Senior Surveyor - Property Development

Ref: VA105 Head Office - Harpenden Full Time Site / Hybrid Working

Senior Surveyor – Property Development

Plowman Craven are one of the largest surveying and specialist measurement companies in the UK. We work on huge exclusive projects across the country, our offices are based in Harpenden and London.

An opportunity to join our surveying team as a Senior Surveyor in our Property Development team has become available. You will take responsibility, be well organised and lead the project survey team on allocated projects collaborating with Project Managers and the Delivery Lead team to meet the project objectives. You will also mentor and act as a role model to Surveyors and Junior Surveyors.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Oversee 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.
  • Act as mentor, helping team members gain the necessary experience and technical knowledge to further develop skills over time.
  • Working in conjunction with the project survey team, discuss and agree the most appropriate technology and the most efficient method to deliver projects to drive success against programme, quality, and commercial objectives.
  • Pro-actively communicate with the project team including the delivery team and provide reports on project progress for allocated tasks to the Project Manager and Lead Surveyor, encouraging the survey team to do the same on their tasks.
  • Working with the Survey Manager, ensure each survey task is resourced with the right skills and equipment, in a way that prioritises consistency throughout the lifecycle of the project and considers opportunities for professional development aligned with company competency framework.
  • Lead by example on managing all project data, ensuring the project team are adhering to company protocols including but not limited to file naming, folder structures, file sizes, archiving and security.
  • Ensure that the project survey team deliver the project to the appropriate level of quality.
  • Review internal surveyor work in accordance with the QA Checklist by the task owner and delivered to the CAD/Revit Authoring Teams in a ‘client ready’ format.
  • Review and prepare feedback for external supplier work in accordance with the QA Checklist.
  • Ensure independent QA checks on specific tasks are completed as appropriate.
  • You will have regular communication with the client as needed and feedback.
  • You will also stay up to date and informed with latest trends and technology developments in the industry, updating the company and the team as needed.

What we offer you:

  • Generous salary offered with opportunities for personal development along your journey with us.
  • Immerse yourself in a vibrant, passionate, and collaborative working culture where your voice is not just heard but celebrated, and where your contributions can truly make a difference.
  • Fuel your ambition with our immersive learning culture, training opportunities that empower you to soar to new heights in your career journey.
  • Unwind and recharge with 25 days of annual leave, expandable to an incredible 30 days, plus bank holidays!
  • Company laptop and mobile phone.
  • Get rewarded for your hard work and dedication with our performance-related bonus structure.
  • Invest in your future success with our professional membership support and ongoing training initiatives, ensuring you stay ahead of the curve.
  • Rest easy knowing your financial future is secure with our salary sacrifice pension contribution scheme, offering peace of mind for the long term.
  • Embrace work-life harmony with flexible remote working options, giving you the freedom to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • Equip yourself for success with company-provided laptops and mobile phones, whether you're in our Harpenden or London offices or taking advantage of hybrid work options.

Key requirements and qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in general surveying
  • Laser scanning experience
  • Topographical surveying experience
  • Measured building surveying experience
  • Qualification relevant to surveying or civil engineering
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Use of N4CE, Cyclone & AutoCAD
  • Strong IT understanding
  • Willingness to be flexible with working location and hours

About us

At Plowman Craven, we value you for who you are – your unique background, compelling story, and exceptional skills and experiences are not just welcomed but celebrated. Join us in enriching our vibrant and diverse community as we grow together.

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!

If you're ready to thrive in a dynamic environment, driving impactful projects and fostering collaborative success, we want to hear from you.

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 & 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
  • 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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