At Spectrum we are fully aware that our people make the difference between average and exceptional performance in the field and the office.

We are looking to recruit focused and driven individuals both at graduate level and experienced professionals to our organisation and in return we will provide a positive working environment, continued career development and an attractive salary package based on experience.

We are continuously looking for the right people to help grow our business and welcome speculative applications throughout the year. Should we have no immediate vacancies we will keep your details on file and contact you if a suitable position becomes available.

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Position: Hydrographic Processing and Reporting Coordinator

Job Description

A multidisciplinary role that will vary with workload and client requirements. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to manage and prioritise workloads whilst being mindful of timescales and both internal and external demands.

  • Conduct Bathymetric processing and assist in maintaining quality and consistency of data processing, deliverable creation, and data management.
  • Assist Processing Manager by working closely with respective project and operational managers to plan and manage processing and archiving activities. Assist with data archive and data repository management, ensuring safe storage of a large variety of data formats.
  • Assist with identifying and triaging continuous development activities, including undertaking software version control, research, and procedural development.
  • Assist in developing the processing workflows.
  • Liaise with software manufacturers to articulate often complex issues, identify, and implement solutions.
  • Provide technical advice and training.
  • Liaise with clients and organisations regarding data acquisition and supply.

This position is weighted towards an office role however to ensure currency in data acquisition practices are maintained, there will still be the occasional requirement for the successful candidate to be involved in fieldwork, especially during busy periods. The salary will reflect an increase in office responsibilities, exact salary will depend on applicant experience.

Required education/experience & attributes

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving ability.
  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to convey complex information in a training environment.
  • High level of IT literacy.
  • Understanding of Hydrographic surveying principles and experience/knowledge of Bathymetric suites, including PDS and CARIS HIPS & SIPS
  • Methodical approach to handling large numbers of data files and the ability to manipulate large Bathymetric data sets.
  • Experience with creating charts in QGIS and compiling concise and accurate survey reports.

Desirable experience & skills

  • Degree or post graduate qualification in Hydrographic Surveying (preferably with IHO/FIG “Cat A/B” Accreditation or Accredited to HPAS Level 1 or 2, or equivalent qualifications)
  • Hydrographic survey field experience. Preferable +2 years as a hydrographic surveyor.
  • Experience of software development and testing.
  • Experience of training and mentoring.

Please send your CV to:

Closing date: 14/02/2024