Hydrographic Processor

Position Type: Full-time

Location:  Office, Offshore & Remote positions available. 100% remote may be considered for highly experienced/qualified candidates. Our office is located in Norwood, NJ.

Due to our rapid growth Alpine is looking for Hydrographic Processors.


  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control on hydrographic data acquisition conducted during marine survey field operations for offshore survey projects.
  • Perform marine survey data processing tasks both on board survey vessels and in the office.
  • Process, interpret and analyze hydrographic data, including multibeam echosounder data, in one or more of the following market areas: Offshore Wind and/or O&G infrastructure projects, submarine cable/pipeline routing, civil engineering and/or environmental assessment projects.
  • Set-up and operate hydrographic survey equipment.
  • Perform GIS data analysis.
  • Process and interpret final data sets from the QA/QC stages.
  • Draft preliminary reports on data finding according to project specifications.
  • Assist in charting production.
  • Follow safety rules and practices.
  • Perform other marine survey related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science, Cartography, Geomatics, Geosciences, Engineering or related field required.
  • ACSM Hydrographer, Category A Hydrographer or PLS certification is a strong plus.
  • At least 5 years of applicable marine survey experience in the field of hydrographic surveying, involving both singlebeam and multi-beam bathymetry.  
  • Must have multi-beam, backscatter and single-beam processing experience utilizing: CARIS Hips & Sips, Qimera, POSPAC, QINSY and Hypack.
  • Proven track record of leadership, initiative and self-motivation, the ability to effectively follow best practices with regards to HSE, and attention to detail are all important skills to bring to the position.
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or GIS a plus.
  • Knowledge of GPS and motion reference positioning systems, calibration techniques and data processing. 
  • Good writing skills, including a track record preparing at least preliminary, but preferably final marine survey reports.
  • Experience in navigation and positioning software and survey line planning a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to remain tactful and professional when managing groups with various opinions and task timelines.
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented.
  • Excellent observational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 50%+ travel to marine survey projects both within the US and overseas for offshore/remote or offshore/office-based processors.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

Prolonged periods of standing on a vessel and sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Working in outdoor weather conditions on a vessel.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.


Alpine provides its employees with a pleasant work environment and competitive compensation. Benefits include an excellent medical plan with low out-of-pocket expenses, vision, and dental coverage, as well as group life and long-term disability insurance, 401k matching, and paid time off.

Alpine invests in the development of its employees by offering continual professional training and a leadership development program.

Alpine is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

No phone calls and no employment agency submissions, please.

Job Location: Norwood NJ Offshore Remote

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