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Setting Out Engineer

Company Name

Survey Solutions


Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Essex, & Manchester

Closing Date


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About Us:

Survey Solutions is one of the UK’s leading chartered surveyors specialising in site engineering, monitoring, underground utility, land, and measured building surveys.

We have a network of nine offices across the UK, with over 160 surveyors and engineers working on some of the UK’s major construction and infrastructure developments.

The Role:

Due to continued growth, we are currently looking for an experienced Setting Out Engineer to join our Site Engineering team. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of site engineering projects across the UK and will be responsible for preparing the construction site ready for development. We are looking to hear from proactive Setting Out or Site Engineers who are keen to join a supportive team and who have previous experience in a similar role.

We would be particularly keen to hear from people located in and close to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Essex, & Manchester to commence work on a number of schemes we have recently been commissioned to start.

Key Responsibilities & Competencies:

  • Setting out Piles, foundations, building positions, grid lines, datums, drainage, and road formations
  • Working with site plans, drawings and building information models
  • Mapping structural boundaries on the ground using pegs and markers
  • Liaising with designers and engineers to ensure plans and drawings are accurate
  • Overseeing quality control
  • Monitoring health and safety
  • Keeping a site diary
  • Resolving technical problems

Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience working as a Setting Out or Site Engineer
  • Competent using surveying equipment, including Leica Total Stations and GNSS, Digital levels and site lasers
  • Experience in RC frameworks and monitoring would be advantageous
  • Ability to interpret detail plans
  • Experience using AutoCAD
  • Excellent knowledge of surveying, buildings, and construction
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a wider team
  • Confident and clear communicator – both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Professional manner with excellent client facing skills
  • Willing to travel and work away from home when required 

Qualifications Required:

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Right to work in the UK
  • CSCS Card

What we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary and wide range of employee benefits
  • Company vehicle
  • Access to your own equipment
  • Company workwear and PPE
  • Accommodation and overnight stay allowance
  • The opportunity to be part of a growing company with excellent support networks

To find out more about Survey Solutions and what we can offer you, please visit our website.

To apply for the role, please email a copy of your CV to the email provided and a member of our in-house recruitment team will contact you to discuss in more detail.

Survey Solutions is an equal opportunities employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact us directly.