Derek Pierce

Operations & Client Lead- USA

Derek Pierce brings over 18 years of experience in offshore and onshore surveying with a focus on delivering strategic value to client projects and portfolios. As 3D at Depth’s Customer Sales and Support Engineer, Derek oversees client relationships and deliverables to ensure maximum value is realized for every subsea LiDAR survey project. 

Derek joined 3D at Depth in 2015, as the Senior Subsea LiDAR Specialist. His keen ability to identify and mitigate risks, assess conditions and make adjustments in the everchanging offshore environment, earned him a positive reputation with 3D at Depth’s global client base. In 2018 Derek transitioned to a Customer Sales and Support Engineer role where he oversees projects and client relationships, ensuring maximum value is realized for LiDAR projects and providing expert operations advisory services. His project work includes both vertical hub and horizontal spool metrologies, 3D field mapping, scour inspections to damage quantification for as-laid structures/pipes. Derek’s project management expertise has him work collaboratively across client stakeholders to helped drive operational efficiencies and increase returns for a range of client stakeholders.

As part of the team to position positioning 3D at Depth as a leader in the subsea imaging and mapping industry, Derek is based in the Houston, Texas office but works globally across client accounts. 
Prior to 3D at Depth, Derek worked across the offshore sector with a wide range of tier one survey contractors. In 2013, Pierce was recruited by UTEC Offshore Survey where he transitioned quickly to a Senior Offshore Surveyor. Before UTEC, Derek worked in the offshore marine survey industry with Fugro-Chance, Inc. based out of Houston, Texas. In this role, Derek spent time working on a multitude of challenging offshore projects. From 2000 to 2010, Derek worked as a Land Surveyor at Capital Surveying, Inc. out of Austin, TX and was responsible for multiple large-scale land development projects as well as TxDOT expansion/improvement projects around the central Texas area. 

Education & Certifications: 
Bachelor of Science, Geographical Information Science – Texas A&M Corpus Christi 
Emphasis in Geomatics
Registered Professional Land Surveyor – State of Texas #6099