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Top 25 Surveyor Interview Questions
Question 1 of 25
How do you rate your decision making and problem solving abilities?
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List of Surveyor Interview Questions
  1. How do you rate your decision making and problem solving abilities?
  2. What are the primary responsibilities of a surveyor?
  3. Why did you choose a career as a Surveyor?
  4. Tell me about your apprenticeship? What are a few things you learned that really stand out?
  5. How would you rate your organization skills?
  6. Why do you want to be a surveyor?
  7. Do you enjoy the outdoors?
  8. What area of surveying, do you find to be most challenging?
  9. How did you begin getting involved in a career in surveying?
  10. Tell me about a time when you made a mistake surveying, what happened and how did you correct it?
  11. How do you feel about the paperwork side of surveying?
  12. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  13. How do you manage difficult co-workers?
  14. What is the most challenging part of surveying for you?
  15. How do you plan and prioritise your work?
  16. Give an example when your ethics were tested at work.
  17. Give an example of a situation when you demonstrated the willingness to lead and that helped your company.
  18. What is the difference between topographic surveys and horizontal control surveys?
  19. Do you have prior experience as a Surveyor?
  20. Why are you the best candidate for us?
  21. What do you know about our company?
  22. What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for surveying?
  23. If there were one area you've always wanted to improve upon, what would that be?
  24. If someone moved a pin, how would you go about correcting the pin location to it's real spot?
  25. How do you handle high-stress situations at work?
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Surveyor Information
August 30th, 2017

Surveyors carry out surveys on properties. Their main aim is to establish property boundaries and provide data that is used in projects related to map-making, engineering, and construction. As part of their job, surveyors measures distances between points on, below and above the Earth's surface, using highly sophisticated technology. They also research land and survey records to determine land titles and official boundaries for leases, deeds, and other legal documents.
Anyone wishing to pursue a career as a surveyor must have a bachelor's degree in a field related to civil engineering, geology or forestry. Many states require surveyors to work under a licensed surveyor before being allowed to work independently in this role. Surveyors must have strong organizational, time-management, problem-solving and precision skills.
At the interview, your interviewer will question you extensively to determine if you know what this role involves. They will want to know if you have the technical knowledge and the precision skills to carry out accurate surveys. Convincing the interviewer of your ability to do the job well is the key to a successful interview. At Mock Questions, you will find a long list of commonly asked questions and suggestions for how to answer them. Going through these questions and answers is a good way to prepare for your upcoming interview.
Surveyor User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 25
How do you rate your decision making and problem solving abilities?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I think that engineering study and work on build, teach me how can I deal with many problems and find a good solution on each situation.
2.
Really well. For most of my classes I had to figure out the work and projects on my own.
3.
After making good decision and giving full attention on my work.
4.
I rate my decision making skills on a scale of 7 and my problem solving abilities on a scale of 9
Question 2 of 25
What are the primary responsibilities of a surveyor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Document findings during routine survey and advise staff on changes and provide corrective actions if needed with a deadline.
2.
To make sure the building or a land is in the proper location.
Question 3 of 25
Why did you choose a career as a Surveyor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I like work as surveyor which is allow to me to work aboard in different location.
2.
I want to choose my career as Land Surveyor because buidling is always on my interest. From an early age I watched many documental movies on Discovery (associate with buidling), I finally I decide to go on engineering study and this was good choice.
3.
I wanted to work in a position where I am able to make important decisions that will impact the client's life in a safe and positive way.
4.
I chose it not knowing exactly what it was, however once I completed training and applied it in real world situations I fell in love with it.
Question 4 of 25
Tell me about your apprenticeship? What are a few things you learned that really stand out?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Communication skills, and customer satifaction.
2.
I learn that I can do topography survey because I great experience.
3.
Excellent monitoring and good deciplane and how to perfect your trade.
4.
Many of Qdtalmt Alanny worked in many projects such as roads, buildings and learned precision and focus
5.
Many of Qdtalmt Alanny worked in many projects such as roads, buildings and learned precision and focus.
Question 5 of 25
How would you rate your organization skills?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Give me an example of when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done .?
2.
I think that my organization skills is good, both in managing people and organization my own work. Currently I managing 2 surveyors team (4 person) and working as a leading surveyor on 2 builds on the same time.
3.
Well if I were to describe my organizational skills, I would say it's exceptional. Throughout my previous jobs I have never had an issueswith organizing.
4.
The style and way of work and completion of projects.
5.
The style and way of work and completion of projects
Question 6 of 25
Why do you want to be a surveyor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
At the beginning it was little hard to me work aboard but by the time I enjoy being surveyor.
2.
