Engineering Surveyor

Ref: REC182 Based in Harpenden Permanent Role

Primary Purpose

As part of a site-based survey team, deliver projects or aspects of larger projects independently or in conjunction with fellow surveyors.

This role will involve working away from home for periods, potentially overseas on active (or recently completed) construction sites. Work will involve using total station, digital level, setting out and scanning techniques (using Leica ‘P’ series scanners & MS60). The role will also involve liaising with clients/business partners to plan, assess, coordinate and manage logistics to ensure that projects are carried out efficiently and successfully.

Key Responsibilities

  • To complete all projects to meet the required company standards, such as quality and health and safety.
  • Working as part of a survey team, to take responsibility for data from its collection to final delivery, using the most appropriate technology and methodology to meet the project specification and liaising with fellow surveyors as appropriate.
  • In conjunction with the Lead Surveyor to pro-actively report on project progress and ensure that projects meet the required deadlines and that project costs remain within budget. (This will include assisting the Lead Surveyor with information such as work logs, timings, quantities for billing and estimate purposes).
  • To liaise with clients as required on-site concerning project specifications and deliverables.
  • To coach and instruct internal staff and subcontractors on all aspects of data collection and processing, encouraging all aspects of “best practice”.
  • To undertake all other reasonable tasks as requested.

Person Specification


  • General survey background and/or civil engineering survey experience essential
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Survey/Scanning instrumentation
  • CSCS Passes
  • Experience of processing point cloud Survey data
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety within a construction environment
  • Good communication skills – the ability to liaise with Clients and staff
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to co-ordinate teams of staff


  • Civil Engineering Surveying degree or equivalent
  • Survey experience in a monitoring environment
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of survey instrumentation in a monitoring environment
  • Experience of processing survey data in a monitoring environment

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Benefits of working at Plowman Craven

Plowman Craven is a great place to work and offers a range of competitive family friendly benefits including:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave - increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus
  • Professional Membership and Development
  • Enhanced Family Friendly benefits
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension Contribution Scheme
  • Health Care benefits
  • Life Assurance
  • Social activities organised throughout the year
  • Wellbeing Group
  • Flexible/Remote working (role dependent)
  • Harpenden & London based offices
  • An employee owned company held in a Trust for the benefits of the employees

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