Title Assistant / Supervising Geophysical Technician
Salary £20,500 – 25,500
Location Based out of our Bradford Office
Job Information

 The Company

Magnitude Surveys is one of the largest providers of archaeological geophysical surveys in the UK. We design and build bespoke geophysical equipment and software to continually push the boundaries of non-intrusive archaeological investigations. We are currently working on a wide range of projects from major national infrastructure to small housing schemes across the UK.

The Position

Magnitude Surveys is seeking to promptly recruit a geophysical technician (permanent position) to help assist in developing and rolling out the company’s new systems and software. The position will entail a mix of office-based and field-based responsibilities. These include:

  • Equipment development and maintenance.
  • Software development and maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting hardware and software issues in conjunction with our suppliers.
  • Workshop administration, including managing our vehicle fleet.
  • Field survey.
  • Data analysis, interpretation and report writing.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Creative thinker who is interested in developing new equipment to collect geophysical datasets (in particular magnetic, electromagnetic and GPR datasets).
  • Experience of maintaining geophysical equipment – for example minor electronics repairs; designing and building & repairing systems to carry sensors
  • Self motivated and able to self prioritise tasks based on need.
  • Organised and interested in implementing inventory controls and processes
  • Degree in Archaeological Prospection or Geophysics and/or a solid understanding of the physics behind geophysical techniques and their application to new surface investigations.

Although the above qualifications are preferred, we encourage anyone with a keen interest in archaeological geophysics and the equipment development and maintenance aspects of this role to apply. Full training will be given to the right candidate.


Employee perks package, including; Discounts at major retailers, Free coffee @ Cafe Nero, Free Cineworld cinema tickets.

Companywide performance based bonus scheme.

Travel to site, accommodation and subsistence is paid for while away from the office. Full PPE will be provided, including Gore-Tex or equivalent waterproofs and safety boots.

Magnitude Surveys encourages and supports its staff professional development by funding conference attendance and presentation, as well as training workshops. 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 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 any company shutdown days.

Application Process

The closing date for application is December 11th; however, early application is advised as the post may be filled before closing date. Interviews will be held in our Bradford office.

Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV through our website.

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

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