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About the Role:

At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that’s cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.

A Utility Surveyor is required for our Scotland Survey team, based in Edinburgh or Glasgow. The role represents a great opportunity for a Utility Surveyor working primarily in the Highways Infrastructure and Water sectors, but also on Rail, greenfield or brownfield sites.

A typical week would include:

As a key member of our busy Survey team, you’ll be assisting the Senior Utility Surveyors with respect to the following

  1. Working within a team of Utility Surveyors based UK wide, alongside the Topographical Surveying, UAV and MBS teams.
  2. Managing your own projects
  3. Carrying out fieldwork for below ground utility surveys and drainage surveys
  4. Quality Assurance of project work
  5. Mentoring of junior team members

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • QCF Level 3 and Level 5, in Utility Mapping and Surveying or have a specific qualification, either as part of their main degree, HND or as a specialist module in an engineering based qualification. However, candidates with suitable skills and demonstrable experience in a similar role will be considered.
  • Proven experience of carrying out fieldwork for below ground utility surveys and drainage surveys on varied sites using Electromagnetic and GPR techniques. Experience of working to PAS128 standards, collecting and post-processing GPR data.
  • Process fieldwork including the production of 2D & 3D CAD drawings and other survey reports.
  • Experience in the use of total stations and GNSS.
  • Experience in carrying out Topographical Surveys would be advantageous but not essential·
  • Ability to communicate unambiguously to public and team members. Able to operate effectively in all weather conditions, or at night.
  • Undertake own CPD.
  • Must have the skills to check and critically evaluate the work done by others, be it Drawings, Calculations or Reports.
  • Active contribution to Technical Excellence and innovation across the survey team
  • The applicant shall have a full UK driving licence as the role will require travel around the country

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy – we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. VIBE (our LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group) and our Gender Balance Group work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender confirmation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

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Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.