Job Opportunities

Rail Surveyor

Company Name

Severn Partnership




Telford, Shropshire

Closing Date


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Severn Partnership operate as market leaders in mobile mapping and Geomatic surveying. We focus on larger scale projects using the latest digital technology. Our mission is to deliver a professional and personal service, regulated at all times by RICS controls and underpinned by strong ethical standards.

In our DNA, we are innovators and new technology adopters, and we are re-inventing conventional survey techniques underpinned by tried and trusted quality and safety systems.

Established since 1985, we strive to lead the market in digital surveying and service delivery adding value to our customers at every stage of the mapping and surveying journey through an agile and dynamic approach. Our expertise is in creating flexible / bespoke / relevant /focussed solutions to complex mapping / surveying challenges.

We are in a period of continued planned growth in existing sectors and areas of expertise combined with rapid expansion into new and leading-edge areas of the mapping and engineering process.

Severn Partnership are a subsidiary company of Munnelly Group PLC, a construction and infrastructure support services group, who are well-established within their sectors of expertise. We promote the power and benefits of collaboration, partnership, people and technology through best practice and intuitive and synergised solutions.


As a Rail Surveyor, your role will involve supporting Senior Surveyors and Project Managers to conduct surveys in a variety of different environments. You should have the ability to plan and execute small to medium sized jobs and manage time scales, be able to adapt and problem solve and know when to recognise and escalate problems up to senior team members. You must have good communication skills to enable you to brief your team members on site and speak with clients where required.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of typical survey techniques such as Control networks – GNSS surveys – Traversing & Levelling of survey control in the rail and non-rail environment. The types of tasks you will carry include the following:

  • Plain line topographic rail surveys
  • Fence to fence boundary surveys
  • S&C rail surveys
  • Platform & Structure gauging surveys
  • Overhead line equipment surveys (Height & Stagger)
  • HDS laser scanning experience advantageous
  • Office data processing of the above information
  • Resolve any unexpected technical difficulties that may arise
  • Able to determine the most effective methodology for the planning and execution of survey tasks
  • Work effectively as part of a team onsite
  • Management and maintenance of survey equipment
  • Office data processing of the above information to produce CAD Drawings, gauging files & registered point clouds. (experience is advantageous)
  • Adherence to Company manuals and processes
  • Ensure QA/QC Compliance

You must have a full UK driving licence and be willing to take and pass regular drugs and alcohol screening.

Flexibility in working hours, the willingness to travel and to work outside in adverse weather conditions are all essential requirements of this role.

This role will be primarily site based and consist of night shifts, Monday to Thursday night with overtime opportunities at the weekend. 


  • Previous experience working as a land/rail surveyor (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience carrying out topographical surveys
  • Experience of using Robotic Total Stations & GNSS
  • CSCS
  • Sentinel PTS
  • Sentinel COSS, SWL1, SWL2
  • Experience of using Track measuring devices (TMD’s) advantageous
  • A suitable qualification in a surveying related discipline advantageous
  • Experience using CAD software
  • A good team player with excellent communications skills
  • A desire to learn on the job and have a can-do attitude
  • Full UK driving licence
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK 


  • Health Shield Plan with access to a 24hr GP
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Half price gym membership at Bannatynes gym
  • Mobile Phone Contribution
  • Professional membership and development
  • Staying away allowances
  • 5% employer pension contribution
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Daily tax-free allowances when working on site
  • COSS Shifts are paid at £50 per shift


  • Annual bonus based on company performance

Annual Salary: £25,000-£30,000 dependent on experience plus approximately £11,000 in weekend overtime and COSS Shifts

Please use the email address provided for CV’s and applications.