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Prairie Engineers - Hydrographer - Mississippi

September 02, 2021 6:30 PM | Haley Hollis (Administrator)

Prairie Engineers is a growing company, looking to add a Hydrographic Surveyor or Hydrographer to assist with the firm’s surveying projects at locations nationwide.  This position includes both field and office assignments and will require extensive travel to locations throughout the U.S. with occasional international travel possible.  

This isn’t an easy position; we work long days in sometimes harsh conditions and remote locations.  But if you are looking for a challenge, if you enjoy being a part of a capable and contributing team, and if you enjoy developing solutions to get the job done well, we may be the right fit for you!  You must be able and willing to be a highly responsible, capable, and contributing member of our team, able to utilize technology and think on your feet.

This position will be a full‐time position with paid travel expenses and a per diem allowance for meals, generous benefits and a competitive salary based on qualifications.  This position is available to be filled in our Hazelwood, Missouri or Vicksburg, Mississippi offices. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to travel, often on short notice, and work safely in various locations and all types of weather conditions
  • Safe operation of small motor vessels in a variety of inland lakes and river environments and occasionally in near‐ coastal waters
  • Ability to lead and perform hydrographic surveys using HYPACK software and single‐ beam, multibeam, side‐scan sonar, sub‐ bottom profiler, magnetometer, and other state‐of‐the‐art sensors and methods along with GPS positioning, LiDAR, and various Inertial Motion Sensors.
  • Perform and check office surveys including reduction of hydrographic surveys using HYPACK and other software, performing least squared and compass rule computations, and volume and area calculations


Minimum Qualifications: 

Experience:  4+ years performing hydrographic surveys or 4 years as a surveyor with a strong desire to expand expertise as demonstrated by the willingness to take hydrographic survey coursework outside of working hours

Travel:  Willingness to travel within the United States to meet project requirements

Communication:  Good verbal and written skills Safety:  A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

Teamwork:  Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Service oriented:  Maintain focus on project delivery and client service with attention to detail and meeting deadlines

Ideals:  Professional, positive attitude with a strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Surveying, Civil Engineering, Hydrography, or a related science field

Certification:  NSPS/THSOA Certification as a Hydrographer or Certified Survey Technician

Licensure:  Professional Surveyor or Surveyor Intern

More experience:  Field control, topographic, and boundary surveys


Potential candidates for this position should fill out an application at www.prairieengineers.com and contact Prairie Engineers via e‐mail at jobs@prairieengineers.com.

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