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Hydrographic Surveyor

Company: Oceaneering
Location: Broussard
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The position of Hydrographic Surveyor II exists for the purpose of carrying out required tasks in the field for survey projects, as requested by manager or Party Chief. The Hydrographic Survey Technician will perform all assigned tasks to the best of their ability with a wide degree of creativity and latitude. This position is responsible for assuring that the Party Chief or managers needs are effectively met regarding field activities, and that all tasks are performed efficiently, responsibly and in accordance with safe work procedures.

The most important and essential function of this position is attitude and includes the following: getting along with co-workers, responding politely to members of the community, working as a team member, functioning well under pressure, responding in a positive manner to supervision, and maintaining inter-office confidentiality. A willingness to learn and take an active role in this process.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Measure, map and collect data on the topography of underwater environments with the use of cutting-edge specialized equipment and advanced techniques to produce detailed charts and maps describing the physical features of riverbeds, shores and the sea floor.
  • Actively collect data and QC data that will be used in making hydrographic models.
  • Use developed techniques like multibeam sonar, sidescan sonars, sub bottom profilers, and various conventional methods of towing operations.
  • Proficient with a variety of field concepts, practices, procedures, and equipment operations such as GPS, Navigation Software, USBL, MBES, Side Scan Sonar, Subbottom data, AUV surveying principles and geotechnical acquisition principles.

    • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.
    • One (1) to three (3) years' experience in the Survey or Geoscience industry as a Survey Professional
    • Must have or be able to obtain TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
    • Must have or be able to obtain a COVID Vaccination
    • Must be able to obtain a valid Passport and any other regionally mandated offshore work requirement documents as appropriate.
    • Must be proficient with with mechanical and electrical equipment
      • Two (2) year Technical Degree or higher in field of study preferred.
      • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent desired
      • Current security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance

        Team Leadership/ Decision Making/ Planning and Organizing/ Developing Others:
        • Expresses pride in the group and encourages people to feel good about their accomplishments
        • Shares knowledge and resources and encourages the same of others
        • Ability to make objective decisions timely and effectively
        • Skill to recognize when decisions or information should be referred to a higher authority
        • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities
        • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others
        • Ability to conduct training for an appropriate audience
          Health and Safety/ Technology/ Stress Management/ Flexibility:
          • Knowledge of methods and techniques used in safety inspections and accident prevention
          • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of safety and health as it relates to employees and the public
          • Skill to work effectively under pressure
          • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work environments as well as adverse conditions such as weather, equipment problems and job conditions
          • Have a good sense of direction (able to self-navigate)
          • Be able to perform basic field calculations
          • Ability to use various information technology systems required for successful job performance
            Client Focus/ Communication/ Ethics and Integrity:
            • Ability to determine and meet customer needs
            • Ability to promote and be accountable for quality customer service
            • Respond to clients in a positive and truthful manner
            • Solves customer problems quickly and effectively
            • Ensures that regular and consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility
            • Maintain inter-office and project confidentiality
            • Respond politely to members of the community
            • Working as a team member/ getting along with co-workers
            • Responding in a positive manner to supervision
              Additional Information


              This position is considered OFFSHORE which is characterized as follows.
              • Outdoors and indoors, day and night, as well as over/near water.
              • Requires working on or near moving and vibrating equipment.
              • Frequently the humidity is above 90%, noise is over 85db and the light is intense/glare.
              • Potential exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.
              • Constant exposure to airborne dust, fumes and gases.
              • Work surface is stable, height is elevated.

                The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                This position is considered HEAVY work.

                • Lift 50-100 pounds
                • Sit, twist, crawl, climb stairs/ ladders, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
                • Operate small water vessel or ATV
                  • Lift 25-50 pounds
                  • Wear PPE for head, hands
                  • Balance, stoop, kneel, squat, crouch, reach with hands and arms, and lift/carry objects, handle or feel.
                  • Differentiate between colors
                  • Operate a motor vehicle
                    • Lift 10-20 pounds
                    • Standing and walking
                    • Wear PPE for body, vision, and hearing protection
                    • Close vision ability and ability to adjust focus
                    • Hearing all ranges
                    • Wear steel toed shoes/ boots
                      Equal Opportunity Employer

                      All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering, Lafayette , Hydrographic Surveyor, Professions , Broussard, Louisiana

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