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 Surveyor

Job Description

Onshore, the typical working week is 37.5 hours (with flexible hours) from our modern office in Lymington. The successful candidate should be prepared to travel and work offshore on a regular basis, typically 30-90 days per year, on a 12-hour shift pattern for 2-4 weeks at a time.

The successful candidate will be required to perform a variety of roles within the company and be prepared to travel and work away from home when required. Supported by an experienced and committed team of senior surveyors, the surveyor will develop their skill set to carry out the following tasks within our growing company:

  • Vessel mobilisations, including survey equipment installation, interfacing, calibration and verification
  • Plan and undertake hydrographic surveys
  • Calibrate and maintain survey equipment
  • Develop and document survey procedures, both existing and innovative
  • Process and chart large area bathymetric datasets
  • Compile concise and accurate survey reports for a variety of clients
  • Assist project managers in the running of survey projects, both large and small
  • Research new technologies and arrange system/software trials to keep Spectrum on the cutting edge

Required education/experience & attributes:

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Hydrography, Marine Geography, Marine Sciences or a related field
  • 3 years' experience in the offshore surveying industry
  • Detailed knowledge of hydrographic multibeam systems, motion reference units, side scan sonar and magnetometer systems
  • Ability to lead vessel mobilisations and fieldwork acquisition
  • Strong marine background
  • High attention to detail and documentation while under pressure
  • Ability to take initiative and work unsupervised
  • Full valid UK driving licence

Desirable experience & skills

  • Project management experience
  • Previous experience of mobilising, maintaining and calibrating hydrographic survey equipment including multibeam echo sounders
  • Prior industry experience working within a hydrographic surveying role or related industry
  • Previous experience of using hydrographic software, such as QINSy, Teledyne PDS or Caris HIPS & SIPS

Please send your CV to:

Closing date: 01/06/2024