Principal Marine Environment Specialist

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Saudi Arabia
SA - Yanbu
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Engineering/Engineering Support

Job Description:

Based on the West Coast of KSA and as part of our Program at Yanbu, Parsons is looking to hire a dedicated and focused Principal Marine Environment Specialist to join our team! In this role you will get to conduct assessment and provide technical service supporting coastal ecological protection and improvement. 

We are seeking Western Trained / Western Educated Applicants for this role.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Envision and design a Marine Habitat Program with a wide mandate to enhance coastal and marine habitats and establish a Conservation Zone.
  • Participate in near-shore and offshore marine surveys for marine biological, chemical and physical studies supporting technical report preparation.
  • Review and integrate current and emerging best approaches, practices, and techniques.
  • Develop and maintain an updated list of coastal and marine habitats of current or potential need of enhancement following an evidence-based approach.
  • Develop, review, and periodically update habitat-specific restoration/rehabilitation action plans, based on internationally recognized best practices and guidelines.
  • Implement targeted activities/projects to effectively restore and enhance coastal and marine habitats.
  • Incorporate the human-dimension in the program through, mainstreaming the awareness, education, stakeholder engagement and visitor experience provisions.
  • Undertake marine spatial planning to identify potential suitable sites for enhancement and development.
  • Contribute to designing in-field surveys and monitoring programs to evaluate the effectiveness of projects and measures undertaken for marine enhancement.
  • Work closely with relevant and competent authorities in KSA to ensure full alignment with the environmental, wildlife, cultural and economic policies, and programs.
  • Utilizes advanced scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies when working on unusually complex technical problems.
  • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies to ensure compliance.
  • Makes recommendations on work methods and procedures and develop technical innovations by devising practical and economical solutions to problems in own discipline.

Any Applicants must posses the following credenitals / qualifications / experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering, Environmental Science, or related obtained at a recognized WESTERN UNIVERSITY
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience working within the marine ecology sector.
  • Knowledge of US-EPA, EU or KSA regulations and standards for safety and environment.
  • Excellent spoken and written English language skills with the ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrable experience working with regulators or in a regulatory setting.

  • Demonstrable experience working with regulators or in a regulatory setting.
  • Diving experience inshore and offshore.
  • Excellent computer skills are essential with experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Marine pollution modeling expertise is a value-added skill.
  • GIS data management and analysis
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Proficient at problem solving.
  • Competent at identifying and resolving errors and inconsistencies when they arise.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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