Career Opportunities at OSI

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Ocean Surveys, Inc.
129 Mill Rock Road East
Old Saybrook, CT  06475 



OSI has an opening for an entry level project scientist interested in conducing marine and fresh water geophysical surveys for engineering and environmental applications. Tasks will include acquisition of survey data using high-resolution reflection and refraction subbottom profiling, magnetic, side scan sonar, depth sounding, and ground penetrating radar techniques, as well as the processing of this data into digital, graphic, and text (report) formats. The position also involves interpretation of geotechnical samples and synthesis of this information into the geophysical analysis.

Work will include a mix of field and office assignments, with domestic and international travel as an integral part of the job (30-40%).

Qualifications: Applicant must have a BS degree in geophysics or geology (preferably marine). Related work experience and small boat handling experience preferred.

Strong computer skills are a must.  Knowledge and experience with Hypack, CARIS, Sonarwiz, POSPac, Global Mapper, AutoCAD, and MS Office Suite, a plus.

OSI offers excellent benefits and pay to qualified personnel.


OSI currently has openings for entry level and experienced Hydrographers. On-the-job training will be provided for all levels of experience. These positions represent an opportunity for engineers and scientists who are interested in a career involving lakebed, riverbed and seafloor mapping using state-of-the-art remote sensing instrumentation. OSI hydrographers utilize standard single beam (single and dual frequency), multibeam, and side scan sonar to map bottom topography, bedforms, natural and manmade debris, and to create 3D imagery of sites.  Duties include project setup, vessel mobilization, fieldwork, data processing, analysis of survey results, report preparation, client liaison and all other activities associated with our firm’s scientific and engineering support services.

Work will include a mix of field and office assignments, with domestic and international travel as an integral part of the job.  Applicant should expect travel assignments of periods from one day to several weeks. 

Qualifications: The preferred applicant will have a BS/BE degree in a marine, earth science, or engineering discipline (or other closely related field).  Related work experience preferred.  Small boat handling experience highly desired.  Vessel or drone operator licensing a plus. 

Strong computer skills are a must.  Knowledge and experience with Hypack, CARIS, Sonarwiz, POSPac, ARCGIS,  MATLAB, Global Mapper, AutoCAD, and MS Office Suite, a plus.  

OSI offers excellent benefits and pay to qualified personnel.

Geospatial Data Processing Analyst

Responsible for processing and analyzing single beam, multibeam, side scan sonar, and other data sets utilizing a variety of custom and commercial software. The analyst will produce final data sets necessary for generating bathymetric images and maps. May also be responsible for producing digital and plotted maps, figures, and reports.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree of Science in the fields of: Earth Science, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, (or other closely related fields)

  • Must have strong computer, communication and organizational skills.
  • Must have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Comfortable working within fluid timelines.
  • Able to work independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages (VBA, Python, C++, etc.) desired.

Knowledge and experience with Hypack, CARIS Hips and Sips, Sonarwiz, POSPac, ARCGIS, Microstation, Inroads, MATLAB, Global Mapper, MicroStation, and AutoCAD, a plus.

Job Type: Temporarily Remote + Full-time

Electronics Technician

Position is for a field technician who will travel as an integral part of a survey crew (usually two to three people). Duties involve support of geophysical and oceanographic survey work, generally aboard small boats (less than 30 feet). Field responsibilities will be to assist with setting up and operating remote sensing equipment for data collection, and the maintenance of this equipment when problems occur. Office responsibilities will include preventative maintenance of field equipment, repairs, developing new equipment and testing and checking equipment in preparation for field projects. Expect more than 50 % travel, mostly domestic but some overseas. We are looking for someone with a strong electronics background, good computer skills, and preferably small boat experience who wants to be part of a survey crew, using electronics troubleshooting skills when needed.

Shop/Field Assistant

Entry level position available for a person interested in environmental surveying. This position will have a component of shop maintenance work on boats, vans, trailers, and survey equipment. It will also involve working as a member of field teams on environmental sediment sampling with occasional support of hydrographic, oceanographic, and geophysical surveys. Strong mechanical and computer skills and small boat experience is a plus. Expect more than 50% travel, mostly domestic, with some international if candidate is interested.


This position is for an experienced full-time mechanic. Responsibilities include routine maintenance and repair of a wide variety of equipment, including but not limited to: outboard motors, generators, vans, and boat trailers. The position also includes a support role in the other activities of our repair, maintenance, and fabrication facility, supporting worldwide environmental and marine surveying operations. Applicant must have good mechanical skills and the ability to finish work in a timely manner with limited supervision in a dynamic environment. Also, the availability to work some evenings and weekends is required. Knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic is a plus.

Ocean Surveys, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and offers a full benefits package.