Lead Surveyor - Marine


Lafayette, Louisiana, United States


Full time




On Site

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Job Description

Fugro specializes in data-driven asset management, so you can monitor and assess the condition of your structures. This way, you’ll catch vulnerabilities before they pose a risk and schedule maintenance in time. Your assets won’t just work better, but longer too.

The Lead Surveyor is responsible for interfacing, calibrating, and operating all navigation and positioning systems onboard the vessel they are assigned to.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead by example and place Quality, Health & Safety, Security, and the protection of the environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers, or the communities in which we live and work at risk.

  • Performs as Survey team leader during mobilization, operation and demobilization of surface positioning, subsea positioning.

  • Operates and calibrates surface positioning software and equipment with no assistance.

  • Operates and calibrates Ultra Short Base Line (USBL) equipment with no assistance.

  • Operates Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) equipment with limited or no assistance.

  • Performs as shift leader for (USBL) operations.

  • Maintains open lines of communication between Party Chief and office Management.

  • Maintains survey notes and performs geodesy confirmations.

  • Demonstrates initiative and leadership in performance of duties.

  • Provides on-the-job training to junior staff.

  • Performs other duties or completes special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions.

  • Possess the ability to obtain a valid passport for international travel.

  • Must have a driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record.

  • Possess an Associate degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school.

  • Have one year or more experience as an Acoustic Survey Specialist or similar position.

  • Geomatics experience preferred, experience with acoustic or navigation systems, or electronics.

  • Intimate understanding of classic survey techniques and how they affect offshore surveying principles.

  • Capable of producing technical reports as they pertain to client deliverables.

  • Capable of interfacing all required geophysical and navigation equipment to the navigation system.

  • Maintains ownership of the navigation system while aboard the geophysical vessels.

What’s in it for you?

At Fugro, our people are our number one priority and central to our purpose to create a safe and livable world. Our values set the foundation for our unique culture: we are determined to deliver, we prepare for tomorrow, we do what’s right, and we build trust. Our talent philosophy is seeded by our values and fueled by a passion for learning, developing leadership behaviors, transparency, and accountability.

Fugro offers opportunities to sharpen skills and provide career growth through on-the-job learning experiences, LinkedIn Learning access, business and technical training, and leadership development programs.

We value the mental, physical, and financial health of our employees and their families and offer a variety of flexible work models. Fugro USA’s comprehensive benefits package also ensures you have choices that fit your needs at any life stage.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**

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Fugro is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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