Surveyor Job Description

Surveyor Job description

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Surveyor Job Description

Surveyors estimate construction project property boundaries and provide accurate mining, mapmaking, and legal data. They access these spaces on-site to compare measurements to existing records to ensure accuracy. There is typically a mix of office work and on-site work.

Responsibilities

  • Take measurements to determine land and property boundaries, locate and define boundaries, prepare maps, and survey plots
  • Record the results of surveying, compare them with previous records and verify the accuracy of the data
  • Use precise measuring equipment, technical expertise, and interpretive skills to locate and define public and private land boundaries
  • Use GPS, robotic total stations (theodolites), aerial and terrestrial scanners, and computer software
  • Develop and establish reference systems for geographic and land information
  • Work within a team and regularly interact with engineers, landscape architects, urban planners, and Government departments
  • Collect, analyse and manage geographic data
  • Write descriptions of surveyed lands for property deeds, report survey results, and present findings to clients/Government agencies
  • Examine previous survey records and evidence to ensure data accuracy

Requirements

  • 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
  • Working knowledge of GPS and GIS
  • Tech-savvy, including familiarity with CAD software
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • Obtain a driver’s license is preferred

Working Conditions

  • Spend time in an indoor and outdoor environment
  • 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

  • $95k – $120k per year in Australia
  • $90k – $110k per year in New Zealand

Salary is based on © SEEK statistics and research; view their website here.

This 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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