- maths knowledge
- knowledge of engineering science and technology
- knowledge of geography
- analytical thinking skills
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to use your initiative
- excellent verbal communication skills
- thinking and reasoning skills
- knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
You'll collect and analyse data to map the land for civil engineering and construction projects. This will include:
- carrying out surveys and checking possible effects on the environment
- producing a map of the land, using GPS and surveying instruments
- using digital images and satellite photos to create maps
- collecting data and using geographic information systems (GIS) to analyse it
- monitoring whether the land has moved during construction or by natural processes
- drawing charts and maps using computer aided design (CAD)
You may need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment.
You could work in an office or on a construction site.
With experience, you could move into project management or contract management. You could specialise in an aspect of surveying, or work as a self-employed consultant.
Applying for chartered status through RICScould improve your career prospects.
You may also be able to apply for chartered environmentalist status. You can find out more about being a chartered environmentalist from the Society for the Environment.