Fish Guidance Systems

Current Vacancies - Underwater Acoustician

A rare opportunity now exists for an enthusiastic Underwater Acoustician to join a small but expanding company based in Swanwick, Southampton.

Fish Guidance Systems manufactures underwater behavioural systems using both sound and light to deflect fish from intakes to power stations, pumping stations and other applications. A winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise, FGS expects a rapid growth in business and we are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic Underwater Acoustician to join the team and become an integral part of the company.

Underwater Acoustician

The successful candidate will have proven underwater acoustics experience and should be able to manage multiple tasks. The role is multi-faceted, ranging from research and development of new and existing products, to working with FGS Engineers and clients to specify, evaluate and support systems after they are installed.

You should be outgoing and able to work both on your own and also as part of a multidisciplinary team. You should have a full Driver's Licence as the nature of the work may see you travelling across the UK and potentially abroad.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Ideally at least five years' experience of underwater acoustics
  • Experience in managing projects and delivering them on time
  • Experience in research and development of acoustic systems
  • Experience in acoustic modelling

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of micro-electronics and circuitry
  • Knowledge of computer programming (C/C++, Embedded, LabVIEW)
  • Knowledge of software industrial communication frameworks, especially Modbus over RS485

In return we offer a competitive salary dependent upon experience and qualifications, 25 days annual holiday (including Christmas shutdown).

In the first instance please apply by emailing your C.V. providing full details of academic and professional qualifications and experience, as well as salary expectations, to: Peter Jones - Email:

N.B. No Agencies please