Geoscience Construction Manager

  • Employer:        Ørsted North America Inc.

    Job Title:         Geoscience Construction Manager

    Location:         56 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903



  • Manage all geoscience-related commercial and physical risks involved in Transport and Installation (T&I) contracts for offshore windfarm development projects.
  • Manage geophysical survey operations and survey contractor deliverables according to Ørsted specifications acquired with multi-beam echo sounders, sound velocity profiles, side scan sonars, and parametric/chirp sub-bottom profiles.
  • Provide expertise to installation packages by applying knowledge of existing survey data and ground conditions to installation contracts.
  • Provide written assessment and input scoring into the placement of principal T&I contracts through formal procurement workflows.
  • Standardize geodetic parameters and survey methodologies to ensure that all spatial data and metadata is in accordance with company requirements.
  • Act as the quality gatekeeper for all installation survey data into the project for acceptance of as-built documentation.
  • Provide technical assessments and support (including rebuttal of claims) relating to geoscience matters by installation contractors.
  • Maximize the value of geophysical data through proactive engagement with both engineering and regulatory stakeholders to ensure full utilization of data across multiple disciplines and users.
  • Ensure that the data foundation for design meets company requirements to allow for construction-related activities and certification(s) by professional engineers and accreditation bodies.
  • Play an active role in the support and development of U.S. Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Munitions of Concern inspection/mitigation requirements by engaging with regulatory stakeholders and applying industry knowledge.
  • Support the Installation and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) phases by conducting seabed investigations and delivering information on risk registers below and above the seafloor.
  • Deliver the key transfer document from Construction to O&M phases.
  • Requires up to 20% domestic and international travel.


  • Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in geophysics, geology, oceanography, or related field; plus 2 years of experience as a geophysicist or in offshore surveys.
  • Requires 2 years of experience with collection, processing, interpretation, and analysis of high-resolution sub-bottom profilers, side-scan sonars, multi-beam bathymetric systems, and GNSS GPS systems; as well as methods and equipment used in the offshore installation of cables, foundations, and scour protection.
  • Also requires knowledge of Global Mapper, SonarWiz, Oasis Montaj, ISE2, Eiva Suite, GIS, IHS Kingdom Suite, Radex Pro, SeiSee, Aconex, and Azure; as well as the UXO mitigation process, including ALARP, avoidance, EOD, emergent finds, certification, MWS, and COA procedures.
  • Requires valid BOSIET/OPITO or FOET certificate.


About the job

Application deadline:  June 23, 2024

Providence, US

Field of work:  Engineering and construction
Employment type:  Permanent
Work hours:  40
Workplace:  Office-based

Imagine a future with Ørsted

About Ørsted

- We develop, construct, and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, solar energy farms, storage facilities, and bioenergy plants in Europe, Asia, and North America. 

- Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

- We’ve been ranked as one of the world’s most sustainable energy companies for the past six years. 

- We’re headquartered in Denmark.

- We have over 8,600 employees, working in 15 countries and growing. 


An inclusive team

Ørsted wants all employees to have the same opportunities for impact and growth, regardless of age, nationality, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or beliefs. We’re committed to secure an inclusive work environment characterised by a respect for all people so everyone feels free to openly share their input and ideas.