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Hydrography and Charting Officer

  • Post Date:22nd April 2020
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Job Description

£33,392 pa plus a benefits package that includes – 25 days annual leave, a Civil Service pension and a bonus scheme

Based Tower Hill, London

As the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar we deliver reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids to navigation such as lighthouses, lightvessels, buoys and radio navigation, ensuring thousands of mariners navigate their way safely around the UK’s busiest waters. Proud of our reputation afforded to us by many centuries of dedication to the nation’s maritime infrastructure, we are a forward-thinking organisation and it is our ability to meet new challenges and the changing requirements of the modern mariner that keeps us relevant and effective.

An opportunity exists within our London based Navigation Directorate, for a Hydrography and Charting Officer. You will be responsible for the processing of hydrographic surveys carried out internally by our ships and received from external organisations, utilising the latest surveying technology to ensure there is detailed data for assessment by Trinity House Examiners and dissemination to external organisations.

Appropriate positioning of aids to navigation, both current and proposed, for the safety of the mariner, is the core business of Trinity House and you will be responsible for charting requirements, using both paper and electronic formats. You will ensure that best use is made of all available current technology including extensive use of GIS.

You will be responsible for the maintenance and update of all nautical publications.

You will hold a BSc/HND in a relevant subject or an appropriate Marine Certificate of Competency with hydrographic experience. Excellent IT skills will be required, including experience in using MS Suite of software. Previous experience in Caris would be an advantage. You will also be familiar with the IALA Maritime Buoyage System.

If you are interested in this opportunity and keen to develop your skills and experience with Trinity House, then visit our website to download a job description and complete the online application process: www.trinityhouse.co.uk/careers

Trinity House is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 10 May 2020

Interview date to be confirmed.