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Service Locators/ Utility Surveyors

Job Description

Job Title:
Service Locators/ Utility Surveyors


Salary / Benefits:
£35,000.00-£44,000.00 per annum dependant on level of experience plus vehicle, equipment & overtime

Role Overview

Working for an Engineering, Utility & Land Surveying Specialist offering a range of services to the construction industry in the UK.

Due to a recent contract win, the client is looking recruiting for a number of utility surveyors / services locators for their Permit to Dig department to work on projects around the Greater West London area specifically Heathrow.

If you are looking for your next challenge or just need a change, then this is a great opportunity to work in a growing team.

Seeking candidates with:

  • A minimum of 2/3 years utility surveying experience

  • Experienced in use of Electromagnetic location and ground penetrating radar.

  • A good understanding of common industry practices and standards in regards to utility detection, such as PAS 128 and TSA

  • Good working knowledge of surveying equipment, such as GPR, CAT and Genny utility detection equipment

  • Able to work collaboratively in a team and deal with clients on site.

  • Clean & Full driving License

Right to Work in UK with good comprehension of the English language.


  • CSCS Card folder (This will be required before starting work)

  • QCF Level 3 or Level 5 for utility mapping


The scope of this role is to carry out the physical check and survey of all of the underground services within the area that is being investigated, the service locator will have the following responsibilities.

- Authorising the permit.
- Comply and enforce the project permit to Break ground procedure.
- The review of task specific method statement,
- Take photo of works area before work starts, if applicable to project procedure
- Marking out of all services within the work boundary to protect colour standards.
- Brief teams on the services within their work boundaries and have an overview of method of working around affected services
- Enforce 8 point check list work gang Briefings.
- Enforce any allocated exclusion zone around effected services.
- Obtain permit approval (signatures) from the works team and the Project Engineer
- Advise the Service Coordinator of any deviations from records.
- Investigate uncharted services as required by Service Co-ordinator.
- Inform Service Co-ordinator of any removed services within the works area, to allow the services drawing to reflect the change
Ensure that the most up to date SMD CAD drawing is attached to the permit-to-dig
Ensure no work gang works to a expired permit to break ground or an area that doesn't have a permit.
Maintain service marking throughout the life of the permit

Navartis Ltd is a specialist recruitment company supplying highly skilled technical and management professionals within the global Transportation, Civil Engineering & Utility industries, if you are seeking a new position our recruitment team can locate the opportunity to suit your needs.