Offshore CAD Operator/Cartographer
Hydro Energy Group
18 June 2021

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We are actively seeking a CAD Operator / Cartographer to join Next Geosolutions, a marine survey and offshore construction support company who provide services worldwide in the Energy, Infrastructure & Utilities markets.

Next Geosolutions mission is to provide integrated services, both on land and at sea, to support the entire lifetime of our Client’s projects and assets, establishing ourselves as an independent, QHSE mindful and technology driven contractor.

They are currently involved with and have a number of projects scheduled over the next few years which include Geophysical, Hydrographic and Construction support and positioning surveys for the subsea cables, renewables and oil and gas markets.

Key Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a CAD operator / cartographer to join the company, working within the offshore team.

As a key member of the Survey team, you will be responsible for collecting and accurately charting geophysical, hydrographic and/or positioning survey data collected offshore by the survey teams. This will include data analysis, modelling, drawing up, and preparation of survey data as required by the scope of work and project specifications for final reporting.


  • During your time offshore you will be working closely with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of other Surveyors, Survey Engineers, Geophysicists, Party Chief, Reports Coordinator and other Data Processors, Geotechnical engineers and operators as well as the marine crew.
  • You will ensure all survey data is suitable for processing requirements and project specifications.
  • You will communicate regularly with survey team onboard and onshore teams when required and report into the Party Chief
  • Offshore experience on a range of survey projects and able to work offshore for circa 180 days per year.
  • The ability to work in and preserve a safe environment for yourself and your colleagues. This company promotes a proactive attitude to safe working practices.
  • You will need to have a proactive and positive attitude; and are a team player.

Responsibilities and Objectives:

  • Responsible for charting, drawing and some processing of data and its storage.
  • Charting, illustration and alignments of survey data mainly with CAD and/or GIS software suite in accordance to the project specifications and relevant procedures.
  • Inform Party Chief or the Reports Coordinator on data quality.
  • Finalise and get approval for data collected offshore to support final deliverables.
  • Use either AutoCAD or GIS to produce deliverables / reports.
  • Perform survey data analysis, chart production and visualisations for tender, project engineering support and final deliverables.
  • Experience working with Hydrographic / Geophysical and Positional data including experience of bathymetry, seabed features / structure, as built and seabed profiles.


  • Current and valid offshore medical certificate;
  • Current and valid offshore survival certificate;
  • Fair to Good English Communication skills;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in offshore survey.
  • Qualification in appropriate survey-related subject or recognized technician qualification or approved military service qualification.
  • Survey charting background including the use of AutoCAD, AutoChart, GIS software or similar.
  • An excellent communicator (verbally and written) and able to form good working relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels.
  • Disciplined, self-motivated and flexible team player.
  • Able to work flexible hours, travel when required and work offshore.
  • Must live within a reasonable distance of a major airport.
  • Proficient in the production of charts and drawings
  • Understanding of the principles of real-time positioning, data processing and QC.

This is a full-time permanent position for a proactive and positive team player. In return you will receive an attractive salary package, additional day rate for offshore days above the 180 contracted, generous, holiday, company pension scheme and health insurance included in the benefits package.

Please get in contact with us to register your interest of for more information – / +44 203 854 2293

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