Assistant Aerial Surveyor - 10877

East Midlands
Staff Grade 3
Fixed Term
Full Time
£22,792 pro rata
An exciting opportunity to spend extended periods of time on board a light aircraft capturing remotely sensed data using a variety of instruments. This includes the collection of LIDAR and Aerial Photography data to support the delivery of our work programmes.

The survey aircraft captures LIDAR data on 24/7 basis when the weather conditions allow. Because of this a flexible shift pattern which includes alternate weekends and night work is essential.
In addition to this the successful applicants will also provide support in operational planning and data management. There may also be opportunity to work with survey data collected by Geomatics.
Geomatics is a unit within the Environment Agency’s National Monitoring team. Its remit is to deliver geomatics services to the Environment Agency and the wider environmental community. We are focused on delivering the highest quality data and providing a fully integrated approach to the delivery of geo-information. Combining cutting edge technology with expert personnel, we work to the highest scientific and ethical standards to provide accurate and high quality GIS ready products
You need a good degree in Geography or other relevant subject.
You will be able to demonstrate field work experience in remote sensing or survey techniques either through work or your academic experiences. Basic knowledge of GIS, LIDAR, GPS and associated technologies is desirable.
Experience operating in a light aircraft using survey equipment such as a lidar will be considered to be advantageous.

Your technical expertise should be combined with enthusiasm, flexibility and a professional attitude.

Much of the work is carried out independently or as part of a small field team so an ability to make good operational decisions is essential.

Safety is at the centre of everything we do; it is vital that you can show evidence of professional conduct in challenging situations.
Closing Date: 3rd June 2019 at 23:55 hours
You will be based at East Midlands Airport and expected to work a flexible shift pattern that will include working every other weekend and regular night work.

You will be required to be based no more than a 20 minute commute from East Midlands Airport.

A UK driving licence is essential.

For more information please contact Tom Simpson - 02030252593 -

03/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Until 30/04/2020
Health Safety & Wellbeing
Making sure your own behaviour reduces risks to the health and safety of yourself and others. Describe the Health & Safety risks posed in your current/last role?
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes. Give an example of when you have been responsible for producing data or information.
Achieves Results
Works co-operatively as part of a team or individually to achieve common goals. Give an example of when you prioritised your workload to ensure you achieve the results required in your role.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions. Describe the last time you had to analyse a lot of information or data in order to come to a decision.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.