I got involved in surveying as a rodman an after 3.5 years of hard work and testing I made Crew Chief. I was working for a "do it all" company in north Fla (USA). They got bought out by Arcadis (a co out of the Netherlands) who decided that surveying department was not needed. I then travled to La (USA) where I now work in the Oil and Gas industry. I am helping them head up a DOTD dept surveying roads and bridges. I have been quite happy with my career.
I have experience with the following
GPS, topographic, boundary surveys, construction staking, topographic surveys, control network surveys, ground movement monitoring, Construction, I am versed in a wide verity of surveying applications including GPS, topography, coastal erosion, construction, alta, DOTD work and am now learning Hydro-graphic and pipeline surveys. I have used both topcon and sokia products. I have done some robotic work as well as LiDar in a Helicopter.
How many years have you been surveying?
10+ years...... about an 8.... (need morework in CAD)
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, GPS, Surveying Software, Robotics, Automatic Levels