Hydrographic Surveyor (Varying levels of experience)


Following a period of successful growth, A-2-Sea are looking to recruit Hydrographic Surveyors with varying levels of experience to join their continuously expanding Survey Department.

A-2-Sea place a great emphasis on the individual when assessing suitability for a role. Surveying in the coastal zone is rewarding, but challenging, and in our experience suits people who are hardworking, dynamic, and driven in achieving the objectives of a given project.

 All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Job description:

The position offers a variety of responsibilities that would require the successful candidate to work both offshore away from home and onshore at A-2-Sea’s offices based in Romsey, to deliver all aspects of a project, with opportunities for international travel. The key roles of the position include:

  • Planning and preparation of A-2-Sea survey projects.
  • Continuous investigation of new technologies, such as UAVs and ASVs to utilise in future projects.
  • Mobilisation and calibration of survey equipment to A-2-Sea’s survey vessels as well as vessels of opportunity.
  • Acquisition of hydrographic and geophysical data using a variety of survey equipment.
  • Data QC.
  • Data processing and production of deliverables.
  • Report writing and interpretation of results.
  • Development of A-2-Sea’s processes and procedures.

Essential experience:

  • Experience of a variety of survey equipment including Kongsberg, R2Sonic, Norbit and Reson multibeam systems, positioning systems and USBL systems.
  • A higher education degree in hydrographic surveying (ideally IHO Cat-A accredited) or related science-based subject.
  • Willing to work away from home for periods of generally 2 to 4 weeks although periods away from home can vary from a few days to a few weeks.
  • A proactive approach to achieving tasks.
  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • A keen interest in working in the coastal zone.
  • Experience of working within a team but with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to understand how their actions impact their surrounding environment and the wider project.
  • Possession of a full, valid UK driving licence.

Desirable experience:

  • Experience in working on nautical charting, cable route and offshore renewable energy projects in shallow water environments.
  • Ability to lead vessel mobilisations.
  • User of software including Caris HIPS & SIPS, QPS QINSy, QPS Qimera, BeamWorx AutoClean, QPS Fledermaus and Kongsberg SIS.
  • Experience in operating Side Scan Sonar systems with data acquisition and QC.
  • Knowledge of GIS software.
  • Holds valid offshore medical and sea survival certification.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced Hydrographic Surveyors to join and develop a growing and successful Survey Department.  All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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