Passive Acoustic Monitoring Technician - Scottish Governmnet



Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

ID : 2024-9230

No of Posts: 1

Closing Date : 28/07/2024

Salary : GBP £32,140.00/Per Annum

Category : Science and Engineering

Hire Type : External

Do you want to play an important role in tackling the climate change emergency by helping to enable the sustainable development of offshore wind in Scotland?


The Scottish Government is preparing for the implementation of a new HR and Finance platform and, as a result, some job offers will be subject to an October 2024 start date at the earliest. This will be confirmed as your application progresses.

The Marine Directorate of the Scottish Government is looking for a Passive Acoustic Monitoring Technician who has practical skills to help carry out programmes of scientific research in Scottish seas. Ideally you will have a responsible attitude to health and safety and would like to go to sea to participate in marine mammal passive acoustic monitoring surveys on board Marine Directorate research vessels.


  • Contribute to the maintenance, setup, deployment and recovery of static, passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) equipment used in marine mammal research, working alongside research scientists and project leaders and playing a key role in the technical aspects of delivery of applied research projects related to marine renewable energy
  • Participate in seagoing fieldwork from Marine Scotland’s research vessels Scotia and Alba na Mara, and from chartered vessels
  • Work with colleagues to assist in the development of safe and robust protocols and procedures for data collection and field equipment management
  • Download, collate and store data from research projects into databases to enable efficient data sharing and subsequent analysis


(Provide evidence at assessment / interview)

  • Self-Awareness
  • Communications and Engagement
  • Improving Performance
  • Analysis and Use of Evidence

You will be assessed via the Science framework.

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