Junior Surveyor

Ref: REC220 Based in Harpenden Office Based Permanent Role


As one of the largest measurement survey companies in the UK, Plowman Craven provides a range of services to the property, rail and infrastructure markets.

Our innovation, dynamic approach and commitment to deliver a flawless service is achieved by investing and empowering our employees to push boundaries and reach new heights. We specialise in providing laser scanning and measuring data services to businesses of varying sizes and regardless of the size of project or how challenging, our clients trust us to provide a service that goes beyond their expectations!

We are looking for a Junior Surveyor to join our Infrastructure/Rail team. Working nationwide utilising the latest technological advancements, including UAV, our Infrastructure team is involved in a wide variety of measurement survey solutions. Over the years the team has been involved in a number of exciting locations including Battersea Pier, Don Viaduct and Crossrail. Our clients are prestigious and include Network Rail, Osborne, Waterman Group and BAM Nuttall, amongst others.

By joining Plowman Craven you’ll be part of a growing organisation that is 100% owned internally by our employees and directors. Our independence means we can adapt quickly and remain agile in order to safeguard our future growth as we continue to deliver market leading measurement survey and consultancy services on an unrivalled scale.

Primary Purpose

We are seeking to appoint a Junior Surveyor for our Infrastructure Team based in Harpenden but working on site across the UK. The Junior Surveyor role requires someone educated to GCSE/A level standard with several years of survey experience, or a recent graduate with introductory survey experience looking to start and develop their career within the rail survey industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with Senior Surveyors, assist in the data collection and data processing elements of all projects in the teams’ portfolio and to meet the required Company standards including health and safety
  • To pro-actively take responsibility to learn survey theory and practice, new techniques and about new instruments, to embark on a career as a professional surveyor
  • To rotate around the different business areas and gain varied experience and learn about specific ways of working.
  • To undertake all other reasonable tasks as requested

What do you get?

  • An employee owned company held in a Trust for the benefit of the employees
  • A vibrant, passionate and collaborative working culture
  • A learning culture to excel through professional development and management training opportunities
  • Competitive remuneration packages with performance related bonus
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Company laptop and mobile phone
  • Wellbeing and social events programme
  • Hybrid Working Approach with offices based in Harpenden and London

Person Specification


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, self motivation, be a team player, and have a proactive attitude and willingness to learn and problem solve. These are essential to this role
  • Ability to be flexible and on work location including the requirement to undertake night shift working and some weekends as required within the rail Industry
  • Ability to demonstrate a true passion to build a career in surveying and be prepared to work on sites throughout the UK
  • A keen interest in working with cutting edge survey technologies
  • Be in possession of a clean driving license and access to your own vehicle to travel to office/sites
  • Associated site clearance (CSCS, PTS) would be advantageous but not compulsory


  • Laser scanning experience
  • Rail industry experience
  • Qualification relevant to Surveying and/or Civil Engineering

If you have any questions about this role please email recruitment@plowmancraven.co.uk

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 & development
  • Salary sacrifice pension contribution scheme
  • Flexible/remote working (role dependent)
  • Travel loans & travel cards (Zone 1+2) for London-based roles
  • Access to fleet vehicles
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced family friendly benefits
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Wellbeing & mental health programme
  • 50% discounted gym membership
  • Social activities organised throughout the year
  • Harpenden & London offices
  • Employee owned company held in a Trust for the benefit of employees
  • EOT profit sharing scheme

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