As construction and land management are booming in Luxembourg, the job offers for the position of land surveyor are also increasing. The companies that are recruiting these profiles are generally building companies, the State or consulting firms.
This job requires a great physical condition because you will be in the field almost every day. You will have many assignments that need to be done outside – namely delimiting parcels, implementing constructions or roads, as well as collecting data. The recruiters want to be sure you master the surveying device specific to this position. You should also manage some software used by the CAD Technician – namely CAD/CAM – which allow you to make plans from the data collected. The job offers show us that these skills are required for the position of technician but are not enough to be considered an expert land surveyor.
If you submit your application for an expert post, employers will ask you to have the technical but also legal and scientific knowledge suited for the job. If you want to work as a land surveyor, your job will be very similar to the one of civil works engineer and will involve some significant consulting work.
You can work as a land surveyor after getting a A-Level / Tech-Level with a specialization in surveyor technician. On the other hand, many Luxembourg’s employers require an HND or equivalent or even a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in numerical modelling or in GIS – which stands for Geographical Information Systems.
If you want to become an expert land surveyor, you will need a diploma of land surveyor engineer and have your diploma recognized in Luxembourg. But, if you want to work for the State, you will have to pass a competitive examination to land a government job – in addition to the others prerequisites.