Geophysicist (Senior/Lead)

Remote Worldwide 

Wood Thilsted is a world leading engineering consultancy specialising in offshore wind farm development from project exploration through to operation. We are globally active with multi-disciplinary projects located in Northern Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. The company currently employs just over 100 passionate and world leading experts working primarily from the UK and across Denmark.

In order to further our long-term strategy for growth we are searching for an ambitious Senior/Lead Geophysicist to join our company.

To our clients, we offer ground investigation services and management advice on wind farm developments, as well as design and structural analysis of foundations. As a company, we strive for technical excellence and to provide the best overall value to the projects developed by our clients. Internally, we foster a strong culture based on mutual trust, knowledge sharing and a positive social atmosphere.

The team:

You will be joining a small team of highly skilled, self-starter geophysicists at various stages in their careers and from a wide background. What they share is a willingness to get involved where they can, to stand up and be counted and espouse a real thirst for making a positive change every day. This team forms part of a larger site assessments group.

Areas of responsibility:

As a Senior/Lead Geophysicist, your main objective will be to provide high-quality geophysical support to our clients in the offshore wind industry.

Typical areas of work are likely to include:

  • Leading geophysical survey scoping, tendering, management and supervision through the exploration, maturation and operations phases of an OWF life cycle (seismic, surface and UXO)

  • Site characterisation through 3D ground modelling, seismic interpretation, attribute analysis and log integration for both array and export cable route zones

  • Depth conversion of 3D structural models

  • Geohazard identification, quantification and mitigation

  • Application of advanced geophysical methods to increase the value of information

  • Geophysical data processing

  • Technical report preparation and/or review

  • Geophysical project coordination and management

  • Desk top study creation

  • Database management

  • Client liaison and relationship management

  • New business delivery

  • Input to geotechnical campaign design

  • Cable route engineering support including CBRA

  • Play a role in the development of, and following Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) guidelines

  • Mentoring of junior geoscientists and engineers

*Line management opportunities may exist for a suitable candidate

This opening is available for any of our European offices, London, Bristol, Copenhagen, Vejle or Århus, based on local terms and conditions. There may be some travelling in Northern Europe, North America or Asia in relation to your work.

Opportunities for short or long-term postings abroad may be a possibility.

Your background:

You should hold a Master's degree (or significant equivalent experience) in a geoscience related discipline with a strong emphasis on the practical application of your skillset. You should thrive in a multi-disciplinary, international environment and speak and write English fluently. You should be technically exceptional with an entrepreneurial and passionate spirit and be capable of providing support to our activities from day one.

You must have a strong drive and take initiative and responsibility for your assignments and you should be motivated by creating industry-leading results through teamwork. The successful applicant will also:

  • Have a proven track record in delivering large geophysical projects, with a strong technical focus including geophysical site surveys and ground investigations

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with clients and other consultants effectively

  • Have significant, proven experience as an industry geophysicist

In return we offer you excellent opportunities to lead your daily work, develop new competences, and help to shape the future of an exciting and dynamic organisation.

You will have strong software competences including IHS Kingdom, Oasis Montaj and SonarWiz (or similar) plus a working knowledge of GIS and generic Microsoft Office applications capabilities.

We welcome applications from geoscience professionals aiming to transition from the oil and gas industry into renewables. These applicants must show evidence of a firm grasp of site survey geophysics and a passion for the renewables industry and decarbonisation.


Wood Thilsted offers a competitive benefits package including a company pension scheme and private medical cover. We also offer a cycle scheme (UK only) and an allowance to meet home working equipment needs during Covid.

We also support flexible working arrangements and offer development via internal and external training.

Closing Date

Wood Thilsted does not use closing dates for adverts, but reserves the right to close its roles at any time

Diversity Statement

Wood Thilsted is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all employees.

Apply: Please apply by using the direct link below where you will have the opportunity to upload a CV and enter your details for consideration.