Character Spotlight ‘LES’

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Company Name – Levelling Equipment Services Ltd.

Location – Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland.

Why is it important for your company to help Get Kids into Survey? – We recognise there is a significant skill shortage of geospatial professionals within the AEC industry. This has resulted in an unfair expectation being placed on recent graduates of engineering or construction management degrees, to fill this gap. This inevitably has resulted in poor project coordination and in-turn costly rework and schedule delays. We believe the career opportunities for geospatial professionals is limitless, especially in the data driven world which we see today.

What do you do? At LES we sell, hire and services surveying equipment and construction tools, but more importantly, we build long lasting relationships with our clients as we become trusted advisors as we consult them on their geospatial requirements and considerations. My personal role within LES, is to tackle coordination issues or challenges with my clients and advise them not only on the right hardware and software to use, but also the right methodology.

How long have you been in the survey industry? I have been in the survey industry for the last 8 years

How did you end up getting into the geospatial industry? By pure luck, and also my mam. If she didn’t find the Geomatics course in Bolton street DIT, I probably would have ended up in some sort of engineering degree. I always had an affinity for construction as my Dad runs his own construction company.

Favourite piece of kit and why? I absolutely love the Leica MS60. In my eyes, it is the pinnacle of precision, productivity and flexibility. 

Favourite Survey technique and why? Traverse adjustments and network analysis. I personally love the challenge of taking raw observations, interrogating that data, and adjusting that data until you find the most optimal solution.

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How did you choose the character and what does he/she/it represent? Mean to you? What’s his/her name? LES-ly the Lion cub represents how young we are as on organisation, but also our hunger to grow in the coming years.