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Marine Survey Technician, Hydrographer/Professional Land Surveyor - Bothell, WA

BothellTetra Tech


Tetra Tech Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.
 
Tetra Tech Inc. Is currently seeking a Marine Survey Technician, Hydrographer, or Professional Land Surveyor at our Bothell, WA location to support our marine services, river restoration and remediation businesses. Our personnel specialize in the acquisition of bathymetric, topographic, geophysical and oceanographic data and environmental sampling throughout the United States and internationally. Work locations include inland lakes and rivers, ports and harbors and near-coastal and offshore sites in support of our public, government and private clients.  We conduct surveying and field investigations for remediation and restoration planning, underwater mapping, engineering evaluations including detailed underwater infrastructure assessments for submarine cables and pipelines, dredging, habitat investigations, oceanographic studies and hydroelectric dam assessments.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform and assist with topographic, hydrographic and geophysical survey planning, field data collection, interpretation and reporting. 
  • Setup, operate and troubleshoot surveying system hardware, computers, software, and cabling.
  • Work aboard boats from 12-250 feet in length, domestically and internationally.
  • Setup and operate static and RTK GPS receivers and process and perform QC on the data.
  • Collect and process multibeam (MBES) and/or single beam echosounder data. 
  • Perform field topographic, scientific or engineering surveys using GPS and/or Total Station. 
  • Utilize AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D or ArcGIS to produce maps, charts and alignment sheets.
  • Understand geodesy, survey and tidal datum, establish and recover survey control.
  • Develop and follow plans, specifications, SOPs, procedures and promote safe work practices.
  • Be self-motivated, hardworking, ethical, trustworthy and dependable
  • Have strong analytical and communication skills and strong desire to learn and do new things.
  • Be able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Travel for domestic and foreign work, ~30% of the year, assignments is required.
  • Ability to work in the field in inclement weather as well as offshore for weeks at a time is required.
  • Physical ability to load/unload equipment (lifting 50 lbs.), walk safely over rugged terrain and up/down ships ladders is required.

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