Construction Surveyor
Job Description

Construction Surveyor Job Description

Construction Surveyor Job Overview

Construction surveyors measure, inspect, update, and document property boundaries using specialized surveying instruments, GPS (global positioning systems), and GIS (geographic information systems) technologies. They survey the site to gather information, provide precise measurements, and create digital maps and detailed reports. A construction surveyor advises clients, architects, and construction managers of any on-site conditions they should be aware of and performs layout work. Construction surveyors often work with construction companies or real estate development firms and split their time between construction sites and an office environment.

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Construction Surveyor Job Template

Construction Surveyor Job Summary

Our busy firm is seeking an experienced construction surveyor to measure, inspect, and document property boundaries. We’re looking for someone with 2 or more years of survey experience who can advise clients, engineers, and project managers of any potential issues within their boundary lines. The ideal candidate will have a firm grasp on the methods, principles, and practice of surveying. If you are a licensed surveyor with excellent time management, problem-solving, and communication skills, we’d like to tell you more. Please apply today.


Ashburn, VA

Construction Surveyor Responsibilities

  • Interface with cartographers, civil engineers, and project managers to develop detailed design documentation
  • Examine land boundaries and property lines by researching previous land records, legal descriptions, survey records, land titles, and other documentation
  • Survey the site to gather information and precise measurements on geographic, hydrographic, and topographic features
  • Utilize surveying instruments such as total stations, builder’s levels, robotics, and GPS (global positioning systems) to measure distances accurately
  • Create digital maps and reports using GIS (geographic information systems) technology
  • Advise clients, architects, and construction managers of any on-site conditions, building defects, or potential environmental impacts within boundary lines
  • Prepare reports for official property boundaries on leases, deeds, plots, and legal documents
  • Perform layout work, check as-built conditions, and stake out clearing boundaries and reference points on site

Construction Surveyor Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, building or land surveying technology, cartography, or a related field is required
  • 2 years of experience as a construction surveyor, land surveyor, or cartographer is needed
  • Licensure through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of surveying, trigonometry, mapmaking, and the methods, principles, and practice of surveying
  • Excellent time management, problem-solving, and communication skills

Construction Surveyor Compensation

$63,871 (National Average)


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