• Portchester, GBR
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Party Chief's to join Fugro, one of the world's leading global hydrographic and geophysical survey companies. You will be required to lead offshore operations acquiring hydrographic and geophysical data on survey vessels around the world. Managing a wide variety of projects in varieous fields including renewables, oil and gas and utilities. Focus on your core trained discipline (Survey, geophysics, Engineering) will still be a large part of the job.


Key Responsibilities

  • To oversee offshore operations
  • Lead offshore survey teams, maximising productivity and efficiency.
  • Interpret and implement all contract requirements for each project.
  • Ensure project deliverables are produced on-time and to the standard demanded by the project requirements.
  • Liaise with client representative and the project manager.
  • Implement and administer safe working practices amongst offshore survey team, including implementing all Fugro GB Marine Limited's safety policies and procedures where they involve the offshore survey team.
  • Oversee all mobilisation checks and calibrations.
  • Oversee the production and filing of high-quality project documentation including operational logs, QA and processing logs, daily meeting minutes, calibration details, safety briefing logs, mobilisation checks, daily progress reports and documenting verbal instructions from client.
  • Oversee all offshore quality control and provide final approval of all offshore deliverables.
  • Ensure that all offshore requirements have been completed to the required standard prior to leaving the survey site.



  • A qualification in hydrography or closely-related subject is essential;
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in hydrography or closely-related subject is desirable but not essential.


Key Skills The following attributes are essential:


  • Good English language skills, verbal and written;
  • Extensive offshore experience in survey positioning / survey construction operations;
  • Excellent computer literacy, including working experience of Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent attention to detail, quality and safety;
  • To have held a supervisory or senior position offshore in SUR/POS/CON operations.
  • Ability to plan and supervise survey operations, manage personnel and communicate effectively with offshore, onshore and Client personnel.
  • Able to work offshore for periods of up to 6 weeks.


The following attributes are desirable:


  • Experience in defence, oil and gas, ocean science, renewables and/or survey industries.
  • Knowledge of specific applications / operations e.g. LBL, pipelay, trenching, ploughing, rig move, intervention.




Dependent on experience.

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