Assistant Utility Surveyor/Utility Surveyor 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Catsurveys Ltd
10 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Utility Surveyor **Please be aware - this role is based in Devon - due to the nature of the role, work will not be at a fixed location** Main Function: To carry out and document the identification and recording of Utility apparatus by means of detection, marking and accurately data capturing Utility Providers apparatus as instructed. Responsible to: The Operations Manager who is the line manager, a designated Project Coordinator or a Senior Utility Surveyor for delivering the required contract outcomes within the timescales and budget allocations. Responsible For: Leading or being an effective member of asurveying team on site to deliver all required contract outcomes. Undertake all works safely in alignment with our number 1 priority which is Safety.Provideguidance through sharing experience, safe working practice,training& mentoring new or less experienced Utility Surveyors or Trainees on a planned competency programme and also on an adhoc basis that may work under your control on projects from time to time. You will also be responsible for the safekeeping of the company vehicle and equipment issued to you allowing you to perform your role efficiently. Main Accountabilities: You will be expected to……  Be briefed prior to every survey by the Operations Manager, Project Co-Ordinatoror Senior Utility Surveyor who will determine the survey boundaries and ensure all employees on site are aware of their responsibilities to return the correct and completed survey results to the CAD Team.  Effectively plan and execute works to ensure that site operations are delivered safely and efficiently working to the 80/20 planning v doing rule in order to maximise performance.  Liaise with clients and main contractors as necessary to ensure that effective 2 way communications are established and maintained. Lead or work effectively with other Utility Surveyors and Trainee Surveyors in providing the Operations Manager, Project Co-Ordinator or Senior Utility Surveyor with completed survey reports to the required data quality format & output and within the required timescales.  Provide accurate Risk Assessments & Method Statements, undertake setting to work briefings and adhering to them on site, leading by example at all times. Ensuring that site requirements are fully understood, executed and dynamically re-assessed and re-briefed to ensure effectiveness and responsiveness in the event that the planned job is subject to unforeseen changes.  Ensure that all legislative requirements are adhered to on-site such as H&SWA/NRSWA/CDM etc and all Incidents, Near Misses, Minor Accidents are reported in line with policy and procedures to line manager  Report by mobile phone where necessary on a daily basis to the Operations Manager/Project Co-Ordinator at the start and finish of your working day’s survey(s) to ensure your individual or Team safety and well-being and that the survey reports are delivered to the correct standard of quality and timescales.  Participate in lessons learned reviews and contribute to improvement of processes, propose ideas and innovations and work within task forces as nominated as part of our learning organisation approach Generally: You are expected to set a personal example, live the company values and follow company policies at all times. Additionally you may be expected to temporarily undertake other comparable and developmental duties within other areas of the company as and when required to do so. As safety is our number 1 priority you are expected to highlight any specific areas under Health and Safety where there may be unexpected difficulties such as working conditions or equipment failures etc. to your Line Manager at the earliest opportunity. It is your responsibility to make sure you carry out your work in a safe manner. In no instance should any employee put themselves at risk. If you feel unsure as to any potential health & safety risk, then do not proceed until you have spoken to your line manager. Qualifications, Competencies & Experience:  CSCS card is essential  A minimum of GCSE grade A-D in Mathematics and English.  Applicants must hold a valid driving licence for use in the UK as the role will involve travel to site locations.  NRSWA certified.  Minimum 2 years Utility Detection experience.  Experience of using GPR as a method of detection  Competent in use of Microsoft Office software suite  Excellent verbal and written communication skills  Attention to detail  Proactive nature and a desire to learn and develop self Preferred but not essential  Knowledge of PAS 128  GNVQ or Higher Technical qualification  5 GCSE’s or equivalent  Related or similar experience Initially this role is for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract, but it has the potential to convert to a permanent contract for the right candidate after this period.