The Senior Surveyor is expected to independently initiate, carry out or instruct others to carry out and to report on all land and hydrographic surveys for a complicated project. This role also involves direct contact with the client and directing the survey team.

Main Tasks

  • Setting up, installing and independently carrying out all land and hydrographic surveys for a complicated project (various equipment, capital dredging, joint ventures).
  • Drawing up a Survey Method Statement.
  • Managing the survey team (work planning, knowledge transfer, work instructions).
  • Handling complex or other survey administrations.
  • Pro-actively participating or contributing to the performance of the work.
  • Reporting in accordance with the system agreed for the work (it does not therefore have to be a Boskalis system).
  • Being a contact point for the client as regards the technical aspects of surveying.
  • Obtaining the client’s approval for the submitted survey results.
  • Feeding back field developments to the Boskalis organisation.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Higher professional education (HBO) working level and intellectual ability (exact sciences specialisation)
  • Survey-specific applications
  • Knowledge of computer applications (Windows, MS Office, Autocad (LD97))
  • User’s knowledge of DredgeView
  • System-level computer knowledge (installing, troubleshooting)
  • Knowledge of all types of surveying equipment
  • Knowledge of acoustic surveying techniques
  • Knowledge of hydrographic surveying systems
  • Knowledge of all applicable / current calibration methods
  • Basic knowledge of radio waves
  • Hydrographic knowledge of IHO “Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors, level A”, in so far as relevant for the dredging industry
  • Basic knowledge of Sub-Bottom Profiler, Side Scan Sonar, Magnetometer, etc. (ability to perform the measurements is not required, but sufficient knowledge should be present for outsourcing and monitoring)
  • Basic knowledge of underwater positioning
  • Knowledge of statistics and errors analysis
  • Knowledge of Boskalis QA system
  • Knowledge and experience of various dredging equipment
  • FIDIC (Finance and Project Management)
  • Knowledge of Intercultural Management
  • Good command of English (written and spoken) and a second foreign language (reasonable written and spoken level).

Job-Specific Competencies


  • You are able to inspire and maintain confidence.
  • You show the client or project manager that you are a professional and you know your job.


  • You are able to convince others (e.g. project manager or client) on the basis of arguments, e.g. at the time when survey results are discussed.


  • You direct the surveyors in your team on a daily basis.
  • You formulate expectations and objectives, provide instructions, and act in order to correct matters if necessary.
  • You encourage the survey employees involved in the project and reward good ideas.

Progress monitoring 

  • You monitor the various survey project activities to assess whether objectives will be achieved.
  • You indicate backlogs or problems and take action to correct them.


  • You make choices regarding the equipment and methods to be used.
  • You are not afraid to take decisions when problems occur to ensure progress in the survey work.

Organisation loyalty 

  • When formulating objectives, you are conscious of the interests of Boskalis and the consequences of your actions for the rest of the organisation.
  • You deal effectively will conflicting interests in the project (with several parties) as well as the interests of Boskalis.

Customer focus

  • You are conscious of the requirements of various parties using the survey data.
  • You try to see things from these clients’ point of view and anticipate their wishes.

Market focus

  • You pass on professional developments you encounter whether or not as part of the project (e.g. new methods and techniques used by combination partners).
  • You are aware of the latest professional developments.

Boskalis Core Competencies


  • You are part of a team and ensure you not only know what survey information is important for other team members, you also know how to contribute to achieving the best possible project result.


  • You ensure (or try to ensure) that in the case of all survey activities, an objective (costs/benefits) weighing-up is made between what should take place from Boskalis’ point of view, and the requirements/wishes of the client.


  • You listen to constructive criticism and are prepared to improve yourself and the organisation if necessary.
  • You keep one another alert by calling one another to account regarding issues that do not go well and/or can be improved.

Equal Opportunities

  • Treating all fellow colleagues and clients equally.  No client or colleague will be treated less favorably because of their race, colour, religion or belief, nationality ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or marital or civil partner.

Health & Safety

  • Adopt the NINA Values and Rules, i.e. “My role according to NINA”
  • Comply with the BWL SHE-Q System policies and procedures, applicable to your role and function


To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to:


HR Department
Westminster House
4 Crompton Way
Segensworth West
PO15 5SS


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