The Port of Portland has long standing contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers (since 1891) to maintain the Columbia River navigation channel to 43 feet. Most of this work takes place during dredge season which is approximately between the months of June through November. The dredging operation covers approximately 106 miles from Astoria to Portland. The Hydrographic Surveyor will work alongside the Port's dredge vessel "Oregon" conducting and directing surveys in accordance with the US Army Corps of Engineers contract.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Lead the hydrographic surveys along the Columbia River between Astoria and Portland for the Port's dredging vessel "Oregon" maintaining the operation in accordance with the United States Army Corps of Engineers contract Utilize advanced techniques to perform and direct accurate and complete hydrographic and land surveys at all Port facilities Prepare project scope of work, appropriate methods and equipment and cost estimates for the survey aspect of engineering and land development projects Process field measurements into X, Y, Z positions with point descriptions when necessary utilizing Hypack, Terramodel, Trimble Business Center and AutoCad Manage survey consultants and Port technicians through all phases of Port hydrographic and land survey projects Lead hydrographic activities by providing professional and technical support, expertise, and guidance to Port staff, Port operating areas, and outside consultants and agencies for development of Port projects Provide data in appropriate format for the use of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, dredge Oregon personnel, Port personnel and stakeholders Manage and archive all hydrographic survey files for future use and liability Serve as backup for the quality control manager performing water quality monitoring and I.T. support for the Port's dredging operation and the Port's dredge vessel "Oregon" Provide field and office support for the Port survey department during the off-dredging season