Project Surveyor Job Description

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Project Surveyor Job Description

Project Surveyors coordinate survey fieldwork for various standard types of surveys. They can train personnel in all different aspects of field and office surveying practices. Project Surveyors have comprehensive knowledge of field supplies management, using computer-aided design programs, and be familiar with Australian/New Zealand regulations.  


  • Train personnel in various field and office surveying practices
  • Establish and maintain a survey control network
  • Interpret drawings and verification of design data
  • Supervise less experienced surveyors
  • Use microcomputer operating systems and computer equipment
  • Liaising with engineers, project managers, clients, public and government agencies, and other key stakeholders


  • Tertiary qualification in civil engineering, surveying, spatial science, or other relevant qualifications
  • Experience in a similar role working on infrastructure projects.
  • Previous experience managing other surveyors
  • A driver’s license is recommended to travel between work sites
  • Experience with 12-d and 12-d Field software.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Leica or Trimble equipment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must hold a WHS White Card to certify that you have completed the working safely on construction sites course

Working Conditions

  • Work in an office or on-site environment (either on construction sites or landfills)
  • Safety equipment must be worn during the on-site construction phase
  • Ability to lift and move equipment and other objects weighing up to 34kg

Average Salary 

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

This Project 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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