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Are you a Survey Team Lead focusing on 3D Surveying, searching for the next step in your career? 

The Civils and Infrastructure Division at Ford and Stanley are proud to be working with one of the UK’s leading Civil Engineering and Asset Management specialists to assist in the growth of their Surveying and Geomatics business unit.

Our client is seeking a Survey Team Leader focusing on 3D Surveying, for the review, development and implementation of technical surveys including 3D Point Cloud Scanning, Hydrographic Surveys, use of Drones and other technologies. The ideal Survey Team Leader will have a sound knowledge of geospatial surveys particularly in engineering surveying using total stations, GNSS and laser scanning. The client would also like to investigate the potential of integrating photogrammetry into their inspection processes.

Courtesy of our client’s growth, there has come a need to expand their Geomatics team to meet customer demands in all sectors including Marine, Utilities, Defence, Rail and Highways.


The Survey Team Leader will be carrying out onsite surveys to ensure all site operations are compliant. They will also be involved in the development of site models and graphical drawings using CAD. There will be an emphasis on training and developing Junior team members.

The ideal candidate will be reporting directly to the Head of Marine, Utilities, Defence, Rail and Highways, in relation to the development and review of technical surveys using 3D Point Cloud Scanning, Hydrographic Surveys, use of Drones and other technologies incorporating LiDAR.

  • Acting as a Technical Lead for Geomatics surveyors
  • Carry out and manage onsite surveys 
  • Lead on site data processing and data management
  • Development of site models and graphical representation of acquired data
  • Software

    • Autodesk Civil 3D”
    • “AutoDesk Recap”
    • “Trimble RealWorks”,
  • Hardware (but not limited to – open to other forms of hardware) 

    • Total stations – “Leica TS16”, “Leica RTC 360”
    • Laser scanners – “Trimble”
    • Various Leica devices – “GNSS”


The Survey Team Leader will be given a wide array of work to be involved in, giving them the opportunity to diversify their portfolio.

Being a part of an SME, the Survey Team Leader will have the opportunity to really make an impactful difference in key projects.

What’s in it for you?


  • Access to Company Vehicle 
  • Training and Development – opportunities to develop professionally within employee discipline
  • Annual Leave 
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Health Care
  • Laptop
  • Iphone
  • Ipad

Key criteria: 

  • Essential – Experience within a similar role – using latest surveying technologies 
  • Essential – Experience leading surveying projects 
  • Essential – Health and Safety (on site) knowledge or qualification


  • South West – Hybrid working

About Ford & Stanley

Ford & Stanley Group are in the business of people and performance. Our mission is to create one million better workdays through facilitating great recruitment, leadership and occupational mental fitness.

Ford & Stanley Group Ltd is a Disability Confident Committed employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: South West
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£40000 - £48000