Ref: REF191 Based in Harpenden Permanent Role

Primary Purpose

Plowman Craven is one of the largest measurement survey companies in the UK with a solid reputation within both the public and private sectors. Our innovation and dynamic approach sets us aside from our competitors and our 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 the challenge it presents, our clients can trust us to provide a service that will go beyond their expectations!

We are looking for experienced Surveyors to join our Property Management team in Harpenden supporting nationwide projects working with the latest technological advancements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working in conjunction with the Survey & Delivery Manager, propose the most appropriate technology and the most efficient method to deliver projects to drive a predictable and agreed commercial outcome for Plowman Craven.
  • Working with the Client Delivery Managers when appropriate, build a realistic approach to each new client opportunity to build program timings and resources required to successfully deliver each client program at a price and margin acceptable to Plowman Craven.
  • Conduct all surveying and technical aspects of a project once client instruction has been received meeting all required Company standards, such as quality and health and safety.
  • Ensure as part of a project survey team which is resourced in a way that prioritises consistency throughout the lifecycle of the project. Wherever possible the same surveyors should work on a project throughout its lifecycle
  • Ensure that projects are delivered to the appropriate level of quality. Internal and external surveyor work should be delivered to the Delivery team in a ‘client ready’ format.
  • 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 Partner Manager and Senior Surveyors, manage subcontractors and their work on a specific project, ensuring adherence to the technical specification, required Company standards and the agreed timescales of a project in order to ultimately meet Plowman Craven's commercial expectations.
  • In conjunction with the Client Delivery Managers to pro-actively report on project progress, and ensure that projects meet the required deadlines and project costs remain within budget.
  • 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 data processing, encouraging all aspects of “best practice”.
  • Act as mentor to the dedicated survey team by helping more junior surveyors gain the necessary experience and technical knowledge to further develop skills over time. Work with the senior Plowman Craven surveyor team to make sure that surveyor development programs are in place and that skills gaps are identified, and action is taken to remediate.
  • To undertake all other reasonable tasks as requested.

Person Specfication


  • Approximately 3 years’ general Surveying experience
  • Experience in the production of measured building surveys. Experience using AutoCAD
  • Pro-active and effective communicator
  • 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
  • Have a strong understanding of IT applications
  • Willing to be flexible on work location and working hours


  • Qualification relevant to Surveying and/or Civil Engineering
  • Laser Scanning experience Knowledge of RICS Property Measurement Standards & Guidelines

If you have any questions about this role please email

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 working hours (role dependent)
  • An employee owned company held in a Trust for the benefits of the employees

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