Title Geophysics Project Officer – Permanent Position (Subject to the successful completion of a 3 month probation period)
Salary 24,500 – 28,000 (subject to experience)
Location Bradford
Job Information

Job Description: Geophysical Project Officers are responsible for managing the lifecycle of  geophysical survey projects from commissioning, to reporting. Jobs range from less than a hectare, to in excess of 1000ha in size. Survey types include magnetometry, electromagnetics, ground penetrating radar & others for both heritage and non-heritage purposes.

Geophysical Project Officers report to their Line Manager and the Programme Manager.

Typical duties will include:

  • Responsible for delivering projects within budget and within agreed timescales, acting as a main point of contact for clients, once projects are commissioned.
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously at various stages of the project lifecycle.
  • Overseeing project set-up tasks such as RAMS/WSI production, liaising with clients, contacting landowners or land access teams to arrange access, booking appropriate accommodation.
  • Assessing individual project survey schedules to fit within the wider Projects Team schedule.
  • Managing field teams and ensuring fieldwork is undertaken to a high standard, as well as providing updates to the client.
  • Managing report authors and ensuring reports are written to a high standard, keeping the client updated with progress when required.
  • Providing Quality Assurance for geophysical survey data, site documents and reports to high technical and written standards.
  • Ensuring project metrics are kept accurate and up to date within company software.
  • Responsible for archiving data/reports, following any specific requirements where necessary.
  • General office tasks such as report writing, interpretation, but with a focus on QA and training junior members of staff.
  • Limited fieldwork ad hoc, if required, for specialist projects. Fieldwork also encompasses community and research projects.
  • Input into the direction of new survey strategies and company trajectory.

Person and Skill Requirements:

  • Capable of assessing the quality of geophysical data for archaeological & near surface applications. Experience in QA of other remote sensing and land surveying methods is desirable, but not essential. Training will be provided as necessary.
  • Good, written scientific English language skills are essential.
  • Proficiency in GIS, Microsoft Office & Windows environments are essential. Familiarity with Unix, ReflexW & Geoplot are desirable.
  • Efficient time management and effective task prioritisation, with the ability to work under pressure and adapt to changeable situations.
  • Confident communicating with clients, both over the phone via email and during site visits.
  • Since the nature of geophysical survey projects means we can work on sites for periods ranging from less than a day, to months at time, the ability to cope with the variability of projects of different scales, natures, and complexities is imperative.
  • CIfA membership and a current CSCS card are desirable, but not essential. Magnitude Surveys will support the successful candidate in obtaining both CIfA membership and a CSCS card if they do not have one. The ideal candidate would have an MSc in archaeological prospection or similar qualifications.
  • Full Driving Licence is required. Experience driving large vans & off road vehicles is desirable.
  • Eligible to work in the UK

 

The Company and Benefits

Magnitude Surveys is seeking a driven, self-motivated individual who is looking to expand their technical skills and creative abilities as part of one of the UK’s largest independent providers of near-surface geophysical surveys. Magnitude Surveys is a social enterprise and independent provider of near-surface geophysics to the community, public outreach and commercial sectors.

Employee perks package, including discounts at major retailers.

Private health insurance scheme including EAP.

Companywide performance-based bonus scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Travel to site, accommodation and subsistence are paid for while working away from the office. Full PPE is provided with a particular emphasis on it being fit for purpose.

Magnitude Surveys encourages and supports the professional development of its staff by funding conference attendance and presentation, as well as training workshops.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled into the NEST workplace pension scheme with matched employer contributions of up to 6%. Magnitude Surveys offers 28 days holiday including bank holidays, in addition to three annual shutdown days in December.

Application Process

Closing date for applications is 31/05/2021. Early application is advised as the post may be filled before closing date. Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV through our website. Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Applications through employment agencies or those not submitted through the website will not be accepted.

For further information about the position, please contact Finnegan Pope-Carter at [email protected] or 01274 926020.

