Hydrographic Surveyor
Port of Brisbane

About Port of Brisbane
We’re so much more than ‘just a port’. From marine operations and security specialists to property managers, strategic developers and administrative experts, our team is truly diverse. Whatever your role, it’s likely no two days will be the same. The very nature of what we do means new challenges, new tasks and new projects are always on the horizon. As we innovate in a changing industry, we need people who get the job done and then help us do it better. Our best people do that every day.
You’ll join a company proud to be renowned for best practice in our industry. We continue to invest in innovation and growth to move PBPL and the maritime industry forward. Our continued success depends on the diverse skills, experiences and perspectives of our people. Join us and help us build a bright future for PBPL, for Queensland and for you.
We have achieved so much in our history, and have transitioned from a government-owned corporation to a private entity. We’re proud of who we are and how we work but like every organisation, there’s plenty still to do. As we strive for continuous improvement and innovation, we want people who have the drive to challenge and enhance our approach. But you also need staying power and the readiness to operate positively in a diverse organisation whose people and processes are always evolving.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced Hydrographic Surveyor (Level 1 preferred but not essential) to join our survey team. As a Surveyor you will be responsible for contributing to the safe navigation of all the commercial vessels that transit the 90kms of channels, river reaches and berths in and out of the Port.
Duties include the installation, calibration and maintenance of all hydrographic and metocean equipment, on the Port’s dedicated survey vessels, in addition to providing technical support to the Port’s dredging fleet as required. The team is also actively involved in supporting external clients, on a range of challenging projects, mainly along the Queensland coast.
Want to find out about what our Hydro team are currently doing? Check out their story Hydro at the Port of Brisbane: the unsung heroes.

About You

Are you looking for your next challenge? Are you an innovative and highly motivated team member who:
  • Holds a degree in surveying, or similar discipline, with solid experience working in a similar role.
  • Holds Level 1 SSSI certification (or is on the pathway to obtaining this) (desirable but not essential)
  • Has extensive knowledge using a variety of surveying software packages, including extensive experience specifically in QINSy, Qimera and POSPAC (Experience using Bentley Microstation is also desirable).
  • Is experienced using a range of hydrographic equipment, specifically Reson Multibeam Systems, Applanix POS MV’s and GNSS. Experience using terrestrial laser systems would be of benefit.
  • Is proficient at mobilising, installing, testing and calibrating hydrographic equipment.
  • Has extensive experience in processing and interpreting bathymetric datasets.
  • Has good IT knowledge, with the ability to interface equipment and problem solve in the field.
  • Experience in project management is also highly desirable.
  • Is an effective communicator with the ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Has the ability to work autonomously, alongside a Skipper, taking initiative and ownership of projects, and as part of a small driven team.
  • Is comfortable working away from home as required.
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and takes an active role in promoting, motivating and improving individual and collective quality, safety and environmental practices.
  • Is resilient with the ability to coordinate, prioritise and manage competing demands and meet deadlines.
Working with us
We really do have a great bunch of people, who want to be here! You’ll be welcomed and supported by team to be the best you can be. You’ll benefit from the know-how of our experienced long-termers, as well as the fresh perspectives and ideas of the new experts we’re bringing into the business.
We expect a lot from our people, who are committed and dedicated to our mission. But our teams tell us they really value the balance they can achieve between work and home life. From a family-friendly culture and work rosters to flexible work arrangements where possible, we’ll support you to bring your best, at work and at home.
Find out more about us and our people: https://www.portbris.com.au/careers/

Ready to consider a lifestyle change? Let’s get started. Reach out for a confidential discussion or apply now by emailing louise.lambert@portbris.com.au.

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