Hydrographic Surveyor - Career Opportunity

Posted 11 January 2022

Due to the continued expansion of the company, we are looking for a talented and ambitious Hydrographic Surveyor to join our growing team.


About SEP Hydrographic

SEP Hydrographic was established in mid-2020 by an experienced and driven leadership team. The company delivers nearshore hydrographic and geophysical surveys to clients throughout the UK, working on offshore renewables, ports and harbours, oil and gas and coastal mapping projects.

Our success has been built upon our values of integrity and professionalism, which are embodied in every aspect of our operations by everyone that works here. High-quality data, delivered on time, is at the core of our offering, and we are looking to further strengthen our technical team with an ambitious and talented individual.

Why SEP Hydrographic?

Our team all share a common goal; to deliver high-quality data and exceptional service to our clients. We work collaboratively, share information and resources in an open and transparent way, and empower our team to be the best they can be in a positive and supportive environment.

We have a strong set of values, so if you fit with our culture we would love to hear from you!

We offer:

  • A competitive salary plus benefits package including 20 days annual leave.
  • Additional rates when working on site.
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • An opportunity to work on some of the UK's most exciting projects.

About the Hydrographic Surveyor position

As a Hydrographic Surveyor, your principal tasks are to work with the project leadership team to maximise efficiencies and ensure surveys are completed safely, effectively and to the highest possible standards to meet clients’ expectations and objectives.

This role will involve working both on-site and in the office and/or from home, as required. We are ideally looking for someone who is based in the North West, or who is willing to relocate closer to our Wirral-based office.

When working on-site, working time is typically 12 hours on the vessel during the day, with nights spent in shore-based accommodation. Due to the nature of the work, there will be a degree of flexibility required to work around tidal cycles.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Hydrographic Surveyor role

As required by the leadership team, you will be responsible for the installation, calibration and operation of navigation (satellite and acoustics) multibeam, scanning sonar and laser systems on a variety of projects.

You will utilise QPS QINSy acquisition and processing software and products from leading manufacturers and software developers including (but not limited to) IXBlue, Sonardyne, Applanix, C-Nav, Hemisphere, Leica, Teledyne, Kongsberg, EIVA and ESRI primarily onboard nearshore/inshore vessels but also offshore survey vessels (as required) to collect, process and report high-quality datasets to a range of clients who operate in the marine environment. 

The role will also include other duties that are deemed reasonably practicable to fulfil company objectives.

About the successful candidate

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • 2+ years of industry experience, ideally on smaller, nearshore vessels where you will have been exposed to hands-on equipment deployment on small back deck spaces.
  • Preferably degree-qualified in a relevant scientific subject.
  • Experience with QINSy online software is essential.
  • Data processing experience with Qimera is preferred.
  • Full, clean Driving License
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team, both on-site and in an office environment.
  • Use of own initiative/problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good communicator at all levels
  • OPITO BOSIET Training
  • Offshore Medical
  • Proficient with MS Office applications.

If you're looking for a new challenge and want to be part of a growing and dynamic company, send your CV and cover letter to:

George Eustice – george.eustice@sephydrographic.com

Be sure to mention: "Hydrographic Surveyor Position" in the subject line.

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