The Surveyor is expected to initiate, carry out and report on all surveying and hydrographical work for projects. The work also includes supervising trainees and local surveyors.

Main Tasks

  • Setting up, installing and then independently executing all surveying and hydrographical work for a project (“own work”).
  • Administering the project survey data.
  • Reporting according to the Boskalis QA system.
  • Performing all relevant calibrations.
  • Solving technical surveying problems (approx. 80%) during a project.
  • Supervising trainees and local surveyors.
  • Explaining the survey results to the Project Manager and client.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Higher professional degree or equivalent (scientific disciplines).
  • Survey-specific applications.
  • Knowledge of computer applications (Windows, MS Office, Autocad (LD97))
  • User’s knowledge of DredgeView. 
  • Computer knowledge at system level (installing, troubleshooting).
  • Knowledge of all relevant survey equipment.
  • Knowledge of acoustic measuring techniques. 
  • Knowledge of hydrographical measuring systems. 
  • Knowledge of all applicable/available calibration methods.
  • Basic knowledge of installation technology (specifically power).
  • Basic knowledge of radio waves.
  • Topographic knowledge.
  • Hydrographic knowledge equivalent to the “Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors, level A” of the IHO, insofar as relevant for the dredging industry.
  • Knowledge of the Boskalis QA system.
  • Basic knowledge of dredging techniques at VOUB level (specifically dredging equipment and types of soil).
  • Knowledge of Intercultural Management.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and a basic command of a second foreign language.

Job-Specific Competencies


  • You listen well and pick up both verbal and non-verbal signals and place them in the right context;
  • You understand the feelings of others.


  • You are capable of using arguments to convince others (such as the project manager or customer), for example when the accuracy of measurements is being discussed.

Problem Analysis

  • You detect problems and are able to isolate their causes.


  • You are capable of solving problems, even if a standard solution is unavailable;
  • When necessary, you can come up with various alternative solutions to a problem.

Organisational sensitivity

  • You are aware of the consequences of your actions for the rest of the organisation.


  • You know your own strengths and weaknesses and take responsibility for working on your personal development;
  • You are generally aware of trends and developments in the field.


  • You supervise trainees and local surveyors by assigning them tasks and responsibilities along with the necessary instructions and by monitoring their progress and results.

Client focus

  • You are a member of the operational team;
  • You know what the Project Manager requires and render services for the client in consultation with the PM;
  • You are capable of anticipating the wishes of the PM and the customer. 

Being immune to stress

  • You continue to ensure the delivery of good quality work, even when working under tight deadlines or difficult external circumstances.

Boskalis Core Competencies


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


  • For every survey activity, you perform (or help to perform) a cost-benefit analysis that considers what should be done from Boskalis’ perspective and what the customer wishes/needs.


  • You listen to constructive criticism and are prepared to improve yourself and the organisation if possible;
  • You keep your colleagues on their toes by pointing out things that are going wrong and/or that can be improved, and they do the same for you.


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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