First listed on: 28 April 2019

Hydrographic/Geophysical Surveyor

The Opportunity 

  • Immerse Yourself in an Inclusive Culture
  • Work with World Class Researchers to Solve the World’s Biggest Challenges
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's Premier Science and Technology Research Organisation

The Oceans and Atmosphere group in CSIRO is looking for a Hydrographic/Geophysical surveyor to work in a diverse team and provide scientific support on the RV Investigator, undertake survey planning and play a key role in the acquisition, processing and interpretation of marine geophysical data in support of scientific voyages. The role also requires the appointee to provide sea-going support for up to 85 days per year. Whilst onshore, the Hydrographic/Geophysical Surveyor will be engaged in data processing, technique development, data management, and voyage preparation activities.

Your duties will include

  • Operating and maintaining marine geophysical equipment, including multibeam and singlebeam echosounders, gravity meter, magnetometer, seismic and other instruments as required, in support of sea-going operations
  • Undertaking hydrographic surveys from various survey platforms to the applicable standard
  • Liaising with stakeholders concerning all aspects of survey planning, data collection and processing and responding to data requests
  • Processing and interpreting bathymetric and other geophysical data sets at sea and on shore, deriving and integrating GIS and mapping products, visualising data and communicating the results through reports and papers.

Location: Hobart, TAS
Salary: AU$82k - AU$93k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 61209

To be successful you will need 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or equivalent work experience in Geomatics, Geophysics, Earth Science or a related field.
  • Previous working knowledge of the theory and practise of hydrographic surveying and/or acquiring marine geophysical data, particularly multibeam bathymetry, marine gravity, magnetic, sub-bottom profiler and water column acoustic data.
  • Demonstrated ability in the processing and interpretation of bathymetric or geophysical data.
  • Excellent recordkeeping skills, and an ability to clearly communicate scientific concepts verbally and in technical reports and papers.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment as part of a highly competent and committed team, and to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to provide a high level of technical support at sea up to 85 days per year on voyages of up to 8 weeks duration.
  • Experience in contributing novel ideas and approaches in support of scientific investigations.
  • The ability and willingness to obtain an ASPEN Certificate of Medical Fitness; a Marine Security Identification Card, and a Elements of Shipboard Safety Certificate.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view Position Description

CSIRO’s Commitment to Diversity

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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Applications Close

23:00 AEST 23rd May 2019

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