Utilities Surveyor

Manchester, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
20 Jan 2017
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 63,000 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 England, 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.

We are seeking individuals with utility mapping experience to support the expansion of our buried services division within the UK Geomatics business. The surveyor will be required to efficiently organize and maintain field survey teams and equipment to complete utility mapping tasks project tasks. They will be able to review job specifications and plan fieldwork methods, and accurately observe, calculate and record field data.
Essential Criteria

Demonstrable experience working on Utility Mapping projects and have demonstrable project experience.

Demonstrable experience managing Utility Mapping field crews.

Work without direct day-to-day supervision and make technical and supervisory decisions for projects assigned within specified limits of authority.

Experience in identification of, and marketing, to scanning clients

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

Experience with Land Survey modelling software.

Land Surveying experience

Full driving licence is essential

Desirable Skills

Bachelor's degree in a technical field preferred but not essential

Professional Membership of a Chartered Institution

Evidence of planning daily activities considering possible multiple projects to meet productivity goals set by Project Managers.

Evidence of recommendations to Project Managers for external equipment, procedural changes, and new equipment purchases.

Evidence of input to Project Managers and Group Leaders for the formal performance evaluation of crew members.

Evidence of survey department and field team training


Responsibilities associated with this post will include:

  • Liaison with other members of the Geomatics team to allocate appropriate staff and equipment resources to enable work to be delivered to time, budget and quality
  • Communication of project related issues to the Geomatics Project Manager
  • Assistance and input into the preparation of margin profiles for projects
  • Monitoring and reporting of costs and progress to the Project Manager
  • Mentoring of Graduate Surveyors and Assistant Surveyors to identify training requirements
  • Checking of surveys using robust Quality Assurance Procedures prior to verification by a nominated checker
  • Production of survey drawings and reports
  • Production of Method Statements, Risk Assessments and Safe Plan of Actions


We offer a competitive salary and 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.