Senior Geophysicist


Geophysicist, Geophysical Technician, Utility Services Surveyor


Risk Assessor


Systems Engineer


Junior C# C++ Programmer


Experienced Geophysicist, Geophysical Site Technicians, Site Surveyors

Speculative Applications Welcome


Research Scientist


Visual Data Processor (Temporary Position)


Data Analyst


Senior Geophysicist

Are you a highly experienced geophysicist looking for a new opportunity? Do you have lots of experience in near-surface geophysical investigations to share with a talented and enthusiastic team of geophysicists?

Then you might be our next Senior Geophysicist



We are the UK’s leading independent geophysical specialist, providing environmental and engineering geophysical solutions to a wide range of construction, infrastructure and engineering clients. Renowned for our innovative solutions, breadth of capability, and for going the extra mile, we are the ‘go-to’ geophysical service provider for many of the UK’s largest engineering and environmental consultancies and site investigation contractors.

The company’s success is due in no small part to a strong team ethos combining the resources of our geophysics, systems engineering, RnD and administration teams, with an enviable geophysical survey equipment inventory and a purpose-built office to covet.


We are looking for experienced, highly motivated, inquisitive, and meticulous geophysicists  to help us provide the rigorous and informative site investigations that are critical to the success of our clients’ projects. You will have a broad knowledgebase in geophysical surveying and be enthusiastic about sharing this knowledge with our growing team.

We will expect you to have a good technical base, including a post graduate degree in Geophysics, combined with a number of years’ experience in near surface, high resolution geophysical surveys. You will have extensive experience in collecting, processing, interpreting and reporting on geophysical investigations for environmental or engineering applications using most of the following techniques:

  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
  • Electromagnetics (EM)
  • Magnetometry
  • Microgravity
  • Electrical methods (e.g. DC Resistivity, Induced Polarisation)
  • Seismic methods (e.g. seismic refraction, borehole seismics, surface wave seismics).

You should be experienced in using relevant geophysical data processing and interpretation software packages such as Oasis Montaj, ReflexW, SurfSeis and Res2DInv. Any experience in mapping or GIS packages (AutoCAD, Microstation, ArcGIS, QGIS or similar) is an advantage as is proficiency in Matlab or Python.

Alongside a scientific and enquiring mind, you will have good commercial awareness and be comfortable talking about technical concepts with customers and consultants. You will also have a friendly and approachable persona.

Geophysicist, Geophysical Technician, Utility Services Surveyor

We are looking for a number of people to join our growing near-surface geophysics and utility services survey team.  We have a range of potential posts accommodating different levels of experience.


We are looking for people with experience in geophysical investigations for environmental or engineering applications and/or utility services detection and mapping.


You will ideally have experience in techniques such as ground penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetics (EM), magnetometry, microgravity, electrical methods, seismic methods, radio frequency location, utilities recognition.  We do not expect you to have experience in all of these techniques, only those applicable to your past roles and experience.  Some experience of data processing, interpretation and reporting for these techniques is also desirable.


You will be involved in projects at all stages, with training provided where required.  We undertake a broad range of projects including surveys for transport infrastructure and for engineering, geotechnical, geological and environmental purposes, as well as unexploded ordnance (UXO) and utility services detection.  You will have ample opportunity to expand your knowledge and progress your career within a friendly and supportive team.


You will be based at our new office in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. Most of your work will relate to UK projects, but the opportunity to be involved in international projects is likely to arise. A valid UK driving licence is essential.

Salary is dependent on experience and will be subject to review after 6 and 12 months.  Your performance and development will be reviewed yearly there-on as a matter of course, to ensure your career progression.  Salary enhancements include:-


  • Project-related incentive scheme (paid for projects completed on time and to budget).
  • Companywide profit share scheme.
  • Daily ‘in the pocket’ field allowance of ~£16.80 per day.
  • Medical cash scheme (for expenses for dentistry/opticians etc).


All field expenses etc. are paid by the company either directly or through use of a company credit card.


Agreed overtime of double-time for nights/Sundays and bank holidays, time and a half on Saturdays. 25 days annual leave, increasing a day per year to 30 days. Stakeholder (Royal London) pension scheme.


Depending on your circumstances, we may also help with relocation or temporary accommodation for a short period.


If you think this is a role for you, then please send us your CV with a short covering letter to


To get a better understanding about what Zetica does, please visit our websites and


Post open, no end date.

Risk Assessor

Do you have an interest in history?


We are looking to recruit a candidate with strong analytical and reporting skills to form part of our growing Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) department. If you are interested in history, risk assessment, research and site development, or simply want an opportunity to work in a unique and challenging industry, then this could be the perfect job for you.


The successful candidate will be involved in undertaking the historical research that underpins our risk assessment reports, which are used by a wide variety of developers to ensure that their works can go ahead safely.


As such, you will be required to display a tenacity in the commercial context of tight deadlines, ensuring that no information of any significance is overlooked and be able to communicate in a clear and concise manner when drafting reports.


The role is heavily dependent on archival research and therefore experience in this field is desirable, although further relevant training will be provided.

This role would suit a candidate with the capability and desire to fulfil project deadlines to the highest standard possible, in the process maintaining Zetica’s reputation as the UK leaders of the UXO industry.  There is scope to develop the role depending on your individual strengths and interests, with departmental opportunities in project management, client liaison, commercial tendering and authoring industry guidance.


