Rail Surveyor

About Us

Murphy Surveys is the leading land and engineering surveying company in the British Isles. Established 35 years ago in Ireland, we now have over 140 employees in Ireland and over 90 employees in the UK. We cover many areas of surveying such as BIM, topographic surveys, setting out, monitoring, tunnels, railways, rivers, measured building surveys, utility & GPR, and much more.

Our focus is to get the best people and provide continuous training and career development for them, so that we can deliver superior value to our clients. The majority of our clients have been with us for a long time due to our dedicated client management and quality of our work.

We are still growing strongly in the UK and are always looking for experienced and skilled surveyors, CAD technicians or project managers.

About the position

We are looking for a surveyor or a senior surveyor to join our Rail Department. Training and investment will be provided to the particular individual to ensure that they are able to work effectively within the rail environment.
This will suit someone from a rail background or someone who is interested in working in rail and has no prior rail experience.
There are opportunities to work within other parts of the business to give a varied experience and will be tasked with all types of surveys from laser scanning to Amberg Trolley surveys etc.

The role will involve site and office works and will be dependent on the current projects

Job Requirements

  • At least 2 years working as Surveyor (required) and working on railway Projects (preferable)
  • Previous experience of topographic surveys and/or Permanent Way and good understanding of rail infrastructure.
  • Experienced in use of Network Rail, London Underground &, Railway Group standards as well as the relevant – British Standards and Eurocodes
  • Experience working with Leica equipment
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and/or Microstation
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and nights as required and travel to various sites throughout the UK.

Optional but advantageous

  • Experienced undertaking trolley surveys – GRP1000, 3000 and 5000
  • Experienced in Gauging / Clearance surveys using laser sweep or routescan
  • Previous experience in planning and access arrangements


  • Basic Salary between £25,000-£40,000+ depending on experience and capabilities
  • Overtime in addition to the above for any additional hours or weekends worked
  • Location: London based but can work from home
  • Private healthcare, childcare vouchers scheme and other benefits after 6 months
  • On-going career development and training
  • Opportunity to be part of a fast growing company and setting the strategy for the future

Murphy Surveys UK Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.
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