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OFFSHORE - Hydrographic Surveyor / Party Chief

companyFugro Survey Africa (Pty) Ltd. - Cape Town
levelHBO (BSc, BA)
apply before31 Dec 2016

Fugro Survey Africa (Pty) Ltd is part of the Fugro Group and employs staff in several countries. Fugro Survey is a dynamic company, specialised in hydrographic and marine surveys. Projects are carried out for clients in the oil and gas industry, construction and dredging companies. Main services provided are positioning of rigs and vessels, and collection and interpretation of offshore survey data using acoustic equipment. Fugro Survey operate the dedicated survey vessel Geo Endeavour. Operations are executed mainly in frontier areas in Africa under challenging conditions. Fugro Survey is part of a business unit which includes offices in Leidschendam, Paris, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Angola and South Africa.


These roles are advertised on an on-going basis.
The HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYOR performs all survey assignment in the office and in the field, as defined by the project manager or operations manager. The position demands responsibility and necessity to set example. Initiative is a pre-requisite in the role of all duties, whether in the lead or supportive role.
·   Execute positioning and navigation tasks according to survey procedures and client 
·   Perform computations, data processing, field reporting and survey reporting in accordance with
·   Perform appropriate checks of data and computations
·   Ensure all safety standards are met and followed
·   Actively participate in adherence to and improvement of the company Management System on
    Quality and HSE related issues.
·   Reporting to Operations Manager. Working closely with other field staff offshore, with Project
    Manager and Data Centre Co-ordinator on project basis.
In addition to the above two roles duties, Party Chief roles are also available:
The PARTY CHIEF is in charge of office and field work for a project. Directs and controls staff assigned to ensure procedures are followed. Liaises with client representative.
  • Actively participate in project execution.
  • Ensure project targets are met and correct procedures followed.
  • Check all works of subordinate staff.
  • Check and approve all administrative reporting.
  • Prepare draft report in line with given format.
  • Liaise regularly with client.
  • Document contract variation orders.
position requirements
For Survey roles:
·   Relevant B.Sc. or Diploma: Hydrographic Survey CAT A or B / Geomatics / Land Survey
·   Must have previous offshore (preferably in hydrographic / geophysical survey industry
In addition to above requirements, for all roles:
·   English language
·   Be prepared to travel locally (within Africa) and internationally
·   Show creativity, motivation, adaptability and innovation
·   Be flexible, stress resistant, have an accurate work practice and a hands-on mentality
·   Be a team player with good communication skills
·   Good computer skills
·   Be aware of and adhere to the safety policies and procedures of the company
·   Empowered with the responsibility to halt unsafe work
·     Previous offshore experience (an hence able to swim)
·     Medically fit (please disclose any conditions which may prevent offshore work)
·     South African national (or valid work permit)
·     Residing in Cape Town, South Africa (or willing to relocate at own cost).
·   Valid driver’s license with record in good standing
·   No criminal record (this must be disclosed as police clearances are done for visas when
     travelling offshore)
what we offer
·   Competitive offshore allowances
·   Pension scheme and medical aid contribution.
·   Challenging and varied job in a multi-cultural international company
·   Dynamic and informal working atmosphere
·   Opportunity for personal and career development
·   Comprehensive worldwide training infrastructure available.
Further information
Contact person

To apply, please send your CV (resumé) with relevant documents (qualification, RSA Identity document OR work permit and passport plus recent payslip) to recruiting@fugro.com

We regret that not all applicants will be interviewed.
Should you not hear from us please consider your application unsuccessful.
We are committed to the principles of Employment Equity


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