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Senior Hydrographic Surveyor - job post

Shoreline Surveys Limited
£40,000 - £50,000 a year - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £40,000 - £50,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday



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  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking

Full job description

Come and live by the Dorset coast! We’re a small tight team with a thirst for ambitious projects looking for another member to join us in our exciting hydrographic journey.

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced surveyor who has either been involved in Senior Surveyor roles or is ready to move to the next step in their career progression.

You’ll be involved in a variety of processing, planning and management tasks. Although primarily office based you will venture into the field where your skill sets dictate, especially to help train those less experienced or when your personal learning requires additional experience.

Our project types include multibeam, single beam, side scan sonar, LiDAR (aerial and vessel based), aerial photogrammetry, sub-bottom profiler, and magnetometer data collection. Field and office experiences will be varied and interesting. Hardly any two jobs are the same.

We rarely work weekends and have a flexible approach to working hours.

Job Description:

- Managing operational logistics requirements for being in the field including risk assessments, survey notes, hire equipment and team accommodation.

- Managing field team and supporting them remotely and advising on queries they might have.

- Scheduling and allocating staff to projects considering any conflicts with already existing projects and annual leave.

- Managing team priority allocation and timelines for project processing.

- Reporting writing and undertaking complex project QC requirements.

- Accomplishing complex data processing tasks.

- Managing quality control, forming, and delivering completed client deliverables.

- Managing installation, system configuration, equipment maintenance and servicing

- Reporting and management of survey related defects and any other that fall within your control.

- Scheduling of patch tests, latency tests, SV, and SVP sensor calibration checks as well as software and hardware updates.

- Construction and review of survey systems standard operating procedures, guides, and reviews.

Essential Qualifications:

- Degree (2:1) or greater in hydrographic surveying or other directly relevant subject.

- Two years or more of single beam and multibeam experience.

- Ability to install multibeam systems with knowledge of offsets etc.

- Be proficient in hydrographic survey software and CAD.

- Experienced with working on vessels under 12m in length.

- Flexible working approach and ability to work in the field for up to a week at a time if needed.

- A full UK driving license, ideally clean.

- Be a UK permanent resident with full working rights.

- Have English as your prime language or if not be fluent in English.

- Mindset to adopt a pro-active dynamic approach to all aspects of your work.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Have experience in a Senior Surveyor position or be able to demonstrate certain aptitude for this position.

- Experience with Hypack survey.

- Experience with vessel mounted LiDAR.

- Experience with side scan sonar and geophysical surveys.

- Experience with magnetometer surveys.

- Ability to process and QC above data sets.

- Towing survey vessels or other trailers.

- Boat driving experience or qualifications.

- Unmanned Aerial System qualification.

What we can offer:

- A rare opportunity for an enthusiastic hard-working person to be part of a well-established company where future involvement in the company structure is a real possibility.

- Opportunity to undertake diverse and interesting projects.

- A team who are excited about the prospect of introducing a new member to our ventures.

- A tennis court and ping pong table!

- New modern open office in a woodland setting

- Free parking on site

- Causal dress in a relaxed office environment

- Company Pension Scheme

The successful candidate will be based or willing to relocate to within an easy commuting distance of our office near Dorchester. We are a team of 6 seeking another member of the company who will enjoy the relaxed but busy working environment, formed from 25 years of experience.

We are a small company who aim to keep staff for the long term. Please only respond to this application if are serious in your intentions and are looking for a stable career.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £40,000.00-£50,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Dorchester: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Do you have at least a 2:1 Degree that includes modules on hydrographic surveying?
  • Are you physically fit for our work requires this?


  • Bachelor's (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

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