Meet Our People: Jodie Haines Surveyor
After completing a Geography degree in Bournemouth, Jodie worked as a land surveyor at a small company before moving to Plowman Craven in 2018. She joined as a Junior Surveyor and and is now a Surveyor in the Property Development team.
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- So, what exactly do you do then?
I'm a Junior Surveyor working in the Property Development team which means the majority of my job is scanning the inside and outside of buildings, traversing and taking photos. I also process the data that is captured back in the office so it can be used for floor plans, elevations or Revit models.
- What does a typical day look like?
A typical day on site means an early start to ensure the correct equipment is loaded onto the van, and will generally involve scanning with either a Leica P40 or a Faro scanner and taking photographs on an iSTAR. Every day is quite different...and you never know where you're going to end up next week.
- What do you like most about your job?
I love the variety of site and office work, and I get to work with different people on a variety of projects. No day or week is ever the same.
- Do you have a favourite project?
My favourite project to date would be my involvement at Theatre Royal Haymarket in London. It was really interesting to see how a theatre works back stage. I also really enjoyed working on a job down in Plymouth, as sometimes it's nice to be outside of London.
- Why did you choose this field of work?
I did a small amount of surveying at university and found it interesting. I have always hated the idea of working in an office all day every day and being a surveyor means I get a variety of site and office work.
- What are the most important attributes for your role?
I guess the most important attributes are time management, people skills, general good organisation....and a lot of patience.
- What's the best thing about working for Plowman Craven?
It has to be the people. Everyone is so friendly and there is a lot of diversity here. It's great working with people from all around the world and there is always something going on.
- What advice would you give to somebody wanting to do the same job?
Be prepared to be physically tired at the end of a day on site. It's exhausting, but fun. Also, ask lots of questions....no question is ever a stupid question.
- What are you like to work with?
I'm definitely motivated and I'm a team player. I'm forever interested in learning new things and will always give it my all.
- What are your passions outside work?
I go to the gym frequently, I love walking, shopping, reading....and I love cats.
- Favourite quote or saying?
No rain, no flowers.
I've learnt a lot in the short time I've been here and have been involved in a variety of interesting projects. I'm continually learning new things and will always give it my all. Jodie Haines, Surveyor - Plowman Craven
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