Hydrography Technology Lead

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is a world-class organisation committed to preventing loss of life, continuously improving maritime safety and protecting the marine environment.

Amongst its many responsibilities, the MCA administers the UK Civil Hydrography Programme and as such, is responsible for gathering hydrographic survey data to update the nation’s nautical charts and publications.

In recognising the rapid technological advances taking place in the field of hydrography, the MCA is recruiting a Hydrographic Technology Lead who will play a key role in the implementation of our hydrographic strategy.

You’ll provide the necessary knowledge, experience and management in developing new technical initiatives in support of a national seabed survey programme. A large part of your work will be in the application of geographic information and seabed visualisation systems to support the prioritisation of hydrographic survey areas on a risk and cost-benefit basis.

You’ll be educated to at least first degree level in a discipline with a marine science component and will have relevant practical experience of marine GIS modelling/data visualisation and hydrographic survey operations.

The starting salary is £31,518 pa, although a higher figure may be offered to an exceptional candidate and will depend on relevant qualifications and experience.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes 30 days’ holiday a year plus 10.5 public and privilege days, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You’ll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact André Cocuccio on 023 8032 9341.

To find out more information about this post and to apply online please visit www.dft.gov.uk/mca or if you have any further queries please contact our Shared Service Centre on 0844 892 0343 or email sscrecruitment@dftssc.gsi.gov.uk

Closing date: 2nd February 2012.£31,518 – £39,878 pa. Based in Southampton