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  • Aurelie Prieur
    • Senior HR Officer
    • Fugro Survey Limited
    • United Kingdom


Welcome to the Careers Pages of Fugro Survey Limited!


Fugro is the world's largest integrated geotechnical and survey company providing services to clients around the world, in the field of oil & gas, mining and construction.


Fugro Survey Limited, a member of the Fugro group of companies, is a market leading offshore survey company, providing a full range of high resolution geophysical survey, positioning and construction support services in North West Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.


To meet the growing demands of an extended fleet of Fugro’s own vessels, we require additional skilled, motivated and flexible personnel to add to our core staff of personnel.


Applicants are invited to apply for the following exciting opportunities

Job Number 2326
Company Fugro Survey Ltd.
Location Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Education Level HBO (BSc/BA) / University (MSc/MA)
Apply Before 6 July 2012

Benthic Taxonomist


Job Scope: Onshore/ Offshore Taxonomy and Environmental Survey on a worldwide basis
Main Role: The Benthic Taxonomist will undertake macrofaunal analysis within the taxonomic laboratory.  This role also involves, organisational, report writing and field sampling components.  This position may require offshore work of between 60-100 days per annum.

  • Responsibilities: 
  • To ensure that all onshore and offshore activities are carried out with the highest regard to the health and safety of all involved and to the protection of the environment and prevention of pollution.
  • To ensure that all work is undertaken to the highest quality and professionalism, in accordance with the company Integrated Management System and project specific documentation.
  • To identify personal training needs, bring them to the attention of Operations and to take full advantage of the training opportunities provided. 
  • To perform macrofaunal analysis and assist Senior Benthic Taxonomists as required.
  • To participate in field surveys and to be responsible for correct mobilisation and demobilisation of projects, including adherence to the IMS.
  • To attend job start-up meetings and survey de-briefings as required.
  • To prepare sampling equipment and sample storage methods in advance of the job start-up, and in conjunction with the Senior Environmental Scientist and the Fugro Logistics Department to ensure that the necessary equipment arrives at the vessel in time for efficient mobilisation
  • While on shift to take an active part in the sample acquisition work (i.e. grab sampling, water profiling and sampling, video/stills operations), and to ensure correct curation of environmental samples as they are obtained.
  • To interpret physical, biological and chemical data using spreadsheets and specialist statistical programs such as PRIMER (full training will be provided).

Position Requirements

ESSENTIAL: Qualified to degree level in Marine Biology/ Oceanography or related discipline
DESIRABLE: MSc in Marine Biology/ Oceanography or related discipline and/ or alternative vocational education / experience

ESSENTIAL: Some relevant experience in benthic taxonomy
DESIRABLE: 2+ years experience in taxonomy.  Field survey experience in Marine Biology/ Oceanography.  Use of grab samplers/ water samplers/ water profilers/ underwater cameras desirable.

ESSENTIAL: Good inter-personal skills. Good command of written English relevant to production of technical documents. Good communicator in both verbal and written form.
DESIRABLE: Attention to detail.


ESSENTIAL: Must be a team player who shows commitment to meeting all targets and deadlines. Personable character able to work well with clients, superiors, peers and subordinates.

ESSENTIAL: Prepared to work on an office based contract with between 60-100 days per year offshore (this flexible depending upon the applicant).
When required prepared to follow up offshore work with periods of office reporting before taking accrued leave. Available to work in the Great Yarmouth office.


What we offer

Fugro Survey Limited is an equal opportunities employer, offering the following:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Pension
  • Health Scheme
  • We encourage Continuing Professional Development


Applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further Information

Contact Aurelie Prieur
Telephone 01224 257600
Contact by email