Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain, and a world-leading geospatial data and technology organization. Serving government, business, and citizens across Britain and the world, OS helps customers in virtually all sectors improve quality of life.
OS expertise and data supports efficient public services and infrastructure, new technologies in transport and communications, national security and emergency services. And most famously we ensure outdoor leisure is enjoyable, accessible and safe. By being at the forefront of geospatial capability for more than 225 years, we’ve built a reputation for being the world’s most trusted and inspiring geospatial partner.
OS is progressing a number of exciting projects, so customers can access data in a highly sophisticated way. Through innovative use of latest technologies, OS has the potential and opportunity to significantly improve the lives of millions of people across the globe. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of OS as we deliver the best for Britain, grow revenues more widely and build a world-leading digital economy of the future.
About the Role
Number of vacancies: In the following locations -
Aberdeenshire, North Glasgow, North London*, Reading, Swindon, Bristol, Kings Lynn, Porthmadog, Barnsley, Huddersfield and Penzance - suitable for flexible working but not suitable for part-time or job share
As an OS surveyor, you will plan, collect, assess, edit and maintain geospatial information using relevant survey methods to meet customer requirements.
Having experience in the geospatial information industry, you will be a surveyor and may have a degree/similar qualification, or equivalent surveying experience. A resilient and self-motivated individual, you will enjoy working independently, at home or outdoors in all weathers, as part of a geographically dispersed team.
This role is based in one of the geographic locations listed above, with the potential to work nationwide or overseas, depending on business needs.
- Experience in the geospatial information industry e.g. geomatics/land survey/measured survey/data collection
- Experience of data capture and edit platforms e.g. total stations, GNSS
- Good spatial awareness
- Good skills using geographic information systems
- Good communication and problem-solving skills
- Good organizational skills, good at working independently and mainly on their own
- Good team player, particularly as part of a dispersed team
- Able to travel, with some overnight stays in Great Britain, and potentially overseas
- Full driving license
- Hold a Land Surveying degree, or similar qualification
- Experience of boundary surveying, land admin solutions, both cadastre and general boundaries
- Experience of delivering to defined requirements/specifications
- Membership of a relevant professional body
Important information to consider prior to applying:
- Surveyors need to live in the specified location or be willing to relocate to that geography prior to joining OS
- Surveyors will be required to work from home, providing a suitable workspace.
- Spatial awareness is essential, and we’ll test this at interview
- Successful candidates must be available to undertake a period of continuous training in our Head Office, Southampton - planned for October 2018 for approx. 10 weeks
- After initial training, surveyors will also be required to continue their development including attaining AssocRICS qualification
About the Rewards
We want you to love what you do. That’s why our benefits package rewards a job well done. We’ll give you:
- Salary range £25-28k, based on qualifications and experience. *London allowance of £3,500 per annum may also apply.
- A great pension scheme
- 37 hour working week
- 25 days annual leave - (30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 days over Christmas
- Business User Car scheme
- Training and development opportunities to keep your skills current
- A volunteer day each year, to help give back to the community
- Benefits including discounts on retail, leisure, sport, health and technology.
- Support for your health and wellbeing from eye care vouchers to health checks
- Flexible working styles, including the hours you work
- Work with friendly, supportive, encouraging people
About our Values
We're passionate about the four core values that make up our organisation: we're adventurous, incisive, restless and true: -
Adventurous – We go about our work with enthusiasm and energy and we embrace change
Incisive – We identify the key issues and seek clarity to make effective decisions and find a way forward. We challenge overly complex processes to find simple and responsive solutions
Restless – We’re hungry to achieve and deliver to our objectives and we’re continually looking for better ways to add value through continuous improvement
True - We communicate openly/honestly and transparently, delivering on promises to our colleagues and customers. We are open to both giving and receiving feedback
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To apply: Please upload your covering letter and CV demonstrating your suitability for the role. Please specify the preferred location(s), or if you are open to all. Interviews likely week commencing 9th July for approx 2 weeks.
Closing date: 22 June 2018