Research Project Manager and Lead Surveyor

Business & Management, Engineering, Manufacturing & Processing, Marine
Penryn, Cornwall
Salary Details
£25,000 - £30,000
Hours of work
usually 9-5 Monday to Friday, however due to the nature of the business there may be times that weekend and of hours work is required.
Job Type
Closing Date
Funded by ERDF 3DMSI are seeking to recruit a Research Project Manager and Lead Surveyor, who will be employed for a fixed term contract of 12 months.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for taking the lead on a wide range of projects. 3DMSI are at the forefront of innovation within their industry and are established in the Marine, Mining, Architectural/Civil sectors.  Due to continued growth we are looking to improve our capacity to carry out larger projects across all sectors.  

Job description:

Reporting to the Managing Director the successful candidate will manage a range of projects and on a day to day basis will be responsible for:

  • Procuring all required equipment and checking supplier specifications
  • Conducting survey equipment testing
  • Laser scanning and data registration of 3D dimensional data
  • Writing experimental reports
  • Defining protocol for data collection from experiment findings
  • Undertaking field testing of laser scanning procedures
  • Hiring suitable sub-contractors in consultancy to gain knowledge of data management requirements
  • Hosting meetings alongside consultants

About You:

  • You will have a Degree in Engineering/ Product Design or similar discipline
  • Be able to manage your own time in accordance with the project plan
  • Bring projects in on time and in budget
  • Able to organise contractors  
  • Be responsible for maintaining all test equipment
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues, clients and business partners
  • With exceptional accuracy and  attention to detail
  • Have the ability to troubleshoot and make changes as needed
  • Be a confident working with a range of clients –  communicating via email/telephone/skype and in person
  • Be willing to travel as and when required to meet the needs of the business
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and a desire to learn

You will be looking to join a team of talented innovative engineers and looking for a career with a company that rewards hard work and initiative.  To find out more about us – see

Company Description

We are a quality driven team of geospatial surveyors, drawing upon a wealth of knowledge acquired from diverse backgrounds rooted in both small and large scale projects.  Our USP is that we draw and survey in 3d rather than using traditional methods.  This is done using high value equipment, the real value of what we do has diversified into the marine, building and architectural industry with success and we are also starting to use UAV drone to collect data.   We own a range of high quality measuring instruments and invest in the best 3D computer software. We are experts in reverse engineering, creating drawings and models of ‘as built’ structures that are not properly documented. We offer support to consultants and engineering design teams providing valuable data for them to work on complex projects without the requirement for manual measurements or multiple site visits.  We can use this expertise to work with hull forms and engineering systems on superyachts and commercial vessels.

Established in 2009 3DSMI are based in modern offices in Jubilee Warehouse, the building our offices are based in won the Cornwall Sustainability Award for best Retro Fit Built Environment in 2015, and we have our own dedicated workspace and share an amazing communal space with the other tenants of the building.

Other Application Details

Application Instructions:

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Interviews are planned for w/c:  Tuesday 5th March 2019

We actively support diversity in all of its forms and are committed to treating all people openly, fairly and with respect, regardless of race, religion, pregnancy & maternity, marriage & civil partnership, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age.


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