Surveyor job description

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Job brief

We are seeking to fill a lucrative position as a Surveyor in our company! The surveyor is responsible for staking out reference points and markers that guide the construction project's new structures (or related) with pinpoint accuracy.


  • Collect aerial and underground field and engineering data.
  • Performs topographical site surveys to collect, analyze and organize basic engineering data to develop design layouts and prepare all engineering documentation required for a completely functional design.
  • Surveying land and deciphering elevations, lines, area, and contours for projects.
  • Develop new data, maintain accurate notes, and coordinate findings.
  • Be responsible for providing information to company supervisors, clients, or other personnel, to ensure findings reported comply with engineering standards and other site requirements.
  • Research previous survey evidence, maps, deeds, physical evidence, and other records to obtain data needed to perform and/or maintain the survey.
  • Conduct as-built surveys for verification purposes.
  • Inspect work for conformance to design drawings.
  • Coordinate inspections with consultants and authorities.


  • Minimum of five years in a construction survey environment
  • Completed civil engineering/geomatics diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent GPS & Total Station knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of all other general surveying techniques & equipment, laser, leveling, string lines, etc
  • Working knowledge of complex surveyor tools and GPS equipment
  • Experience using AutoCAD would be considered an asset
  • Detail-oriented with strong communication and critical thinking skills
  • Possess positive personal qualities such as integrity, creativity, high standards, and ethical values
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions

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