Gardline Marine Wildlife and Environmental department is a member of the Gardline Marine Sciences Limited Group of companies. We are seeking to expand our team and are pleased to offer an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic candidates for the role of;

Marine Acoustic Technician

The acoustics team is part of the Gardline Marine Wildlife and Environmental department and is responsible for providing marine mammal mitigation and acoustic monitoring for a wide range of acoustic activities throughout the offshore industry. These surveys might include but are not limited to seismic surveys, wind farm development and the detonation of underwater explosives.

The primary role of the marine acoustic technician is to conduct acoustic surveys through the use of passive acoustic monitoring systems (PAMS) and noise measurement systems such as the use of autonomous recording units (ARUs) during offshore and coastal activities, both within the UK but also internationally, including countries such as New Zealand, Australia and USA. Additionally, whilst onshore they are involved in research and development of current and new systems as well as maintenance and upkeep of the equipment.

You will be expected to set-up, deploy and monitor PAMS on offshore vessels as well as advising and implementing marine mammal mitigation procedures specific to each project. You will also be responsible for deploying and operating ARUs or other similar noise monitoring equipment to collect data for ambient noise and operational noise monitoring projects. When not offshore, you will play a key role in the development and building of in-house systems as well as being responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of all acoustic equipment in accordance with HSSE and QA standards. Additionally you will be required for onshore compilation and preparation of PAM and noise monitoring reports including the processing of acoustic data.

There will be the opportunity for you to develop your skills and progress within the acoustics team but also within the wider marine wildlife and environmental department if you so desire.

This role will require you to be based in the office in Great Yarmouth with an expectation that you will spend 120 days a year offshore in locations worldwide.

Key qualifications/skills:

·         Degree or equivalent qualification in marine biology, acoustic science or other relevant discipline

·         A good understanding of marine acoustics

·         Experience using PAMS and noise monitoring equipment in the field

·         Good technical knowledge on relevant acoustic equipment to be able to build and repair systems etc

·         Good problem solving skills

·         The ability to work as part of a team but also independently when required

·         Competent at report writing and acoustic data analysis

·         The ability to be flexible and work long periods at sea


·         Experience implementing marine mammal mitigation in the field/JNCC certified

·         Acoustic modelling experience and familiarity with relevant software programs

·         Valid offshore certifications and medical

To apply for the role you must be a UK/EU citizen. Please send your CV and covering letter to our recruitment coordinator at or via the careers section of our website

Closing date: 23rd June