Infrastructure branch Making all the difference

The surveying engineer determines the limits of the land and its physical and legal suitability for development.

S/he is the first player involved in neighbourhood development projects and road layouts before the start of the works, carrying out field  surveys with the help of a specialized device called a theodolite, where no detail is overlooked:

  • altitude
  • trees
  • telegraph poles
  • walls

On the basis of these surveys , s/he draws up plans and maps on computer, using

  • quantity surveying software
  • computer-aided drawing
  • geographic information systems
  • satellite imagery
  • etc.

On a daily basis, the surveying engineer carries out the implantations expected by the site foreman and project manager before the start of the project (natural ground surveys) during the works and after completion (as-built specifications).

S/he must be thorough and observant, with a sense of space and three-dimensional drawing skills, and be at ease with computerized data processing.

S/he must also be trained in topography and land law. The surveying engineer often works in a two-person team with a rodman (or woman)

  • Salary

    The salary depends on the surveying engineer's qualifications and professional experience in the job

  • Schedule

    The hours are usually regular (37 hours a week), but may vary according to project requirements

  • Place of work

    S/he moves around the various worksites, changing sites from one day to the next