Current Opportunities

Finance Assistant

Based in Stromness, 37.5 hours per week

Salary £18,000 - £22,000pa depending on skills, experience and expected contribution to the team (plus pension)

Over the last 20 years Aquatera has established itself as a pioneering environmental and energy consultancy with a leading position in marine renewables.  It is an award-winning company with significant achievements at home and worldwide.  Aquatera specialises in environmental and operational support for marine, coastal and land-based activities.

To meet the needs of the significant growth in the business, Aquatera is seeking to expand its business support services.

The Finance Assistant will work as part of a small team to contribute to the high quality finance administration. The post holder will have:

  • Knowledge/experience of book keeping and finance administration
  • Suitable qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Responsibility for assisting with financial processes and processing
  • The ability to support the production of reports, financial statements and accounts
  • Understanding and experience of effective finance systems
  • Experience and full understanding accounting software (ideally SAGE)
  • An ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail

Please apply with a CV and supporting statement to:

Job description available  here or on request from:

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 October 2020 at 5pm


Aquatera’s Team of Talent

Aquatera is always on the lookout for experienced, creative, visionary Consultants to join our unique team. Aquatera is not your average consultancy. We are a nimble, friendly, community-oriented company based in Orkney and we take on ambitious, pioneering, complex projects all over the world. Orkney is renowned as a global hub for innovation in renewable energy, hydrogen storage, low-carbon planning, and marine services and operations. Aquatera was born out of this dynamic environment and has been working at its heart for the past 20 years, attracting a team of talented staff and associates from around the world.

An Aquatera consultant may be simultaneously involved in a tidal energy demonstration project located in the stunning seas visible from our office window; and working with clients from Singapore and Indonesia to Africa and South America on transitioning infrastructure to meet zero-carbon targets. We are a skilled, hard-working, scientific team with the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of our company. We view changing the world as serious business, and we build innovative teams, partnerships and networks to implement change.

We develop enduring relationships with our clients — who range from community organisations and developers to global companies and governments — often supporting them over many years.

Collaboration is key to how we operate. As well as taking a lead in environmental projects, our consultants take an active role in supporting all elements of the business and in the promotion and sales of the organisation. Our culture is supportive, hard-working and creative. We get involved in lots of community initiatives, practicing locally what we work to do globally. We value commitment to the team and the communities in which we live and work.

With our expanding work in Orkney and around the world, we have an ongoing need for talented Consultants. Although we are not specifically recruiting at present, we are always happy to hear from interested and interesting people to see who’s out there. Do you have at least 5 years’ experience in renewable energy and/or marine disciplines? Are you someone who can confidently manage a diverse workload that includes EIA, strategic planning and roadmapping, environmental surveys and monitoring, public and stakeholder communications, and strategic research management? Does our culture, our mission and work inspire you?

If so, register your interest by sending your CV and a comprehensive supporting statement outlining how your skills, knowledge and experience best fit with Aquatera to

(We are based in Stromness, Orkney but remote working may be considered dependent on need and current projects.)