Geophysical Surveyor

Hydrographical Surveyor

Ocean surveyor

Minimum - BSc or MSc


The tasks a Surveyor Hydrographic is expected to perform include:

Surveying and mapping areas bounded, banked or inundated by waters of rivers, lakes, sea, water-sheds, etc. indicating shore lines and including other information in chart for use of navigators and for constructing piers and light houses

Determining underwater features of sea, nature of river beds and depth of waters from several points (control points)

Collecting details regarding behaviour of ocean currents and preparing charts

Registering surfacing of rocks in chart for warning to boats chartering those waters

Incorporating tidal behaviour during different times of year in maps to add navigation

Producing charts and other ancillary publications such as Notices to Mariners to inform them of changes in waters, light houses, etc.

Proficientinusing specialised technical software and equipment including satellite and terrestrial positioning systems, sonars, single and multi-beam echo sounders, laser scanners and Li

DAR equipped aircraft to provide data for the production of nautical charts and maps

Well-versed in using remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles to acquire data in deep oceans

Knowledge of using specialised technical software and geographical information systems (GIS) to manage the integration, processing and presentation of data to clients

Ability to produce reports and 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

Will be updated

Attention to detail

Physically fit


Manual dexterity

Mathematical skills

Computer skills

Attention to detail

Curious and analytical mind

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system is not available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

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The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous as per The






Employment And Conditions Of Service), 1996

Occupational hazards include strained vision, back aches, general fatigue and exhaustion

Health risks include exposure to dirt and dust, traverse rough terrain, bending and standing for long hours,exposure to computer, etc. Also work in a wide range of differing situations and applications, from inland waters and rivers, to ports and oceans

For candidates with up to 6 years of experience INR29,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with 6 to 10 years of experience INR 43,000 to INR 44,000 per month

For candidates with over 10 years of experience INR 54,000 to INR 55,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Construction Sector in India

The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to INR 11954 billion by 2017. Continuously increasing infrastructure spending levels of the government has made the industry highly attractive among foreign investors in the recent years.

The Construction sectors growth is expected to reach 7.5 percent by 2016-17 from current growth rates of 5.6 percent and is expected to contribute significantly to the countrys GDP in the next five years thereby showing its vital importance for the economic growth of the nation.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~31 million jobs in the 9 year period.

Private construction and architectural firms across India

Government boards, housing boards, BMC, govt. bodies, etc.

Contract survey companies

Freelance surveyors and consultancies

National charting agencies

Port and harbour authorities

Self employed

Towns and cities across India

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Oceanography, hydrography or surveying science institutes across India

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