Job Opportunities

Field Surveyors

Company Name

Ordnance Survey


UK wide

Closing Date


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Ordnance Survey (OS) provides national mapping services for Great Britain and is world-leading provider of geospatial solutions.

OS location data and expertise has helped governments make smarter decisions, businesses gain valuable data insight, and everyone experience the world outside for over 225 years.

Our growing National Mapping Services team play a key role in ensuring we deliver world-class geospatial data and services for our customers and they’re looking for people to join them. They’re experts at using remote-sensed and ground data capture technologies. And they’re leading the geospatial industry with an ‘automate-first’ approach which consumes and exploits data from multiple sources.

About the role:

Are you resilient and self-motivated? Do you like being outdoors, are happy working in the built environment, in all weathers, and have an attention to detail? We’re now inviting interest for our 2021 intake of Surveyors, to be based in various areas of GB, with the potential to work nationwide

Ideally having experience in the geospatial information industry, you’ll be a surveyor, or a keen learner. You may have a degree/similar qualification, or equivalent surveying experience, or have a passion to be part of this industry.

Our National Mapping Services production team captures, maintains, manages and delivers the most detailed location data in England, Scotland and Wales. Every day we make 20,000 updates to our master map of Great Britain, which holds 500 million geospatial features. Using the latest geospatial technologies, we’re now driving innovation and investing in even faster ways to collect and provide data.

We want you to join us on our continuous drive for improvement. As an OS Surveyor, you’ll plan, collect, assess, edit and maintain geospatial information using relevant survey methods to meet customer requirements.

What we’re looking for:


  • Relevant geospatial information industry qualification or work experience e.g. geomatics/land surveying/geographic information systems (GIS)

  • Experience of data capture and edit platforms for measured survey/data collection e.g. total stations, GPS/GNSS, ruggedised PCs/tablets

  • Experience working outdoors in all weathers and conditions

  • Good spatial awareness

  • Good IT skills, especially using geographic information systems (GIS)

  • Good learner and a desire to continuously improve

  • Good communication and problem-solving skills

  • Good organisational skills, good at working independently

  • Good team player, particularly as part of a dispersed team

  • Able to travel, with some overnight stays in Great Britain, and potentially overseas

  • Full driving license


  • Experience in boundary surveying, land admin solutions, both cadastre and general boundaries

  • Experience in delivering to defined requirements/specifications

  • Hold a current CSCS card

  • Membership of a relevant professional body

The Rewards

We want you to love what you do. That’s why our benefits package rewards a job well done. We’ll give you:

  • Salary – £26,010 – £29,070

  • Performance related bonus

  • A competitive pension scheme

  • Business User Car scheme

  • At OS we embrace flexible working and can consider different working hours dependent on the role and your personal circumstances

  • 25 days annual leave – (30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 over Christmas

  • Plus, a suite of excellent additional benefits


  • Surveyors need to live in a specified location, or be willing to relocate to an agreed area before joining OS or on completion of initial training

  • Surveyors will need to work from home, with a suitable workspace

  • Spatial awareness is essential, and we’ll test this at interview

  • Successful candidates must be available for a period of training at our Head Office, Southampton, or in training blocks throughout the year at regionally based locations if appropriate

  • After initial training, surveyors will also be required to continue their development including attaining AssocRICS qualification

  • Surveyor roles are not suitable for part-time or job share

In your covering letter, please let us know if you’re happy to be placed anywhere across GB: interviews and tests will either be conducted remotely or at our head office in Southampton, likely in summer, and looking at start dates from Autumn

We believe diversity and inclusion is about working together – in a supportive and respectful environment to reach our full potential. We think combining different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives will help us reach our vision and be trusted and admired across the globe for setting the standards and leading the way. We are looking for talented and experienced individuals from a range of backgrounds and welcome applications from any race, age, gender, background or religion.

We’re individually talented and collectively powerful and we give you the space to take your career in whichever direction you want.

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