Gardline – Marine Acoustic Technician

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Early Careers Group, Job Opportunities in Acoustics, Underwater Acoustics

The Environmental Division of Gardline Limited is looking for numerous Marine Acoustic Technicians. 

Gardline Limited is a successful marine survey contractor, operating a fleet of dedicated geophysical survey vessels, conducting major integrated offshore projects on a worldwide basis.

The candidates will be expected to conduct acoustic surveys through the use of passive acoustic monitoring systems (PAMS) and noise measurement systems during offshore activities both nationally and internationally whilst offshore. Projects may include marine mammal mitigation or monitoring, ambient noise measurements and operational noise monitoring.

When onshore the candidates will play a key role in the development of in-house systems and be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of all Departmental acoustic equipment, in accordance with HSSE and QA standards. For this reason technical knowledge is required, as build and maintenance includes termination of cables, wiring, component replacement, moulding and potting, various circuitry and full testing (Megger and PAT). Additionally, onshore compilation and preparation of PAMS and noise monitoring reports including the processing of acoustic data is required. However; you will be working alongside experienced personnel and continuous support as well as on the job training of these elements will be provided where required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the appropriate collection and processing of data both at sea and in the office. This role will require you to work in the office (Great Yarmouth), but we have an expectation that you will spend up to 120 days at sea at locations worldwide, during a 12-month period.

Applicants will be of degree calibre or equivalent in a relevant discipline and possess an understanding of marine acoustics, including both hardware and field experience. Additionally, familiarity with the use of PAMS, ARUs or other underwater noise monitoring equipment is desirable.

Key Qualifications/Skills

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Marine Mammal Science or related field.
  • Computer competence (minimum MS Office)
  • Analysis of Acoustic data
  • Technical knowledge of acoustic hardware
  • Exceptional organisational skills



  • Basic programming skills
  • Maintenance and repair of acoustic equipment
  • Previous MMO/PAM experience
  • Acoustic software troubleshooting
  • Experience in underwater anthropogenic sound monitoring


To apply for the role you, must be a UK/EEA citizen, please send your CV and covering letter to our Recruitment Coordinator, at or via the careers section of our website


Closing date: Open until all roles are filled