Geospatial Network Records Site Surveyor

  • Job Reference: 78973
  • Date Posted: 2 June 2024
  • Employer: UK Power Networks
  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Benefits and Bonus
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Geospatial Network Records Site Surveyor

Reference Number - 78973

This Geospatial Network Records Site Surveyor will report to the Geospatial Network Records Manager and will work within the Strategy Regulation and Support Services directorate based in our Eastern region. You will be a permanent employee. You will cover the Peterborough/Kings Lynn and part of Bedford/Cambridge Area and can be located in the nearest office to their home and the working area

You will attract a salary of £37,165.00 and a bonus of 3%.

Close Date: 16/06/2024

We also provide the following additional benefits

  • Annual Leave
  • Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

This GIS Technician Site Surveyor will report to the GIS Delivery Lead and will work within the Strategy Regulation and Support Services directorate based in one of our East of England offices. You will be a permanent employee.

This role will be covering the Peterborough/Kings Lynn and part of Bedford/Cambridge Area and can be located in the nearest office to their home and the working area.

Job Purpose

The GIS Technician Site Surveyor will be accountable for the information recorded on site of alterations, additions or removal of assets on the Network. The information will be recorded on the Workflow tool and validated for capture on our Smallworld Geographic Information System (GIS) named NetMAP and associated systems.

The information must meet required standards and those procedures followed to meet quality and accuracy of updates across our asset systems.

To maintain NetMAP and associated systems ensuring that data on the systems conforms to documented requirements and is captured following the relevant data capture specification. Keeping this up to date to ensure an accurate geographic record of our electrical assets to the required operational, safety, regulatory and statutory requirements

Your role will also involve receiving records and forms from the business, contractors and Independent Connections Providers, validate them against specified acceptance criteria alongside any information they have recorded on site and provide the complete as laid record to the Geospatial Network Records Team for update.


The function will also undertake quality assurance activities and reconciliation checks across our asset systems (SAP CRM and PowerOn Fusion). In association with this, there will be the requirement to operate a number of processes to investigate and resolve data quality issue through close interaction and collaboration with the business.


You will be part of the Geospatial Network Records Team but working with five others to cover the EPN Area attending site to record Network changes.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Site surveying and recording Low Voltage (LV)/ High Voltage (HV) and Extra High Voltage (EHV) covering major projects, fault work, new connections and complex work in the field
  • Carry out site surveys for the Geospatial Network Records Team
  • Attend contractor meetings and provide guidance on drawing standards
  • Provide training to field staff and contractors in site recording techniques
  • Communicate with customers
  • Ensure that surveying, travelling and office-based activity is conducted in a safe, professional manner
  • Maintain NetMAP and associated systems up to date to reflect all changes to the electrical network and associated geographic mapping
  • Correctly interpret and collate field data
  • Assess field work for accuracy and completeness before undertaking processing into NetMAP and associated systems within prescribed time limits
  • Support and facilitate GIS records assurance and audit activities to ensure compliance with associated procedures.
  • Assess field work for accuracy and completeness then undertake data validation of all network updates received from the business before its issued to update teams
  • Missing information process administration and associated business interaction.
  • Resolve problems with asset information management through the use of IT and other information management resources.
  • Resolve problems with the quality and accuracy of information received from the business, contractors and Independent Connection Providers.
  • Provide management information and statistics to confirm performance against Regulatory, Company and Departmental targets
  • Maintain good internal and external working relationships between UK Power Networks teams and contractors
  • Facilitate, respond and resolve all data accuracy issues raised by UKPN staff through Accident and Incident reporting line (Airline) in association to GIS NetMAP

Nature and Scope

The GIS Technician Site Surveyor report to the GIS Delivery Lead who in turn reports to the Geospatial Network Records Manager within the Strategy Regulation and Support Services Directorate.

The Asset Information function develops investment plans and programmes to improve the performance and maintain the condition of a regulated asset base across a network serving 8 million customers.

Asset Information is a combination of data about our physical assets, used to inform decisions about how they are managed, both for short-term operational purposes and for long term strategic planning. The Asset Management function determines information requirements within an asset management context, how it is collected, stored and analysed, and communicated both internally and externally to our partners and regulator.

Good asset information is crucial in the successful operation of our business. It is necessary for accurate and informed decision-making concerning when and how we should invest in and operate our network, ensures the safe operation of our assets through maintenance, and guarantees accurate reporting to the regulator concerning both our investment plans and associated achievement.

You will be an important member of a diverse team, help manage support services to the Asset Registration and Geospatial Network Records functions ensuring that our geospatial information systems are updated and maintained to ensure the accuracy of our GIS records to support to the wider business.

You will build relationships across the business and with several important external partners, customers and contractors.


  • Experience in Site Recording, Surveying Techniques and be able to produce Site Drawings.
  • Relevant qualifications or experience in drafting techniques or subjects, e.g. GIS, Cartography Surveying, Art or Design
  • Schedule own time on a daily basis by planning of efficient daily route for undertaking surveys to deliver tight turn-around as laid records.
  • Awareness of health, safety and environmental requirements, both in putting oneself to work and in identifying main issues during surveying
  • Formal street works training & qualifications is expected (e.g. CSCS card)
  • Motivated and ability to use own initiative
  • Full UK Driving Licence as your role will involve travel to sites
  • A practical understanding of the electricity distribution network, plant & equipment at all voltages
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft desktop applications, including, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good general education - to GCSE standard
  • An understanding of GE Smallworld (NetMAP) or similar proprietary GIS systems with a basic understanding of GIS concepts and spatial data.
  • GIS data capture, the network records and business rules associated with updating NetMAP
  • The ability to collaborate with all partners.
  • Comprehension of Company Policies, Regulatory Procedures.
  • A determination to raise the standard and quality the GI System (NetMAP)
  • It would also be considered an advantage if you had experience in;
  • SAP CRM & SAP PM (Ellipse)
  • Workflow Management Tools or Tracking Databases

Full training will be given to suitable candidates.

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