Recently I got an offer to work during the incoming summer as survey pilot, but since I do not have the required hours for insurance I can not be the PIC on left seat. So they proposed to be on the right seat until getting enough experience and then switch on. Can I sign those hours on the right if the aircraft is certify for single pilot operation? How?
I am not sure about EASA regulations but in the US you can log PIC time whenever you are the sole manipulator of the controls and properly rated to fly the aircraft. In the US there is a distinction between the legal PIC (person legally responsible for the flight) and PIC time which is the person actually flying the airplane. Since the plane is certified for only single pilot operations you can only log PIC time not SIC time and only when you are the sole manipulator of the controls. The FAA regulations for logging time can be found in FAR 61.51.