Senior Hydrographic Data Processor
Hydro Energy Group
18 June 2021

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We are actively seeking Hydrographic Data Processors 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 Data Processor to join the company, working with the offshore team.

As a key member of the Survey team, you will be responsible for collecting and accurately processing and/or charting of geophysical, hydrographic and/or positioning survey data collected offshore by the survey teams. This will include data analysis and modelling, and preparation of survey data as required by the scope of work and project specifications for final reporting. You will be required to act as a coach and mentor for less experience members of the team.


  • 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, assisting other members of the team.
  • 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:

  • Participate in mobilisation activities. Responsible for the set up and configuration of the systems associated with the processing of data and storage.
  • Process survey data mainly with EIVA software suite in accordance to the project specifications and relevant procedures.
  • Inform Party Chief or the Reports Coordinator on data processing quality.
  • Finalise and get approval for data collected offshore to support final deliverables.
  • Ideally use either AutoCAD or GIS to produce deliverables / reports.
  • Perform survey data analyses, conversions and visualisations for tender, project engineering support and final deliverables
  • Excellent experience working with Hydrographic / Geophysical and Positional data including experience primarily in Multibeam Echo Sounders, Sidescan sonars, TSS Pipetrackers and subsea positioning as well as a wide range of peripheral software such as AutoCAD, EIVA Navi suite, QGIS, SQL Server and digital video.
  • Supervises setup of survey processing software and monitors the data quality to ensure the survey specification is achieved
  • Pre-planning and scheduling data processing work (both people and compute)
  • Responsible for data backup, integrity verification and validation of data onto NAS and cloud based storage mediums
  • Strong team player with the ability to build, implement and refine processes to make a positive impact on the companies’ performance around the setup, delivery and completion of survey-based projects with the desire to push the boundaries of our 3D Modelling and data provision services
  • Technologically forward-looking attitude
  • Owns the IT infrastructure around survey equipment and ensures upkeep of assets and that issues are managed efficiently.
  • Reviews the scope of work, identifies any data/information missing and clarifies/ requests supply from the client.


  • Current and valid offshore medical certificate;
  • Current and valid offshore survival certificate;
  • Fair to Good English Communication skills;
  • 2-5 years+ experience in offshore survey.
  • Qualification in appropriate survey-related subject or recognized technician qualification or approved military service qualification.
  • Survey processing background with experience primarily in data acquisition from Multibeam Echo Sounders, Sidescan sonars, TSS Pipetrackers and subsea positioning as well as a wide range of peripheral software such as AutoCAD, EIVA Navi suite, QGIS, SQL Server and digital video.
  • 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 use of at least one Offline / Processing survey software package.
  • 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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