Title Senior Geophysics Supervisor
Salary £24,705 – £28,000 (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.


  • 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

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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