David Evans & Associates Inc
Houston, TX 77001
United States


Job Description
DEA Marine Services is in search of an experienced, project-oriented Hydrographer to join our team of professionals. This position will be based in the Houston, TX area and will work with a local Project Manager to support hydrographic and/or geophysical fieldwork locally and nationwide. Fieldwork opportunities will include large-scale, offshore surveys aboard our 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 provide support to our geospatial data processing workflows, perform quality control checks on work products, and produce high quality project deliverables.

  • Calibrate, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain hydrographic survey equipment including single beam, multibeam, and side scan sonar systems, positioning instruments and motion sensors, sound speed sensors, and other ancillary equipment such as sediment sampling devices and hydraulic systems.
  • Operate survey-related software for data acquisition, navigation, and survey documentation
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the project team(s) to review project plans and provide project updates
  • Perform in-field quality assurance, data management, and documentation activities
  • Conduct in-field mobilization and demobilization of survey vessels and equipment
  • Work independently or as a team to analyze and process hydrographic data, prepare survey documentation, produce project deliverables, and perform quality control checks of work products and procedures

  • B.S. in Marine Science, Physical Science, Engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • 3-5 years of hydrographic and/or geophysical survey experience
  • Familiarity with NOAA and USACE survey specifications
  • Knowledge of all aspects of hydrographic surveying including vessel positioning, tides, survey vessel configuration, cartography, sound velocity concepts, sonar data acquisition, interpretation, and troubleshooting, and survey documentation procedures
  • Comprehensive knowledge of hydrographic data acquisition, processing, and analysis packages including Caris, Hypack, and Chesapeake SonarWiz
  • Demonstrated commitment to established safety procedures
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Fit for sea duty and ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to travel and be deployed for up to 30 days

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Holistic Wellbeing Program with a focus on physical, emotional, financial, career and community health
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals