Project Manager / Consultant – Seaweed (D20/22.IG)

Location: SAMS, Oban.

Contract Type: Open-ended

Work Pattern: Full time (37hrs per week, Monday to Friday)

Salary Range: Grade 5/6 - £29,619 - £39,745 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications)

Closing Date: 12th May 2023


The Role

Leading on delivery of seaweed projects and services you will work closely with an established delivery team and research colleagues to connect SAMS’ research knowledge and expertise in seaweed mariculture to commercial and regulatory sectors.

We are looking for a project manager who can coordinate The Seaweed Academy and commercial seaweed nursery activity and deliver consultancy to commercial clients, national and local government and NGOs.

The role will require project management and delivery, customer account management, quality assurance, opportunity generation and, when requested, tender preparation. You will report into and work alongside a dedicated project management team and business development colleagues.

Training and guidance will be provided, where required.


Our Ideal Candidate

Ideally you will be educated to postgraduate level in marine/environmental sciences as well as have relevant work experience as a project manager/consultant where you will have utilised your experience to carry out marine environmental consultancy duties, training delivery and project management of seaweed mariculture. Applicants must have a strong scientific background in macroalgae.

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.

In return, we offer an attractive salary package as well as the opportunity for further professional development through mentoring, training and peer support.


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 ‘D20/22.IG’ in the subject heading.

Closing date for applications is 12th May 2023 – Interviews will likely be held by the end of May 2023.

Please note, candidates must have the rights to work in the UK.


Full details on this vacancy can be found here: Project Manager / Consultant - Seaweed - Job Description