Hydrographic Technician

NV5 (Newport NC, USA) 13 days ago

NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

Geodynamics is currently seeking an entry level Hydrographic Survey Technician to be based in Morehead City, North Carolina. Applicants should have work or educational experience in coastal science, coastal or offshore surveying, geomatics, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will assist with field data collection in various marine and terrestrial environments using modern techniques. Other duties will include data processing, analysis, report production, and equipment maintenance. This position will require periodic travel both in and out of state.


  • Acquire data using multibeam, singlebeam, sidescan, and sub-bottom profilers.
  • Operate and process data derived from precise positioning systems such as RTK-GPS, VRS, DGPS and inertial navigation.
  • Support data processing, analysis and reporting efforts.
  • Basic calibration, integration, maintenance and repair of various survey systems & platforms.
  • Team work environment with a commitment to mentorship and continuing education and advancement.

Education / Qualifications

  • BA, BS, or AAS degree in Geomatics or related scientific discipline.
  • Experience working on boats and in the coastal environment.
    • Experience with data acquisition systems including: multibeam, singlebeam, sidescan, inertial navigation, sub-bottom profilers is preferred but not required.
    • Experience with industry standard software packages including: Hypack, Caris, QPS, SonarWiz, POSPac, ArcGIS, etc. is preferred but not required.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, self-manage and problem solve.
    • Ability to perform field work including travel and weekends, and the physical ability to lift objects over 50lbs.
    • A commitment to details and an enthusiastic attitude.

Certifications / Licenses

  • Small vessel operation experience (with or without USCG licensing) preferred but not required.
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Hydrographic Technician

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