Job Description

Hydrographic Project / Programme Manager
Salary: £ 43,889 plus a potential Recruitment and Retention allowance of up to £7,000
Hours: Full time, part time, flexible
Contract: Permanent

If you are an experienced Hydrographic professional with a passion for seabed mapping, these roles present both a stimulating and rewarding opportunity to manage and oversee one of a portfolio of hydrographic programmes and projects, engaging with hydrographic partners across the world.

About the UKHO

UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We work with a wide range of data partners to chart the world’s oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

The role

As Hydrographic Project / Programme Manager, you will be responsible for the overall management of hydrographic projects and programmes. This will require you to identify, coordinate and document projects on both a national and international basis, offering the chance for broad travel and engagement opportunities. You will work closely with other UK Government Organisations, providing consultancy and technical assistance as required to foreign governments and non-governmental institutions, maximising data acquisition for use in UKHO products and services.

What we are looking for

This role will suit someone with a passion for seabed mapping, pairing this with a strong hydrographic technical background and experience.

You will be accredited to at least HPAS Level 2 and/or have successfully completed IHO Cat B education or equivalent.

In addition to your strong hydrographic background, you will possess current knowledge of the latest methods of hydrographic data collection, processing, and appraisal standards/techniques.

You will be capable of developing hydrographic solutions tailored to customer needs across a broad spectrum of hydrographic survey related activity.

Additionally, you will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, pairing this with a confidence to work with staff at all levels and to build strong working relationships.

In return

UKHO is a great place in which to explore your career potential. While our projects are career-defining, the work/life balance that we can offer you is equally exceptional. From flexitime, flexible working, an award-winning office environment and a generous annual leave allowance of 34.5 days including public holidays, the opportunities open to you here are hard to beat.

For a full job description, including the assessment criteria, please click the apply button to be taken to our website.

UKHO embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

Closing date: Monday 2nd January 2023

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Hydrographic Project / Programme Manager




Hydrographic Project / Programme Manager


Taunton, UK

Closing Date:

02 January 2023