Graduate Marine Environmental Consultants (2 positions available) (SE6/23.MS)

Location:  SAMS Enterprise, Malin House, Oban (Office based)

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Working Pattern:  Full Time (37hrs per week, Monday to Friday)

Salary Range:  £25,197.48 - £28,208.29 per annum


There are two posts available at this time. One will lean towards the marine renewables sector while the other will be more involved with regenerative aquaculture. 

Please note, we are looking for the successful candidates to start full time with us by April 2024.


The Role

Applying the practical knowledge you have gained from your studies, you will work within a supportive project delivery team on commercial marine environment consultancy projects. You will need to be flexible and adaptable to engage with projects which may vary across marine renewables, aquaculture, mariculture and beyond. Your studies will have shown you how varied the marine environment can be.

Initially, you will contribute to ongoing projects, developing skills and gaining experience to enable you to deliver commercial contracts; engage positively with existing and new clients; develop project management skills and participate in opportunity generation. You may also engage in practical fieldwork and undertake literature reviews.

These are entry level 12 month fixed-term roles which sits within SAMS Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of SAMS. This job is based on site in our offices at Dunbeg, Oban.


Our Ideal Candidate

As a highly motivated graduate with good communication and organisational skills you will enjoy the challenge offered by working in an Enterprise environment. You will gain experience and develop skills while contributing positively to delivering commercial marine environmental consultancy contracts.


Employee Benefits

Our employees are the heart of our business. Recruiting and retaining the right people is the key to our success. Rewarding our employees is therefore an important component of our employment package and we have a wide range of benefits on offer to staff. These can enhance your personal and professional development, your health and well-being and your finances.

Additionally, SAMS encourages and recognises excellence among staff through various recognition and reward arrangements. We constantly develop and expand the benefits and offers for our colleagues.

SAMS offers a generous salary and pension as well as employee benefits package.  We also have supportive policies to assist absence, family and other leave types.



We would love to hear from you.  If you have queries on the job and would like to talk these through before applying, please email these through, in the first instance, to Mike Spain -     

Applications must include CV and cover letter and should be sent electronically to quoting Job Ref ‘SE6/23.MS’ in the subject heading. Your cover letter should outline your experience to date as well as what you can bring to the role. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 16th February 2024 – Interviews likely to be held by the end of February 2024.


Please note, candidates must already have full rights to work in the UK when applying.


Full details can be found here: Graduate Marine Environmental Consultant - Job Description