Would you like a career that can lead you down a variety of pathways? Surveying could be just that. Surveyors can take on many different tasks and roles during their careers, depending on their qualifications and level of experience.
Let’s take a closer look at surveying roles
LICENSED / REGISTERED SURVEYOR
A licensed or registered surveyor is the only person who is legally authorised to perform land or cadastral surveying and sign-off on projects.
They perform the following tasks:
- Apply the laws & procedures relating to land ownership, boundaries and titles when undertaking surveying work
- Accurately map out positions of boundaries where land is subdivided, bought or sold
- Study the natural and urban environment
- Plan and provide critical advice for project developments in land and buildings
- Manage projects from planning approval through construction for land development in urban, rural and regional areas
- Utilise cutting-edge technology such as GPS and laser technology to measure angles and distances on the land
SURVEYOR / GRADUATE SURVEYOR
Surveyors perform the following tasks:
- Measure the size and shape of an area of land
- Work out the position of boundaries of public or private land
- Study the natural environment
- Physically set out land and building developments
SURVEYING TECHNICIAN / DRAFTSPERSON
Surveying technicians collect, analyse data and develop plans for land Surveyors to provide the basic information required for a surveying project.
They may do the following:
- Take measurements and collect information using high tech equipment
- Analyse survey data and make calculations
- Draft plans and plot data using computer software
- Set out reference points on mining and construction activities
Survey assistants help surveyors undertake surveying projects.
They may do the following tasks:
- Maintain and use surveying equipment
- Assist surveyors in taking measurements
- Record measurements manually or electronically
- Peg out boundaries
To take a closer look at starting salaries, the qualifications required and other related fields, take a closer look here!