Ever wondered what a surveyor does on a daily basis? We spoke to professionals in the field to discover what a typical day looks like.
Briannan Ross – Here, there is no such thing as a typical day. I’ve worked on the islands such as Tiwi, Croker and Goulbourn; I’ve travelled to Pulumpa, Peppamenarti, Emu Point and Manyallaluk numerous times. I have worked at the new prison being built at Howard Springs NT for many months. I also have done much work in the Darwin city and rural Darwin.
Every day at work is different, whether it is starting earlier, the different job types and whereabouts you are working; it’s great getting to go to all the different places and not seeing the same thing every day. Even the office side of it is different, always drawing up different plans of different places for different reasons.
Jake Robins – A typical day of work varies for me depending on whether I am in the office or the field. If I am in the field there are a wide variety of surveys that I might be undertaking for a multitude of purposes. I could be establishing title boundaries, undertaking a construction set out survey, or working on a feature and level survey – often for planning purposes.
If I am in the office, my tasks might include reducing the data and calculating a title re-establishment survey, drawing a plan of the features located on site, or implementing project management skills in managing subdivisions or other similar applications.
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Tom Jeffrey – 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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