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Title Senior Geophysics Supervisor – Permanent Position (Subject to the successful completion of a 3 month probation period)
Salary £23,000 – £24,000 (Subject to Experience)
Location Bradford
Job Information

Job Description: Senior Supervisors are responsible for leading the planning on survey strategy during the course of fieldwork, including large sites over multiple weeks and for non-standard surveys. Senior Supervisors are expected to take the lead on complex reporting tasks, supporting junior staff. Senior Supervisors are responsible for ensuring jobs are undertaken within the allotted forecasted budget, both in terms of surveying and reporting.

Senior supervisors will report to the Project Officers.

Responsibilities

  • Field survey: including supervising teams and ensuring work is carried out to a safe and efficient standard. Survey will include a range of geophysical techniques. QA data from the survey while fieldwork is ongoing.
  • Planning of survey strategy for multiple weeks/teams
  • Equipment maintenance and repairs: supervisors are responsible for leading troubleshooting and in-field repairs, with minimal assistance from the Office.
  • Site paperwork: responsible for ensuring the timely delivery of site paperwork (including site notes, site photos, survey considerations, and DRA/SSRA).
  • Community survey: leading community surveys and engaging with members of the public of all ages.
  • Data analysis, interpretation and report writing of heritage magnetic data with minimal assistance from others.
  • Data analysis, interpretation and reporting writing of non-standard surveys with assistance from others.
  • Assisting junior staff with reporting tasks.
  • Other office tasks within the survey project life cycle, including WSI/RAMS production.

Skill Requirements

  • Ability to critically assess and review the impact of unexpected events on a survey schedule and understanding when to inform the Project Officer.
  • Creativity is desirable, but the ability to work under pressure and adapt to changeable survey conditions or equipment issues is critical.
  • Highly competent with setting up and using different magnetic survey systems.
  • Familiar with setting up and using non-magnetic equipment (e.g. EM and GPR). Training can be given for any specific knowledge gaps.
  • Good understanding of written scientific English
  • Proficiency in GIS, Microsoft Office & Windows environments are essential. Familiarity with Unix, ReflexW & Geoplot are desirable.
  • Very good understanding of heritage magnetic data and reasonable understanding of other geophysical data
  • Ability to independently write a geophysical report.
  • Consistently high level of reporting, training will be provided to cover limited knowledge gaps.
  • Confident liaising with landowners and members of the public.
  • CIfA membership and a current CSCS card are desirable, but not essential. Magnitude Surveys will support the successful candidate in obtaining both CIfA membership and a CSCS card if they do not have one. The ideal candidate would have an MSc in archaeological prospection or similar qualifications.
  • Full Driving Licence is required. Experience driving large vans & off road vehicles is desirable.
  • Eligible to work in the UK

 

The Company and Benefits

Magnitude Surveys is seeking a driven, self-motivated individual who is looking to expand their technical skills and creative abilities as part of one of the UK’s largest independent providers of near-surface geophysical surveys. Magnitude Surveys is a social enterprise and independent provider of near-surface geophysics to the community, public outreach and commercial sectors.

Employee perks package, including discounts at major retailers.

Private health insurance scheme including EAP.

Companywide performance-based bonus scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme

Travel to site, accommodation and subsistence are paid for while working away from the office. Full PPE is provided with a particular emphasis on it being fit for purpose.

Magnitude Surveys encourages and supports the professional development of its staff by funding conference attendance and presentation, as well as training workshops.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled into the NEST workplace pension scheme with matched employer contributions of up to 6%. Magnitude Surveys offers 28 days holiday including bank holidays, in addition to three annual shutdown days in December.

Application Process

Closing date for applications is 31/05/2021. Early application is advised as the post may be filled before closing date. Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV through our website. Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Applications through employment agencies or those not submitted through the website will not be accepted.

For further information about the position, please contact Finnegan Pope-Carter at [email protected] or 01274 926020.

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Title Geophysical Field Assistant
Salary 20,500 – 22,000
Location Bradford
Job Information

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join us in the role of Assistant Archaeological Geophysicist. This will be a permanent position within the company, following a successful probation period.

