Mine Engineering Surveyor

Mining Surveyors are responsible for preparing and maintaining surface and underground plans of a mine on a pre-designated basis.

A Mine Surveyor specifically measures underground and open-cut mines in detail. Their surveys help mining organisations locate new mines safely, avoiding older mines, and allow connections to be made between different underground passages. Careers in mining can be very rewarding.


  • New mine workings to be developed avoiding older, and possibly flooded ones;
  • Connections to be made between different underground passages;
  • The boundaries of mining claims to be established; and
  • Construction works to be progressed.

Skills Required

  • Good at mathematics;
  • Good organisational skills;
  • Able to work neatly and accurately;
  • Good health and good eyesight (corrected is acceptable);
  • Able to work as part of a team; and
  • Able to work independently.


$70,000 - $130,000