Position Description

Hydrographic Project Manager
Job Code 6669
Employment Type REG
Location Search Vancouver, Washington
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David Evans and Associates, Inc. Marine Services Division is looking for a Hydrographic Project Manager in our Vancouver, WA location.  Our Hydrographic Project Managers actively participate in: business development, client interaction, managing project execution, scope and budget; estimating projects; coordinating, managing and conducting field operations; overseeing and assisting with data processing efforts; managing risk to crew and equipment; QA/QC; keeping abreast with changing technology; strategic planning; and maintaining good relations with clients and staff. The scope would cover a wide range of hydrographic and marine geophysical services with a primary focus on multibeam bathymetric surveys. Additional duties would include guidance, leadership, coaching, and mentoring to the Marine Services staff.


  • Actively participate in business development, client interaction, and managing project execution, scope and budget;
  • Coordinating, managing and conducting field operations;
  • Overseeing and assisting with data processing efforts;
  • Managing risk to crew and equipment;
  • QA/QC;
  • Keeping abreast with changing technology;

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Sound business acumen
  • Ability to use some or all of the following: Reson multibeam systems, Applanix POS/MV positioning and motion reference system, EdgeTech side scan sonars and similar sonar instrumentation
  • Familiar with NOAA and USACE specifications for hydrographic surveys
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing, estimating, conducting and processing hydrographic surveys
  • Minimum of five years of experience in successfully managing people and helping them achieve their maximum potential
  • Must be self motivated, detail oriented and safety conscious
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows-based programs, as well as hydrographic data acquisition software including Hypack, SonarWiz, Applanix POSPac, and CARIS HIPS
  • Professional Land Surveyor license in the United States


Preferred Qualifications:      

  • Strong working knowledge of geodesy
  • Degree in Geomatics, or related science field
  • NSPS-THSOA Hydrographer Certification



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Holistic Wellbeing Program with a focus on physical, emotional, financial, career and community health
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals
  • Potential hourly rate for this position is $50-$70/hr depending on location and experience
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