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Hydrographer – Seattle, Washington

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TerraSond seeks Hydrographer for its office in Seattle, WA. Participate in planning, conducting, processing hydrographic surveys from field to finish. Provide geodetic control & hydrographic surveying services for client projects based on contracts requiring hydrographic services requiring an American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) certified Hydrographer or FIG/IHO/ICA Category A Hydrographer. Perform hydrographic data collection & processing efforts per project specs. & co.’s operating procedures. Select appropriate acquisition equipment & software, collect data in field, verify accuracy of same, & prepare charts, plots, maps, records, documents and deliverables related to hydrographic survey. Conduct ADCP mooring configuration, surface navigation, LBL, USBL, geophysical & seismic data collection & processing. Select, requisition, set up & configure data collection instruments required for hydrographic survey. Operate collection instruments to accumulate required data & process hydrographic data via various methods incl. multi beam, single beam, side scan, & sub bottom profilers. Install, configure, operate acquisition software & hardware. Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot, maintain surveying equipment incl. single beam sounders, multibeam sounders, sidescan, & applicable Motion Reference Units. Analyze, process data using project specified software packages. Participate in mobilizing & demobilizing of vessels & other survey equipment in field. Review GPS differential correction source & software to ensure configuration is correct. Conduct research to plan survey operations. Work closely w/ project manager to write, proof project reports & prepare other deliverables. Verify, compile, process, prepare data to delineated electronic drawing format as specified by Project Mngr. or contract requirements.

Required: Bachelor in Geomatics, Marine Science, Hydrographic Science, or related field + 2 yrs. performing hydrographic surveys using Multibeam systems, Sidescan Sonars, and Caris HIPs & SIPs processing software. Must have ACSM hydrographer certification or FIG/IHO/ICA Category A hydrographer certification. Travel: 35% to U.S. coastal offshore waters & 10% to offshore international. waters. Pre-employment drug screen & background check.

TerraSond is an EEO Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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