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Job #: R-00029400
Location: Newport, RI
Category: Environmental Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:


The job of the Mid-Level Hydrographer is to collect and marine hydrographic survey data and perform data processing.  Field work may include time on board survey vessels as part of a 3-12 member survey crew working offshore of the Continental U.S. for 3-6 weeks at a time (for potentially up to 6 months per year), or near-shore day operations. Data processing of hydrographic data may take place on board survey vessels, in shore-based temporary offices, or at the Newport, RI Leidos facility.


-Survey systems may include multibeam and single beam depth sounders, side scan sonar, Global Positioning System (GPS), sound velocity profilers, bottom samplers, survey data acquisition software, data analysis and data processing software.

-Candidate will perform data processing, prepare survey systems for the next field season, and other tasks as directed in an office environment when not at sea.

-Data processing may be performed on data collected by Leidos, or data collected by various customers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering from an accredited college or university, with an emphasis on Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or Ocean Engineering preferred.
  • Candidate with 4+ years of related hydrographic survey experience which should include:
  • Experience related to the following areas: maintenance and operation of underwater survey sensors, multibeam and single beam depth sounders, side scan sonar, GPS, sound velocity profilers, bottom samplers, survey data acquisition software, data analysis and data processing software.
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.


  • GIS software capabilities.
  • Experience operating, maintaining and troubleshooting survey systems and sensors.
  • Hydrographer Certification a plus.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

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Environmental Scientist


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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