Surveyors plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features and manage related information systems. A mine surveyor specifically measures underground and open-cut mines in detail. Their surveys help mining organisations locate new mines safely, avoiding older mines, and allow connections to be made between different underground passages.
A Surveyor tasks include:
- Determining the position of points of interest on the earth's surface, including the ocean bed and preparing the final product data in digital form;
- Supervise the preparation of plans, maps, charts and drawings to give pictorial representations and managing automated information systems;
- Undertake research and development of surveying and other relevant systems;
- Plan and design land sub-division projects and negotiate details with local governments and other authorities and representative bodies;
- Advise 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.
Mine Surveyor: $70,000 - $105,000
Senior Surveyor: $85,000 - $120,000
Chief Surveyor: $90,000 - $130,000
Source: www.hays.com.au (July 2008)
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.