UAV Surveyor

Ref: REC121 Based in Harpenden Permanent Role

Primary Purpose

To work alongside UAV Pilots to collect accurate aerial survey data and photography for photogrammetry projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the data collection elements of all projects to meet the required Company standards, such as quality and health and safety as directed by surveying staff.
  • To take responsibility for managing project data, from its collection to final delivery using the most appropriate technology and methodology to meet the project specification.
  • In conjunction with the Project Manager to pro-actively report on project progress, and ensure that projects meet the required deadlines and project costs remain within budget.
  • To ensure appropriate level of quality and coverage of aerial survey data is captured including undertaking on-site verification of data.
  • To operate the UAV camera to capture the photography required for surveying projects.
  • Working with the UAV Pilot, clients, land owners and members of the public ensure UAV take-off and landing areas are setup and maintained according to relevant the project method statements, Risk Assessments and CAA permissions.

  • To undertake UAV battery charging and logging tasks.

  • To be trained and undertake UAV emergency procedures.

  • To represent the Company in a professional manner, particularly whilst out on site.

  • Assist with the processing of photographs and UAV data.

  • To undertake all other reasonable tasks as requested.

Person Specification

  • Approximately 1-3 years’ general Surveying experience.
  • Experience of photogrammetry and 3D data capture.
  • Understanding of principles of photography and the impact of shutter speed, aperture and ISO.
  • Qualification relevant to Surveying and/or Civil Engineering.
  • Experience of Aerial or UAV survey data capture.
  • Experience of processing Aerial or UAV survey data.
  • Communication - Pro-active and effective communicator.
  • Skills - Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, Be self-motivated and pro-active, Have the ability to solve problems effectively and in a timely manner out on site.
  • Technology - Have a strong understanding of IT applications.
  • Other - Willing to be flexible on work location and working hours. Site work at locations throughout the UK is a requirement.
  • Preferable - PTS , CSCS certification.

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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
  • Enhanced Pensions Contributions
  • Health Care benefits
  • Life Assurance
  • Social activities organised throughout the year
  • Wellbeing Group
  • Flexible working hours (role dependent)

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