Career Opportunities

CSA is the sum of its employees—the most valuable asset of the company.

The atmosphere at CSA is collegial, fast paced and is composed of talented individuals that are carefully selected for being self-starters with a ‘can do” attitude. Strong team culture is a natural element of the work environment where employees are encouraged to work collaboratively and to continually learn and explore new opportunities for intellectual growth.

We are looking for people who not just work for the company, but embrace the company as theirs, contributing to making CSA grow and remain vibrant. We are always seeking high-performing individuals that share similar values and our motivated to making a real difference to the world of ocean science.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) is a marine consulting firm that provides a broad range of environmental, coastal, and oceanographic services in the U.S. and internationally since 1970. We are seeking a self-starting, professional scientist ready to engage in a fast-paced, complex, applied science role in the private sector. This person will be expected to provide customized, competitive, and high-quality consulting support to industry, government and various private sector clients in a highly efficient manner while also adhering to the robust standards of a research scientist. This position will be based out of either the corporate headquarters in Stuart, FL or our regional office in East Greenwich, RI.

Position Summary

CSA seeks a Project Scientist to prepare National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and/or Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), permit application documents and associated technical reports, participate in conducting research, executing field surveys, and preparing proposals. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of CSA projects including (but not limited to) project management, client interaction, field surveys, data analysis, impact assessments, report writing, and report reviews. The successful applicant must have strong analytical, reviewing, and writing skills. Field work and/or training on specialized equipment is possible depending on applicant qualifications and skills. Experience with environmental permit programs, NEPA and/or EIAs is required. Certified diver is preferred.

Location: Stuart, Florida or East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Supporting or leading projects as a scientist and/or assistant project manager on multiple projects;
  • Leading or contributing to the preparation of technical reports, environmental impact documents, and other permitting documents;
  • Adhering to company standards and procedures for quality management and demonstrating the application of quality assurance and quality control procedures for data management and deliverables;
  • Managing the quality, validity, and accuracy of a project's science component;
  • Developing and reviewing presentations, reports, and other deliverables;
  • Engaging in positive internal team and client interactions;
  • Assisting or leading proposal efforts;
  • Ability to travel and provide on-site or on-vessel support for field-based campaigns;
  • Adhering to all company standards and procedures, including, but not limited to:
    • Compliance with company’s Drug and Alcohol Policy (including pre-employment, annual, random, and for-cause drug and alcohol screening).
    • Adherence to corporate Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental policies, protocols, and training, and,
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in marine or biological science;
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a close-knit team;
  • NEPA and/or EIA experience;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Significant initiative, requiring little direction in identifying correct courses of action;
  • Strong team collaboration and communication skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple requests from various projects simultaneously;
  • Strong working knowledge of computers and standard Microsoft software packages including word processing skills;
  • Open-water SCUBA certification with scientific diving experience or AAUS certification;

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with statistical analysis
  • Preparation of permit applications for federal agency review
  • Experience with marine environmental surveys and sampling equipment;
  • Ability to travel and provide on-site or on-vessel support for field-based campaigns;
  • Foreign language skills.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disabled status. EOE/Vet/Disability


Corporate Headquarters

8502 SW Kansas Ave.
Stuart, FL 34997

CSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Join the CSA Ocean Sciences Team


Corporate Headquarters

8502 SW Kansas Ave.
Stuart, FL 34997