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Port Hydrographer

July 4, 2019

Port Hydrographer

1 year placement



Job Summary

You will undertake hydrographic surveys , verifying and processing the data collected, to produce periodic bathymetric charts and information relevant to the safety of navigation.

The hydrographic data must be processed and distributed, including the Harbour Master, as well as to stipulated stakeholders, as per the requirements of the Hydrographic manual.


The Port Hydrographer will be required to:

Undertake biannual bathymetric surveys, monthly update surveys and any additional ad-hoc surveys as and when required

Produce monthly bathymetric charts for internal use and biannual bathymetric charts for external use, potentially including S57 format updates for stakeholders ECDIS systems, as applicable

Ensure that all Hydrographic equipment is maintained and is fully operational at all times, in conjunction with the Technical Superintendent

Be familiar with the methodology of calculating dredge volumes and associated planes, providing this data to the dredger

Be the responsible person for ensuring all buoys and water based markers within the CHA are maintained and operational

Skills and Qualifications

Degree in Geography, Hydrogeology, Geophysics or any other subject that might be related

 At least 1 year’s practical experience in hydrography surveying, including inshore survey techniques

Demonstrable knowledge and at least 1 years experience, using multi beam survey systems  

Proficient with current computerised systems, RTK GPS, sound navigation systems and SONARs

Experience in the operations of small boats

Full current driving licence and use of own vehicle


Salary £25K DOE

25 days holiday

Generous contributory pension scheme

Life Assurance

Private healthcare


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We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.


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