The SUMO Group, a diverse multinational survey organisation are recruiting:


Archaeological Geophysicists


SALARY: £17,600 - £24,000
LOCATION: Bradford & Upton upon Severn
HOURS: Full time 40 hrs/week

SUMO Geophysics: Archaeology and Engineering (incorporating GSB Prospection Ltd and Stratascan Ltd) is the largest and most experienced group of archaeological geophysicists in the UK, with over 50 years of combined experience. We are looking to further expand our teams in the Midlands (at Upton upon Severn) and in the North (at Bradford) and invite candidates with varying levels of experience to join this multi-disciplined Group. In addition to Archaeological and Engineering Geophysics, SUMO also specialises in Utility Detection, Topographic Surveys, Measured Building Surveys, Laser Scanning and Aerial Surveys (in conjunction with Aerial Cam).

We are looking for an experienced operators (permanent posts) and 1 trainee (initial 3-month contract leading to possible permanent posts).
Start date: ASAP (hence early applications welcomed)  

Qualifications Preferred: Degree in Archaeology, Archaeological Sciences or related subject.
An MSc in Archaeological Prospection, or similar, would be advantageous for the Experienced positions.
Full training given.
CIfA membership welcomed, as are holders of CSCS cards.

Role: Carrying our geophysical surveys primarily using Bartington and Geoscan instruments, plus Trimble GPS survey equipment.
Occasional utility detection work / building and topographic surveys etc.

The trainee post is a full time field positions; the experienced post is also field based, but suitable candidates will become involved in data processing, interpretation and report writing. All posts require a willingness to work outdoors in all weathers, in small teams staying away from home throughout the UK. Applicants need to be able to undertake these duties.

  • Accommodation (hotel/B&B/pub) and subsistence provided when working away from base.
  • Permanent posts will qualify for Pension Enrolment and 33 days paid holiday (inclusive of Public Holidays).
  • Full PPE provided.

Full driving licence required for ALL posts.

Letter, CV and names of two referees (who can be contacted by email) to Dr John Gater, Director of Archaeology –

Near Surface Geophysicist

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the SUMO group for a near surface geophysicist to help lead and grow our engineering and environmental geophysics department. The ideal candidate will have experience in multiple geophysical techniques including Seismic Refraction, Earth Resistance Tomography and Micro Gravity. Experience of GPR is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate must be able to help with our entire project life-cycle from project design and quoting to data collection and reporting.

A competitive salary package commensurate with experience will be offered to the successful candidate. The position is based in Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire. A full manual driving licence is required.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to

SUMO are an equal opportunities employer.
Applicants must have the right to work and remain in the UK.

Please note that certain surveyor jobs entail long periods of driving and involves physical manual labour including bending, heavy lifting, walking long distances or standing for extended periods of time, therefore applicants need to be physically able to undertake these duties

SUMO Services, Unit 8 Hayward Business Centre, New Lane, Havant, Hampshire PO9 2NL.