Hydrographic Processor

Location: Norwood NJ
Position Type: Full-Time
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2022


  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control on hydrographic data acquisition conducted during field operations for offshore survey projects.
  • Perform data processing tasks both onboard survey vessels and in the office.
  • Process, interpret and analyze hydrographic data, including multibeam echosounder data, in one or more of the following market areas: Offshore Wind and/or O&G infrastructure projects, submarine cable/pipeline routing, civil engineering and/or environmental assessment projects.
  • Set-up and operate hydrographic survey equipment.
  • Perform GIS data analysis.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Process and interpret final data sets from the QA/QC stages.
  • Draft preliminary reports on data finding according to project specifications.
  • Assist in charting production.
  • Follow safety rules and practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science, Cartography, Geomatics, Geosciences, Engineering or related field required.
  • ACSM Hydrographer, Category A Hydrographer or PLS certification is a strong plus.
  • At least 5 years of applicable experience in the field of hydrographic surveying, involving both singlebeam and multi-beam bathymetry.  
  • Must have multi-beam, backscatter and single-beam processing experience utilizing: CARIS Hips & Sips, Qimera, POSPAC, QINSY and Hypack.
    • Knowledge of GPS and motion reference positioning systems, calibration techniques and data processing. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to remain tactful and professional when managing groups with various opinions and task timelines.
    • Extremely organized and detail-oriented.
      • Excellent observational and analytical skills.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
        • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
        • Valid state driver’s license.
  • Proven track record of leadership, initiative and self-motivation, the ability to effectively follow best practices with regards to HSE, and attention to detail are all important skills to bring to the position.
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or GIS a plus.
  • Good writing skills, including a track record preparing at least preliminary, but preferably, final reports.
  • Experience in navigation and positioning software and survey line planning a plus.
  • 50%+ travel to projects both within the US and overseas for offshore/remote or offshore/office-based processors.


Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of standing on a vessel and sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Working in outdoor weather conditions on a vessel.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.

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, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Alpine offers a competitive pay and benefits package designed to attract and retain the talent needed to assure continued success. Visit our website: www.alpineocean.com for more information about our company. Please submit your resume to: careers@alpineocean.com


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