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Hydrographic surveyor

Hydrographic Surveyor


INDIAN OIL TANKING Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in India with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day. 

Job Summary:
  • Hydrographic surveyors, also known as hydrographers, use state-of-the-art technology to produce detailed plans of seabeds, harbours and waterways. The role involves measuring and mapping underwater surfaces and studying the morphology (construction) of the ocean floor, showing the depth, shape and contours.
  • They specialize in precise positioning, data acquisition and processing in onshore or offshore marine environments. Surveyors usually spend time on board survey ships and drilling platforms.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Use specialized technical software and equipment including satellite and terrestrial positioning systems, sonars, single and multibeam echo sounders, laser scanners, and LiDAR (light detection and ranging) equipped aircraft to provide data for the production of nautical charts and maps
  • Use remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles to acquire data in deep oceans
  • Operate specialized technical software and geographical information systems (GIS) to manage the integration, processing and presentation of data to clients
  • Deal with clients to provide tenders and results in appropriate formats
  • Manage projects, both onshore and offshore, as vessel-based managers
  • Produce reports
  • Provide accurate and reliable information for other disciplines such as navigation, dredging, coastal works, seabed telephone cables, environmental monitoring, aquaculture, marine wind farm development, oceanographic research, bridge construction, and oil, gas and mineral resource exploration
  • Work in a variety of different situations and applications including seabed mining, oil and gas exploration, the construction of ports, the provision of navigational charts, and the positioning of navigational aids
  • Source information on seabed type, water movements and waves
  • Provide data for oceanographic studies
  • Respond to technical queries from onshore engineering teams and problem-solve for colleagues working offshore – if working onshore
  • Review company procedures and software projects, and provide feedback on courses and in-house training
  • Work as part of a team of technical specialists.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • Computer science or software engineering
  • Engineering or civil engineering
  • Geography or Cartography
  • Hydrographic surveying
  • Land surveying
  • Marine sciences and marine geography
  • Ocean exploration
  • Physical, mathematical or applied science.

Organizational: Leveling:
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.


Indian Oiltanking provides Infrastructure-led Terminalling Services to Petroleum, Petrochemical, and Chemical companies in India, and has pioneered Independent Terminalling services in India way back in 1996.


It’s an exciting time to join INDIAN TANKING. We’re on a mission to attract, retain, and engage the best and brightest talent – those who are great team players and leaders who make it their first priority to serve. 

  • We are performance driven
  • We value a passion for excellence
  • We value teamwork
  • We value and reward hard work and dedication

INDIAN TANKING offers the opportunity to provide you with more than a job – we want to help you build a career. 


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