Surveyor Job Description

Surveyor Job Description

June 3rd, 2019

Surveyors, also known as Geomatics/Land Surveyors, perform mathematical calculations using specialized equipment in order to measure, mark, and delineate the boundaries of land for public, government, or private development. They calculate the dimensions, elevations, shapes, and contours of sites.

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We are looking for an analytical Surveyor to conduct land surveys and perform mathematical calculations with a high level of accuracy. Your measurements and calculations will be used for various construction and engineering projects in order to aid the decision-making and design process.

To be successful 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:

  • Travelling to sites, when necessary.
  • Taking measurements of distances and angles on a property or section of land in order to establish legal boundaries.
  • Employing specialized equipment, including distance measuring wheels, GPS and geographic information system (GIS) devices to measure boundaries and contours.
  • Performing mathematical calculations to determine and confirm surveying measurements.
  • Marking and delineating boundaries and reference points on a property or section of land.
  • Researching and consulting historical maps and surveys, as well as legal documents, relating to the property or section of land they are measuring.
  • Analyzing data using plans, maps, charts, and software such as AutoCAD and GIS programs.
  • Presenting data to clients and preparing reports detailing legal boundaries and other relevant information.
  • Collaborating and working with project managers, construction crews, and government agencies, when necessary.

Surveyor Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in surveying, geomatics, geospatial sciences, geophysics, or a related field.
  • 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.

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