Senior Clastic Sedimentologist

Llandudno, UK/Remote
Added: February 15, 2024
Company Description

CGG ( is a global technology and HPC leader that provides data, products, services and solutions in Earth science, data science, sensing and monitoring. Our unique portfolio supports our clients in efficiently and responsibly solving complex digital, energy transition, natural resource, environmental, and infrastructure challenges for a more sustainable future.

Our Geology & Engineering experts provide valuable insight for natural resource exploration and development and support geothermal, CCUS and environmental programs for the energy transition.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Senior Clastic Sedimentologist to join our highly collaborative team!

Reporting to the Geology Team Lead, you will use your geoscience skills to generate, compile, synthesize, and interpret geological data. In an applied environment, you will technically lead and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team and be responsible for using a range of techniques and processes to supervise and contribute to exciting, multidisciplinary projects. We are looking for individuals who are intuitive, ask questions, challenge conventional thinking, and will continuously seek to improve our interpretations and processes.

The successful candidate must be able to drive multidisciplinary projects using a range of techniques, software, and processes relating to the areas of clastic sedimentology. They must also be familiar with synthesizing and integrating data sets from other relevant disciplines (e.g., stratigraphy, geochemistry, seismic interpretation) to support their interpretation.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Accurately generate and interpret data related to Clastic Sedimentology and prepare professional deliverables, notably:
    • Undertaking core description, facies analysis and depositional modelling.
    • Conducting petrographic analysis, utilising light microscopy.
    • Integration with additional mineralogical data sets, including but not limited to automated mineralogy (QEMSCAN®), SEM and XRD in the assessment of detrital and authigenic mineralogy, phases of diagenesis and controls on reservoir quality.
    • Integrating core analysis and other core/well data in the assessment of reservoir quality.
    • Perform sequence stratigraphic analysis and both facies and reservoir quality mapping.
  • Collaborate and integrate with other technical disciplines to gain detailed subsurface insights. Familiarity with other geological disciplines (e.g. seismic, geochemistry and stratigraphy) is advantageous.
  • Participating in and leading client meetings, presenting internally, externally, and at conferences.
  • Support in the content creation and delivery of training programs.
  • Mentoring/coaching of junior staff, providing feedback when required to aid their career development.
  • Ensure technical excellence through peer review and quality assurance processes.
  • Maintaining open communication and fostering collaboration with teams and clients
  • Scoping, co-ordinating and managing projects that involve diverse data and stakeholders; ability to define and manage project deadlines.

Educated to Degree, Masters, or PhD-level in the field of Clastic Sedimentology and have >8 years’ experience applying their knowledge in a commercial and/or academic environment.

Skills And Experiences

  • Passion and enthusiasm for science, geology, and problem-solving.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in producing and interpreting sedimentological datasets. Familiarity and integration with wider geological disciplines is advantageous.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive client relationships.
  • Proven ability to manage and deliver on project deadlines.
  • Enthusiastic attitude towards learning and flexibility to adapt to new challenges or changes in direction.
  • Ability to rapidly locate, digest, and compile information from different sources.
  • An understanding of the impact of data and technology, and the potential for enhancements to address technical and commercial opportunities.
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching junior staff and/or students, and providing feedback to aid their development.


  • Programming, data science, statistics, or related skills.
  • Experience in interpreting and integrating data from other technical disciplines, such as seismic, geochemistry (organic and inorganic), stratigraphy, and/or petrophysics.
  • Knowledge of reservoir model builds and inputs.
  • Knowledge of the energy sector, including a keen interest in energy transition.

Additional Information

Why work at CGG?

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Highly attractive bonus scheme
  • Initial 22 days annual leave with future increases
  • Company pension with generous employer contribution
  • Wellbeing Unmind app – puts you in control of your mental health
  • A flexible benefits platform with numerous discount schemes - gym membership, restaurants, cinema tickets, and much more!
  • Regular social club events, spontaneous reward events throughout the year
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Flexible Private Medical & Dental care programmes

We are Flexible

  • Flexible Working – through our hybrid working scheme, we offer a flexible blend of home and office working
  • Bank Holiday Swap - our holiday swap program allows you to change it for another day of your choice!
  • Buy & Sell Holiday Programme - you can buy extra holiday, sell unused holiday or even save it up!
  • Relaxed dress code policy

Learning and Development

At CGG, you will have the space to grow at the pace of your passion and explore the opportunities available to those who dare and deliver.

Our culture of learning and complementary approach to supported or self-guided career development, enables the design of tailored courses to suit specific needs our employees to aid personal growth in areas related to technical, commercial and personal skills, via an extensive suite of CGG developed courses, managed through our own Learning Hub.

We Care About The Environment

We encourage and actively support a strong sense of community, through volunteering and various company initiatives, as well as a strong company commitment to protecting our environment through sustainable solutions, energy saving and waste reduction enterprises.

We see things differently. Diversity fuels our innovation, we value the unique ways in which we differ, and we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all professionals.