UXO 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


UXO Risk Assessor

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, 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 site 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 website:


The role is available immediately.


Salary is  £20,000 – £23,000 dependent on experience.  Benefits include a health cash scheme and company pension.

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.