When I graduated technical school I decided to go on University and Technology in Cracow on some direction on study close to building. I always wanted to be someone important and work on great build's, so I decided to was a Surveyor. Now I can realize my youngfull dreams.
3.
To keep the population of the vulnerable and disabled safe.
4.
Because I love constrction work.
5.
I enjoy working outdoors and being involved in projects. From a-z watching a project come to life and be completed and knowing I had a part it helping make this a possibility is very satifying.
Question 7 of 25
Do you enjoy the outdoors?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
If course. Work on the field is the best part of Surveyor working. I can meet new people and through the conversation with them, I can teach many important things and through my skills I can show them my knowlegde.
Question 8 of 25
What area of surveying, do you find to be most challenging?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
4. Give me an example of when you had to go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get a job done .
2.
I think that the work on build as a lead surveyor. Work on build requires nerves of steel, self-control and logical thinking. In many cases you must think quickly, about how can you measure a different things (you can't say just it's not possible), you must manage (on bigger investment) a few people in this way that no one had to wait for your setting out and beyond work on field you must be all time focus on working in office.
3.
The most challenging part to me is the old school computations.
Question 9 of 25
How did you begin getting involved in a career in surveying?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
When I was the Assistant Surveyor I on my own developed my knowledge on AutoCAD environmental. I was read many tutorials and articles, watched videos and finally I went to AutoCAD consulting centre where I got certificates on begginer and advanced level of knowledge on Civil 3D. I still develope my skills by continous work on Civil 3D.
2.
After study and with the help of my brother.
3.
Being surveyed all the time.
4.
Based off of my army apptutude score I was able to chose this career.
5.
First begin in helpers after all became challenging to me how they did the surveying.
Question 10 of 25
Tell me about a time when you made a mistake surveying, what happened and how did you correct it?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
When I worked as land surveyor on building highway, I put the wrong heights of steel cable under the surface with concrete (I set the wrong height of prism), in effect the cable was 3cm heigher than project value. Quickly with my boss we recalculate vertical allignment on "bad section", and put the good heights. In final effect vertical allignment was pull up about 5mm (ofcourse without affecting quality of works and for future use) and the subcontractor was pleased because they don't incur additional costs.
2.
I provided a list of requirements to the caregiver.
3.
As a new surveyor I didn't take the best field notes, I forgot to capture the placement and description of where a particular bench mark was and when I returned to the site I wasted a large amount of time trying to find it. I make sure I keep an accurate and thourough set of field notes.
4.
Inform the engineer and make some remedy o rectify.
Question 11 of 25
How do you feel about the paperwork side of surveying?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I don't have any problems with paperwork side of surveying. I can both preparing data for setting out and processing data from measurement. I am effectively both on work on 3d models (to grader or digger), on calculations embankments and excavation, I know how preparing data to seeting out underground utilities, above-ground elements (based on documentations ) and of course I can create as-build documentation.
2.
I feel it is necessary and a vital part of our job.
3.
Normal feeling coz surveyor need to make some report.
Question 12 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
In a supervisory position.
2.
Managing stage working important forpollio in company.
Question 13 of 25
How do you manage difficult co-workers?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Encourage them how to work easy happy.
Question 14 of 25
What is the most challenging part of surveying for you?
Question 15 of 25
How do you plan and prioritise your work?
Question 16 of 25
Give an example when your ethics were tested at work.
Question 17 of 25
Give an example of a situation when you demonstrated the willingness to lead and that helped your company.
Question 18 of 25
What is the difference between topographic surveys and horizontal control surveys?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Topographic survey called the geographical and horizontal is local survey like line and offset.
Question 19 of 25
Do you have prior experience as a Surveyor?
Question 20 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
My dedication to acquire additional skill sets to meet the needs of my company and to be better prepared for unexpected situations.
2.
Surveyor is the first and last in construction.
Question 21 of 25
What do you know about our company?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
You provide services for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable population.
2.
Its a good company make everything to meet the requirement of the client.
Question 22 of 25
What sorts of things have you done to become better qualified for surveying?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Prepared brochures and paperwork that indicate the requirements along with a survey to provide feedback on necessary changes.
2.
Study more about drawing and how to fix it.
Question 23 of 25
If there were one area you've always wanted to improve upon, what would that be?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Over working and doing others work.
2.
More care to less the mistake.
Question 24 of 25
If someone moved a pin, how would you go about correcting the pin location to it's real spot?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
If someone moved a pin, I simply try to renew it. It's depend what is the pin representing, but finally I would set out it again, or if worker have a drawing I try to explain how they can it renew.
2.
In construction nothing is permanent sometimes they have to move for the mintime.
Question 25 of 25
How do you handle high-stress situations at work?
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