Job Opportunities

Surveyors/CAD/GIS Technicians

Company Name

Wessex Archaeology


Salisbury, Bristol, Meopham, Sheffield and Edinburgh

Closing Date


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Ref: UKGEO 09.21

Assistant Supervisor/Supervisor/Project Officer/Senior Project Officer grade £22,232 – £33,976

Salary commensurate with skills and experience

About Us

With 320+ employees and offices in Salisbury, Bristol, Meopham, Sheffield and Edinburgh, Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK. We have 40 years’ experience working on some of the most high-profile and fascinating projects in the country.

Wessex Archaeology is a registered charity, aiming to promote the education of the public in the arts, culture, heritage and science through the pursuit of archaeology. We help bring the past into the present, and believe cultural heritage contributes to a sense of place and community identity.

The Geomatics department contributes to the successful delivery of fieldwork projects by providing site setup and technical support, managing equipment and geospatial datasets, and producing digital drawings. We also undertake UAV, laser scanning and photogrammetry work, and are looking for good people with good skills, to contribute to expanding our capabilities and driving improvements.

About You

You know what high quality geospatial data is and why it matters. You have solid technical skills, a good eye for detail and presentation, and a proven track record in meeting deadlines and delivering to client specification.

Perhaps you’re a surveyor looking for a more office-based role? You will use your TST, GNSS and AutoCAD skills to provide training and support, and work closely with your colleagues to develop new data capture and processing workflows. Occasional site work and office visits are required, to manage equipment and provide training. Experience in laser scanning, remote sensing or photogrammetry would be a significant advantage, as would an existing or pending UAV pilot qualification.

Or are you a GIS Technician, adept at rationalising and managing complex datasets? Ideally you have a good working knowledge of construction project design and an understanding of site constraints. We would welcome applicants with advanced knowledge of programming or database management, and those with demonstrable experience in driving change and developing new workflows.

Whatever your skillset, you will be flexible and adaptable, confident in your abilities and able to manage your own time, but willing to seek guidance and work closely with your teammates. A background in archaeology would be advantageous but is not essential. Flexible home working is available, however you will need to be within a reasonable travelling distance of one of our offices.

We offer

· 22 days leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 27 after 5 years’ service

· 5% employer pension contribution

· Paid sick leave and generous life assurance

· Employee Assistance Programme, a confidential independent counselling service

· Generous maternity and paternity options

· Time off in lieu, subsistence payments, CSCS cards and PPE (depending on tasks & role)


We believe that everyone should be treated with fairness, respect and dignity, and are an equal opportunities employer. Please submit an application form, available from the Vacancies page on our website (link on the left), along with CV, and return it by email via the link on the left by 24 September 2021. We will interview as suitable applications are received, so may appoint before the closing date.

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that the successful candidate must by the start of their employment have permission to work in the UK. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.