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Marine Energy Environmental Scientist

Allegheny Science & Technology
Remote, OR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) is looking for a Marine Energy Environmental Scientist to support a federal client in Washington, D.C. The position will help lead development of an environmental research portfolio of a federal agency research program and collaborate as needed with inter-agency and intra-agency groups focused on issues of environmental impacts of marine energy.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Advise on potential environmental risks of the development and deployment of marine energy (wave, tidal, current and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) projects including underwater noise, changes in habitat, electromagnetic fields and collision risk.
  • Contribute to the development of new research initiatives to advance the state-of-the-art and serve as a technology expert to evaluate technology area portfolios, conduct gap analysis, and develop strategic roadmaps.
  • Develop R&D approaches/strategies to novel data methods and applications for monitoring environmental impacts, such as machine learning and AI techniques.
  • Assist in management of a portfolio of R&D projects.
  • Contribute to the planning of new funding programs including concept development, requirements documents, workshops development and facilitation, funding opportunity drafting, merit review evaluations, briefings, and award negotiations.
  • Engage with stakeholders on an appropriate level to ensure needs and gaps are being addressed where possible at the Federal level.
  • Develop and contribute to technical communications (reports, white papers, fact sheets, research summaries, briefings).

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine science and/or oceanography or related degrees such as environmental engineering, environmental science and biology.
  • 5 years’ experience.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Knowledge of the marine energy regulatory process.
  • Ability to understand and prioritize potential environmental risks of marine energy deployments to develop and implement a comprehensive environmental strategy to proactively de-risk future deployments.
  • Ability to clearly articulate and defend the problem statement, the technical approaches, and expected impacts of the solutions.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated independent problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to work both independently and as part of a highly dynamic collaborative team.

Allegheny Science & Technology


Remote, OR


Energy and Environment