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Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology - Geomatics & Geospatial Placements (ROLE CLOSED)

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Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology – Geospatial Summer Placement Scheme (2018)


Who we are and what you’ll be doing


Within Atkins Geomatics we collect raw geospatial data using a wide variety of traditional and leading edge surveying and remote sensing technologies including UAVs, LiDAR and photogrammetry. We provide Geomatics services to small, medium and large projects from geodetic control survey, traditional ground survey, LiDAR/Laser Scanning survey (static, mobile and aerial), aerial photogrammetric survey (manned and unmanned) and all aspects of data processing. Our drive is to define innovative solutions in order to provide the highest quality 3D survey and mapping data products to our clients’ requirements. Our success lies in our experience across a wide range of data capture techniques and collaborative approach to defining the most appropriate survey methodology, working in partnership with disciplines from across the Atkins.

The role of a Geomatics summer placement is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for the right person to gain experience in implementing survey solutions across disciplines. You will be involved in:

  • projects where we are advising internal and external clients on the best approach to take
  • delivering surveys for a wide range of data capture requirements
  • large aerial surveys of existing or for new infrastructure, UAV surveys, smaller as-built surveys for BIM modelling
  • Tasks could include: measuring photo control, laser scanning, post processing of aerial, UAV and laser scanning datasets, production and QA of deliverables including basic CAD outputs, orthophoto, ground models, 3D meshes, BIM models and visualisations
  • Data creation, collection and validation
  • Information management
  • Spatial analyses
  • GIS web map creation and management
  • Map production

There is an increasing overlap between Geomatics and the wider Geospatial team of which we are part, meaning there will be opportunities to work in a GIS environment and software

Collaboration is the key in Atkins and this means increasing overlap between Geomatics and the wider Geospatial team.  For you to be exposed to wider opportunities and gain a broader outlook of our work, you will be positively encouraged to work on a range of projects


Rich Day is a consultant within the Aerospace, Deference, Security and Technology.  Here he is talking about his experience at Atkins, in his own words.

What we’re looking for

  • We are keen to consider candidates from the following degree or masters course disciplines:

Geographical Information Systems
Land Survey
LiDAR and Laser Scanning
Aerial Survey including UAV
Geographic Information Systems

  • Available to commit to a 8-12-week placement, and following this placement returning to full time education
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.

Where you’ll be based


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Rewards and Benefits

Atkins offers a competitive salary which will be discussed with you at offer stage. You can find out more details about our rewards and benefits click here

How to apply

Applications for this role have now closed.

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