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Surveyor Job Description

We are recruiting for a Surveyor to conduct land surveys and perform accurate mathematical calculations. Your calculations will be used for various construction and engineering projects in order to aid the decision-making and design process.

To succeed as a Surveyor you must be able to undertake detailed research which involves examining historical property records and maps to determine the legal boundaries of a section of land or property.

Surveyor Responsibilities:

  • Take measurements of distances and angles on a property or section of land in order to establish legal boundaries.
  • Use specialised equipment, including distance measuring wheels, GPS and geographic information system (GIS) devices to measure boundaries and contours.
  • Perform mathematical calculations to determine and confirm surveying measurements.
  • Mark and delineating boundaries and reference points on a property or section of land.
  • Research and consulting historical maps and surveys, as well as legal documents, relating to the property or section of land they are measuring.
  • Analyse data using plans, maps, charts, and software such as AutoCAD and GIS programs.
  • Present data to clients and preparing reports detailing legal boundaries and other relevant information.
  • Collaborate and working with project managers, construction crews, and government agencies, when necessary.
  • Travel to sites when necessary.

Surveyor Requirements:

  • At least four years’ work experience under a licensed Professional Surveyor (P.S.).
  • Successful completion of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying® (NCEES), Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam, and the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam.
  • Valid P.S. license.
  • Experience using hand surveying tools (distance measuring wheels, plumb bobs, levels) and electronic surveying tools (transit levels, GPS equipment).
  • Working knowledge of software such as AutoCAD and GIS programs.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in surveying, geomatics, geospatial sciences, geophysics, or a related field.

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