Topographical Auxiliary



Theodolite Surveyor

The tasks a Topographical Auxiliary is expected to perform include:

Participating in field survey by traversing, levelling, rectangulation, recording angular and liner measurements and comparing readings with 100 ft. and 66 ft. chains, theodolites levels, etc.

Making astronomical observation such as sum azimuth, arc of heaven to know about magnetic meridian, etc.

Determining elevation and slope using levelling instruments

Completing all circuits and applying checks to ensure accuracy

Proficiency in conducting field survey by traversing, levelling, rectangulation, recording angular and liner measurements

Knowledge of carrying out rectangulation for permanently identifying ground marks

Proficiency in using levelling instruments like dumpy level, eye level, tilting level, etc.

Well-versed with computing measurements using log tables, traverse tables, etc.

Knowledge of using vernier type theodolites for large-scale drawings


Knowledge of identifying or picking points on aerial photographs

Effective communication skills

Problem-solving ability

Good statistical skills

Ability to work independently

Good mathematical skills

Team player

Good listening skills

Analytical thinking

It is a field job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 9/11 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to dust, risk of accidents, working in extreme conditions, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of developing respiratory disorders, headache, fatigue, etc.

Will be updated

Current and Future Growth of Construction Sector in India

In 2012-13, the market value of the construction industry was estimated at 7,674 billion. The sector grew at a CAGR of 9.42% between 2003-04 and 2012-13. The sector has multiple linkages with other sectors and has a strong multiplier effect on the economy. Indirectly, the sector generates 5 times higher value for the other sectors.

It is highly unorganized and employs most labourers, second only to the agriculture sector.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector is also the largest contributor to central exchequer. The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to 11,954 billion by 2017. In the recent years increasing infrastructure spending by the government has made this sector highly attractive among foreign investors. Sector witnessed cumulative foreign direct investments to the tune of 40,399 million from 2000 till 2013 of which 91% was in real estate development.

Labour in construction sector is highly migratory and largely unskilled. The sector creates more than 45 million jobs either directly or indirectly among various classes of individuals in the country which is primarily driven by increase in demand for residential real estate and rising infrastructure expenditure. 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 around 31 million jobs in the 9 year period. As the sector grows, so will the job opportunities for Topographical Auxiliary.

Region Development Authority of India

Construction companies across India

Towns and cities across India