The SUMO Group, a diverse multinational survey organisation are recruiting a:

Senior Near Surface Geophysicist

SALARY: An attractive package will be negotiated with the successful candidate and will reflect qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience.
LOCATION: Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, UK
HOURS: Full time 40 hrs/week
HOLIDAY: 5 weeks per annum excluding bank holidays

SUMO Geophysics Ltd: Archaeology and Engineering (incorporating GSB Prospection Ltd and Stratascan Ltd) is the largest and most experienced group of archaeological geophysicists in the UK, with over 50 years of combined experience. In addition to Archaeological and Engineering Geophysics, SUMO also specialises in Utility Detection, Topographic Surveys, Measured Building Surveys, Laser Scanning and Aerial Surveys (in conjunction with Aerial Cam).

In order to expand our engineering geophysics capacity, we invite candidates with a sound knowledge of the near surface geophysical techniques typically used in engineering and environmental applications.

The ideal candidate will have experience in GPR, Total Field Magnetics, Seismic Refraction, Resistance Tomography and Micro Gravity. The successful candidate will be involved in the entire project life-cycle from project design and quoting right through to the deliverables. A good commercial background to contract geophysics is essential with experience in marketing and sales in the application of near surface geophysical techniques.

The post will therefore involve working with the groups marketing and sales department in winning work. When enquiries are received a project design will be agreed with the client and which will form the basis of a quotation. Upon winning the work the successful candidate will be responsible for data collection, data processing, interpretation, report writing and presentation of the results using AutoCAD. A willingness to work outdoors in all weathers, in small teams staying away from home throughout the UK is essential.

Applicants are also asked to note:

  • Accommodation (hotel/B&B/pub) and subsistence provided when working away from base.
  • Permanent posts will qualify for Pension Enrolment and 33 days paid holiday (inclusive of Public Holidays).
  • Full PPE provided.
  • A full manual driving licence is required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to obtain a CSCS card.

Letter, CV and names of two referees (who can be contacted by email) to: Peter Barker, Director -

posted: 21 March 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.