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Hydrographic Surveyor

Date: 22-Nov-2021

Location: Southampton, GB

Company: ABP

We are ABPmer; a marine consultancy and survey company that specialises in understanding one of the most complex environments on earth. Known for our technical ability, professionalism and service excellence, we have been helping clients sustainably manage, operate and develop in the marine environment for more than 70 years. Based in Southampton, our support and advice is used around the world.


Our marine survey department has seen extensive growth in recent years. The majority of our work is for the aggregate industry, offshore wind, cables and infrastructure developments. As part of the ABP Group, however, some of our work involves conducting regular surveys within ABP ports around the UK. Typical survey durations range from a few hours local to Southampton to 10 days on inshore UK-based deployments.


ABPmer is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd.




Contract type: Permanent, full time

Closing date: 7 January, 2022


Are you an experienced hydrographer wanting to extend your skillset?


Do you want a role where you can continue to do the survey data acquisition that you enjoy without being away for extended periods of time? 


Due to growing demand for our marine services, ABPmer is looking for an experienced hydrographer to take the lead in conducting inshore hydrographic surveys and provide support to our other marine survey capabilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your survey knowledge and complement your hydrography experience, with the added benefit of learning about consultancy services.


About the role:

From the start, you will be responsible for co-ordinating and undertaking our bathymetric survey work ensuring that high quality data is acquired to meet client requirements.


Your role will extend from client liaison to mobilisation of vessels and data acquisition to data processing and reporting.


When you are not acquiring or working with bathymetric and geophysical data, you will be involved with oceanographic deployments, drone operations (both aerial and remotely operated vessels), environmental sampling and ecological survey.


You will also be working on bids, ensuring our offer is appropriate for client needs, involved in our promotional activities, attending conferences, exhibitions and business development meetings.


This role might be right for you if you have:

  • A relevant degree in hydrography or marine science.
  • At least three years’ experience in a hydrographic survey role.
  • Experience with industry standard survey equipment (multibeam systems and Applanix POS MV positioning systems).
  • Experience with hydrographic survey acquisition software (QPS QINSy, BeamworX, Applanix POS View).
  • Experience with bathymetric processing software (BeamworX Autoclean, Caris HIPS & SIPS, QPS Qimera, Applanix POSPac).
  • Geophysical equipment experience (beneficial).
  • Oceanographic deployment experience (beneficial).
  • Small boat handling experience and commercial certification (beneficial).



As well as a generous leave, salary and pension package, we know there is more to life than work. That’s why our working practices and benefits are based on supporting your well-being so you can enjoy your time in and out of work.


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.