Further information about what we do is available at our dedicated UXO website:


Salary is dependent on relevant skills and experience.


Benefits include a health cash plan, profit share scheme and company pension.


To apply, please email with a CV and cover letter FAO Miss Amber Fissenden

Systems Engineer

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our small team in Long Hanborough near Oxford.


You will be involved in the earliest stages of new products design and support of established products.


We need somebody who can design mechanisms, electronic circuits and undertake some embedded programming.


You may also be involved in some active use or support of the equipment as part of our projects, so you must have a valid UK driver’s licence and a passport with a willingness to travel, often at short notice, nationally as well as internationally.


We offer competitive salaries subject to experience and other benefits including a health cash plan.


If you would like to join our team, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you think your previous experience will be useful in our company to FAO Miss Amber Fissenden.

Junior C# C++ Programmer

Zetica invites speculative applications for an entry level programmer with Visual Studio C#, C++ experience and Matlab skills and a desire to gain exposure to new technologies. Programmers must hold relevant software design, programming or computer science certifications and have an interest in image processing.


Applicants will be capable of consistently producing high quality work, and should be able to work on their own initiative with individual focus as well as contributing to a dynamic team environment.


Please send a covering letter and CV to FAO Miss Amber Fissenden.

Experienced Geophysicist, Geophysical Site Technicians, Site Surveyors

We welcome speculative applications to join us at all levels within our company.  We welcome persons from a range of backgrounds and a variety of experience, whether predominantly field, office or academia based.  Depending on experience and role, typically you will be expected to undertake site surveys from start to finish with appropriate levels of training provided.  You will be dealing with customers on a regular basis, liaising with office staff, and on occasion dealing with the public.  A professional approach to work ethic and communication is therefore extremely important.

You must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence as the job involves a lot of travelling.


We offer competitive salaries and other benefits such as health insurance, health cash plan and other bonus schemes.


If you would like to join our team, send a brief covering email/letter and your CV to


For further information about Zetica, go to

Research Scientist

Zetica is looking to recruit a research scientist to help develop and improve processing algorithms for our multi-sensor trackbed scanning platforms.


Responsibilities are likely to include:


  • Data analysis
  • Algorithm development and coding
  • Signal processing and image processing
  • Simulation/modelling
  • Practical experiments using Zetica’s own test site facility
  • Technical writing and presenting




  • Good degree in a numerate subject (Geophysics, Physics, Maths, Computing or similar)
  • Comfortable programming in Matlab
  • Technical knowledge of programming languages such as C++, C#
  • Comfortable with the basic physics/maths of wave propagation
  • Familiar with some digital signal processing / time series analysis (particularly in the frequency domain)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work on own initiative and be focused



Knowledge/experience of:


  • Electromagnetic wave theory
  • Geophysics (near surface methods)
  • Image processing, computer vision
  • Statistics, machine learning
  • Software development processes (version control, issue tracking, testing etc.)
  • Remote sensing, GIS, GNNS/inertial navigation

Visual Data Processor (Temporary Position)

Do you have an eye for detail?


Zetica is an exciting, innovative company who is the UK’s leader in engineering and environmental geophysics. We are looking to find someone to join an exciting 3 month project. This position is ideal for someone looking to gain experience within an established company.


Our rail department receives data in image format which needs to be analysed in order to detect anomalies. No experience required as Zetica will provide comprehensive training for this role.


You need good eyesight and to be at ease and focused whilst working at a computer for 8 hours a day.


An interest in science, computers, geography, geology and physics would be advantageous for the position.

We are looking for candidates who take personal pride in finishing a job to a high standard and in a timely fashion. There are deadlines to meet so being able to demonstrate previous experience of working to deadlines would be beneficial. A person who has natural focus and diligence would take this work on with ease.


Employment in this role is on a temporary basis so might best suit a local person. Flexi-working is possible within reason. Overtime might be required at times for the team.


Salary – £75/day, inclusive of holiday pay.


For further information about the company and services offered please check out:


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Data Analyst

We are looking for a data analyst to join our Oxfordshire based team.


At Zetica, our Rail department provides track condition data to customers based all around the world in order to support railway maintenance activities. To do so we capture data using the latest technologies and utilise techniques such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Mobile Terrestrial Laser Scanning (MTLS) and panoramic imagery. This is an exciting and varied role that will require processing, analysing and presenting data in ways that can provide additional insight to our customers.




We will provide all relevant training on the various data types, but the following core skills are required:


  • Proficient in either MATLAB or Python
  • Experience with data visualisation software such as Tableau or Power BI
  • Experience performing statistical analyses
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to report the results of surveys in a clear and concise manner

In addition, the following skills would be desirable in this role:


  • Geophysics experience, especially with ground penetrating radar (GPR)
  • Post processing of GPS/INS data.
  • Familiarity with GIS software, such as ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Experience interpreting 3D point cloud data, e.g. for terrain modelling or asset mapping
  • AutoCAD
  • Exposure to SQL databases, especially database design and optimisation.
  • Knowledge of machine learning
  • Familiarity with version control

Please send a copy of your CV and Covering Letter to FAO Miss Amber Fissenden.