APTIM Field Scientist in St. Petersburg, Florida

Job Overview:

APTIM, a leading engineering firm with a global presence and a thriving coastal engineering practice, is pleased to announce an immediate opening in our St. Petersburg, FL office for an "as-needed" part-time casual Field Scientist. This position has tremendous flexibility, growth, and career development potential for a passionate geoscientist.


APTIM seeks to hire a part-time casual marine geoscientist in our St. Petersburg, FL office. The position will involve collecting, processing, analyzing and interpreting a variety of high-resolution geophysical data including sidescan sonar, multibeam sonar, shallow-penetration chirp sub-bottom, medium-penetration multi-channel seismic reflection, and magnetometer. Additionally responsibilities include the collection and processing of marine vibracores. The employee will use these data to prepare engineering, geological and geohazard maps, technical and scientific reports and presentations for regulatory, facilities siting, foundation-design and a variety of other engineering applications in a team setting. The candidate must be willing to travel and be able to adapt to challenging offshore environments.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Collection and interpretation of geotechnical, geophysical, geologic and other scientific data.

  • Development of plans, specifications, analyses, evaluations, maps, position papers, procedures and reports.

  • Ensure conformance to applicable technical standards as well as company policies and procedures.

  • Review of applicable regulations that may impact project scope.

  • Communication of technical concepts, evaluation results, plans, reports, etc. via oral and written reporting; and ensures conformance to applicable technical standards as well as company policies and procedures.

  • Working with GPS, geophysical (chirp sub-bottom, sidescan sonar, magnetometers, etc.) and geotechnical (vibracores, surface grab samplers, etc.) equipment.

  • Open to travel and extended field assignments.


  • Bachelors of Science degree in geology, geophysics, geological oceanography, or related field of study required.

  • Demonstrably strong technical/scientific writing skills a must.

  • Experience with geophysical systems (including chirp sub-bottom, multibeam sonar, sidescan sonar and magnetometer) required.

  • Experience with multi-channel seismic-reflection data collection preferred.

  • Marine geophysical data interpretation experience using SonarWiz, Hypack and IHS Kingdom software.

  • Has in-depth experience, knowledge and skills in own discipline.

  • Works independently with minimal guidance. Usually determines own work priorities. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

  • Interprets customer needs, assesses requirements and identifies solutions to nonstandard requests.

  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products or services in own discipline.

  • Monitors and controls costs within own work.

  • Solves moderately complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions.

  • Manages own time to meet agreed targets; develops plans for short-term work activities in own area.

  • Explains difficult issues and works to establish consensus.

  • Promotes teamwork; coaches and guides others.

  • Typically has 1-5 years relevant experience.

Company Overview:

APTIM was created by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm, following acquisition of CB&I's Capital Services business. With approximately 10,000 employees deployed across hundreds of offices and customer sites globally, APTIM provides integrated maintenance services, environmental engineering and remediation, infrastructure, EPC services, program management, disaster response and recovery, resiliency planning, and energy management services for private sector and government customers. Our timely and cost-effective solutions not only satisfy our customers' needs, but also improve the quality of life for people around the world.

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