A Senior Geophysicist in Perth, Western Australia earns an average salary of AU$146,513 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
|Salary||AU$87,586 - AU$202,735|
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Job Description for Senior Geophysicist
The senior geophysicist evaluates and interprets geological data for the development of oil and gas projects and investment opportunities.Read More...
The job responsibilities associated with a typical senior geophysicist position include conducting and coordinating team projects aimed towards the acquisition of gas and oil. The geophysicist must work daily with asset teams, and so they should possess strong leadership skills and be able to efficiently manage a team. An ideal candidate for the position is able to mentor and teach less experienced earth scientists in the relevant job duties. They are also expected to outline and interpret extensive geophysical data, which includes working with software designed for these purposes and basic office software such as Microsoft Word and Excel. It is also important for the applicant to be able to translate and present relevant data in an easily understandable way to professionals with minimal experience in the field.
An advanced degree in geology, geophysics, or a related field - typically a doctorate - is required for this position. They must have experience with geophysics, including through prior work activities, publications, and activities. They should also possess the interpersonal capabilities required to interact with and lead team projects. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Senior Geophysicist Tasks
- Interpret and analyze 2D and 3D seismic images.
- Supervise and lead team members.
- Compile and prepare data and maps, recommend acquisitions.
- Research, write and present technical papers and reports.