We spoke to 3 professionals currently working in the field. Let’s take a closer look at what a typical day at work might involve…
We spoke to Jake Robins, a graduate surveyor working for a multi-national mining company operating in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
“Generally in the morning I go underground where I am required to set out designs for development mining, conduct as-built surveys and advance survey control into mined areas. We are also required to set out and align conveyor belts and underground equipment required for the operation of a longwall coal mine. In the afternoon I reduce the job data to draft and update mine plans and process the underground traverses for the newly installed survey control. In addition to this we often perform survey jobs on the surface such as surveying the subsidence of mined areas, setting out of boreholes and water monitoring surveys. One of the greatest things about working as a surveyor is that no day can be considered typical.”
3D Modeller / Surveyor
Meet Sarah Iacono, a 3D Modeller/Surveyor who has been working in surveying for two years at AAM Group.
“A typical day is atypical; I prepare for all conditions. My bag is packed with sunscreen, tropical insect repellent and a USB. Some days are a mix of field and office work and some are one or the other.”
Licensed Cadastral Surveyor
Tom Jeffrey has been working in surveying for over five years and is currently working for Alexander Symonds Surveying Consultants.
“That’s a hard one! An interesting aspect, that keeps me wanting to go to work, is that most days are different from the last. We work in different suburbs or country towns, with different equipment and for different clients all the time.”
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