Contact Us

Dr. James Brooks

President / CEO

Email: jimbrooks@tdi-bi.com
Email: drjmbrooks@aol.com

Phone (Cell): 979-220-3798
Phone (Office): 979-693-3446

Dr. Bernie Bernard

Vice President / Technology Directory

Email: berniebernard@tdi-bi.com
Phone (Office): 979-693-3446

Mr. Daniel Brooks

Geologist, CPT Specialist, Project Manager

Email: danielbrooks@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-220-3799

Mrs. Melissa Wood

Director of Sales and Marketing

Email: melissawood@tdi-bi.com
Phone ( Houston Office): 713-208-1734

Mr. Nick Clark

Geotechnical Services Director

Email: nickclark@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 512-923-7200

Mrs. Jayme Mcbee

Geochemical Services Director

Email: jaymemcbee@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 713-775-6768

 Mr. Brandt Broussard

Geophysical Services Director

Email: brandtbroussard@tdi-bi.com
Phone:+337-581-9503

Dr. Les Bender

Environmental Services Director

Email: lesbender@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-693-3446

OPEN POSITION

Director of Operations

Job Posting below in “Careers” Section.

Mr. mike kullman

GIS Data / Project Manager

Email: mk@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-220-3811

dR. James Howell

HSE Manager

Email: jameshowell@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-220-3799

Mrs. Gail Mills

Controller

Email: gailmills@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-693-3446

Mr. Mike Gaskins

Environmental / Geochemical Laboratory Manager

Email: mikegaskins@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-739-5123

Mrs. Amanda Brewster

Laboratory Client Account Manager

Email: amandabrewster@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-693-3446

Mr. Juan Ramirez

Data Manager

Email: juanramirez@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-777-0793

Mr. CHRIS KING

IT Director

Email: chrisking@tdi-bi.com
Phone: 979-693-3446

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Corporate Offices

Office building: 14391A S. Dowling Rd
Lab building: 14391B  S. Dowling Rd
Technical building: 14391C  S. Dowling Rd
College Station, TX 77845

Directions from Downtown Houston to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

Directions from IAH Airport Houston to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

Directions from College Station Airport to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

Directions from Dallas DFW Airport to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

Directions from San Antonio SAT Airport to TDI-Brooks Campus HERE

cAREERS

8/26/2019 OPEN POSITION - GEOTECHNICAL LABORATORY MANAGER

TDI-Brooks – Geotechnical Laboratory Manager 

SUMMARY:   TDI-Brooks has an opening for an experienced Geotechnical Laboratory Manager to manage their marine soil geotechnical testing laboratory and associated projects.  This position will be based in our College Station, Texas corporate headquarters just North of Houston.  This position will report to, and work closely with, the Geotechnical Services Director, and will manage a team of Laboratory Technicians and relevant staff.  Depending upon the qualifications of the individual hired for this position, the management reporting structure may be reconfigured to meet the experience of the hired individual.  TDI-Brooks is looking for an experienced mid-level to senior individual with significant marine geotechnical engineering and standard and advanced laboratory testing and management experience.

COMPANY INFORMATION:  TDI-Brooks is a research and service company specializing in high-end environmental chemistry; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; seabed geochemical seep-hunting surveys; geotechnical surveys, and offshore survey projects for federal and state agencies.  TDI-Brooks has a staff of nearly eighty (80) individuals not including our international marine crews. TDI-Brooks owns and operates two research vessels — R/V PROTEUS and R/V GYRE. We have a third (3rd) vessel on long-term charter, R/V BROOKS McCALL in the Gulf of Mexico, and other vessels periodically under charter for specific projects. Our vessels are primarily engaged in geotechnical and geochemical coring, hazard surveys, environmental, physical oceanography, heat flow, and site surveys for both private and federal clients. These are 150 to 180-ft vessels outfitted as multi-use oceanographic research vessels. All are specifically optimized for shallow to deepwater operations with high speed winches, A-frames, multiple heavy coring rigs, sub-bottom profilers, USBLs, and multibeam systems. The GYRE and PROTEUS are outfitted additionally for analog and HR site surveys along with multibeam acquisition.

 GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The Geotechnical Laboratory Manager is responsible for the day-to-day laboratory management, costing / invoicing, and assignment of job duties to meet the testing schedules for each project.  The Laboratory Manager will also be responsible for the continuing upkeep, maintenance, and calibration of the laboratory and field geotechnical equipment, as well as helping TDI-Brooks expand its testing capabilities offered to clients. 

