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Lift crane engineer surveyor

Job Description:

The role of Engineer Surveyor, specialising in the Lifting equipment and Crane discipline is to undertake the thorough examination, or inspection, of various types of lifts, lifting machinery, cranes and materials handling equipment to ensure that they comply with current regulatory and statutory requirements. The role is based from home with travel across a specified region to undertake the inspections.


  • Arranging examinations directly with clients and their staff outlining specific requirements.

  • Programming examinations to minimise overdue inspections and to maintain high service standards.

  • Produce electronic examination reports in a professional manner with high quality standards.

  • Provide, build and maintain excellent client relationships and ensure that all customer service standards are met.

  • Assist other surveyors in these disciplines as requested.


The ideal candidate will hold a recognised academic qualification in a mechanical engineering discipline which should be at least HNC, HND, NVQ 4 or equivalent level. You will also have gained a relevant level of practical experience in a related engineering field, which should ideally be a recognised apprenticeship alongside direct relevant engineering experience.

What our employees tell us:

What I love about this job is the variety. You might be surveying equipment in a supermarket warehouse in the morning, working in a hospital in the lunch-time, and finally finishing your day testing a lift in an office block. Although you tend to liaise with the same person, you meet lots of different people on the job. No two days are the same.

You’ve really got to be able to think on your feet. It’s very unpredictable, and you might find yourself inspecting a piece of machinery you’ve not come across before you're constantly learning new things.

Thorough training

I originally did an apprenticeship in aeronautical engineering, and then moved to Zurich as I’d heard good things about the company. I had 14 or 15 weeks training, going out in the field with surveyors and trainers, then took my exams. Going out on your own was a bit daunting at first, but there’s a strong team behind you. You’re constantly learning new things.

There are lots of opportunities to progress your career in Zurich, perhaps by becoming a team leader, or by moving into the technical side of things. At the moment I’m really happy with what I do. It’s so rewarding to do an inspection and know that people now can be sure a piece of kit is safe to use.


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If you wish to view our full list of Engineering vacancies, please click here, alternatively if you wish to send us a speculative application for a Pressure Systems Surveyor role please click here.

Contact us

By phone:

Northern office - 0113 202 8770

Central and Southern office - 0800 432 0136

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Zurich Engineering,
126 Hagley Road,
B16 9PF