Graduate Surveyor Job Description

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Graduate Surveyor Job Description

Graduate Surveyors are trained in spatial measurement and data analysis, specialising in mapping and assessing land and property. They use precise surveying equipment to conduct surveys, take measurements, analyse data, and prepare maps for valuable insights for construction.


  • Assist in conducting field surveys using surveying equipment such as total stations, GPS devices, laser scanners, and more
  • Collect, record and process survey data to create accurate and comprehensive maps, charts, and reports
  • Assist in calculations to determine property boundaries, elevation levels, and other spatial measurements
  • Collaborate with senior surveyors and other surveying engineering professionals
  • Assist in collecting, analysing, and managing geographic data
  • Assist in creating maps, plans, models and charts for infrastructure projects
  • Adhere to safety protocols while conducting surveys in various environmental conditions
  • Utilise software tools for data processing and visualisation to ensure the accuracy and quality of survey results


  • Qualifications in Surveying, Civil Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of surveying principles, techniques, and equipment operation.
  • Proficiency in surveying software and tools, such as AutoCAD, GIS, and data processing software.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret survey data and address spatial challenges.
  • Effective communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good understanding of modern survey instrumentation

Working Conditions

  • Work in varying weather conditions
  • Collaborative work with other professionals working on the projects
  • Travel may be required to worksites
  • Can be physically demanding as it involves carrying equipment and standing/walking
  • Extra hours may be required when nearing the completion of a project

Average Salary

  • $95k – $115k per year in Australia
  • $80k – $110k per year in New Zealand

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

This Graduate 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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