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Lead Rail Surveyor

  • Job added:   2 June 2021
  • Salary:   £29000 - £33000/annum
  • Location:   Cardiff
  • County:   South Glamorgan
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   213885288
  • Company:   CV-Library
Dawson Levy is delighted to be working with our client, a specialist rail surveying company to find an experienced Land Surveyor with rail experience:

Position: - Lead Surveyor

Location: - Site Based

Reporting to: - Survey Manager

Purpose of the Role

To carry out topographical surveys, gathering of point cloud data, setting out, monitoring and assisting Ground Investigation works
To carry out surveys to the requirements of the survey specifications in contracts or to the requirements of Designers
To lead a team of one or more Surveyors in carrying out surveying activities
To accurately and reliably produce survey data to present to clients or Designers

Key Accountabilities -

Safety - Actively demonstrate support for the implementation of the SEP Rail Services Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives.
Profitability - Provide cost effective support to SEP Rail Services Ltd by conducting surveys in the most efficient and timely manner.
Quality - Provide accurate survey results conforming to best practice and industry standards.
Respect - Treat people in a fair and consistent way. Consistently strive to understand client's needs and requirement.Key Tasks

Carry out all required survey duties as directed by the Survey Manager
Be able to determine the most appropriate professional manner for the planning and execution of surveys
Diligently complete surveys, to satisfy all clients specification and quality expectations
Establish calibration and maintenance regimes for all survey equipment
Establish survey monitoring regimes
Carry out setting out activity in accordance with design drawings and scheme plans
Manage a team of one or more Surveyors
Lead and coach Surveyors in all site surveys
Produce survey data accurately and rapidlyCandidate Profile

Technical Skills

Be a member of RICS / ICES or working to achieve Chartered Status
Competent in the selection of the appropriate survey equipment and the operation and instruction of the following -Total Station

Point Cloud Scanner

Platform gauge

Laser Sweep


Heights and staggers gauge


Automatic and digital levels

Laser Scanner

Track Measuring Device

Have a good understanding of all survey methods, including mobile mapping, drone surveys, static scanning, LiDAR and their suitability for projects
Competent in the use of at least two or more of the following survey and complementary software packages with a good understanding in the operation of all others including -N4CE / Terramodel

Trimble Business Software / Leica GEO Office

AutoCAD / Microstation

Bentley Railtrack / MX Rail

Be able to understand and translate RICS and Network Rail surveying standards into site practice
Be competent to a level to enable the training of Surveyors in the following survey techniques -Traversing

Topographical and detailed surveying



GPS / GNSS operation

Hold Sentinel competencies including -PTS


Engineering Supervisor/SWL2

Hold additional competencies including -First aid



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