Assistant Utility Surveyor

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
23 Nov 2016
UK 00003R
Contract Type
Full Time

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services to industrial, commercial and government clients. With revenues approaching $11billion and over 50,000 employees across the globe we're continuing to grow our business every year.

We are looking for talented people to join us across the UK and Ireland to continue our focus on building relationships and delighting our clients (90% of our business is repeat business). In return we have opportunities to work on unique and exciting projects, and a stable platform upon which to develop your career.

Jacobs has an enviable reputation in the UK consultancy sector as a result of a portfolio of high profile projects with clients that include the Highways Agency, National Contractors and Local Authorities. Our current challenges include a significant portfolio of infrastructure projects for the Highways Agency and Network Rail with many more opportunities in the pipeline. So would you like to be a member of our developing team in Shrewsbury?

We are seeking individuals to support the expansion of our Geospatial expertise within the UK Geomatics business. We require an Assistant Utility Surveyor to work with our Surveyors in carrying out Underground Utility Surveys for various engineering projects in the market sectors of Airports, Highways, Railways, Environmental and Industrial Manufacture and Development.


Responsibilities associated with this post will include:

Liaison with other members of the Geomatics team to enable work to be delivered to time, budget and quality.

Communication of project related issues to the relevant Senior Utility Surveyor and Geomatics Project Manager.

Assistance in the production of survey drawings and reports.

Assistance in the production of Method Statements and Risk Assessments and Safe Plan of Actions.

Essential Criteria

A minimum of GCSE grade A-C in Mathematics and English.

A desire to develop your career by learning on the job, in a practical, outdoor, team environment.

Strong personal management and timekeeping skills.

You will need to have a full UK driving licence as the role will involve travel to site locations.

Enthusiasm and Flexibility are required and you must be prepared to spend time on site away from the regional office.

Desirable Skills

A/AS Level (or equivalent) qualifications in Mathematics and Geography.

Relevant work experience in an outdoor, site based environment.

Land Surveying or Underground Utility Surveying experience.

Experience with operating and interpreting digital outputs from various Utility Mapping instruments including the IDS Duo series and Radio Detection.


We offer a competitive package which includes a Pension and Life Assurance Scheme and the opportunity to participate in our Flexible Benefits programme which offers up to 29 days holiday per annum and a range of additional benefits.

JACOBS is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.