The job will include a growing responsibility for the management of our Geotechnical lab and assets, including:  

  • Applying concepts of Company’s values, mission and Quality System.
  • Applying resources, training, experience, judgment, and initiative to meet primary responsibilities.
  • Ensuring adherence to relevant ASTM testing methodologies.
  • Acting to ensure work is conducted safely, efficiently, and with high quality.
  • Leading teamwork to meet primary responsibility.
  • Maintaining effective project, assets, and process management systems to meet primary responsibility.
  • Maintaining vigilance and acts to ensure cost-effective performance of team.
  • Reporting project progress and issues to project managers and executive staff.
  • Interacting with Quality Assurance Manager on issues of quality.
  • Establishing work schedules.
  • Supporting offshore geotechnical acquisition campaigns with trained laboratory staff and maintained equipment.
  • Assisting in the analysis of geotechnical samples.
  • Assisting in the generation of geotechnical data reports.
  • Maintaining personnel training records.
  • Developing new analytical methods to expand laboratory capabilities.
  • Maintaining all geotechnical laboratory records and files, including electronic.
  • Maintaining impartiality as well as the ability to evaluate the significance of deviations.

These responsibilities will evolve as we jointly discover what the new hire most enjoys and where they best add value. Part of the job will be to maintain a valid passport and credit card which allows domestic and international travel. Various other company policies are detailed in our Employee Manual. Our corporate values are posted on our web site.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum qualifications for this position include: (1) a degree from a qualified tertiary institution in a relevant field of engineering, geology, or physical science, or (2) other formal education combined with seven (7) years practical mid- to senior level experience in geotechnical testing and laboratory management.  At least 10 years of demonstrated increasing responsibility in geotechnical laboratory testing and management may substitute for a degree. 

EXPERIENCE: : 

  • 5 – 10 years of experience with demonstrated increases of supervisory responsibility within the disciplines of the maritime.
  • BS/BA relative to industry supplemented by advanced vocational training preferred or 7+ years of experience in the marine response industry in a management capacity supervising direct reports.
  • Experience managing and developing professional proposals for marine services projects.
  • Knowledge of OSPR and marine OSRO Regulations and Ratings, ICS, and Federal (Coast Guard and EPA) requirements.
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of management and subordinates in order to effectively accomplish general goals of the marine operations program.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required including negotiation, persuasive leadership and supervision skills, and the ability to work independently, and as a team member.
  • Must be willing to travel, work on location and extended hours to meet client and operational demands. 

Interested applicants submit your resume to the following email: info@tdi-bi.com

8/26/2019 OPEN POSITION - Director of Marine Operations / Marine Superintendent

TDI-Brooks – Director of Marine Operations / Marine Superintendent 

SUMMARY:  TDI-Brooks has an opening for a Director of Marine Operations to manage the operations and compliance of our three (3) marine research vessels and to act as our DPA (Designated Person Ashore).  This position will be based in our College Station, Texas corporate headquarters just North of Houston.  The position is part of TDI-Brooks’ senior management team.  The staff that currently report to the Director of Marine Operations/DPA include our Marine Staffing Manager, Logistics Coordinator, Compliance Officer/CSO, Port Engineer, Vessel Systems Administrator and Vessel Masters.  Depending upon the qualifications of the individual hired for this position, the management reporting structure may be reconfigured to meet the experience of the hired individual.  TDI-Brooks is looking for an experienced mid-level to senior individual with significant marine management and supervisory experience. 

COMPANY INFORMATION:  TDI-Brooks is a research and service company specializing in high-end environmental chemistry; multi-disciplinary oceanographic and environmental projects; seabed geochemical (seep hunting) surveys; geotechnical surveys, and offshore survey projects for federal and state agencies.  TDI-Brooks has a staff of nearly eighty (80) individuals not including our international marine crews. TDI-Brooks owns and operates two research vessels — R/V PROTEUS and R/V GYRE. We have a third (3rd) vessel on long-term charter, R/V BROOKS McCALL in the Gulf of Mexico, and other vessels periodically under charter for specific projects. Our vessels are primarily engaged in geotechnical and geochemical coring, hazard surveys, environmental, physical oceanography, heat flow, and site surveys for both private and federal clients. These are 150 to 180-ft vessels outfitted as multi-use oceanographic research vessels. All are specifically optimized for deepwater operations with high speed winches, A-frames, multiple heavy coring rigs, sub-bottom profilers, USBLs, and multibeam systems. The GYRE and PROTEUS are outfitted additionally for analog and HR site surveys along with multibeam acquisition. 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  

The designated person ashore (DPA) is responsible for the safe operation of each vessel and has access to the highest level of management. The DPA monitors the safety and pollution prevention aspects of the operation of each vessel and ensures that adequate resources and shore-based support are available to the vessel. 

