Surveying Engineering is a specialization or sub-discipline of Civil Engineering. Surveyors take exact measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land. These measurements can be used for engineering, mapmaking, mining, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.
Duties and Tasks:
Prepare sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys
Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites
Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.
Coordinate findings with the work of engineering and architectural personnel, clients, and others concerned with projects.
Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.
Adjust surveying instruments to maintain their accuracy.
Travel to site locations and select reference points.
Search land records, survey records, or land titles
Computer aided design CAD software
Map creation software
Blueprint creation/diagrammatic skills
Highly skilled in mathematics and physics
Near vision – ability to see details at close range
Arm-hand steadiness and control precision
Good spatial orientation and depth perception
Attention to detail
Personnel management – ability to motivate and direct people as they work through problems
Good communication skills – written and verbal
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