Hydrographic Surveyor

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Job Title
Hydrographic Surveyor
Salary Range
$45 - $55 per hour
Health benefits, RRSP, vacation, company vehicle, paid overtime
Engineering & Technical Trades
Lower Mainland -BC
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Our client is involved in all aspects of heavy civil construction including structural, marine construction, and environmental and navigational dredging. They are committed to providing every project with a highly skilled workforce, a highly respected management team, highly developed quality control and safety programs, and a commitment to growth, stability, quality, and performance to get the job done right. They are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace with safety as a primary consideration in all they do.


  • Responsible to map the sea bed to precisely determine the position of all the surface features.
  • Utilize specialized equipment to record original sea bed before construction (i.e. before removal or placement of any material) and at any stage during construction.
  • Record tide or water level measurements to provide a vertical reference (mean lower low water) for water depths.
  • Perform surveys to determine sea floor material (i.e. sand, mud, rock), which is important for anchoring, dredging, structure construction, pipeline and cable routing, and fisheries habitat.
  • Perform other site duties or functions, consistent with status or vocational ability as may be required from time to time.
  • Ensure a safe work environment for our people, clients, subcontractors, and the public.
  • Represent the company to the public in a manner that is consistent with corporate values and goals.
  • Lead by example.
  • Observe user level maintenance of positioning and geophysical equipment and sensors.
  • Configure and operate various hydrographic and navigation instrumentations including, but not limited to: winches, coring equipment, side scan sonar, single beam echo sounders, multi-beam sonar, temperature/salinity sensors, magnetometers, sub-bottom profilers, GPS, DGPS, USBL, RTK and other systems as required.
  • Perform, under supervision, equipment calibration, data collection, and data quality.
  • Preparation and quality control of field data acquisition.
  • Responsible for log entries and maintenance of work logs or records sufficient for quality assurance.
  • Ability to configure and operate land survey equipment (Total Stations, Level, RTK and Static GPS), including troubleshooting techniques.
  • Basic maintenance and repair of systems in the field as well as in the office tech shop.
  • Work independently and efficiently to carry out assignments from start to finish, meeting client commitments in a timely and accurate manner and within budget constraints.
  • Use computer operating systems and specialized software efficiently.
  • Review all safe work practices and procedures associated with the job prior to ask execution.
  • Carry out work in a manner that will not jeopardize own/others safety.
  • Wear, and participate in the ongoing training of, the required PPE for the position/task at hand.


  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to surveying and geomatics (industry related).
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ hydrographic surveyor experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with the collection of any/all single and multi-beam, side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profilers, magnetometer and familiarity with hydrographic data processing and analysis software, such as Hydropro, Hypack, HYSweep, SonarMap, Autocad and other related 3D software programs.
  • Network/ IT troubleshooting required.
  • Proficiency in Windows, Office and technical software applications required.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract (per company insurance requirements).
  • CSTS-09 certificate (or CSTS-2020 or SiteReadyBC certificates as equivalent).
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
  • WHIMIS-2015 certificate (valid within 3-years).

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Vanessa Cox


Having spent 13 years as a recruiter and trainer at Panago, Vanessa’s knowledge runs deep. Her experience recruiting and training hundreds of corporate employees nationally at all levels has made her well-versed in how to assess talent under tight timelines. What Vanessa loves about her role as a recruiter is finding the talent that clients require to succeed as well as placing individuals in fulfilling jobs that help advance their careers.

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