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Physicist (Hydroacoustics) - Defence

  • Salary: £40000 per annum + Company
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: Other, Scientific
  • Date posted: 25/04/2017
  • Job reference: J365383A

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Physicist (Hydroacoustics) - Defence


The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physicist to join a leading global Defence Technology & Security organisation, within their Applied Sciences division.


  • You will join a multi-disciplined team and through your experience and knowledge deliver the hydroacoustic aspects of various projects and tasks.
  • Technically leading the modelling of hydroacoustic problems, computational techniques and tests in various facilities within the UK and Europe.
  • Work with the project manager throughout the project lifecycle - from understanding the client requirements and developing bid documentation and scheduling, running the technical tasks within the project to time, cost and quality, and reporting results in written and presentational form.


  • Minimum Degree in Physics (or an engineering/physics based subject).
  • 2+ years experience in a role which involves a mixture of modelling, theory & practical work.
  • MATLAB/similar modelling software experience.
  • A Theoretical and practical knowledge of hydroacoustics.
  • Experience of noise and flow measurement techniques.
  • Experience of acoustic modelling techniques and software and knowledge of computational modelling techniques for fluid dynamics.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Commercial and UK Military Marine industry.
  • Good analytical skills and evaluative judgement based on the analysis of factual and qualitative information in complicated or novel situations.
  • Broad knowledge of experimental techniques and how they can be applied/improved to increase accuracy and efficiency.


If successful, you will be required to go through Ministry of Defence SC clearance. Longer term, you will be required to gain DV clearance.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity and feel that you meet the requirements, apply online today to be considered for an interview!

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