Graduate Hydrographic Surveyor

Fareham, UK
Added: April 5, 2024
Job Description

The role

Fugro are recruiting for a graduate hydrographic processor to join our world-leading geophysical survey department based at our waterfront office in Portchester on the UK’s south coast. As a hydrographic processor, you will be responsible for processing hydrographic data on a wide variety of projects. You will work with teams in the field and project surveyors in the office to deliver industry-leading data to our clients.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain exposure to a variety of projects working in a range of markets (including renewables, UXO, pipeline inspection). The role will combine time based at our Portchester office, at site office such as our remote operations centre in Aberdeen, and offshore on Fugro vessels. Therefore, you will get the opportunity to experience both the onshore and offshore environment, working at the forefront of marine geophysical science.

The successful candidate will be working closely with the project team. This includes the project manager, vessel team, other processors and our clients. You will report to a project surveyor.

The Ideal Candidate Will

  • You want to work in an innovative environment with access to the latest equipment and software;
  • You want to be part of some of the largest offshore engineering projects in the world, including prestigious offshore wind projects;
  • You want to work in a dynamic and ambitious team with opportunities to develop new skills;
  • Enjoy a varied role where no day is the same as the previous one;
  • You have little or lots of experience. We are interested if you have 10 weeks or 10 years of experience.

You Will Play a Key Role In

  • Processing, interpreting and reporting of hydrographic data, including multibeam echosounder, GNSS tides, SVPs, USBL and backscatter;
  • Delivering high quality data at all phases throughout the project life cycle, including acquisition, processing, interpretation, reporting and deliverables;
  • Assisting with vessel mobilisations and demobilisations where required;
  • Undertaking offshore survey operations, including offshore processing, assisting with back-deck operations, undertaking data coverage checks and creating infill lineplans.

Who We’re Looking For

We are interested to hear from you regardless of your level of work experience in the industry.


  • A qualification in hydrography, ocean science, earth mapping or closely related subject;
  • An analytical mindset, shown by experience in data management, data processing and/or programming/coding;
  • Good verbal and written English language skills;
  • An ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients;
  • Confidence working under pressure to tight deadlines;
  • A high attention to detail, quality and safety;
  • We require applicants to live within (or relocate to) a commutable distance from our Portchester office.


  • Experience of industry-standard hydrographic processing software, such as Teledyne CARIS, Fugro Starfix or Applanix POSPac;
  • Offshore/practical experience in oil and gas, ocean science, renewables and/or survey industries;
  • Able to work offshore for periods of up to 4 weeks.

Please note, if you would like to work offshore you will need to pass an offshore medical prior to employment. Candidates who want no offshore time are also welcome to apply.

What We’ll Offer You

Benefits for this role include

  • A competitive salary accompanied by offshore/ROC survey allowances;
  • Contributory pension scheme;
  • Life assurance;
  • Private medical insurance;
  • 24 days annual leave, increasing over time, and with an option to buy more;
  • Cycle to work scheme and electric vehicle scheme;
  • Hybrid working;
  • Access to the Fugro Academy training platform;
  • Wellbeing support through an employee assistance programme and a social committee.

Fugro offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself. By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you’ll be able to do what you do best, better. We encourage you to be yourself. So, bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude. Bring your questions and opinions too, because to be the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

To apply, please send both a CV and covering letter.

About Us

Fugro are the world’s leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. We provide the technical data and information required to design, construct and maintain large structures and infrastructure in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Working around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets, we employ approximately 9,500 employees in around 60 countries.

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