Geodetic Surveyor Job Description

Geodetic Surveyor job description

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Geodetic Surveyor Job Description

A geodetic surveyor measures and understands the Earth’s geometric shape, orientation in space, and gravitational field. They use precision instruments and satellite technologies to establish long-distance measurements and geographical positioning essential for mapping, construction, and scientific research.


  • Measure and analyse Earth’s surface to establish precise geodetic control point
  • Conduct field surveys using advanced instruments such as GPS and total stations
  • Determine accurate positions of points to create detailed maps and support navigation systems
  • Collaborate with other professionals to ensure precise land development and infrastructure planning
  • Monitor and assess changes in the Earth’s surface over time for geospatial analysis
  • Employ mathematical and statistical methods to process survey data and ensure accuracy
  • Utilise geographic information systems (GIS) for spatial data analysis and mapping
  • Provide expertise in boundary determination and land parcel delineation


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Geodetic surveying, civil engineering, or any other related qualification
  • Proficiency in using surveying instruments such as GPS receivers and total stations
  • Demonstrate strong mathematical and statistical skills
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Adhere to ethical and professional standards in surveying practices
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams on land development projects

Working Conditions

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

Average Salary

  • $90k – $110k per year in Australia
  • $90k – $115k per year in New Zealand

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

This Geodetic 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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