SAND Geophysics

We have an array of working opportunities suited for you

Join a team dedicated to providing cutting edge survey and consultancy. We specialise in high resolution seismic, sidecan and magnetometer surveys. We also provide personnel for offshore acquisition, processing, interpretation and reporting.

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If you believe you have the experience, skills and ambition to work for SAND Geophysics, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to:

Position: Geophysicist/Senior Geophysicist

SAND Geophysics are seeking an experienced geophysicist to assist with the processing and delivery of geophysical data. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the processing and interpretation of Sidescan Sonar, Magnetometer and sub-bottom data, as well as confident in managing deadlines and deliverables.

Working in a small team, independently or directly with clients on complex projects, the senior geophysicist will participate in all areas of geophysical surveying. For this position we are looking for candidates who will be primarily office-based undertaking and managing the processing, interpretation, reporting and quality control of geophysical data. Projects will include a broad range of geophysical data (side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, magnetometer, and seismic) and may range in size from 10’s of kilometres to 1000’s of kilometres.

Additionally, there will be opportunities for involvement in fieldwork and research and development.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Setup and planning of geophysical processing workflows
  • Processing and interpretation of geophysical datasets
  • Management of processing and interpretation through to client delivery
  • Lead data management & reporting
  • Promote the safety and health of the workforce
  • Assist with marketing and managing client relationships
  • Assist with training of other staff members


  • Experience with a range of sub-bottom, sidescan sonar and magnetometer processing & interpretation
  • Experienced in Oasis Montaj, SonarWiz, Kingdom Suite & DUG Insight is highly desirable
  • Experience in managing project deliverables and achieving delivery deadlines
  • Appropriate level of industry experience and relevant qualifications
  • In order to undertake fieldwork there will be a requirement to hold and maintain an offshore medical & a sea survival certificate
  • Experience with multibeam and navigation data processing is highly desirable.
  • UK citizen or right to work in UK

Working Arrangements:

  • Working at SAND’s offices in Netley Abbey or on-worksites
  • Typical work pattern Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Flexible hours when not on worksites
  • 12hr shifts on worksite


To apply please send a CV and cover letter to recruitment

Please include details of your experience with:

  •  Sub-bottom profiler interpretation
  • Magnetometer processing & Interpretation
  • Sidescan sonar processing & interpretation

Position: Engineering Apprentice

The team at SAND Geophysics have a unique and interesting engineering apprenticeship opportunity.

We are looking for an engineering apprentice interested in electrical, electronic, computer  and mechanical systems. These are integrated for land and marine exploration – think Mars rover on earth! You will be learning and developing the skills to maintain, repair and develop these survey systems.

Our systems are made up of mini computers, networking elements, power supplies, GPS positioning, G force motion sensors, drones, software apps, underwater sonar systems and unmanned autonomous vessels.

You will be working alongside our engineering specialist learning through a hands on approach with practical experience and through part time studies at a local college / university.

As you gain experience there will be opportunities to travel with our teams to gain on site experience where we work globally.

Your journey through our apprenticeship scheme will guide you to become an independent
multi-disciplined engineering expert.

Position: Freelancers

SAND Geophysics are always seeking experienced and competent freelancers with experience in the following areas:

  • Shallow high resolution seismic acquisition and processing.
  • Magnetometer acquisition and processing.
  • Hydrographic surveying.
  • Small vessel mobilisations.