Marine Geophysicist

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/6/2023 5:33 PM)
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# of Openings
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US-NC-Newport | US-NC-Morehead City
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


Geodynamics is currently seeking an experienced Marine Geophysicist to be based in Morehead City, North Carolina. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years professional experience in the field of marine geophysics and at least 2 years management experience leading multi-sensor projects. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in marine geophysical surveys including (but not limited to) engineering and environmental applications related to utility and subsea cable assessment and installation, offshore wind energy area development, sediment resource and cultural investigations, and / or UXO identification. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to work in a team environment and lead both field and office crews toward the execution of complex subsea geophysical projects.


Work Environment:

  • Location: Geodynamics Office in Morehead City, North Carolina
  • This position will require periodic travel both in and out of state (Deployments may last up to 3 weeks)
  • Dog-friendly office environment

Primary Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Provide technical expertise in marine geophysical surveys using a variety of industry-standard software and sensors
  • Lead and supervise survey system integration, data quality control, geophysical survey operations, troubleshooting, data processing, and analysis
  • Support the entire geophysical project life cycle, including proposal development, survey design, mobilization, survey acquisition, QA-QC, data processing, data interpretation, and reporting
  • Lead and supervise hydrographic survey technicians in data acquisition and processing, with a focus on supporting team members’ technical growth and development
  • Provide technical and programmatic support to program and operations managers, participate in strategic planning, and strengthen the marine geophysical program at Geodynamics


Education / Experience Requirements:

  • A Bachelors degree in Coastal/Marine Geology, Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics field*
  • Masters degree preferred
  • 5+ years of job-related experience
  • Expertise in the installation, calibration, operation, post processing, analysis, and QA/QC of geophysical systems (including multibeam and singlebeam sonar, side scan sonar, sub-bottom profilers, sparkers, boomers, marine magnetometers, transverse gradiometers, and USBL positioning systems, and inertial navigation systems)
  • Experience with industry standard software packages including CARIS HIPS/SIPS, EIVA – NaviSuite, QPS, SonarWiz, Hypack, Oasis Montaj, MagPick, Kingdom Suite, Seismic Unix, Discover, Radex Pro, Global Mapper, POS Pac, ArcGIS, etc.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, self-manage, and manage other
  • Ability to perform field work including travel and weekends, and the physical ability to lift objects over 50lbs
  • A commitment to seeing projects through to completion, a high attention to detail and an enthusiastic attitude
    * Additional experience can be substituted for education

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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