November 11, 2019

At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), our philosophy is to find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best. For over 40 years, DEA has been leading complex transportation, energy, water resources, and land development projects nationwide. Our multidisciplinary teams partner with clients to design innovative solutions that address the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 30 offices in 11 states and employs approximately 750 people. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design Firms in the U.S.

DEA’s Marine Services division is an award-winning leader in the field of hydrographic and geophysical surveying. DEA Marine Services is staffed by a highly experienced group of professional hydrographers, surveyors, engineers, and scientists with wide-ranging expertise in hydrography, oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, geodesy, and geospatial science. We are recognized as trusted advisors to our clients and take pride in our ability to develop innovative field programs and geospatial products to address the specific objectives of each project.

DEA Marine Services is in search of a highly motivated and detail-oriented Hydrographic Survey Technician to join our team of professionals. This position will be based in our Gulfport, MS office but will also require frequent travel to remote and/or offshore project locations to support hydrographic and/or geophysical fieldwork. Fieldwork opportunities will include large-scale, offshore surveys aboard our custom 82’ survey vessel Blake or other large vessels in addition to smaller scale coastal, estuarine or riverine surveys with trailerable launches, watercraft, and/or remotely operated vehicles. When not in the field, the candidate will be expected to contribute to our geospatial data processing and project deliverable production workflows.


  • Under the direction of senior hydrographers, calibrate, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain hydrographic survey equipment including single beam, multibeam, nd side scan sonar systems, positioning instruments and motion sensors, sound speed sensors, and other ancillary equipment such as sediment sampling devices and hydraulic systems.
  • Under the direction of senior hydrographers, operate survey-related software for data acquisition, navigation and survey documentation
  • Assist with in-field quality assurance, data management, and documentation activities
  • Assist with in-field mobilization and demobilization of survey vessels and equipment
  • Work in teams to analyze and process hydrographic data, prepare survey documentation, and produce high quality project deliverables


  • B.S. in Marine Science, Physical Science, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • 1-2 years of ydrographic and/or geophysical survey experience
  • Basic knowledge of hydrographic data acquisition and processing packages including Caris, Hypack, and Chesapeake SonarWiz
  • Demonstrated commitment to established safety procedures
  • Salary and job classification will be commensurate with experience. Teleworking will not be considered for this position.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

DEA is proud to be  an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Apply online at:  https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu03/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=DEAINC&cws=37&rid=3951