Field Project Manager/Hydrographic Party Chief

Location: Norwood, NJ
Position Type: Full-Time
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017


The candidate will be expected to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Field project management, including client liaising, planning field operations, overseeing field personnel while on the project and providing QA/QC of data.
  • Ensuring HSEQ protocols are following and that personal and co-worker safety is a top priority. 
  • Supervising the care and maintenance of equipment in the field.
  • Encouraging a culture of continuous improvement of the company’s processes, including safety program and quality management system.
  • Supporting and communicating with field staff effectively.
  • Showing leadership under pressure and motivating field staff to meet deadlines while providing clients with a high quality of data


  • A degree in a geomatics related field (hydrography, surveying, or engineering) and minimum of 5 years applied hydrographic field experience, or an applicable Master’s Degree and 3 years’ experience.
  • The Candidate’s area of expertise should fall within one or multiple of the following areas: Nautical charting, dredging, O&G infrastructure projects, marine shallow hazards surveys, submarine cable/pipeline routing, civil engineering and/or environmental assessment projects.
  • Candidate must have a working knowledge of hydrographic data acquisition systems and software including Multibeam Sonars, Singlebeam Sonars, Side Scan Sonars, and GNSS navigation systems. Knowledge of operation and deployment of geophysical equipment a plus. Software packages which could be used include QINSy, HYPACK, Edgetech Discover, SonarWiz, Caris, Qimera, and Global Mapper.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD or GIS a plus.
  • Candidate should have good knowledge of navigation and positioning techniques, USBL experience is a plus.
  • Candidate should have some trouble shooting capability on equipment especially when it comes to fine tuning systems for best results.
  • Knowledge of mobilizing third party vessels from the bottom up a plus.
  • Candidate should have good writing skills and should be able to write preliminary reports and process and interpret data at least to the QA/QC stages.
  • ACSM Certified Hydrographer, Category A Hydrographer, or Professional Land Surveyor candidates will be viewed favorably.


Alpine and the Gardline Group offer access to substantial resources, training, experience and growth opportunities, providing employees a long lived and fulfilling career. As Field Project Manager/Hydrographic Party Chief you will be interfacing directly with the company’s Senior Project Managers.

Alpine offers a full benefits package including yearly salary reviews, paid vacation, personal days, health insurance coverage, life insurance, a 401K plan.  Benefits may also include corporate credit card, cellular phone and car allowance. Relocation assistance is also available if appropriate.

Alpine 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.

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