Geotechnical equipment operator
You will be responsible for the preparation, set-up, testing and maintenance of the Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) tools and equipment used to acquire geotechnical data offshore. You will have experience in an electro-mechanical role as well as confidence using IT systems and computer software. These skills and experience will help you with the acquisition and initial processing of high quality geotechnical data to support the Geotechnical Engineers. You will also assist them with the collation of relevant paperwork and reports.
You will be involved at all stages, from mobilisations to operation and recovery, working closely with the Offshore Project Manager and Geotechnical Engineers to ensure that the correct equipment is prepared and that it is moved, stored and operated safely to all HSE procedures and guidelines.
Ideally, we are looking for individuals with offshore experience using CPT equipment such as Wison, Roson and Datem Rigs. To be considered for a trainee role, you will need some kind of electro-mechanical knowledge and experience. In general candidates must be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of mechanical and/or electronic engineering, relevant qualifications would be an advantage.
All candidates must be positive, confident and keen to develop a reputation as a team player in a seagoing role, assisting both the geotechnical sampling and drilling teams as required offshore
Seagoing Geophysical Engineer
We are seeking to recruit seagoing geophysical engineers to support the hydrographic and geophysical survey teams. You will be responsible for deploying, recovering, maintaining, repairing and replacing equipment and parts as required. Ideally, you will have strong electronics experience and/or qualifications and have worked in a busy team environment. This is a seagoing role, so experience of working at sea on vessels will be advantageous, but not essential.
The engineering team provide around the clock support and are expected to maintain a constant service in shifts to data acquisition operations. The team is led at sea by an appointed Engineer In Charge on a designed shift pattern and supported by technical advisors in the office.
We are seeking individuals that will be adaptable, positive and able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. You will need to be someone who contributes to the team, both practically and thoughtfully when solving problems and is able to respond to instructions.
With the full seagoing role you will be expected to work at sea for a minimum of 180 days per calendar year in flexible rotations from 4 to 8 weeks. You may be posted anywhere in the world where Gardline vessels operate on a variety of projects for a variety of companies.
We are able to offer some entry-level roles to candidates who have not worked in this role previously, but individuals must have relevant transferable skills and experience. This would include a background or experience in electronics, mechanical engineering or a scientific discipline and possess enthusiasm, initiative and drive. The roles at this level would be based in Great Yarmouth and involve classroom, workshop and training at sea before becoming a full seagoing position.
You will also be required to pass appropriate medical and survival course upon joining us. You will also complete a training course covering the theories and methods of geophysical engineering and geophysical data acquisition. You will also have the opportunity to begin developing expertise in the maintenance and repair of all survey equipment.
The Marine Department, which is responsible for the maintenance, care and overall operations of our fleet of survey vessels, has opportunities for persons who are established within this or a similar role.
The position is based at our head office in Great Yarmouth but you will be required to visit vessels as part of your managerial role on a worldwide scale, to promote communication and inter-department as well as inter-company relations relating to the effective running of our vessels. This will involve travel and some working away, coordinating projects.
We would welcome applicants with recent experience within the marine industry, either in a seagoing role or shore-based position where they are or were involved with ships’ maintenance, repair and dry-docking. We would certainly consider those who have gained experience working in shipyards within manufacture or repair, and previous experience of overseeing vessel conversions and refits. Any supervisory, management and project planning experience within any of the above areas would be an advantage.
The ideal candidate will possess a Chief Engineer or Deck Engineer Certificate of Competency or equivalent qualification and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of vessel operational requirements including, but not limited to, ISM, Classification Society Regulations and Flag State requirements, SOLAS and MARPOL.
You will have a proven track record demonstrating commercial awareness and judgement in ship management in an international arena. We are looking for a dynamic individual with team spirit and a determination to get the job done. Confidence and the ability to communicate appropriately to the many different persons and work with those involved on our projects are also key attributes to bring to this role
You will be responsible for the loading and administration of geophysical data on the network along with the preparation of projects ready for use by Geophysicists. In order to deliver this support you will also assemble and distribute information on future jobs using a GIS package and ensuring that electronic data is readied for dispatch. Organisation and archiving of project folders on the system is also required whilst organising and maintaining various databases, along with ensuring dispatch to and from the vessels.
The ideal candidate will be qualified to ‘A’ Level (or equivalent) standard and looking to develop their knowledge in the area of Geoscience as long term there will be opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and experience within the offshore survey industry. You will also be familiar with IT and general Office based packages with the ability to demonstrate further knowledge of software such as Surfer and GIS packages. The ability to demonstrate good scientific reporting skills, combined with an interest in earth sciences and excellent organisational skills would be a distinct advantage.
This job will involve a great deal of information gathering and teamwork, so you must also be an effective communicator at all levels. Your responsibilities will include working within a specialised scientific team who are focussed on delivering a high quality, detailed interpretation report to our customers to strict deadlines.
In return, Gardline Geosurvey is offering a competitive salary and benefits package befitting a professional, progressive, growing Norfolk based company.