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:
On the basis of these surveys , s/he draws up plans and maps on computer, using
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)
The salary depends on the surveying engineer's qualifications and professional experience in the job
The hours are usually regular (37 hours a week), but may vary according to project requirements
S/he moves around the various worksites, changing sites from one day to the next