Marine Environmental Consultant/Project Manager – Aquaculture (SE3/23.MS)

Location:  SAMS Enterprise, Malin House, Oban

Contract Type: Permanent

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

Salary Range: £29,915.19 - £33,647.14 per annum - starting salary will depend on experience.

Closing Date: 6th October 2023


The Role

SAMS Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of the Scottish Association for Marine Science based in Oban, is seeking to appoint an Environmental Consultant / Project Manager to join our consultancy team.  Your focus will be on the Aquaculture Sector, playing a role in the development of NewDEPOMOD (NDM) and other aquaculture related projects, working closely with an established delivery team and research colleagues.


Our Ideal Candidate

With experience in a commercial aquaculture role and ideally  educated to postgraduate level in marine/environmental sciences, you will utilise your industry experience to carry out environmental consultancy duties.  The role will also require project management and delivery, customer account management, opportunity generation and tender preparation.  You will work alongside the business development team and report to the Programme Manager.  Training and guidance will be provided where required.

As a highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication and organisational skills, you will enjoy the challenge of working at the interface of scientific research, industrial challenges and evidence-based policymaking.


What do we offer in return?

Looking for a change in lifestyle or location? We are based on the beautiful west coast of Scotland – within Argyll & Bute. In addition to your salary, we offer flexible working, a generous remuneration package including pension, holiday allowance, structured career development path, free on-site parking as well as occupational health & wellbeing support. In addition, our employee benefits package includes purchase of additional holidays, technology & smartphones, payroll giving, discounted shopping vouchers and a cycle to work scheme. 

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 ‘SE3/23.MS’ in the subject heading. Your cover letter should outline your experience to date as well as what you can bring to the role.

For more information on SAMS Enterprise and the work that we do, please go to:

Closing date for applications is 6th October 2023 – Interviews will be held in October 2023.

*Candidates must have the rights to work in the UK already in place when applying.


For full details on this vacancy can be found here: Marine Environmental Consultant/Project Manager – Aquaculture