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Principal Metocean Consultant (Southampton, Other Operations, GB)

Job at Associated British Ports in Southampton, Southampton

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.

Are you a skilled oceanographer with a career in metocean analysis?

Are you keen to continue your career with a highly innovative and agile marine consultancy at the centre the drive to Net Zero?

About us

We are ABPmer, a marine consultancy and survey company that specialises in understanding one of the most complex environments on earth.

Involved in the offshore wind industry since the start, we have completed assessments for most UK OWFs, along with tidal power and other marine renewable projects, here and overseas.

We work across all marine sectors for all kinds of clients, with a diverse portfolio of projects and services; no two projects are the same and no two days are the same.

Known for our technical ability, professionalism, and service excellence, we have been helping clients sustainably manage, operate and develop in the marine environment for more than 70 years. We know our service excellence is due to our staff and offer a training and development programme focused on continuous learning and career progression.

Discover more about us.

About you


Working on marine renewable energy projects you will join our team of metocean and numerical modelling specialists, who provide metocean analyses supporting projects from pre-feasibility through to construction. You will be managing and delivering metocean and oceanographic studies, generating, analysing, and reporting metocean data to support engineering design.

You will also be part of the team continually advancing and delivering our SEASTATES and Weather Downtime Services as well as applying your skills and experience to other sectors including port and coastal developments.


We are looking for an experienced metocean specialist who is confident in applying their technical expertise to the quantification and assessment of oceanographic data. Expertise in numerical modelling would be an advantage.

Project management and client engagement Delivering metocean assessments Contributing to internal research and development initiatives Preparing proposals and tenders


You have:

An established career as an oceanographer in consultancy and/or developer organisations A background in physical oceanography and the production of metocean assessments A degree (and preferred, postgraduate degree) in a relevant discipline

You are efficient, highly organised, self-motivated and work collaboratively in a commercial technical organisation, and are skilled in the following:

Collation and interpretation of marine data and information Application of coastal, estuarine and shelf sea oceanographic processes knowledge and understanding when completing assessments Analysis and presentation of metocean data including use of GIS, MATLAB or other programming / scripting Report writing, presentation and communication Project management An appreciation of offshore and coastal engineering and maritime operations (beneficial) Numerical modelling of waves and hydrodynamics would be an advantage


Our offices are based at Town Quay in Southampton, with fantastic views overlooking Southampton Water. We recognise the importance of a good work-life balance and offer flexible and hybrid working. Remote working will also be considered.


As well as a generous leave, salary and pension package, we know there is more to life than work. That is why our working practices and benefits are based on supporting your well-being, so you can enjoy your time in and out of work.

Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits. Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.

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in Southampton, Southampton, England

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