Spotlight On… Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith, Hydrographic Surveyor
If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What is your role at PHS?
Since September 2014 I have been working with PHS as a hydrographic surveyor. In this role I am involved in the preparation of equipment for transport to and from sites. I assist in the assembling of acquisition system on vessels, operate the survey system for navigation and acquiring bathymetry data, and carry out numerous checks as part of survey project reporting. At the completion of a project I process data, preparing it for use in charting applications.
What music is on your playlist?
Ben Howard, Bruce Springsteen, Something For Kate, John Butler, Counting Crows, John Lennon, Pearl Jam, Xavier Rudd to name a few.
How has PHS helped you in your career development?
Joining a hydrographic focused business such as PHS has given me the chance to draw on existing skills whilst learning a range of new survey techniques and technology specific to the hydrographic discipline. For example, I am developing my working knowledge of the QPS suite of software used for navigation, data acquisition and QC. At the same time I am getting hands on experience with a modern surveying system. The experienced staff at PHS are helping me develop new technical skills and knowledge related to hydrographic survey theory, procedures, equipment and software.
What places have you lived in?
I grew up in Kingston SE and the Southern Vales area of Adelaide. I’ve spent several years living in Port Lincoln but now call Aldinga Beach home.
What do you like most about PHS?
I like that we are a relatively small team as it provides a great learning environment and I am learning so much from more experienced colleagues. It also is giving me exposure to a broad range of tasks involved in providing survey services.
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