Junior Hydrographer
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

Job Description

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. 

We are currently seeking a Hydrographer (All levels) at our Bothell, WA location to support our marine services, river restoration and remediation businesses. Our personnel specialize in the acquisition of bathymetric, topographic, geophysical and oceanographic data and environmental sampling throughout the United States and internationally.

Work locations include inland lakes and rivers, ports and harbors and near-coastal and offshore sites in support of our public, government and private clients.  We conduct surveying and field investigations for remediation and restoration planning, underwater mapping, engineering evaluations including detailed underwater infrastructure assessments for submarine cables and pipelines, dredging, habitat investigations, oceanographic studies and hydroelectric dam assessments.

  • Perform hydrographic and geophysical surveys from planning to delivering data products

  • Setup, operate and troubleshoot surveying system hardware, computers, software, and cabling

  • Setup, operate HYPACK, HYSWEEP, QINSy, CARIS, POSPac at competent to expert level

  • Setup, operate Leica / Trimble static GNSS and RTK GPS and process and perform QC on the data

  • Setup operate R2Sonic 2020 and Reson 7125 at a competent to expert level

  • Collect and process multibeam sonar (MBES) and/or single beam echosounder data

  • Work aboard boats from 12-250 feet in length, domestically and internationally

  • Perform field topographic, scientific or engineering surveys using GPS and/or Total Station

  • Understand geodesy, survey and tidal datum, establish and recover survey control

  • Develop and follow plans, specifications, SOPs, procedures and promote safe work practices

  • Be self-motivated, hardworking, ethical, trustworthy and dependable

  • Have strong analytical and communication skills and strong desire to learn and do new things

  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Travel for domestic and foreign work, ~30% of the year, assignments is required

  • Ability to work in the field in inclement weather as well as offshore for weeks at a time is required

  • Physical ability to load/unload equipment (lifting 50 lbs.), walk safely over rugged terrain and up/down ships ladders is required

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Geodesy, Geomatics, Oceanography, Marine Geology, with 2 years’ direct experience in either Land or Hydrographic Surveying (required)

  • An A.S degree or certificate for land or hydrographic survey and 5 years’ experience required

  • THSOA / NSPS Hydrographer Certification or PLS License are substitute for above requirements

  • The ideal candidate will have more than 5 years of field experience as a Survey Technician, Oceanographic Technician, Survey Party Chief, or Hydrographic Surveyor

  • Land surveyors are expected to become proficient hydrographic surveyors 

  • Competent to expert software experience with some combination of: HYPACK HYSWEEP PosPac CARIS, QINSy Qimera, Qinertia, Leica GeoOffice, Trimble Business Center, ArcGIS, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Global Mapper, SURFER, SonarWiz is required

  • Competent to expert survey equipment experience with some combination of: survey-grade GNSS/GPS receivers, robotic total stations; terrestrial laser scanners, mobile LiDAR, single beam or multibeam echo-sounders (MBES), sidescan sonar, GPS-integrated inertial navigation systems, is required 

Desirable Experience and Certifications:

  • Experience with geodesy, cartography, GIS, photogrammetry and chart production is desired

  • Experience working on small boats and large vessels desired but not required

  • Experience working in a consulting, multi-client, fast-paced environment, with changes in daily activities is highly desirable

  • Experience with POS-MV, SBG Equinox, SBP, SSS, USBL, LiDAR, ADCP, ROVs is very beneficial

  • Experience with, sediment samplers and corers, vibrocorers, water samplers, trawls is desired

  • Competency with AutoCAD Civil 3D, Surfer, or ArcGIS is highly desired

  • OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification

  • STCW Safety training for at sea emergencies. (Fire, First-Aid, survival at seal)

  • First-Aid / CPR (First Responder)
  • UAS Remote Pilot (Part 107)
  • Public Land Surveyor, PLS
  • IHO CAT A or B
  • NSPS - THSOA Hydrographer Certification
  • TWIC
About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. 

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Bothell, WA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 6/25/2019

About Us

As a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide, Tetra Tech seeks clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, we offer clear solutions made possible by our sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches. To achieve and sustain our goals, we need your talent and energy!

As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to your personal and professional development as well as company success.

A career with Tetra Tech means a diverse, collaborative work environment, opportunities to involve yourself in self-directed project efforts, work/life balance, and a wide range of benefits. With offices and project opportunities in locations around the world, you can find an opportunity that matches your career goals and geographic preference.

Come discover how rewarding a career with Tetra Tech can be.

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