Oceaneering Geoscientist / Marine Geologist in Bremerton, Washington

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Oceaneering presently carries out a range of survey projects within the fields of seafloor mapping, geophysical and geotechnical surveys, and hydrographic surveys. Typical projects range from deep ocean to coastal, ports and harbors, and pipeline and cable route surveys and include elements of hydrographic and geophysical surveys. The Marine Geologist will provide in-field/offshore geotechnical sampling, testing, and geophysical survey acquisition and reporting activities supporting accurate geoscientific interpretations relevant to the project at hand.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Geological and geophysical data interpretation and reporting during offshore and onshore operations.
  • The geologist primary function is the acquisition, testing, and assessment of marine geophysical data. Specifically, using specialized software, will conduct processing and Interpretation of acquired hydrographic and geophysical data using real-time records, bathymetric data, sidescan sonar and/or backscatter intensity data, subbottom profiler data, magnetometer data, and seabed samples and/or CPT data (where available).
  • Selection of seabed cores, grab sample, and CPT locations.
  • Analysis, photographic documentation and description of seabed samples (cores, dredges, grabs, etc.)
  • In the offshore arena, the geologist works closely with onboard geoscientists and route engineers to ensure the proposed routing or site selection is free of geohazards. Additional routes or sites will be proposed should any geohazard or engineering constraints be encountered.
  • The geologist will assist in the production of maps or charts that will convey the seafloor geologic conditions as well as the locations of geohazards. Verbal as well as written recommendations are made to the onboard engineer regarding the collection of additional survey data, route design or facilities placement.
  • Final reporting responsibilities will vary, but generally will require: refinement of the shipboard reporting materials, summarizing the observed bathymetric and geologic features and describing them in a regional context, and finalizing interpretation of charted geophysical and geotechnical survey data


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in marine geology, geophysics, or related field.
  • Should possess excellent writing skills and the ability to work as a team member aboard survey ships.
  • Extensive travel and the ability to work away from home for periods up to 45 days.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • A current SECRET clearance or the ability and desire to obtain a SECRET clearance depending on the project or operation supported.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have complete knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Basic knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS, Global Mapper, or equivalent mapping programs is preferred.
  • Proficiency with a variety of field concepts, practices, procedures and equipment operations such as GPS, Side Scan Sonars, Multibeam, Subbottom profiler, and Magnetometer systems.
  • Familiarity/experience with survey processing software such as Sonarwiz, Edgetech Discover, Fledermaus, etc.

Working Conditions

This position is considered OFFSHORE which is characterized as follows.

  • Requires working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions
  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
  • Includes exposure to contaminants
  • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures
  • Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions
  • Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions
Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Job ID: 13119

Location: Bremerton, Washington

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular