Title Junior Project Officer
Salary £24,705 – £28,000 (Subject to Experience)
Location Bradford
Job Information

Job Description: Junior Project Officers will be responsible for managing the lifecycle of geophysical survey projects from commissioning to reporting, under supervision from a more experienced Project Lead. As this role will also entail a fieldwork rotation, survey types will mainly be limited to less complex and/or shorter duration magnetometry projects; unusually large or complex projects will be managed alongside a more experienced Project Lead.



  • Responsible for delivering projects within budget and within agreed timescales, acting as a main point of contact for clients, once projects are commissioned.
  • Planning fieldwork and reporting activities for team members, including liaising with clients and other stakeholders, arranging site access, and developing survey plans, as well as ensuring activities are undertaken to a high standard and to budget.
  • 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.
  • Ensuring the accurate and timely completion of project related metrics.
  • Managing field teams and report authors, ensuring work is undertaken to a high standard, as well as providing updates to relevant stakeholders.
  • Providing Quality Assurance for geophysical survey data, site documents and reports to high technical and written standards.
  • General office tasks such as report writing, interpretation, but with a focus on QA and training junior members of staff.
  • Supervising geophysical survey fieldwork. Fieldwork also encompasses community and research projects.

Skill Requirements

  • Effective time management, before for yourself and for managing others, with a solid understanding of task prioritisation is critical for this role.
  • Ability to critically assess and review the impact of unexpected events on a project schedules and adapt to this situations accordingly, while keeping calm under pressure.
  • Confident in liaising with stakeholders and able to accurately communicate survey or reporting considerations in order to mitigate any potential project risks.
  • Highly competent with setting up and using different magnetic survey systems. Experienced in magnetic data QA and able to verify if collected data is to a high degree of accuracy and suitable for reporting.
  • 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, with work needed minimal corrections.
  • Consistently high level of reporting, training will be provided to cover limited knowledge gaps.
  • 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

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

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

For further information about the position, please contact Ruby Carter at [email protected] or 01274 926026.

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