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Surveyor

Surveyors measure, analyse and report land-related information for the planning and regulation of land, sea and the environment.

Duties & Tasks
Surveyors may perform the following tasks:
  • measure the size and shape of an area of land using specialised surveying tools and technology
  • determine the position of boundaries of public or private land
  • create property titles through plans for subdivision
  • compile and evaluate data gathered from field studies
  • interpret codes and laws to provide professional advice about legal matters relating to boundaries and titles
  • study the natural and social environment, measure land and marine resources, and use the data in planning development of property, land and buildings in urban, rural and regional areas
  • work with architects, engineers and developers to plan and monitor construction projects
  • produce plans, maps, files, charts and reports.
  • Working conditions
    Surveyors can spend a lot of time working outdoors. They also work in offices, analysing data and preparing plans and reports.
    Personal requirements
  • good at mathematics
  • interested in technology
  • good organisational skills and attention to detail
  • able to work neatly and accurately
  • good health and normal colour vision
  • able to work independently or as part of a team.
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