Job vacancy: Business Development & Marketing

Position title: Business Development & Marketing

Employment: Full-time/permanent position

Salary: Competitive, depending on qualifications and experience 

Location: Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, UK

Application deadline: Open until filled – applications reviewed on a rolling basis

Ocean Science Consulting Limited (OSC) is a technology-focused marine science company involved principally in providing environmental services worldwide. OSC specialises in marine mammal and underwater-sound monitoring, acoustical and statistical modelling, ROV surveys, and image-data analyses, and is currently expanding its services portfolio. OSC has a track record for providing environmental monitoring (mitigation for regulatory compliance) and scientific research (field studies and experiments) for a large clientele and range of marine industries.

OSC is seeking a highly motivated professional, with strong commercial awareness and previous experience of offshore industries (e.g. windfarms, tidal energy, oil & gas, decommissioning, harbour construction, pipeline, etc.) to join its growing team. The successful candidate will identify and generate business opportunities in new sectors and/or markets, build and maintain profitable partnerships with stakeholders, develop and execute short- and long-term business strategies, and work in collaboration with technical and scientific staff to contribute to preparation and submission of business proposals and tenders.


  • Maintain and expand client base to cultivate a network of contacts and develop strong professional relationships;
  • Identify opportunities and engage via email, telephone, and in-person;
  • Strategic and business development planning to define sales and commercial objectives, create and assess strategies, and then put them into practice;
  • Liaise with Directors & senior managers to plan and execute new business strategies and targeted marketing campaigns based on specific industry information
  • Develop new business for new technologies and services, soon to be offered by OSC;
  • Utilise LinkedIn and other social media resources to research and approach relevant contacts;
  • Organize business development activities into a formal process;
  • Follow up with clients to ensure opportunities progress and clients are satisfied;
  • Manage marketing tasks to effectively and efficiently respond to opportunities; and,
  • Coordinate with other staff to prepare proposals, marketing and presentation materials.

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • A degree (minimum 2:1) in a relevant business, economics or environmental discipline (business consultancy, marketing, marine biology/ecology, environmental science, etc); 
  • Minimum of three years relevant commercial experience;
  • Strong business acumen, client-oriented, and focused on results;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with ability to produce technical documents;
  • Ability to develop strong relationships, and work effectively across teams from contractors to Directors and with clients;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent organisation skills, and flexibility when met with changing circumstances;
  • Demonstrated sales drive, determination, and dedication;
  • Ability to collaborate within a team setting to produce high-calibre tenders;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to prioritise workloads, and to work under pressure when met with deadlines; and,
  • Genuine interest about the business, and the industry. 


  • Knowledge and experience of marine mammal surveys and mitigation; 
  • Prior knowledge or experience of ornithology;
  • Understanding of Intellectual Property requirements; and,
  • Experience reviewing contracts.

OSC is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Please send your CV and cover letter to Please also supply contact details for three clients who we can contact for references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Kind Regards,

OSC Recruitment Team. 


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