Surveyor Photogrammetric Field Surveyor

Minimum - B.E./ B.TECH in Surveying or Civil Engineering


The tasks a Surveyor Photogrammetric is expected to perform include:

Preparing topographical and project maps from air photographs of area by determining longitude and latitude of number of points on ground by triangulation or traverse method

Connecting photographs together in proper sequences aligning, features, pointing out details and information such as names of places, rivers, tracks administrative and forest boundaries and other verification data to have continuous picture of area photographed

Identifying control points using stereoscopes and verifies points on ground if they are not clear on photographs due to different scales of photograph from point to point, distortions or otherwise

Bringing photograph on same scale by applying graphical methods or using Photogrammetric machine

Proficient in surveying, cartography and mapping, geodesy, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and Geographic Information System

Well-versed in various of the field concepts, practices and procedures



Proficient in photo-mapping, photo modeller, range finder

Proficient in analytical calculations and carry out simple mathematical calculations and understand coordinate geometry

The ability to use ICT in surveying

Understand and interpret engineering/construction drawings and carry out setting out of simple construction elements

Understand the use of map projections, graticules, grids and coordinate systems

Will be updated

Sharp observation skills with sharp senses

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Entrepreneurial skills

Attention to detail

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is listed as mildly hazardous or dangerous as per The Building and other Construction Worker's Act Regulation


Employment And Conditions Of Service), 1996

Occupational hazards include strained vision, back aches, general fatigue, exhaustion, etc.

Health risks include exposure to dirt and dust, traverse rough terrain, bending and standing for long hours, exposure to computer, etc.

For candidates with upto 2 years of experience INR23,500 to INR 24,500 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR36,000 to INR37,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 45,000 to INR 46,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Construction Sector in India

The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to INR 11954 billion by 2017. Continuously increasing infrastructure spending levels of the government has made the industry highly attractive among foreign investors in the recent years.

The Construction sectors growth is expected to reach 7.5 percent by 2016-17 from current growth rates of 5.6 percent and is expected to contribute significantly to the countrys GDP in the next five years thereby showing its vital importance for the economic growth of the nation.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~31 million jobs in the 9 year period.

Topography institutes and research organizations across India

Photogrammetric service providers across India

Architectural, engineering and related services firms

Local government

Management, scientific and technical consulting services firms


Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Cartography, geography, geomatics or engineering institutes across India

Will be updated