Senior Project Surveyor


Modus is reshaping the future of underwater intervention through the automation, digitisation and decarbonisation of subsea survey and IMR.

Modus operates a fleet of Underwater Intervention Drones and is leading the market in their deployment. Modus is utilising the fleet in innovative ways to push capability and deliver high quality data-driven solutions to its clients.

The Company is at a critical and exciting stage in its growth strategy.

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Reporting to the AUV Manager, the Senior Project Surveyor will be responsible for two broad work streams:

  • The provision of high-quality survey support to internal and external clients; and
  • The build out and development of the Modus in-house survey function.

Both workstreams will be critical to the continued and future success of the business as we transition to a Data provider.

The role will be an onshore position with the possibility of occasional short offshore assignments as required. The following list includes some of the key responsibilities:

  • Ongoing survey support to projects throughout their lifecycle.
  • Reviewing scopes of work for survey and inspection opportunities, preparing method statements, specifications, technical qualifications, drawings and other required technical input to support commercial tendering.
  • Ensure that all survey-related activities are undertaken in accordance with Internal QHSE procedures.
  • Develop project procedures and quality plans in alignment with internal processes.
  • Assist in the development of standard operating procedures, integration documentations and processes and quality plans.

In addition, the correct candidate will have the following skills:

Project Management: As a surveyor, you will be part of a larger project team. Understanding project management principles, being able to work within project constraints, and effectively communicating with other team members are essential skills for coordinating survey operations.

Communication Skills: Effective communication is vital for conveying survey findings and progress updates to project managers, clients, and other stakeholders. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary to produce clear and accurate reports.

Problem-Solving Ability: Subsea environments can present complex challenges that require innovative solutions. As a

surveyor, you should have excellent problem-solving skills to adapt to unexpected situations and find ways to achieve accurate data collection.

Attention to Detail: Precision is crucial in surveying, especially when dealing with subsea assets and infrastructure.

Paying close attention to detail ensures accurate data collection and avoids costly errors.

Teamwork and Adaptability: Subsea projects often involve collaboration with diverse teams. Being a team player and adaptable to changing circumstances are essential traits.


Previous experience working with AUVs as well as surveying subsea and offshore environments is essential in this role.

A relevant bachelor’s degree in surveying, geomatics, marine science, oceanography, or a related field is preferred though we will consider candidates with certifications or specialised training in subsea surveying.

Proficiency in using surveying instruments and equipment such as multibeam sonars, subsea positioning systems (USBL, LBL), side-scan sonars, ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) sensors, and subsea navigation software is essential. You should be adept at data processing and analysis, and ideally have extensive experience with Eiva NaviSuite packages. As well as managing survey data using GIS software and a comprehensive knowledge of networking and sensor integration.

Knowledge of Subsea Systems: A strong understanding of subsea systems and infrastructure, including pipelines, cables, platforms, and other subsea structures, is crucial. Familiarity with various subsea survey methodologies and techniques is necessary to plan and execute successful surveys. A working knowledge of AUV mission planning is also desirable.

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Senior Project Surveyor






Remote / Darlington

Closing Date:

22 September 2023