Marine Ecologist

  • Chevron
  • San Ramon, CA, USA
  • Apr 17, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Marine Ecologist located in San Ramon, CA or Houston, TX through April 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). 


Marine ecologist responsible for providing technical guidance to Chevron’s international and domestic operations and developing and managing research in relevant marine science and ocean studies areas. Responsible for providing environmentally beneficial and cost-effective solutions for aquatic environmental issues (primarily marine-related).  Will act as internal consultant and researcher on environmental monitoring, baseline studies, offshore asset retirement alternatives including rigs to reefs, onshore/nearshore aquatic restoration alternatives. Will apply data-driven analysis techniques like net environmental benefit analysis for decision-making and advocacy and oil spill risk assessment and preparedness planning. 

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in marine biology, ecology, or related environmental science discipline
  • International and domestic travel (25-30%)
  • Willingness to work odd hours to accommodate international business calls
  • Experience developing and managing relevant, collaborative research
  • Strong technical leadership skills demonstrated through innovation and R&D implementation, publications and presentations at scientific meetings
  • Drive to work in an entrepreneurial environment and persistence to stand up for one’s own ideas.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience and ability to work in a collaborative environment with people of diverse cultures and technical backgrounds. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years relevant work experience
  • Solid understanding of oil and gas operations and their intersection with the marine and aquatic environments
  • Demonstrated experience using technically sound methods to address business needs while improving environmental outcomes
  • Applied understanding of risk assessment in at least one technical setting (e.g., oil spill, ecological, human health).
  • Familiarity with concepts from ecotoxicology
  • Technical interactions with regulators
  • Participation in technical industry groups
  • Application of new technology and science-based methods to marine and oil industry challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple levels and functions within an organization.

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