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  • February 25, 2021 1:47 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    DEA’s Marine Services Division is looking for a Marine Equipment Technician to work in our Vancouver, WA location. In this role you will be required to work with specialized hydrographic and marine geophysical instrumentation systems performing inspections, diagnosis, minor repairs, and maintenance of equipment including managing small fabrication projects. Responsible for preparing and organizing equipment systems safely and efficiently for mobilization and demobilization, according to project requirements and agreed upon procedures. Assist in maintaining equipment inventory and manage shipping and receiving. Act as the point of contact for field staff regarding equipment and instrumentation needs or issues.

    Key Responsibilities include:

    • Evaluate, setup, install and maintain marine instrumentation and equipment systems
    • Manage process of scheduling repair and maintenance of vehicles, vessels and maintain systems for immediate deployment
    • Maintain inventory procedures, monitor movement of shipments and maintain shipping and receiving logs
    • Maintain warehouse and workshop to uphold a clean, safe and orderly working environment
    • Manage vessel, trailer and vehicle records, track licensing, annual inspections, certifications, and assist in managing safety and compliance
    • Support and assist with other related duties and special projects as requested
    • May occasionally conduct field work in offshore, coastal and inland marine environments

    To apply for this position, follow this link: https://phh.tbe.taleo.net/phh03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=DEAINC&cws=37&rid=4740

  • February 24, 2021 8:18 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Job Description: Design cutting-edge sonar imaging systems for both unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) and underwater towed systems. Convert logic and algorithm descriptions into functional products. Debug completed PCB assemblies insystem, in collaboration with other software and hardware engineers. Enjoy learning from the very best in the industry while making a significant personal contribution. .

    For more information, please visit here: http://kleinmarinesystems.com/PDF/job_postings/Klein_Senior-Electrical-Engineer_FPGA-Designer_October-2020.pdf

  • February 24, 2021 8:07 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Job Description: Design cutting-edge sonar imaging systems for both unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) and underwater towed systems. Convert logic and algorithm descriptions into functional products. Debug completed PCB assemblies insystem, in collaboration with other software and hardware engineers. Enjoy learning from the very best in the industry while making a significant personal contribution.

    For more information, please visit here: http://kleinmarinesystems.com/PDF/job_postings/Klein_Electrical-Engineer-FPGA-Designer_October-2020.pdf

  • February 09, 2021 10:39 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Job Summary

    ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Bathymetrists receive, analyze, and deconflict U.S. and foreign bathymetric data for use by the Intelligence Community (IC) and external customers. They populate and maintain data and metadata in the bathymetry database, ensuring the accuracy of metadata pertaining to collection source platforms and depth recording devices. They also provide customers with conflated and corrected mission-specific data.

    Mandatory Qualifications

    MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Demonstrated experience collecting bathymetric or hydrographic data; and/or data manipulation, feature extraction, and/or attribution of bathymetric or hydrographic data independently. 2. Demonstrated experience with Geographic Information System (GIS). 3. Proven ability to communicate ongoing work to peer and leadership through written, visual, spoken reports and briefings. 4. Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking to problem identification, analysis and resolution on challenging issues.

    For more information on the job posting, please click here: https://apply.intelligencecareers.gov/job-description/20210121

  • January 28, 2021 2:18 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    Job Description

    Saildrone is seeking an experienced Bathymetry Data Manager (BDM) to develop internal processes, procedures, and infrastructure for acquisition, post-processing, and management of  bathymetric data. You will be part of a talented, collaborative team at the forefront of exciting new ventures in the autonomous vehicle space. 

    Role Responsibilities

    As a Bathymetry Data Manager (BDM) your responsibilities will include development and integration of an end-to-end data management system for bathymetry and associated data acquired by Saildrone’s fleet of autonomous vehicles.  In addition, you will be responsible for post-processing of collected data, including single-beam sonar, multibeam sonar, sound velocity profiles, and GNSS data. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    • Instituting, configuring and maintaining cloud-based solutions for data processing, management, and access

    • Establishing data processing procedures and associated QA/QC standards

    • Implementing new technologies, processes and procedures to improve data quality and usability

    • Providing final products to internal and external customers

    • Assisting in the production of final reports, research papers, and presentations

    • Keeping up to date on latest IHO and national data standards and procedures

    For more information on the position and to apply, please visit: https://careers.jobscore.com/careers/saildrone/jobs/bathymetry-data-manager-b3EHv6vQ4r64XqaKjuTcQg?ref=rss&sid=68 

  • December 15, 2020 10:07 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE), is offering a position in hydrographic science at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level for the hydrographic science academic programs offered through the Division of Marine Science (DMS) at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC). Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least four references.  Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu.  For inquiries about the position, contact Stephan Howden, Chair of the Search Committee, at Stephan.howden@usm.edu.


