Hydrographic Surveyor
Associated British Ports
2 December 2020

Job Title: Hydrographic Surveyor

Location: Humber Region covering the River Trent, Ouse and Humber

Salary: Competitive plus great benefits

Please apply as soon possible

Role Purpose

To produce accurate hydrographic surveys and charts in a timely manner and in compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code through use of best practices. To assist the Management team in putting our customers first, creating a great place to work and continually improving the operations and services we provide by working safely, compliantly and sustainably.

  • Complete navigation and contract related hydrographic surveys for ABP, and external clients; including survey design, on site data collection, post processing, analysis, presentation, charting and reporting
  • Assisting with the sale and distribution of charts and data to outside agencies.
  • Maintain vessel and survey equipment to ensure that calibration, certification and servicing routines are completed in accordance with manufacturer and industry standards
  • Assisting in the investigation of Marine incidents
  • Play an active role in contributing towards the continued advancement of the ABP survey department. Keeping up to date with technical developments, standards and working practices and assist with implementation where appropriate
  • Interface with Pilotage Department to ensure that surveys are suitably scheduled, and outputs delivered to support the safety of navigation on the Rivers Humber, Trent and Ouse. Maintain and take responsibility for a healthy and safe working environment and work in accordance with company policy and statutory requirements at all times.
  • Continually develop, review and work in compliance with Safe Systems of Work and Risk Assessments.
  • Assist with training of other Hydrographic Staff.
  • Help to maintain effective communication that supports company values and strategic pillars, motivates and promotes engagement, culture, awareness and compliance throughout the Humber Administration and development of Marine Operational Procedures through a continual review and audit process

Skills, Background & Competencies
  • Sound technical knowledge and previous experience of hydrographic surveying methods and techniques including hydrographic survey experience
  • Educated to degree level, preferably in a marine/survey related discipline
  • Full driving licence.
  • Highly organised with attention to detail and the ability to work effectively under pressure, manage priorities and work to challenging and sometimes changing objectives and deadlines
  • Independent problem-solving quality checking ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours including early mornings.
  • Computer literate.
  • Must be willing to undertake further training as necessary.
  • Be able to work under own initiative and as part of a team

  • A safety focused individual with a proven track record of working as a team in a high paced, intense, 24-7 operational environment
  • Proven Operations experience in a Port or logistics environment
  • Strong business and commercial acumen
  • Articulate and able to use a variety of communication channels
  • Evidence of motivating others, demonstrating energy and enthusiasm
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Able to deal with business ambiguity
  • Strong IT skills evidenced in an operational environment
  • Able to manage resources to deal with an ever-changing schedule

  • Capability in multibeam hydrography and side scan sonar
  • Appropriate powerboat qualification and small boat handling experience.
  • Previous use of industry standard survey hardware and software packages including Hypack, AutoCAD, Reson software.
  • Experienced in computing and networking including computing components, serial interfacing and electronics

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