Location: LONDON
Salary: £ 45,000 per Annum
Reference : 20419

Senior Metocean Engineer



The team is at the forefront of implementing the green energy transition around the world today, providing sophisticated solutions and engineering assessments to support offshore renewable energy installation projects around the globe, as well as ensuring safe operations for our oil and gas customers.


Meteorological and oceanographic information is a key requirement for location approvals, transportation design, structure design and weather-limited operations.  For more than 35 years, our London-based metocean department has been a global centre of excellence, providing thousands of reports to the marine and offshore industries, and describing the meteorology and oceanography of locations all over the world. They offer a complete range of metocean solutions, including:

  • Spot location reports
  • Transportation criteria
  • Numerical modelling using Mike 21 FM and SW models
  • Design studies for offshore structures
  • Tropical cyclone analysis
  • Metocean criteria for operation planning

The purpose of the Senior Metocean Engineer role is to deliver an efficient and effective metocean service into customer organisations in order to secure repeat business and project targets for the metocean business line. The successful candidate will join as part of a team of Oceanographers and Metocean Engineers based in London, undertaking metocean studies using sophisticated oceanographic modelling techniques for the offshore renewable, and oil & gas sectors. The successful applicant will spend approximately 70% to 80% of their time undertaking technical Metocean analysis work with the remainder spent assisting developing metocean tools and/or business development. The role is office based but they are working towards developing a hybrid model that will combine office and remote work.


Key responsibilities:

  • To carry out metocean studies to produce data used for the design and/or assessment of fixed, floating and mobile offshore structures, pipelines, windfarms, etc. and the associated report writing in a timely, concise and efficient manner to be within budget and timescale.
  • To carry out numerical modelling studies using MIKE 21 software.
  • To assist the team in developing data analysis tools using MATLAB.
  • To assist the Team Leader with the business development by preparing proposals and with client and project management.
  • To collaborate with peers to deliver projects to a high standard.



To qualify, you need to have:

  • Degree in Oceanography, Marine Engineering or related field.
  • Proven track record spanning several years of providing quality metocean advice and information to the offshore industry worldwide, on time and to budget.
  • Experience as project manager demonstrating client relationship management, tender preparation and project management through to report delivery.
  • Excellent computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office, Matlab (or any programming tools as Fortran or C++), and numerical flow and wave models.
  • Experience in modelling studies, ideally using MIKE21 software.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a strong command of written English. The clarity in verbal and written communication.


Traits we value:

  • Thrive to be motivated, diligent and a dependable team member.
  • Interest and capability in developing new methods and tools to analyse metocean data sets.
  • The ability of working in a busy commercial consultancy environment.