    A successful candidate is expected to conduct an active research program and participate in the hydrographic science degree programs including the masters and bachelor’s programs, which are recognized at the Category-A (Cat-A) and Category-B (Cat-B) levels, respectively, by the International Hydrographic Organization. The latter efforts include curricula review, delivery and development of the program, and faculty experience in delivering a Cat-A hydrographic science curricula is highly desirable.  There is also the opportunity for advisement of students pursuing the hydrographic science emphasis area in the Marine Science PhD program.


    1. Teach graduate courses in the MS Hydrographic Science Program
    2. Teach undergraduate courses in the BS Hydrographic Science Program
    3. Work with the faculty teaching in the Hydrographic Science programs to review curricula, plan and coordinate classes including practical exercises.
    4. Participate in the late July Hydrographic Science Masters Degree Comprehensive Exam
    5. Build and maintain a funded research program related to Hydrographic Science that funds graduate students
    6. Publish research results in peer-reviewed science and/or engineering literature.
    7. Performs other duties as assigned.


    USM is a regionally, nationally and internationally recognized leader in marine science. The School of Ocean Science and Engineering, combined with 5 research vessels and research centers focused on hydrography, marine and coastal sciences and fisheries provides an exceptional research and education environment for our students.  DMS is home to an interdisciplinary program of graduate and undergraduate study and research in marine environments.  Sixteen on-site faculty conduct research and teach courses in biological oceanography, marine chemistry, geological oceanography, physical oceanography, remote sensing, numerical modeling, ocean engineering and hydrography to ~50 full-time graduate students at SSC and ~40 undergraduates at the USM Gulf Park campus. The Division offers Marine Science B.S. (with a CAT-B hydrographic science emphasis option), M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (including a Ph.D. with hydrography emphasis), Hydrographic Science M.S. (Cat-A) and B.S. in Ocean Engineering.  Located at SSC, DMS is strategically situated at the single largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world.  Faculty interact with research scientists at government agencies located on site and at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Center of Excellence (JALBTCX) including the Naval Oceanographic Office, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL-SSC), USACE, NOAA, USGS, and NASA.


    Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in hydrographic science, marine science, geomatics engineering, ocean engineering, or closely related field. Applicants will have demonstrated field and research experience, including a publication record in acoustic based hydrographic and bathymetric surveying, precise positioning at sea, and preferably experience in bathymetric LIDAR collection and processing. Proficiency in commercial software packages used to collect and process hydrographic data is expected. Also desirable is an interest in applying hydrographic technologies to collaborative opportunities in marine science, including biological, chemical, physical, geological and fisheries oceanography.


    Demonstrated field and research experience, including a publication record in acoustic based hydrographic and bathymetric surveying, and precise positioning at sea. Proficiency in commercial software packages used to collect and process hydrographic data.


    Bathymetric LIDAR collection and processing.  Oceanographic autonomous vehicle (AUV, ASV) application.

  • November 06, 2020 6:46 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    At McLaren Engineering, we believe it is the optimal mix of talent, experience, passion and creativity that sets an engineering firm apart from its competition. The successes experienced by our clients through their projects have proven that we can bring any thought, vision or daydream to fruition. There are no limitations, no boundaries, to the engineering challenges McLaren can meet.

    The Geomatics Division is a highly collaborative team. With a group of Professional Surveyors, Hydrographers, Technicians, and Geoscientists, we offer a special skillset to achieve client preferences.

    We have an immediate opening for a Hydrographic Surveyor to join the Hydrographic and Geophysical practice of our Geomatics Division in either our New Jersey, Albany, or New York City office. We are looking for self-motivated, team-oriented technical staff with strong communication skills and a background in marine survey and/or geosciences. The position will involve surveying above and underwater across the United States with a primary focus in New York Harbor, and the Northeast.  


    Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct field operations for hydrographic and geophysical survey projects
    • Installation, calibration, and operation of high resolution multibeam and singlebeam sonar systems
    • Acquisition, Post processing, Analysis, and QA/QC of hydrographic datasets
    • Installation and operation of GNSS and motion reference positioning equipment, calibration techniques, and post processing
    • Preparation of survey reports and other technical documents
    • Liaise with other professionals and departments to gather information for projects
    • Complete all company required HSE training; actively participate in regular safety meetings
    • Assist with mobilizing and demobilizing survey vessels in the field, including trailering, launching and recovery of vessels
    • Assist with vessel operations as needed
    • Creation of final products in AutoCAD or GIS
    • Performs other duties as required

    For more information and to apply for the position, please visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=329e492c-22c1-4cbd-8dbe-895334621fcb&jobId=321629&lang=en_US&source=CC4

  • October 08, 2020 9:42 AM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    TerraSond is looking to add a highly diligent & meticulous Senior Project Manager to the team. You'll be responsible for leading project managers to deliver project and manage issues, risks, and project changes to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. You will contribute to process improvement initiatives relative to improving cost control and project delivery.

    The successful candidate will oversee project management to ensure projects produce the required quality of deliverables within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve and stay within the defined scope of work.

