Surveying technicians collect and analyse information and develop plans for surveyors and related professionals. They provide the basic information required for land development and redevelopment, including such activities as road-building, construction projects and subdivision of land.
Duties & Tasks
Surveying technicians may perform the following tasks:collect and analyse survey data, source maps, photographs, computer records and other information
take measurements and make observations from aerial photographs
take measurements associated with the management of natural resources and mining activities
draw up plans by recording information, making calculations and plotting information into the required format this is done either by hand or on a computer using a computer-aided design (CAD) programme
make maps showing features and associated information
set out marks to locate construction activities
store data in geographic information systems (GIS) and undertake activities such as enquiries, reports and plot production
operate and manage land information computer systems.
They work indoors and outdoors and may be required to travel.
normal colour vision
enjoy working with technology
good with numbers
aptitude for working with computers
able to supervise small teams of workers
able to work neatly and accurately
able to work as part of a team.