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Land Surveyor

A career from studying Geography: Land Surveyor

Technical surveyors (also known as surveying technicians) carry out a range of tasks to support chartered surveyors, architects and engineers. They work across all branches of surveying, including building, land, planning, quantity, general practice and  minerals.

As a technical surveyor, your duties would vary according to your area of work but could include:

  • draughting plans, using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • estimating and drawing up project costs
  • gathering and analysing data as the basis for plans and reports
  • assisting with environmental impact assessments
  • surveying buildings or mapping land use, using precision measuring instruments
  • valuing land, property and machinery for purchase, sale, taxation and insurance purposes
  • organising the sale of assets by auction
  • supervising construction operatives on site
  • scheduling workloads and monitoring the progress of projects.

 Some of your work would involve administrative duties, for instance writing reports for managers and clients and helping to put together contracts, tenders and bids.

  •  Hours  30-40 per week
  •  Starting salary  -£15,000 + per year 

For further information on how to become a Technical Surveyor and / or search for related careers please visit: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/technicalsurveyor.aspx