Hydrographic Survey Operations Manager

David Evans & Associates Inc
Vancouver, WA 98660
United States


Job Description
DEA is currently seeking a Hydrographic Survey Operations Manager to oversee the daily operations of our Vancouver, WA office and coordinating nationwide operations. This is a salaried office-based position that may require work on weekends, off-hours and some field work during peak field season to support field operations.

As an Operations Manager, your responsibilities will be diverse and will include: equipment and staff scheduling; support of field operations; coordinating staffing and equipment with other regions to support nationwide operations; managing training programs; oversight of warehouse manager and equipment technicians; oversight of inventory and insurance schedules; work with the Director of Marine Services on equipment acquisitions; and providing mentorship for hydrographic and equipment technicians based in Vancouver. In part, this leadership includes achieving the following outcomes:
  • Working closely with project managers for vessel, equipment, and staff scheduling to maximize operational efficiency, initially this will be working closely with the Director of Marine Service.
  • Assuring that the services provided by hydrographic and equipment technicians satisfy DEA's contractual obligations and are responsive to each client's needs, technically excellent, and cost-effective.
  • Collaborating with the IT Manager and Warehouse Manager for implementation of new systems or modifications to meet project needs.
  • Supporting field operations, assisting with troubleshooting, and coordinate resolution of issues encountered to keep operations on schedule and budget.
  • Managing technical and safety training to develop safe and efficient operations.
  • Providing project logistics support and direction to hydrographic and equipment technicians during mobilization and demobilization of vessels and equipment.
  • Assisting project managers with review and development of activity hazard analysis and safety plans for projects.
  • Assuring that DEA's policies and procedures, including risk management, equipment tracking and quality process systems are in place, function, are performed consistently, and promote all company values.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Strong project management and offshore operations management skills
  • Degree in Geomatics, Engineering, Hydrography, Oceanography, Geology or related science field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing, conducting, and processing hydrographic, oceanographic and marine geophysical surveys
  • Must be self-motivated, detail oriented and safety conscious
  • Demonstrated ability directing and overseeing offshore survey operations
  • Experience managing onshore and offshore safety protocols and procedures
  • Ability to travel to support field operations as needed (project startup, infill for staff shortages, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong trouble shooting skills and working knowledge of hydrographic and marine geophysical systems and current on new developments in the industry
  • NSPS-THSOA Certified Hydrographer
  • Licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor or Engineer

  • 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