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Jacobs Land Surveyor in Bridgewater, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Hinkley Point C is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 11 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB role is to construct two major EPR nuclear plants, and the position will be part of HPC site construction team. Due to the scale of this project, the programme duration and the immovable completion date, it would be advantageous for the Land Surveyor to have previous experience in delivering construction projects under similar constraints.

The Land Surveyor will be a staunch advocate of our Nuclear Safety Culture and help to embed this approach in all processes and activities undertaken on the Project. The scope will cover all Works associated with the construction of the designated section of the Project and the post holder will perform surveillance on activities of the Works Contractors.

Principal Accountabilities

The Land Surveyor is responsible for managing their own survey workload and adhering to predefined surveillance percentages as identified in Surveillances Strategies, Inspection and Test Plans and Company Procedures.

The Land Surveyor will be required to:

  • Collect and process survey data and assess this data against the tolerances within the specification.

  • Notify the Survey Manager and wider construction teams of any deviations or non-conformance

  • Create reports on completed measurement using a range of software and compile these reports onto an online reporting system.

  • Measure and maintain survey control across site using a range of measurement methods. Record this measurement in technical documents to then be issued to the wider construction teams for use on site.

  • Review and make comment on the contractor’s survey and measurement procedures. Ensure that the contractor follows these procedures and raise any issues to the Survey Manager.

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of construction drawings, construction activities, Quality Control Plans and Quality Inspection Records.

  • To manage and organise the survey workload within his allocated construction area.

  • To write the survey inspection reports, technical documents to be approved by Survey Team Manager or Lead Surveyor.

  • To ensure that all activities carried out is in accordance with the specifications and documents applicable to that work.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • A minimum of HND in a Land Survey/Engineering Surveying or equivalent vocational training and experience

  • Excellent organisation, delegation and communication skills. Ability to work within a high performing team that continuously outperforms expectations and objectives

  • Ability to be flexible in their approach, prioritise work and remain resilient and focussed when under pressure

  • General profession skills such as accuracy, tenacity, diplomacy and results orientation

Good survey technical knowledge:

  • Experience in using a range of instruments such as Total station, Digital level, Scanner, GPS (rover and static) especially Leica although other systems are welcomed.

  • Survey data processing and quality checking

  • Technical survey report writing experience preferred

  • AutoCAD basic proficiency as minimum


  • Experience of using survey adjustment software to calculate level, total station and GPS networks.

  • Experience in a large industrial/project environment would be advantageous.

  • General understanding of the post’s obligations under CDM Regulations – along with an understanding of the document and drawing approvals processes.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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