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Dr. James Brooks, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Brooks BIO

Dr. Brooks is President of TDI-Brooks Int’l , Inc. a company specializing in offshore research and survey studies for federal/state agencies as well as the oil industry.  TDI-Brooks was founded in May 1996.  The company owns and operates four (4) multi-use oceanographic research vessels.

Dr. Brooks was the founder and Director of  GERG at TAMU until Sept. 1995. As Director between 1975 and 1996, he built an organization specializing in high quality analytical, oceanographic and environmental research and services with annual revenues between 1991 and 1995 of around $10 million/year.  In August 1995, he directed a staff of ~130 people, including 28 Ph.D. level senior personnel, ~60 professional MS- and BS-level full-time research scientists and ~40 other staff.  He has been Project Director on many federal projects for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Minerals Management Service (MMS), Bureau of Ocean Energy Mgt (BOEM) the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other state and federal agencies.  He has extensive experience in the management of large environmental and oceanographic projects as well as the technical competency in environmental and geochemistry, surface geochemical exploration, oil spill assessment, gas hydrates, chemosynthetic ecosystems, stable isotope geochemistry, and oceanography.  He has academic credentials consisting of 210+ peer-review publications including numerous publications in prestigious journals such as Science and Nature. He has served on many national committees, conferences and workshops.  He has chaired 19 M.S. and Ph.D. committees at TAMU.  He has won the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Research awarded annually by the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University.  He previously held an appointment in the Faculty of Toxicology at Texas A&M University as well as an Advisory Council Member, Southeast Advisory Council for Undersea Research and Education (SEACURE) for NOAA’s Undersea Research Center at UNCW (NURC).

Dr. Brooks at continues to manage federal projects such as the NOAA National Status and Trends (NS&T) Mussel Watch project, which is the premier, long standing coastal environmental monitoring program in the nation.  He is in his 20+ year of management of this project. He is also involved in the commercial and/or technical management of generally over $30 million yearly of industry sponsored projects many of which are multidisciplinary. Dr. Brooks has been conducting research and oil industry-sponsored service projects in the Gulf of Mexico for the last 35+ years.

As part of his surface geochemical exploration (SGE) studies, which he developed for industry in the early 1980’s, he has collected 10,000+ cores in the Gulf, mostly in the deep water. These SGE coring studies resulted and contributed to the discoveries of macro oil seepage, chemosynthetic communities, and gas hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico.  He was a co-discoverer of oil seep and chemosynthetic communities in the deep water Gulf of Mexico in 1985.  He made the first discoveries of thermogenic gas hydrates in the deep water Gulf of Mexico that was published in Science as well as participated in the initial discoveries of other oil-seep related phenomena including oil-stained cores on the continental slope, widespread occurrence of shallow and outcropping gas hydrates, brine seepage, and visible oil seepage to the sea surface.  In the late 80’s and early 90’s he was awarded extensive NOAA National Undersea Research Program (NURP) JOHNSON SEA-LINK, ALVIN, and Navy NR-1 submersible dive time in the Gulf of Mexico.

More on Dr. Brooks HERE

Dr. Bernie Bernard, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

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

Dr. Bernard's BIO

Dr. Bernard received a Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from Texas A&M University in 1978. For the next two years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Geology and Geophysics, Dr. Bernard taught graduate level courses in Organic Geochemistry and Isotope Geochemistry.

In 1993 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group of Texas A&M University, serving with his long-time friend and Director of GERG, Dr. James M. Brooks.  In 1996, Dr. Bernard partnered with Dr. Brooks in forming TDI-Brooks International, Inc., where he is a co-owner, Vice President, and Technology Director.

More on Dr. Bernard HERE

Daniel Brooks

Director of Technical Systems

danielbrooks@tdi-bi.com

Melissa Wood

Director of Sales and Marketing

melissawood@tdi-bi.com
713-208-1734

Richard Byno

Director of Marine Operations and Company  Security Officer

richardbyno@tdi-bi.com

Jayme Mcbee

Director of Geochemical & Geotechnical Services

jaymemcbee@tdi-bi.com

 Brandt Broussard

Director of Geophysical Services

brandtbroussard@tdi-bi.com

Dr. Les Bender

Director of Environmental Services

lesbender@tdi-bi.com

Mike kullman

GIS Data / Project Manager

mk@tdi-bi.com

Jennifer simonson

Director of Quality

jennifersimonson@tdi-bi.com

Gail Mills

Controller and Corporate Secretary

gailmills@tdi-bi.com

Dr. James Howell

HSE Manager

jameshowell@tdi-bi.com

Mike Gaskins

Director of Analytical Chemical Services and Laboratory Manager

mikegaskins@tdi-bi.com

Amanda Brewster

Laboratory Client Account Manager

amandabrewster@tdi-bi.com

Juan Ramirez

Data Manager

juanramirez@tdi-bi.com

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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
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cAREERS

careers at TDI-Brooks

TDI-Brooks operates 4 Research Vessels on a global basis and are always looking for people with the right experience and expertise which are vital to the success of our projects. 

Our current vessels are here: https://www.tdi-bi.com/contact-us/vessels-charters/ 

 

Browse the latest vacancies below and see where your career at TDI-Brooks can take you.

Marine Position: Masters

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of 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 – Mate 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

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

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

Marine Position: Mate

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of 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 – Mate 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

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

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

Marine Position: Chief Engineer

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of 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 III/2 or III/3 – Chief Engineer license endorsement (Officer in Charge of an Engineering watch)
5) 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
6) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
7) STCW VI/3 – Advanced Fire Fighting
8) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
9) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

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

Marine Position: Assistant Engineer

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of 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 III/1, III/2 or III/3 – Assistant Engineer license endorsement (Officer in Charge of an Engineering watch)
5) 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
6) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
7) STCW VI/3 – Advanced Fire Fighting
8) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
9) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

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

Marine Position: Oiler

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of 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 III/5 (or III/4 Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch) – Oiler Endorsement
5) 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
6) STCW VI/2-1 – Lifeboatman
7) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
8) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

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

Marine Position: AB

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of 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/4 or II/5 – AB Endorsement
5) 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
6) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
7) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

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

Marine Position: Cook

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of 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) ILO MLC Cook Training Certification
5) 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
6) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
7) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

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

Marine Position: OS

Please email all required documents to applications@tdi-bi.com

For TDI-Brooks to determine if you are fully qualified for a position on one of our international ships, please provide color scans of 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 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
5) STCW VI/6 – ISPS Security Training
6) Merchant Mariner Credential / National Mariner Credential

Incomplete application packages (lacking any of the above required documents) will not be reviewed. Do not send in an incomplete application. Wait until you have all information and certificates in the required form before submitting.

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