Magnitude Surveys is the largest independent provider of archaeological geophysics in the UK. We have grown organically from 3 to 40 employees over the past 6 years. We are a company with a welcoming and inclusive attitude, shortly to be operating out of bespoke offices in a 19th century converted mill in central Bradford. We work alongside major archaeological contractors on a wide range of exciting projects throughout the UK, including small-scale community surveys and national-scale infrastructure projects. We are a CIfA Registered Organisation and a member of FAME.

MS offer a suite of geophysical techniques ranging from quad-towed magnetometer arrays to hand-pushed ground penetrating radar surveys, and drone-based LiDAR and photogrammetry. Successful candidates will receive training in all survey techniques where necessary.

We welcome archaeologists or geophysicists at the start of their career or those interested in a change of direction. We offer training and opportunities to progress in different areas of the business that may be of interest, including equipment development, drone piloting, report writing, and the application of geophysical techniques in both heritage and non-heritage settings. Fieldwork experience is desirable but not required, and a willingness to learn is essential. Assistants can expect to advance to Field Supervisor roles as required competency levels are achieved.

The Role and Responsibilities

  • Geophysical survey throughout the UK: undertaken alongside a Supervisor, involving a range of techniques including Magnetometry, Electromagnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar.
  • Driving company vehicles.
  • Assisting supervisors with on-site equipment maintenance and repairs.
  • Assisting with the production of site documents, including site notes and photos, survey considerations and risk assessments.
  • Data analysis and interpretation, and report writing for magnetic and non-standard heritage surveys (with assistance and guidance from others).
  • Other field and office tasks within the survey project life cycle.
  • A mixture of both fieldwork weeks and office weeks, with the majority of these being fieldwork based. Surveys are largely carried out Monday to Friday, travelling from our base in Bradford at the start of each week.

Person/Skill Requirements

  • The ability to:
    • Work under pressure and adapt to changeable conditions or equipment issues is critical.
    • Work in a small team under supervision.
    • Solve problems appropriate to job level.
    • Communicate effectively with both colleagues and managers.
  • Due to the nature of the role, a reasonable level of physical fitness is required (tasks include extended periods of walking across rough terrain and loading/unloading of equipment).
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Experience of the use of non-standard equipment (e.g. EM and GPR) is desirable but not essential as training will be given.
  • Good understanding of written scientific English.
  • A degree in archaeology, geophysics, geology, or a related field would be advantageous.
  • Possession of a valid CSCS card would be beneficial.
  • Membership of CIfA would be an advantage.
  • A valid full and clean UK driving license is required.
  • Applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, visa sponsorship may be available for outstanding candidates.

Employee Benefits

  • Companywide performance-based bonus scheme
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Additional paid leave for Christmas & New Year closure period
  • Additional holiday with length of service
  • Auto enrolment onto company pension scheme with 6% employer-matched pension contributions
  • Employee perks package, including discounts at major retailers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free parking
  • Newly renovated office facilities
  • Field and office-based training
  • Clear career progression within the company
  • High quality PPE
  • Paid site safety certifications (e.g. CSCS)
  • Paid professional accreditation (e.g. CIfA)
  • Subsistence and accommodation provided for all surveys
  • Travel between the office and site is included within working hours

Application Process

The closing date for application is 23rd July. However, early application is advised as the post may be filled before closing date. Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV through our website. Interviews will be held remotely.

Applications through employment agencies or those not submitted through the link above will not be accepted.

For further information about the position, please contact Ruby Carter at [email protected] or 01274 926020. Please note, Ruby works office hours on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

 

 

 

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Title Geophysical Field Supervisor
Salary 22,000 – 23,000
Location Bradford
Job Information

We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join us in the role of Field Geophysical Supervisor. This will be a permanent position within the company, following a successful probation period. 

Magnitude Surveys is the largest independent provider of archaeological geophysics in the UK. We have grown organically from 3 to 40 employees over the past 6 years. We are a company with a welcoming and inclusive attitude, shortly to be operating out of bespoke offices in a 19th century converted mill in central Bradford. We work alongside major archaeological contractors on a wide range of exciting projects throughout the UK, including small-scale community surveys and national-scale infrastructure projects. We are a CIfA Registered Organisation and a member of FAME. 

