Hydrographer

Woolpert in Winona, MS

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Geoscience/Earth Science
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $91,330.00 - 131,840.00 / Year*
position filled
Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications. Woolpert was recently certified as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work . We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients.Woolpert seeks a certified Hydrographer to work in our Bay St. Louis, Mississippi office. This position is primarily responsible for project planning, scheduling, monitoring and reporting for airborne bathymetric lidar projects. The chosen individual will be a core member of our field operations team and as such must be willing to travel, both domestically and internationally. Candidate must be a U.S. citizen.

Responsibilities
  • Planning field operations, overseeing field personnel, and providing QA/QC of data
  • Executing field operations, operating and maintaining sensors, and processing sensor data
  • Verifying/Validating sensors work correctly and analyze and research hydrographic data
  • Drive sensor design and software improvements
  • Field testing of design improvements of hardware and software
  • Adjust surveying instruments to maintain their precision
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys
  • Preparing reports and simulations
  • Quality control and production tracking including preparing daily and weekly production reports
  • Supervising and ensuring the care of equipment in the field
  • Coordinate findings with the work of engineering and technical personnel, clients, and others
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • NSPS/ACSM Certified Hydrographer, Category A Hydrographer, or Professional Land Surveyor candidates will be viewed favorably
  • A degree in a geomatics related field (hydrography, surveying, or engineering) and a minimum of 5 years applied hydrographic field experience, or an applicable Master s Degree and 3 years experience
  • Active Secret Clearance is required
  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of hydrographic data acquisition systems including Airborne Lidar, Multibeam Sonars, Single-beam Sonars, Side Scan Sonars, and GNSS navigation systems.
  • Experience using bathymetric process software packages which include HydroFusion, PFMABE, Caris, Qimera, and Global Mapper, QINSy, HYPACK, Edgetech Discover, SonarWiz,
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD or GIS a plus
  • Knowledge of mobilizing third party vessels from the bottom up a plus
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Strong technical proficiency required, including Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment; offer constructive feedback and direction to support goals
  • Quickly adapt and respond to industry changes as well as internal initiatives
  • Duties include moderate travel.
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Associated topics: geodynamic, geography, gis, hydrologist, meteorology, planet, planetary, planetary atmosphere, planetary magnetospher, seismology

* Estimated salary