AutoCAD Drafter/Cartographer

Location: New Jersey
Deadline: May 31, 2017

The AutoCAD Drafter/Cartographer will prepare geospatial drawings to show bottom type, infrastructure, hydrographic, and physiographic features; prepare report figures; and work with bathymetric, topographic and geophysical data. The applicant must be experienced with AutoCAD Civil 3D. Experience in the aquatic environment and transferring data between various horizontal and vertical datum is preferred. Qualified candidates will have 3 to 5 years of relevant experience with knowledge of the surface modeling and contouring tools found in AutoCAD and outside programs such as surfer.  Prior life experience in land survey as a rod man, instrument man, party chief or surveyor is a bonus.

It is also expected that the preferred candidate will stay abreast of new technology developments in the geographic and cartographic realm by attending conferences, meetings, and other industry gatherings, ensure maps are designed correctly, and maintain quality assurance and quality control oversight. Institute and maintain cartographic principal standardization, best practices, and procedures, written cartographic standard operating procedures, and will provide ad hoc map creation and cartographic design support, as needed.


  • Provide AutoCAD and design support for marine surveying projects
  • Produce legible, aesthetic, and technically correct drawings in an efficient manner
  • Manage and organize data
  • Communicate and work pro-actively with project managers and field personnel


  • Proficiency with AutoCAD (including Civil 3D) and MS Office software applications
  • Experience with Adobe Suite, ArcGIS, Google Earth, Microstation, and Global Mapper
  • Knowledge of world geography and standard cartographic practices
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with GPS device software
  • B.A. or B.S. degree in surveying technology/geomatics, marine science, geology, or related field a plus
  • A.S. in drafting and design a plus.
  • Working knowledge of land/marine surveying activities a plus
  • Knowledge of Autochart a plus

Alpine offers a competitive pay and benefits package designed to attract and retain the talent needed to assure continued success.

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For consideration for this opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter including your current salary interest to:

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Alpine Ocean is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

About Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey:

Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, Inc. (Alpine), founded in 1957 and a Gardline Company since 2009, provides industry and government with the technical expertise to plan, acquire and interpret scientific data from marine and freshwater environments. Company capabilities include geophysical, geotechnical, hydrographic, oceanographic, environmental and positioning services. Since our founding by a group of Lamont Doherty scientists over 50 years ago, Alpine has worked on more than 3,000 marine survey projects worldwide. Alpine maintains its company headquarters in Norwood, New Jersey. 

Our professional staff consists of geologists, geophysicists, hydrographers, and marine scientists, many with advanced degrees and significant industry experience


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Alpine supports coastal, marine and civil engineers and projects by providing high quality marine survey data which is used for design, analysis, numerical modeling and regulatory assessment