For me, the greatest opportunity I have been provided with at Tower Surveys (part of the Opus group_ was to develop the laser scanning department. After my move to the Nottingham office, I was given the chance to lead the department into a prosperous and successful position within the company. Though such a task can be very daunting, my managers were always on hand to help and offer guidance.
As a Principal Surveyor, I lead the laser scanning team, I started with Tower Surveys as an assistant surveyor. Everything that I know about surveying has come from my time here. I experienced a lot of on the job training, which really suits me, but have also been given the time and opportunity to research and develop myself with in-house training courses and mentoring programmes.
I am currently mapping a disused mine below the site of a future development in order to assess its condition. Projects like these, which are somewhat out of the ordinary, keep me enthusiastic and passionate about my job. Surveying offers such varied experiences, from physically being on expansive sites with a total station, to working on extremely precise details in the office.