Graduate Geospatial/Hydrographic Data Processor

Business Description

Spectrum Geosurvey specialise in coastal geophysical surveys, supporting a wide range of clients in the offshore renewables sector. We have a proven track record delivering the highest-quality hydrographic and geophysical survey data. Spectrum Geosurvey are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our growing team based in our Lymington office.

Position Overview

The Graduate Geospatial/Hydrographic Data Processor will be predominately responsible for hydrographic data processing, generating client deliverables, and survey report writing. It is a great opportunity to build key industry-related skills, gain exposure to a variety of projects in the offshore renewable energy sector. For the graduate position, no hydrographic experience is required however, experience working with GIS and spatial data, or experience of handling big data would be an advantage. Successful candidates will receive industry leading inhouse training on hydrographic data processing techniques and established workflows using CARIS HIPS & SIPS. Supported by an experienced and committed team of surveyors, the Hydrographic Data Processor will develop their skill set to carry out the following tasks within our growing company.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role to


Role Responsibilities

  • Under guidance, conduct Bathymetric processing and assist in maintaining quality and consistency of data processing and deliverable creation
  • Report preparation based on Geophysical survey data and interpretation
  • Hydrographic chart and chartlet creation in QGIS or ArcGIS
  • Seabed contact identification and characterisation
  • Data quality control and data assurance ensuring that it complies with the project scope of work
  • Providing a positive feedback loop to the infield survey team to improve data acquisition quality and practices
  • Identification, investigation and troubleshooting inconsistencies in hydrographic data
  • Follow and contribute to established data processing procedures and guidelines
  • Assist with data management and data archiving activities
  • Use Microsoft applications such as Excel and Word, to maintain accurate processing records
  • Ensure the confidentiality and security of Geophysical survey data

Required education/experience & attributes

  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Hydrography, Marine Geography, Marine Sciences, or a related field
  • Working knowledge of hydrographic multibeam systems, motion reference units, side scan sonar and magnetometer systems
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team, have a can-do attitude and a strong verbal communication skillset
  • High attention to detail while under pressure to ensure all relevant information is identified, extracted, and reported
  • Highly competent in the use of all Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel
  • Ability to take initiative, to problem solve and troubleshoot data where required
  • Excellent data management and coordination skills to handle large volumes of data
  • Strong technical report writing
  • Good interpersonal and written communication skills

Desired but not essential education/experience & attributes

  • Work experience with GIS and spatial data
  • Prior industry experience working within a hydrographic surveying role or related industry
  • Project management experience
  • Previous work experience of using hydrographic software, such as QINSy, Teledyne PDS or Caris HIPS & SIPS (For graduate position, no experience is required for such bespoke hydrographic suites, but experience working with GIS and spatial data or experience of handling big data would be an advantage)
  • Knowledge of Hydrographic survey planning and reporting
  • Experience with creating charts (QGIS & ArcGIS)
  • Experience with a scripting language (Python)
  • Full valid UK driving license

Company Benefits

  • 33 days of annual leave per year (including Bank Holidays)
  • Pension 5% Matched
  • Flexible working hours
  • Continuous Training and Development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Modern, environmentally friendly office with sit down/standing desks
  • An Employee Assistance Programme, providing trained wellbeing and counselling practitioners and 24/7 telephone support
  • Free eye tests
  • Free team lunch on a Wednesday
  • Great team culture
  • Sport socials
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Closing Date:

01 June 2024