I spend up to 3 days a week surveying in the field, and the rest of my time looking after my team here in the South West region. I have to make sure everything’s done in the right order, satisfying all our client’s needs. Every day has its own challenges, for example sorting out work if someone is ill, arranging inspections of plant at short notice to fit in with a client’s operations. In addition it is important to keep in contact with the members of the team, ensuring that surveyors are working to their maximum efficiency.
The best in the business
Zurich really does lead the way in engineering surveying. We do everything we can to keep overdue surveys to a minimum, and we’re setting the benchmark with our ToughBook computers and onsite reporting. We’re showing our commitment by investing in new ToughBooks, 3G communication and in the training of our surveyors.
The face of Zurich
Customers are becoming more and more demanding. We have to make sure we deliver a good, professional job every time. After all, we’re often the only people from Zurich that our clients see. We keep the Zurich name in their mind, and they judge the company on how we deliver.
A unique set of skills
In this line of work people have to like organising themselves, but can cope with last minute requests by some clients. Of course you need the academic qualifications and the practical experience, but we’re looking for people with good interpersonal skills too. If you examine something that needs fixing, you’ll need those to liaise with the client to work out the timescales for the repair and to minimise downtime. One thing I would say is that if you’re looking for a straight 9 to 5 job in an office, then this isn’t for you!