The job will include a growing responsibility for the management of our offshore research vessels, including:  

  • Directing the readiness programs and activities of the vessels in compliance with the ISM Code,
  • Understanding and applying sound technical and operational aspects of shipboard safety management,
  • Effectively applying knowledge of shipboard operations toward successful field campaigns,
  • Reviewing audits for SMS improvement, proposing and implementing vessel safety initiatives,
  • Effectively managing Vessel Readiness staff, interacting with shipboard and shore-side managers, and
  • Evaluating practices recommended by clients and others to promote and foster a true safety culture,
  • Review and implement marine operations procedures in compliance with the organizational policy and all relevant legislation,
  • As and when required, during normal operations, assist with the coordination and management of vessel incidents and emergency situations, including performing ‘on call’ duties,
  • Management of Marine Staff outlined above, including allocation of duties, competency training, leave rosters and absences,
  • Ensuring continuous improvement of customer service and quality standards,
  • Ensure compliance with all health, safety, environmental and legislative requirements,
  • Maintain and enforce a safe working environment for all employees, contractors, visitors and customers,
  • Ensure all accidents and incidents are reported and investigated in consultation with the company’s HSE team,
  • Ensure effective Marine Review and Safety Meetings are conducted on a regular basis and actively participate in these meetings.

These responsibilities will evolve as we jointly discover what the Hire most enjoys and where they best add value. Part of the job will be to maintain a valid passport and credit card which allows domestic and international travel. Expenses are reimbursed monthly for personal cash payments for company expenses. Various other company policies are detailed in our Employee Manual. Our corporate values are posted on our web site. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum qualifications for this position include: (1) a degree from a qualified tertiary institution in a relevant field of management, engineering, or physical science, or (2) qualified seagoing experience as a certified ship officer pursuant to the specifications in STCW, or (3) other formal education combined with seven (7) years practical senior level experience in ship management operations.  At least 15 years in a related maritime business may substitute for a degree.  

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 5 – 10 years of experience with demonstrated increases of supervisory responsibility within the disciplines of the maritime.
  • BS/BA relative to industry supplemented by advanced vocational training preferred or 7+ years of experience in the marine response industry in a management capacity supervising direct reports.
  • Experience managing and developing professional proposals for marine services projects.
  • Knowledge of OSPR and marine OSRO Regulations and Ratings, ICS, and Federal (Coast Guard and EPA) requirements.
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of management and subordinates in order to effectively accomplish general goals of the marine operations program.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required including negotiation, persuasive leadership and supervision skills, and the ability to work independently, and as a team member.
  • Must be willing to travel, work on location and extended hours to meet client and operational demands. 

Interested applicants submit your resume to the following email: info@tdi-bi.com

Technical Offshore Positions

If you are interested in a technical offshore position, please contact Megan Brooks at meganbrooks@tdi-bi.com.

Laboratory/ Administrative Positions

We are not currently seeking applicants for these positions.

Mariner Positions

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position on one of our ships. You must be at least 18 years of age and otherwise qualified to be considered and hired for a shipboard position. 

Mariner Positions Qualifications

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for any position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans for the following (NO faxes, photographs, or Xerox copies please):

1) Passport
2) IMO seafarer’s medical fitness report
3) Inoculation record (primarily yellow fever)
4) STCW II/2 – Master license endorsement (Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch)
5) STCW IV/2 – GMDSS
6) STCW VI/1 – Basic Safety Training Endorsement -or-
STCW VI/1-1 – Personal Survival Techniques
STCW VI/1-2 – Basic Fire Fighting
STCW VI/1-3 – Basic First Aid
STCW VI/1-4 – Personal Safety & Social Responsibility
7) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
8) STCW VI/3 – Advanced Fire Fighting
9) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
10) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential
11) Complete and email the personnel information that is attached

Send your scans and forms as attachments via email to: applications@tdi-bi.com

Thank you for your interest in a mariner position at TDI-Brooks International.

Contact Us

TDI-Brooks International, Inc.
14391 S. Dowling RD
College Station, TX 77845

Email: info@tdi-bi.com
Phone: +1 (979) 693-3446