Head of Survey Department

West Midlands
£47000-£52000 Per Annum + Competitive Package

We are currently recruiting a Head of Department to run a Geospatial Team in a Leading Survey Company in Birmingham.


  • Developing the departmental objectives and strategy, in collaboration with the Directors and their department’s managers.
  • Responsible for department’s yearly financial budget and to achieve yearly sales department targets with their managers’ input.
  • Responsible for Sales/Marketing plan to support strategy.
  • Work with the operations team to determine target markets and commercial product strategy.
  • Build and maintain relationships with existing clients to encourage repeat business and initiate a sales pipeline in line with company’s Key Account Strategy.
  • Identify sales opportunities by establishing contacts with potential clients within the target market leading to the development of a pipeline of new opportunities.
  • Support the management team in day to day tasks in relation to sales and participate on sales meetings.
  • Liaising with clients to assess their specific requirements and recommend appropriate solutions along with pricing proposals.
  • Engage with their internal team on their department, as required to ensure all proposals are in line with operational capabilities
  • Manage, develop and motivate staff team including surveyors, assistants and processors.
  • Overseeing of all projects allocated to the department and coordinating with operations team.
  • Promote a safety culture ensure any learnings from near misses or accidents are implemented.
  • Managing company employees and resources to optimise the profit and cash flow for the organisation.
  • Track and compare monthly target budgets and resource availability.
  • Track and report progress on all open projects and provide information for invoicing
  • Develop a panel of sub-contractors in line with business and departmental strategy


  • Health, Safety and Environmental Training
  • 3+ years of Project Management experience
  • Proven experience in performance and operations management, coaching teams
  • Hold a full driving licence
  • Skills that enable collaboration and communication, including the use of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project
  • Build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even in the face of stress or demanding workplace conditions
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Geomatic or Civil Engineering degree level (or related field)
  • Ability to travel nationwide
  • Highly energised and self-motivated


  • Competitive salary packages
  • Medical and dental cover
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to a company vehicle (role dependent)
  • Allowance payments when working away
  • Monthly social events including special events on Christmas, Summer party, St Patrick’s day and Oktoberfest
  • Periodical departmental meetings for discussing with employees the strategies and targets of departments
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Covering the cost of professional membership fees
  • Microsoft Office free license for personal use (role dependent)
  • Bi-monthly learning sessions presented by our employees and external facilitators that are recorded and made available to all our employees via on-line video platform
  • Fruit delivery each week, coffee and tea for all office-based employees.
  • Continuous on the job training and development, while working at one of the most experienced, professional, innovative, technically proficient geospatial companies
  • Equality & Opportunity: We are fully committed to a policy of equality of opportunity in our employment practices
  • Breadth of Experience: We branch across all sectors of industry giving our staff opportunities to gain a broad base of knowledge and experience