The Design/Area Operational Geophysicist is responsible for planning and designing 2D, 3D, 3C, 4D, VSP, onshore, transition-zone, and offshore seismic programs, optimizing program parameters, optimization of program designs, while providing technical advice and ensuring IFQC/Pre processing deliverables to customers and operations functions.


SAExploration is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Design & Operational Geophysicist for our global operations. This is a salaried full time position, based in Calgary, AB., or Houston, TX.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Investigate, introduce and/or adopt innovative technologies/techniques.
  • Contribute at a senior level on decision making for technical, operational, and economic impact.
  • Prepare technical documentation and reports, and implement “best practices” and standard operating procedures.
  • Assist the operations management group in preparation of technical and commercial proposals.
  • Conduct field operations for geophysical survey projects and perform data processing tasks.
  • Ensure projects are being monitored and managed to achieve technical requirements.
  • Attend meetings and build effective, long-term relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Ensure company technical standards are communicated and adhered to by Acquisition Operations.
  • Collaborate with both internal and external groups in support of projects for which the Company has technical and/or financial responsibilities or interests.
  • Maintain Geophysical Library of survey designs.
  • Support in-field quality control and pre processing routines, equipment and personnel.
  • Conduct customer support and field visits as required.

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in geophysics, engineering geology, applied mathematics or closely related technical field.
  • Proficient in Ocean Bottom/Land seismic acquisition, in geophysical roles and survey design on different environments.
  • Experience using geophysical data acquisition and processing systems and software. Proficiency with Seismic Design Software: Omni, Mesa.
  • Ability to deliver results while working in a fast-paced, high-stress, and change driven environment.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects concurrently with time sensitive deadlines.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Solid understanding of the industry.
  • Requires fluency in English. Second language skills a plus.

SAExploration is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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