The Survey Technician is responsible for conducting surveying and mapping duties under the supervision of a Project Manager or more senior Survey Technician. He or she verifies the accuracy of collected data, and prepares data, charts, plots, maps, records, documents and deliverables related to the survey. He or she may also conduct ADCP mooring configuration, surface navigation, LBL, USBL, geophysical and seismic data collection
The Survey Technician is also required to serve as a member of the vessel crew as needed.
Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:
The Survey Technician calibrates, operates, troubleshoots and maintains surveying equipment including single beam echo sounders, multi-beam echo sounders, sidescan, applicable Motion Reference Units, and Gyros
Review GPS differential correction source and software to ensure that configuration is correct
The Survey Technician collects hydrographic data offshore
Analyze and process data using project-specified software packages
The Survey Technician coordinates with the project team, reviews project plans from start to finish to identify and resolve problems, accepts responsibility for assigned tasks following all quality control standards, reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures, and suggesst improvements as necessary
Follow all quality assurance and quality control methods during collected and processing of field data
Update supervisor daily with data acquisition progress, maintain survey logs, update records, and write field operation daily reports
Assist with mobilizing and demobilizing survey vessels in the field
Assist with vessel operations and vessel crew duties as needed
Complete all company required HSE training; actively participate in regular safety meetings
Assist in establishing project goals and objectives
AS/BS in Geomatics, Cartography, Geography, Natural Sciences, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
2+ years of hydrographic survey experience utilizing current technologies
Experience in GPS and cartography
Multibeam experience preferred
Candidate must be legally eligible and insurable to drive to regular assignments
Bilingual (Spanish-English) is a plus
Working knowledge of applicable software packages to include AutoCad,
Microsoft Word and Excel, and Trimble Geomatics Office
Basic knowledge of hydrographic data analytical tools including Caris, Hypack and QINSy
Skills and Special Requirements/ Licensing:
Demonstrated commitment to safety principles and protocols
Knowledge of all aspects of hydrographic surveying including DGPS, RTK, tides and tide zoning, cartography, sound velocity, multibeam echosounder, single beam echosounder operation, sidescan collection and interpretation, and determination and application of vessel configuration offsets. Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.
Perform calculations to determine earth curvature corrections, atmospheric impacts or measurements, traverse closures, adjustments, and tides
Ability to identify deviation, anomaly, and data quality issues during data collection
Comprehensive knowledge of hydrographic data analytical tools
Merchant Marine Physical
Valid driver’s license
Ability to procure a passport
Work duties are performed in a combination office and field environments. Field work is performed outdoors and may take place in inclement weather and extreme temperatures. Hydrographic survey work requires working at sea for extended periods of time and may require living and working in close, cramped quarters. Both field and office work requires occasional heavy lifting of survey equipment. Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, long days, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet project deadlines. Extensive travel is required.
TERRASOND, an experienced multidisciplinary organization, remains one of the few truly independent, agile, client-focused survey companies. We deliver innovative, reliable geospatial solutions with a strong company-wide culture in HSE/Q.
OUR GREATEST resource is our people.
Our mission is to collect, compile, and identify geospatial and geophysical information that provides the best possible solution offering the lowest risk for our clients.
Local around the globe, we excel at executing remote and challenging surveys. We have successfully completed thousands of surveys in over 28 countries around the world for over 330 clients. These range from inland surveys to deep ocean seabed exploration and mapping projects.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 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.
If you require an accommodation to complete the application, please contact Human Resources at 713-690-4900 x247.
TerraSond is committed to a drug free workplace. Drug screening and background checks are required.