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Hydrographic Surveyor, Fugro

Hydrographic Surveyor, Portchester, United Kingdom

  • Job Description The role Fugro are recruiting for a Hydrographic Surveyor to join our world-leading geophysical survey department based at our waterfront office in Portchester on the UK’s south coast. As a Hydrographic Surveyor, you will be responsible for processing hydrographic data on a wide variety of projects, working with teams in the field and Project Surveyors to deliver industry-leading data to our clients. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain exposure to a variety of projects working in a range of markets (including renewables, UXO, pipeline inspection) and processing different hydrographic data types. The role will combine time based at our Portchester office and offshore on Fugro vessels. Therefore, you will get the opportunity to experience both the onshore and offshore environment, working at the forefront of marine geophysical science. This job is for you if:

    • You want to work in an innovative environment with access to the latest equipment and software;

    • You want to be part of some of the largest offshore engineering projects in the world, including world-leading offshore wind projects;

    • You want to work in a dynamic and ambitious team with opportunities to develop new skills;

    • You have little or lots of experiences. We are interested if you have 10 weeks or 10 years experience.

Who you’ll be working with: On a daily basis, you will be working closely with the project team. This includes the Project Manager, vessel team, other surveyors and our clients. You will report to a Project Surveyor. Here’s what a typical week would be like:

  • Processing, interpreting and reporting of hydrographic data, including multibeam echosounder, GNSS tides, SVPs, USBL and backscatter;

  • Delivering high quality data at all phases throughout the project life cycle, including acquisition, processing, interpretation, reporting and deliverables;

  • Leading and assisting with vessel mobilisations and demobilisations where required;

  • Undertaking offshore survey operations, including offshore processing, assisting with back-deck operations, undertaking data coverage checks and creating infill lineplans.

Who we’re looking for: We are interested to hear from you regardless of your level of work experience in the industry. Essential

  • A qualification in hydrography, ocean science or closely related subject;

  • An analytical mindset, shown by experience in data management, data processing and/or programming;

  • Good verbal and written English language skills;

  • An ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients;

  • Confidence working under pressure to tight deadlines;

  • A high attention to detail, quality and safety.


  • Experience of industry-standard hydrographic processing software, such as Teledyne CARIS, Fugro Starfix or Applanix POSPac;

  • Offshore/practical experience in oil and gas, ocean science, renewables and/or survey industries;

  • Able to work offshore for periods of up to 4 weeks.

Please note, you will need to pass an offshore medical prior to employment. What we’ll offer you: Benefits for this role include a competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme, life assurance, 24 days annual leave and private medical insurance. About us: Fugro are the world’s leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. We provide the technical data and information required to design, construct and maintain large structures and infrastructure in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Working around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets, we employ approximately 9,500 employees in around 61 countries.

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