Head of Survey Department

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

CarmichaelUK is working in partnership with Murphy Geospatial to recruit for Head of Department in their Birmingham Office.  

If this sounds like you, use the link below to apply.

Murphy Geospatial are a leading survey company who have worked to deliver over 20,000 projects over 40 years using their three core strengths of people, process and technology. As part of the role you’ll get a competitive salary package, private healthcare, and much more!


  • 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 license
  • 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 energized 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