Hydrographic Survey Engineer

Swathe Services Group
Engineering, Manufacturing & Processing, Marine
Hayle, Cornwall - with some site work
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As part of our continuing success, we are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Hydrographic Survey Engineer who can provide product support within the Swathe Services Group.

Job Description


This is a great opportunity for a talented and motivated individual to join our team. Reporting to the Business Development Manager this role is focused on maintaining a first-class service to our customers.  The primary role of the Survey Engineer is to provide technical support on all survey equipment and software owned and sold to customers by the company.  The position is based at the company’s office in Cornwall, UK and may involve site work to support equipment rental activities and/or customer demonstrations.  In addition, the Survey Engineer will take charge of shipping, import/export and maintaining in-house Quality Management Systems (QMS).

Typical duties and responsibilities:

Primary duties:

  • Provide technical support on all survey equipment to customers and the inhouse sales team
  • Support the R&D team with Unmanned Surface Vessel equipment integration
  • Manage the company’s equipment rental pool for booking, tracking and checking procedures
  • Maintain inventory and asset registers and track all calibration and maintenance renewals
  • All shipping tasks to ensure efficient and effective dispatch of items to clients
  • Keep up to date on all Import/Export procedures and requirements
  • Maintain the company’s Quality Management System and update where required         
  • Write and update procedures for equipment setup and operation
  • Collate and add to the knowledge base of any significant issues and solutions
  • Ensure that relevant material is circulated to all appropriate personnel
  • Record all Health and Safety of all employees and sub-contractors
  • Review and update company HSE polices in conjunction with the Managing Director
  • Act as the focal point for employee Health and Safety activity
  • Collate and report information on any significant accidents or incidents
  • Maintain Health and Safety training Matrix to ensure staff training is kept up to date and relevant to the work being undertaken

Personal skills and qualifications:


  • Degree in industry related field
  • Hydrographic surveying experience
  • Extensive knowledge of survey equipment interfacing, setup and calibration
  • Good communications skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to manage own time and diary


Experience with the following specific software and hardware, although training will be given

  • Hypack/Hysweep
  • BeamworX
  • R2SONIC Multi-Beam Echo-Sounders (MBES)
  • CEE Hydrosystems Single-Beam Echo-Sounders (SBES)
  • SBG Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)
  • Applanix POSMV INS
  • Valeport Instrumentation
  • Trimble GNSS
  • Unmanned Surface Vessels

Company Description

Swathe Services is a leading hydrographic support organisation for marine survey companies. We work with oil and gas, renewables, offshore and coastal industries.  With over 50 years of expertise in the field, we provide innovative technology and equipment, rental services, personnel, consultancy, training and support. What sets us apart is our integrated and flexible approach to each customer’s survey requirements.  

Other Application Details

Please apply on-line via Unlocking Potential Jobs by attaching your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are suitable for the role. 

To find out more about Swathe Services, visit their website at: https://swathe-services.com/

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