MS offer a suite of geophysical techniques ranging from quad-towed magnetometer arrays to hand-pushed ground penetrating radar surveys, and drone-based LiDAR and photogrammetry. Successful candidates will receive training in all survey techniques where necessary. 

We welcome experienced archaeologists or geophysicists looking to take the next steps in their careers. We offer training and opportunities to progress in different areas of the business that may be of interest, including equipment development, drone piloting, report writing, and the application of geophysical techniques in both heritage and non-heritage settings. Fieldwork experience is essential.  

The Role and Responsibilities 

  • Conducting geophysical surveys throughout the UK whilst supervising an Assistant. Surveys involve a range of techniques including Magnetometry, Electromagnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar. When on site, Supervisors are responsible for: 
  • Ensuring work is carried out to a safe and efficient standard. 
  • Quality assessing data while fieldwork is ongoing. 
  • Planning of survey strategy for the week ahead.  
  • Leading troubleshooting and in-field repairs, with assistance from the Office.  
  • Production of site documents, including site notes and photos, survey considerations and risk assessments. 
  • Data analysis and interpretation, and report writing for magnetic and non-standard heritage surveys (with assistance and guidance from others). 
  • Assisting junior staff with reporting tasks.  
  • Leading community surveys and engaging with members of the public of all ages.  
  • A mixture of both fieldwork weeks and office weeks, with the majority of these being fieldwork based. Surveys are largely carried out Monday to Friday, travelling from our base in Bradford at the start of each week. 
  • Driving company vehicles. 
  • Other field and office tasks within the survey project life cycle, including WSI/RAMS production. 

 Person/Skill Requirements 

  • The ability to: 
  • Critically assess and review the impact of unexpected events on a survey schedule and understanding when to inform the Project Officer.  
  • Work under pressure and adapt to changeable conditions or equipment issues is critical.  
  • Solve problems appropriate to job level. 
  • Communicate effectively with both colleagues and managers. 
  • Write a geophysical report, with assistance if required. 
  • Confidently liaise with landowners and members of the public.   
  • Competent with setting up and using magnetic survey systems.  
  • Experience of the use of non-standard equipment (e.g. EM and GPR) is desirable but not essential as training will be given. 
  • Experience supervising others is desirable but not essential.  
  • Understanding of heritage magnetic data is essential and some understanding of other geophysical data is desirable. 
  • Good understanding of written scientific English. 
  • Willingness to learn. 
  • Due to the nature of the role, a reasonable level of physical fitness is required (tasks include extended periods of walking across rough terrain and loading/unloading of equipment). 
  • A degree in archaeology, geophysics, geology, or a related field would be advantageous. 
  • Possession of a valid CSCS card would be beneficial. 
  • Membership of CIfA would be an advantage. 
  • A valid full and clean UK driving license is required. 
  • Applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, visa sponsorship may be available for outstanding candidates. 

 Employee Benefits 

  • Companywide performance-based bonus scheme 
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays 
  • Additional paid leave for Christmas & New Year closure period 
  • Additional holiday with length of service 
  • Auto enrolment onto company pension scheme with 6% employer-matched pension contributions 
  • Employee perks package, including discounts at major retailers. 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Free parking 
  • Newly renovated office facilities 
  • Field and office-based training 
  • Clear career progression within the company 
  • High quality PPE 
  • Paid site safety certifications (e.g. CSCS) 
  • Paid professional accreditation (e.g. CIfA) 
  • Subsistence and accommodation provided for all surveys. 
  • Travel between the office and site is included within working hours. 

Application Process 

The closing date for application is 30th July 2021. However, early application is advised as the post may be filled before closing date. Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV through our website. Interviews will be held remotely. 

Applications through employment agencies or those not submitted through the link above will not be accepted. 

For further information about the position, please contact Ruby Carter at [email protected] or 01274 926020. Please note, Ruby works office hours on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 

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