Full Time

Project Officer

£33,150 - £38,800
Location: Bradford

About the role:

The Project Officer will be responsible for managing the lifecycle of geophysical survey projects from commissioning to reporting. Jobs may 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.

Please note that Project Officers are expected to occasionally do site visits or fieldwork but is on an ad hoc basis.


  • 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.


To obtain the full Person Specification please email [email protected]

The benefits for working for us:

MS is a diverse company of collaborative individuals creating bespoke and proactive approaches to heritage and non-heritage geophysics. With a focus on integrating techniques that provide unbiased advice and the opportunity for industry development.

The Company has grown organically from 3 to over 50 employees over the past 8 years. 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.

Additional to salary:

  • Profit share bonuses
  • up to 10% employer matched pension contributions via salary sacrifice
  • Employee perks, including discounts at major retailers
  • Subsistence and accommodation provided for most surveys (depending on commuting distance from the office)

Annual Leave:

  • 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Additional paid leave for Christmas to New Year closure
  • Additional annual leave days with length of service


  • Field & Office based training
  • Clear career progression within the Company
  • Paid site safety certifications i.e. CSCS and LANTRA
  • Paid professional accreditation i.e. CIfA
  • High quality PPE


  • Mental health first aiders at all levels of the Company
  • Auto enrolment onto private medical insurance through AXA
    • Access to physiotherapists, chiropractors and other therapists
    • 24/7 Doctor appointments
    • Cash back for Dental & Optical
    • Access to 24/7 confidential EAP helpline
    • Mental Health cover included
    • up to 40% discount on Gym Membership
  • Newly renovated office with fresh air circulation throughout
  • Office kitchen, including Free Breakfast & Beverages.
  • Travel between office & survey site included within working hours


  • Easy Access to public transport network
  • Discounted local train & bus fares
  • Option to obtain an EV vehicle through salary sacrifice scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Cheap, secure parking nearby

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter using the form below.

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