Surveyor Job Description
As a Surveyor, you will be expected to estimate construction project property boundaries and provide accurate mining, mapmaking, and legal data. Surveyors will 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.
- Take measurements to determine land and property boundaries, locate and define boundaries, prepare maps, and survey plots
- Record the results or 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
- A bachelor’s degree in surveying, geospatial science, spatial science, geographical information systems, or any other civil engineering and surveying qualification
- Excellent mathematical and problem-solving skills
- Must have a White card, which allows you to prepare to work safely in the construction industry
- Good understanding of modern survey instrumentation
- Working knowledge of GPS and GIS
- Tech-savvy, including familiarity with CAD software
- Strong communication skills
- Driver’s license – not necessary, but preferred by employers
- Travelling is an essential part of Surveyor works
- Surveyors generally move around with their survey instruments/tools. They wear brightly coloured or reflective vests so other surveyors/construction workers can see them easily.
- Surveyors split their time between office environments and construction sites.
- $95k – $120k per year
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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