Hydrographic Surveyor


  • Are you familiar with Kongsberg and Simrad echosounders?
  • Would you like to participate in voyages on the RV Investigator?
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

The Position

The Position

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere (O&A) is seeking a Hydrographic Surveyor to work in a diverse team to provide scientific support on the RV Investigator.

The successful candidate will undertake hydrographic surveying from blue-water research vessels and small vessels around Australia. Working in a diverse team, you will undertake survey planning, acquisition, processing and interpretation of bathymetric and other geophysical data.

The role requires you to provide sea-going support for up to 85 days per year, primarily on the Marine National Facility's RV Investigator.

Experience in field work, familiarity with Kongsberg and Simrad echosounders and other marine geophysical sensors, equipment maintenance and a publication record will be highly regarded.

Your duties will include:

  • Undertake hydrographic surveys from various survey platforms to applicable standard. Monitor and maintain marine survey & geophysical equipment, including multibeam and singlebeam echosounders, sub-bottom profilers, gravity meter, magnetometer and other instruments as required, in support of sea-going operations.
  • Liaise with stakeholders concerning all aspects of survey planning, survey, data collection and processing and respond to data requests.
  • Process and interpret bathymetric and other geophysical data sets at sea and on shore, deriving and integrating GIS and mapping products, visualising data and communicating the results through reports and papers.
  • Undertake maintenance, repair and calibration of survey systems and sensors as required.

Locations: Hobart, TAS
Salary: AU$80K - $91K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Ref No.: 48583

To be successful you will need:

  • A degree in Spatial Sciences or related field and considerable experience.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the theory and practise of hydrographic surveying, the principles of multi beam echo sounders and their acquisition and post-processing techniques, hardware, acquisition software, data storage formats and transfer techniques.
  • Excellent recordkeeping skills, demonstrated ability to clearly communicate technical concepts verbally and in l reports and papers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a highly competent and committed team, and to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to provide a high level of technical support at sea up to 85 days per year on voyages of up to 8 weeks duration.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria on the CSIRO website at www.csiro.au/careers

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Our Business Unit CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere provides the knowledge to manage Australia's marine estate and atmospheric environment, plan for and respond to weather and climate related natural hazards and ensure sustainable coastal development and growth of marine industries.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Find out more! CSIRO Balance

How to Apply: If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role as defined in the position details document.

Applications Close: 11:59pm AEST, Monday 16 October 2017

posted: 28 September 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.