Surveyor - Boskalis Westminster UK
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Surveyor

Location: UK and Ireland
Department: Operations

Job description

The Surveyor is expected to initiate, carry out (or have carried out) and report on all surveying and hydrographical work for projects that are not all too complex. The work also includes supervising trainees and local surveyors.

Main Duties

  • Setting up, installing and then independently executing all surveying and hydrographical work for a project (“own work”).
  • Administering the project survey data.
  • Reporting according to the Boskalis QA system.
  • Performing all relevant calibrations.
  • Solving technical surveying problems (approx. 80%) during a project.
  • Supervising trainees and local surveyors.
  • Explaining the survey results to the Project Manager and client. 

Required Knowledge

  • Higher professional degree or equivalent (scientific disciplines).
  • Survey-specific applications.
  • Knowledge of computer applications (Windows, MS Office, Autocad (LD97))
  • User’s knowledge of DredgeView. 
  • Computer knowledge at system level (installing, troubleshooting).
  • Knowledge of all relevant survey equipment.
  • Knowledge of acoustic measuring techniques. 
  • Knowledge of hydrographical measuring systems. 
  • Knowledge of all applicable/available calibration methods.
  • Basic knowledge of installation technology (specifically power).
  • Basic knowledge of radio waves.
  • Topographic knowledge.
  • Hydrographic knowledge equivalent to the “Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors, level A” of the IHO, insofar as relevant for the dredging industry.
  • Knowledge of the Boskalis QA system.
  • Basic knowledge of dredging techniques at VOUB level (specifically dredging equipment and types of soil).
  • Knowledge of Intercultural Management.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and a basic command of a second foreign language. 

 

 

Skills, knowledge and experience

Boskalis Core Competencies

Cooperation

  • You are part of a team and make sure you know not only what survey information is important for other team members, but also how you can contribute to achieving the best possible project result.

Entrepreneurship

  • For every survey activity, you perform (or help to perform) a cost-benefit analysis that considers what should be done from Boskalis’ perspective and what the customer wishes/needs.

Professionalism

  • You listen to constructive criticism and are prepared to improve yourself and the organisation if possible;
  • You keep your colleagues on their toes by pointing out things that are going wrong and/or that can be improved, and they do the same for you.

Position-specific competencies

Sensitivity

  • You listen well and pick up both verbal and non-verbal signals and place them in the right context;
  • You understand the feelings of others.

Persuasiveness

  • You are capable of using arguments to convince others (such as the project manager or customer), for example when the accuracy of measurements is being discussed.

Problem Analysis

  • You detect problems and are able to isolate their causes.

Creativity

  • You are capable of solving problems, even if a standard solution is unavailable;
  • When necessary, you can come up with various alternative solutions to a problem.

Organisational sensitivity

  • You are aware of the consequences of your actions for the rest of the organisation.

Self-development

  • You know your own strengths and weaknesses and take responsibility for working on your personal development;
  • You are generally aware of trends and developments in the field.

Delegating

  • You supervise trainees and local surveyors by assigning them tasks and responsibilities along with the necessary instructions and by monitoring their progress and results.

Client focus

  • You are a member of the operational team;
  • You know what the Project Manager requires and render services for the client in consultation with the PM;
  • You are capable of anticipating the wishes of the PM and the customer. 

Being immune to stress

  • You continue to ensure the delivery of good quality work, even when working under tight deadlines or difficult external circumstances.

 

 

Company information

Founded in 1933, Boskalis Westminster is one of the most experienced dredging and marine contracting companies in the UK. Along with our group subsidiaries, we have the capability to undertake any type of dredging and marine construction work including coastal, seabed protection, immersed tube tunnel construction, offshore services, rock and breakwater construction, environmental projects, marine drilling and blasting, port and waterway engineering and pipeline installation. Boskalis Westminster Ltd projects are executed in UK and Ireland.

We are a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions. We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Additional information

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to:

HR Department

Boskalis Westminster Ltd.

Westminster House

4 Crompton Way

Segensworth West

Fareham

Hampshire

PO15 5SS

Or recruitment.wdc@boskalis.com