Marine Scientist - Hunt Valley (22137)

Date Posted: 6/15/22 Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mid-Level Marine Scientist in our Hunt Valley, MD office.

What you will do:   You will be integrated into an existing team of marine scientists currently pursuing and executing a wide range of multidisciplinary projects and programs for a variety of federal, state, and commercial clients. These projects may include sediment coring and sampling, topographic and bathymetric surveys, marine geophysical and remote sensing surveys, as well as underwater cultural resource, ecotoxicological benthic community, fisheries, and water quality assessments. Specifically, you will:

  • Develop study plans, field reports, technical memoranda, as well as other internal and public-facing documents. These work products will be related to CERCLA, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), environmental permitting, and compliance projects.
  • Plan and perform vessel-based survey and sampling operations aboard EA boats and other craft.
  • Assume a lead role in sampling design and survey efforts, followed by the performance of broad ranging data assessment, analysis, and reporting activities.

What we provide: EA prides itself on servant leadership, career development for staff in all areas, and maintaining work-life balance including flexible schedules.  We have a tremendous base of positive client relationships, working hand in hand every day with public works and operations managers in government and industry, supporting their efforts to improve their performance and achieve their business and organizational goals. This has resulted in a stable backlog of projects and opportunities for professional growth.  This position also has the possibility of working a hybrid remote schedule for the right candidate.  We also offer a fantastic benefits package!

What you will need:

  • M.S. degree Marine Science (biology, ecology, chemistry, or geology focus), oceanography, or related discipline, as well as 5 years of work experience outside an-academic setting. Applications submitted by candidates offering a B.S. degree with 7 years of work experience in Marine Science, geophysics, hydrographic surveying, environmental monitoring, marine drilling operations, marine construction, or related field will also be considered.
  • Experience conducting work aboard small craft and large vessels in the open, near coastal, or protected waters of the North Atlantic, Great Lakes, or Gulf of Mexico.
  • Strong understanding of ecology, geology, and coastal processes of marine, estuarine and aquatic environments.
  • Familiarity and/or formal training in working within industrialized settings including the use of hydraulic winching systems, cranes, large-scale oceanographic moorings, and ground tackle.
  • Proven ability to lead field teams of scientists on marine/aquatic projects including oceanographic, sediment and water quality studies, as well as fishery and macrobenthos assessments.
  • Direct project experience and/or strong understanding of environmental chemistry.
  • Experience performing projects with comprehensive regulatory requirements and interacting with regulatory agencies.
  • Experience performing sediment coring, soil borings, or related subsurface investigations.
  • Experience using GPS/GNSS or topographic survey techniques in support of field studies including real time kinematic (RTK) and virtual reference station (VRS) networks.
  • Experience in the acquisition and analysis of data from the following remote sensors: side scan sonar; sub bottom profilers; magnetometers; echosounders; benthic sleds; acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs), water quality meters and water sampling devices.
  • The credentials (or be able to satisfy the training requirements) associated with OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification, as well as OSHA 30-hour Construction Site Supervisor training.

Note:  While there has been a stay put on the Executive Order signed by President Biden requiring that all federal employees and federal contractor’s employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, EA is still requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As such, all prospective employees must submit proof of full COVID vaccination prior to their first day of employment with EA. Prospective employees unable to comply with this mandate, will not be considered for employment.


EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is a 100% employee owned, public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of government and industrial clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 500 professionals through a network of 26 offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 45 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources.

Why Join EA?

At EA, our core values are openness, prudence, balance, and challenge and we strive to improve the quality of the environment in which we live, one project at a time. Our engineering team works cohesively across all of EA’s service lines. Our professional, team-centric culture promotes collaboration and flexibility and allows employees to guide their own career development path. To that end, we provide training and coaching to support ongoing development for our project managers and consulting engineers.

We have a tremendous base of positive client relationships, working hand in hand every day with public works and operations managers in government and industry, supporting their efforts to improve their performance and achieve their business and organizational goals. This has resulted in a stable backlog of projects and opportunities for growth.

What We Offer

  • 401k with Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Competitive salary
  • Professional Development
  • A generous paid-time-off policy
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health coverage for you and your family through Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Tax advantages through flexible spending accounts to cover specific health-care and dependent costs
  • An employee wellness program

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.


Location: Hunt Valley,MD Employment Type: 40hr FT


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