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Surveyor Job Description

Other job titles for Surveyor

Land Surveyor, Registered Land Surveyor, Survey Manager, Civil Surveyor

What does a Surveyor do?

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 


Technical Skills 

  • Computer aided design CAD software 
  • Map creation software 
  • Blueprint creation/diagrammatic skills 
  • Highly skilled in mathematics and physics

Other Skills/Requirements 

  • 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 


Other Specializations/Sub Disciplines for a Civil Engineer:


Surveyor Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Surveyor make?

The average monthly salary of a Surveyor in Philippines ranges between Php 9,000 - Php 45,000 (median: Php 21,700).

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