What does a survey engineer do

Survey engineers are often pioneers involved in the trial and test of new equipment, and today’s survey engineers face continual rapid advances in equipment technology, driven by the commercial and technical demands of the offshore industry.

Specific disciplines include fault finding, repair and maintenance of electronic, computer and electromechanical equipment, installation and interfacing of equipment either on board ships or on remotely operated vehicles, calibraton and verification of measuring devices, and development of existing survey systems to fulfil specific project requirements.

Survey engineers can expect to travel overseas. They also have to be resourceful, resilient and be able to work in a team environment. Due to the nature of the role, they also have to be self-motivated and good communicators. In many areas of the world, potential offshore workers must undergo and pass a special medical examination.

Take a look at our employers below

Allianz Engineering

Allianz Engineering is one of the leading engineering insurance and inspection providers in the UK.

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Buckingham Group Contracting Services

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is an owner-managed, multi-disciplinary contractor

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High Speed Two (HS2 Ltd)

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting the High Speed Two (HS2) rail network in the UK.

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Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall is a construction and regeneration group and work on everything from small scale fit outs to major regeneration projects.

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NPS Group

NPS is a national organisation, delivering a comprehensive and flexible range of property services.

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Sterling Power Group

Sterling Power Group specialise in engineering services for the utility and wider markets. Find out more at

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