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David Evans and Associates - Hydrographic Technician, Gulfport

July 22, 2018 9:34 AM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) our philosophy is "To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best."  Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has 20 offices in seven states and employs roughly 650 people firm wide.  DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.


DEA is currently seeking a Hydrographic Technician to be assigned to our Gulfport, MS office but will travel to locations such and work aboard the survey vessel Blake to support hydrographic projects.  As a Hydrographic Technician your responsibilities will be diverse and will include assisting DEA hydrographers in conducting single beam, multibeam, and side scan sonar surveys.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to data acquisition aboard survey vessels, trailering vessels, maintaining safe and efficient operations, equipment maintenance, maintaining accurate survey logs, data processing and other duties as directed by hydrographers.

Basic Qualifications:

·         Familiar with a variety of the field’s basic concepts, practices and procedures to the completion of assignments.

·         Project experience in land or hydrographic surveying

·         Generally will have 1 or more years of relevant experience.

·         Good communication skills

·         Valid driving license with clean driving record

·         Must be detail oriented, team player, safety conscious, and able to manage multiple work assignments

·         Ability to safely haul, maneuver, and back trailers

·         Boating and nautical skills and hold, or ability to obtain, state boating license

·         Ability to perform physical labor to support offshore operations

·         Ability to travel and work 12 hour shifts aboard a vessel for a 20 day duration

·         Experience with Microsoft Office software


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics, Marine Science or related science field

·         USCG license

·         Project experience with multibeam or single beam hydrographic surveys

·         Familiar with NOAA and USACE standards for the conduct of hydrographic surveys

·         Experience with Hypack, CARIS HIPS and Chesapeake SonarWiz software



·         Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

·         Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay

·         401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)


DEA is proud to be  an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.


Apply online at:  http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DEAINC&cws=39&rid=2733

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