Land Surveyor

Land Surveyor

Become a Land Surveyor

Land Surveyors are commonly known as Geomatic Surveyors, they collect measurements and data to identify specific features of a landscape for construction and civil engineering projects. This data is used within the planning and construction process, to create site plans and produce reports. These then inform the positioning of installations such as road, tunnel and bridge building projects, land redevelopment or mining and quarrying. Land surveyors typically work between 35 and 40 hours a week, early starts, late finishes and weekend work may also be required.

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Excellent science, maths and engineering skills
  • The ability to analyse and interpret graphical data
  • Excellent communication
  • Negotiation and presentation skills

There are a number of ways you can become a land surveyor, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or Civil Engineering; or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering or Surveying.

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Surveying or other related subjects.


Newly qualified surveyors can earn £20,000 – £25,000

This can rise to £25,000 – £40,000 with chartered status

Senior surveyors can earn up to £70,000 or more.

Find the perfect career for you

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