Marine Survey Party Chief

New York, New York
Feb 01, 2024
Feb 14, 2024
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Marine Survey Party Chief - Offshore - Great Pay & Benefits

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Salary: $90,000 - $120,000 per year

A bit about us:

Excellent company with an employee-centric culture.

Why join us?

Great Benefits, Highly Competitive Pay. Combination of Remote Work & Field Work (offshore).

Job Details

Seeking Marine Survey Party Chief with robust expertise in Hydrography, Geophysics, and Geotechnical Sampling.

Manage field projects, including client interaction, planning field operations, overseeing survey logistics, supervising field personnel, and ensuring data quality through QA/QC processes.
Act as Party Chief, coordinating with the survey vessel Master and serving as the technical and managerial lead for the marine survey crew assigned to the vessel.
Provide effective leadership under pressure, motivating field staff to meet deadlines while delivering high-quality data to clients.
Oversee daily data QA/QC, survey logs, progress reports, and HSE documents.
Ensure adherence to HSEQ protocols and prioritize personal and co-worker safety as Party Chief.
Support and maintain regular and effective communication with field staff.
Collaborate with internal departments to facilitate smooth project operations.
Monitor schedules, processing issues, and delays, proactively working on mitigation plans.
Supervise the care and maintenance of equipment in the field.
Foster a culture of continuous improvement in company processes, including safety programs and the quality management system.


Bachelor's degree in marine sciences related to the field of endeavor (hydrography, geophysics, or geotechnical sampling).
1-3 years of relevant experience in the marine survey field, demonstrating expertise as a field project manager / party chief.
Expertise in O&G or Renewable Energy infrastructure projects, submarine cable/pipeline routing, and/or civil/environmental engineering.
Working knowledge of marine remote sensing instrumentation and software, including GPS positioning systems, IMUs, USBLs, multibeam bathymetry, Side Scan Sonars, Subbottom Profilers, Magnetometers, CTD/SV profilers, water quality sondes, etc. Software proficiency in QINSy, HYPACK, MagLog, Montaj, SonarWiz, SonarPro, Geosuite, Kingdom Suites, Radex.
Knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS, and Global Mapper is advantageous.
Familiarity with navigation and positioning techniques and sufficient knowledge of horizontal and vertical datums and datum transformations for QC oversight.
Troubleshooting capability on equipment, particularly fine-tuning systems for optimal results.
Knowledge of mobilizing third-party vessels from the bottom-up is a plus.
Strong writing skills with the ability to produce preliminary reports and process and interpret data at least to the QA/QC stages.
Ability to work remotely during a project's upfront planning phase and the follow-up data processing/reporting phase.
Travel to the main office to support a project's preparation phase and cleanup phase, and participate in the survey vessel for mobilization, survey operations, and demobilization.
This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Candidates must be authorized/eligible to work in the US.

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