Senior Oceanographic Engineer

Do you want to join our Geo-data revolution? Fugro's global reach and unique know-how will put the world at your fingertips.

Our love of exploration and technical expertise help us to provide our clients with invaluable insights.

We source and make sense of the most relevant Geo-data for their needs, so they can design, build and operate their assets more safely, sustainably and efficiently.

We're always looking for new talent to take the next step with us and for bright minds who enjoy meaningful work and want to push our pioneering spirit further.

For individuals who can take the initiative but work well within a team.

The role

As a Senior Oceanographic Engineer, you will be involved in all aspects of marine surveys to include Metocean field engineering activities, contributing to high HSE standards, maintenance, testing and preparation of Metocean equipment, deployment and recovery of Metocean equipment and offshore client liaison.

The role of a Senior Oceanographic Engineer is varied and offers the opportunity to work on projects for offshore wind farms, renewable energy, and oil & gas.

This position will suit experienced Senior Oceanographic Engineers looking for a more varied career.

The projects range from one or two days to longer trips of up to four weeks with the potential to work all over the world.

Our engineers are involved in a mixture of offshore and coastal vessels, drilling platforms and onshore installations.

As no two projects are the same, you will need to be resourceful and flexible and enjoy working in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

Additionally, you will also be asked to add your experience to project planning.

This role can be based out of either our Wallingford, Oxfordshire office or Portchester, Hampshire office.

Who we're looking for:


  • It is essential that you have previous experience in a similar role.

  • Previous offshore experience on a variety of Metocean projects (or similar type work) and willing to work offshore for approximately 2 to 3 weeks at a time, within UK, Europe and Africa.

  • Experience using Metocean equipment (or similar) and proficient in the setup and operation of commonly used sensors.

  • Understand the principles of real-time data, data acquisition and data QC and are proficient in the use of software.

  • Good at problem solving, enjoy tackling technical challenges.

  • The ability to work to strict deadlines within short notice changes.

  • A systematic and methodical approach with a fine attention to detail.

  • A can-do attitude and good communication and language skills in English (reading, written and spoken).

  • Full driving licence.


  • BSc degree or above in oceanography, science, instrumentation, engineering, electrical or mechanical.

What we offer:

Fugro provides a positive work environment as well as projects that will satisfy the most curious minds.

We also offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself.

By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you'll be able to do what you do best, better.

Which should help us to find fresh ways to get to know the earth better.

We encourage you to be yourself at Fugro.

So bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude.

But bring your questions and opinions too.

Because to be the world's leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

  • Benefits for this role include a competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme, life assurance and private medical insurance.

  • Discount and benefit portal

  • Option to lease an electric car.

  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

  • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave.

  • Subsidised canteen in Wallingford

  • Free parking.

  • Cycle to work scheme.

Our view on diversity, equity, and inclusion

At Fugro, our people are our superpower.

Their variety of viewpoints, experiences, knowledge and talents give us collective strength.

Distinctive beliefs and diverse backgrounds are therefore welcome, but discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behaviour and unfair treatment are not.

Everybody is to be well-supported and treated fairly.

And everyone must be valued and have their voice heard.

Crucially, we believe that getting this right brings a sense of belonging, of safety and acceptance, that makes us feel more connected to Fugro's purpose ‘together create a safe and liveable world' - and to each other.


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