    Due to the nature of this role we are only considering local candidates to Houston, TX and must have the right to work in the U.S.


    • Work closely with senior management team to set and/or implement policies, procedures and systems and to follow through with implementation.
    • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the project management program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of corporate business strategy objectives and safety objectives.
    • Provide leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities to forecast resource requirements; prepare and maintain project budget; schedule resources; analyze variances; initiating corrective actions.
    • Monitor the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings providing status reports regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, profit or loss, and communicating across leadership.
    • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs.
    • Ensure projects are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards.
    • Act as an internal quality and cost control check for projects.
    • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution.
    • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization.
    • Evaluate staff performance and complete performance reviews.
    • Assist with establishing staff goals and objectives.
    • Communicate expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising and reviewing project manager contributions.
    • Select, train, assign, schedule, coach, motivate, and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; counsel employees to correct performance deficiencies, implement discipline and termination procedures.

    For more details about the position, or to apply, please visit https://acteon.jobs.net/en-GB/job/senior-project-manager/J3Q4T5655GBNB7M4SXC

  • October 07, 2020 3:23 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    TerraSond is looking to add an organised & meticulous Project Manager to the team here in Palmer Alaska. The successful candidate will be responsible for the lifecycle of their projects from sourcing, bidding, planning to executing, in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies and company philosophy. Sales efforts and projects to be mainly focused around Alaska projects.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Monitor and ensure safety standards on current project(s) and take a proactive role in HSEQ and promote a culture of safety and quality awareness.
    • Create and review cost estimating and project planning to determine appropriate pricing and asset requisition.
    • Plan, execute and deliver contractual deliverables.
    • Assure adherence to contract standards and requirements.
    • Be clearly aware of project budget, scope of work, quality requirements and time schedule to meet Company and Client requirements.
    • Monitor and review project financial performance.
    • Maintain and ensure timely and accurate status reports on current contact(s) / project(s).
    • Undertake monthly accruals, prepare contract invoicing monthly/as required.
    • Organize and schedule contracted projects to meet deadlines and profitability targets.
    • Build client relationships to gain understanding of client requirements.
    • Communicate with clients, contractors, subcontractors, engineers and subject matter experts to coordinate functions and manage project activities across projects.
    • Assign or delegate responsibilities to subordinate employees.
    • Provide supervision, discipline and support to subordinate employees.
    • Dispatch and manage multiple field personnel.
    • Establish and update field policies, working through the Chief of Surveys, as needed or required.
    • Provide technical assistance and mentoring to others within assigned project(s).
    • Serve as a company representative and work to maintain ongoing positive relationships with project related agencies, officials and organizations.
    • May have Review and evaluate staff performance, conduct performance conversations, assist in establishing staff goals and objectives.
    • Responsible for the management of project employees.

    For more information, or to apply for the position, please visit the posting here: https://acteon.jobs.net/en-GB/job/project-manager/J3V7L664Q01J0YX7S1L

  • October 07, 2020 3:18 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

    TerraSond is looking to add a Survey Technician to the team, the successful candidate must be based in mainland United States & be willing to travel within the United States as required.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting surveying and mapping duties under the supervision of a Project Manager or more senior Survey Technicians. They will verify the accuracy of collected data, and prepares data, charts, plots, maps, records, documents and deliverables related to the survey. They may also conduct ADCP mooring configuration, surface navigation, LBL, USBL, geophysical and seismic data collection The Survey Technician is also required to serve as a member of the vessel crew as needed.

    This role will involve working in a combination of office and field environments. Field work is performed outdoors and may take place in inclement weather and extreme temperatures. Hydrographic survey work requires working at sea for extended periods of time and may require living and working in close, cramped quarters. Both field and office work require occasional heavy lifting of survey equipment. Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, long days, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet project deadlines. Extensive travel is required.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Complete all company required HSE training; actively participate in regular safety meetings.
    • Assist in establishing project goals and objectives.
    • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot and maintain surveying equipment including single beam echo sounders, multi-beam echo sounders, sidescan, applicable Motion Reference Units, and Gyros.
    • Review GPS differential correction source and software to ensure that configuration is correct.
    • Coordinate with the team, review project plans from start to finish to identify and resolve problems, accept responsibility for assigned tasks following all quality control standards, review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures, and suggest improvements as necessary.
    • Collect hydrographic data offshore.
    • Analyze and process data using project-specified software packages.
    • Follow all quality assurance and quality control methods during collected and processing of field data.
    • Update supervisor daily with data acquisition progress, maintain survey logs, update records, and write field operation daily reports.
    • Assist with mobilizing and demobilizing survey vessels in the field.
    • Assist with vessel operations and vessel crew duties as needed.

    For more information, or to apply for the position, please visit the posting here: https://acteon.jobs.net/en-GB/job/hydrographic-survey-technician/J3M35H6Q6YHCBKTFYY1

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