Senior Hydrographic Surveyor
Hydro Energy Group
18 June 2021

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We are actively seeking Senior Hydrographic Surveyors 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 Senior Hydrographic Surveyor to join the company in Norwich, UK, working with the offshore team.

As a key member of the Survey team, you will be responsible for the operation of equipment and the acquisition of positioning, hydrographic and geophysical survey data, The role of a Senior Surveyor involves a variety of tasks including mobilisation support and calibration of systems and sensors, coaching , mentoring of Surveyors and the use of a wide range of hydrographic and positioning equipment and software, across a wide range of survey scopes all over the world.


  • 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 Data Processors, Geotechnical engineers and operators as well as the marine crew. You will ensure all survey equipment is producing and collecting data efficiently and accurately. You will communicate regularly 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 positioning and data acquisition systems installation and interfacing onboard the vessel;
  • Conduct the calibration of survey sensors and compile the relevant report to be delivered to the Party Chief;
  • Compile the log book during the operations taking care that all the operations carried out are well reported with timing and descriptions;
  • Operates the positioning and navigation systems and guarantee that data from survey sensors are received and recorded by the relevant deck units and systems;
  • You will need to be familiar and have experience with common positioning systems, (GPS, USBL, HiPAP, GYRO, DVL) and navigation software package(s) (Hydro, QINSy, PDS2000, etc.).
  • Coaching, mentoring and assisting in the development of less experienced members of the team.


  • Current and valid offshore medical certificate;
  • Current and valid offshore survival certificate;
  • Fair to Good English Communication skills;
  • 5 years+ offshore survey experience.
  • Qualification in appropriate survey-related subject or recognized technician qualification or approved military service qualification.
  • 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 online survey software package.
  • Understanding of the principles of real-time positioning, data acquisition and data 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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