Senior Utilities Surveyor

Ref: VA114 Head Office - Harpenden Full Time Site / Office / Hybrid Working

JOB TITLE: Senior Utilities Surveyor

REPORTS TO: Survey Team Leader


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.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Utility Surveyor to join our Utilities team. Working mostly within London but also nationwide utilising the latest technological advancements, our Utilities team is involved in a variety of survey solutions, from pinpointing the exact location of underground services to undertaking line and level surveys in sewers, river culverts, cable tunnels and on rail infrastructure.


We are looking for an experienced Senior Utilities Surveyor to join our team. The right candidate will need to have a minimum 4 years and experience as a Senior Utilities Surveyor and have experience in delivery to PAS128 Standard.


  • Work will include but not be limited to utilities and topographical surveying with key tasks being:
    • Manhole lifting and assisting with the observation of measurements.
    • Total station and TPS/GPS observations.
    • Locating utilities via electromagnetic locators and ground penetrating radar.
    • Use of vehicle towed Ground Penetrating Radar.
    • Post processing of EML data in AutoCAD (2D/3D).
    • Post Processing of GPR Data in IQMaps and Geolitix.
    • Line and level surveys of sewers, including confined space access.
  • Working in conjunction with the Survey Lead, Client Delivery Manager and Delivery Team to propose the most appropriate technology and the method to deliver projects to specification.
  • To lead the data collection and data processing elements of your projects and to meet the required Company standards including health and safety.
  • Take ownership of assigned elements of projects, including logistics and as part of the team take action to support success in other phases.
  • To pro-actively report on progress of work to the project team, ensure that the required deadlines are met, and project costs remain within budget.
  • To coordinate and communicate with other project teams on site including subcontractors.
  • Support Junior Surveyors in gaining the necessary experience and technical knowledge to further develop skills over time. Provide feedback to the Survey Lead on the performance of junior staff.
  • Ensure that projects are delivered to the appropriate level of quality, ensuring that the delivery team can progress with production.
  • To liaise with clients as required on site concerning project specifications and deliverables.
  • To work flexibly, including night work and work away from home when required.
  • To undertake all other reasonable tasks as requested.


  • Generous basic salary plus join a part employed owned company.
  • Join a vibrant, passionate, and collaborative working culture.
  • A learning culture that enables you to excel through our professional development and management training opportunities.
  • Generous annual leave allowance.
  • Company laptop and mobile phone.
  • Wellbeing and social events programme.
  • Flexible working, with the ability to work from our Harpenden & London offices, as well as remotely.



  • 4+ years’ Utilities Surveying experience and a strong understanding of survey principles
  • Use of GPR and Electromagnetic Locating techniques.
  • Be able to use TPS/GPS equipment proficiently.
  • Willingness to undertake confined space work in sewers.
  • CSCS Certified.
  • Understanding of PAS128 Standards.
  • Pro-active and effective communicator.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Have a strong understanding of IT applications.
  • Willing to be flexible on work location and working hours.
  • Full, clean UK driving licence.


  • Confined Space City & Guilds (High Risk)
  • Sewer line and level survey experience
  • AutoCAD & IQMaps and Geolitix knowledge
  • NRSWA Certified
  • QCF Level 3 or above
  • Ability to process data in N4C


By joining Plowman Craven you’ll be part of a growing organisation which has set out on its journey to become a global leader in Geospatial sector. Our recent expansion 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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and shall take additional measures to support any candidate that needs assistance with the recruitment process.

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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