Plans, directs or conducts survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works and manages related information systems.
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.
- determines the position of points of interest on the earth's surface, including the ocean bed and prepares the final product data in digital form
- supervises the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and manages automated information systems
- undertakes research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems
- plans and designs land sub-division projects and negotiates details with local governments and other authorities
- compiles and evaluates data, interprets codes of practice, and writes reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure
- prepares site plans and survey reports required for conveyancing and land ownership matters
- advises architects, engineers, environmental and other scientists or other relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems
- may supervise and coordinate the work of surveying associates and field assistants