heading “UGA Graduate Student Inquiry – Dr. Bilskie” and provide a cover letter, CV and contact information for at least two references.

Postdoc in wave studies, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

The Integrative Oceanography Division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar Employee for the Coastal Data Information Program under the supervision of Dr Eric Terrill and Dr Sophia Merrifield.

They invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to study the physics of ocean surface wave processes, wave statistics, forecasting, observational methods, hindcast trend analysis; or some combination of these sub disciplines.  The applicant will be expected to use modeling tools and observational datasets, primarily in support of collaborative work with the US Army Corps of Engineers.  The successful applicant will have skills in oceanography, wave physics, data analysis, ocean wave modeling (e.g. WaveWatchIII), and signal processing.

Initial appointment will be for 12 months, renewable for a second year, subject to performance and availability of funding.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This is not a tenure-track position.  Position can begin as soon as April 2020, and no later than September 2020.  Additional information can be found here. To apply: email postdoc@cdip.ucsd.edu a SINGLE PDF with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references with the subject: “CDIP postdoc position”

Civil/Coastal Engineer

Edgewater Resources is a design, engineering and development consultancy focused on marinas and waterfronts worldwide. This position is a critical and valued role for the work we do, which is often fast-paced, interesting and challenging. The ideal candidate will be passionate about maritime projects and will support the firms’ effort to apply sustainable design to natural and made coastal, riverine and aquatic environments. Please sent resume or interest to hello@edgewaterresources.com with the subject line: Edgewater Resources Job Posting. For more information, click here.

Civil/Coastal Engineer – Project Manager

Edgewater Resources is a design, engineering and development consultancy focused on marinas and waterfronts worldwide. This position is a critical and valued role for the work we do, which is often fast-paced, interesting and challenging. The ideal candidate will be passionate about maritime projects and support the firms’ effort to apply sustainable design to natural and made coastal, riverine and aquatic environments. Please sent resume or interest to hello@edgewaterresources.com with the subject line: Edgewater Resources Job Posting. For more information, click here.

Washington State Dpt of Ecology seeks Ocean Acidification Senior Scientist (Natural Resource Scientist 4)

The Environmental Assessment Program (EAP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill an Ocean Acidification Senior Scientist (Natural Resource Scientist 4) position. This position will be located at the Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. The Ocean Acidification Senior Scientist position serves as the designated technical expert in the agency on ocean acidification science. The department is seeking applicants who have excellent attention to technical details, possess the ability to work independently and take initiative, are flexible, team-oriented, and have the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse audience. For more information, click here.

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