Aerial Surveyor Job Description

Aerial Surveyor job description

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Aerial Surveyor Job Description

An Aerial Surveyor conducts aerial surveys to gather data and imagery for mapping, research, and inspection purposes. The data is used to create detailed maps, monitor environmental changes, and support infrastructure projects.


  • Proficiency in operating drones or aircraft used for aerial surveys
  • Understand geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing techniques, and other data processing software
  • Select and use aerial equipment that will best meet the specifications of the infrastructure project
  • Understand surveying principles, including map projections, coordinate systems and spatial data accuracy
  • Interpret aerial imagery and data accurately to support mapping, environmental analysis, or engineering projects
  • Problem-solving skills and attention to detail to ensure precision in survey results
  • Knowledge of safety protocols and regulations related to aerial survey operations
  • Strong communication skills


  • A bachelor’s degree in surveying, geospatial science, spatial science, geographical information systems, or other related qualifications
  • Obtain a white card to work on construction sites
  • Good understanding of modern survey instrumentation
  • Operate drones or aircraft for extended periods, requiring focus and attention to detail.
  • Travel to different locations to conduct surveys, sometimes in remote or rugged terrain.
  • Collaborate with teams or clients on-site to coordinate survey operations and data collection.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and regulations to ensure safe and efficient survey activities.

Working Conditions:

  • May need to work in varying weather conditions
  • Work in an indoor and outdoor environment
  • Occasional travel between sites
  • Shifts vary depending on the project requirements or when nearing a project
  • Regular interaction with surveyors, engineers and other professionals

Average Salary

  • $87k – $110k per year in Australia
  • $80k – $103k per year in New Zealand

Salary is based on © SEEK and © Indeed statistics and research.

This Aerial Surveyor job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/New Zealand market.

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