Utility Surveyor

Manchester, United Kingdom Countrywide
23 Nov 2016
22 Feb 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 50,000 employees across the globe we're continuing to grow our business every year.

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.

We are seeking a Utility Surveyor to join our Geomatics team based in Manchester to support the expansion of our buried services division within the UK wide Geomatics business. As the Utility Surveyor, will be required to efficiently organise and maintain field survey teams and equipment to complete utility mapping tasks project tasks. You will also be able to review job specifications and plan fieldwork methods, and accurately observe, calculate and record field data.


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.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrable experience working on Utility Mapping projects and has 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.


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 31 days holiday to include Statutory Bank Holidays and a range of additional benefits.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and well-being of all.