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Careers at Alexander Symonds

At Alexander Symonds we offer experiences that will excite and challenge. Our people choose to lean into problems, not away from them.

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Continual improvement drives excellence at Alexander Symonds. Our people and processes are enhanced consistently through the tireless efforts of a diverse, experienced and professional team. With opportunities to work with our surveying team to our technical staff and team administrators – you’ll find an exciting and diverse career journey with Alexander Symonds.

We are passionate with total dedication to delivering great outcomes for our diverse portfolio of clients. This is reflected in our success as the number one choice for surveying consultancy in South Australia.

Looking for a future-focused career with room to grow?



Our commitment to our people.

We recognise the important contribution that each of our team members make to our organisational culture. We’re committed to providing sustainable growth opportunities and fostering the career paths of our employees.

From graduates to long-standing staff, every member of the Alexander Symonds team is encouraged to engage in continuous learning and development. We value the expertise and knowledge that each member of our staff brings, and we challenge them to advance their skills and experience at every opportunity.

We have made a commitment to Learning and Development, allocating time and resources to develop our skills and knowledge and deliver the highest standards in services to our clients. Staff development is supported throughout the business with mentoring, coaching, on-the-job and formal training. As we grow, opportunities for career advancement arise and we are committed to supporting our employees in achieving their careers aspirations.

Hear from our team

Lesley started as a field assistant in 2014 whilst studying a Bachelor of Geospatial Science and then a Graduate Diploma in Surveying at UniSA. She has since moved into a role in drafting with the Major Civil Land Division team, a position that she thoroughly enjoys.

“I most enjoy seeing the many steps of a new subdivision project go from a vacant piece of land to a fully built street with houses. By having started my career in the field I have a strong appreciation for what happens on site.”

Lesley Waye
Cadastral and Infrastructure Surveyor & Drafter

Bryce Penno surveyor

Three years ago Bryce joined the team as a Field Assistant while studying a Bachelor of Geospatial Science at UniSA. In 2021, he transitioned into the role of Infrastructure Surveyor and now works predominantly on topographical and cadastral surveys. With the support of Alexander Symonds, Bryce has since received from UniSA a Graduate Diploma in Surveying and is working towards becoming a Licensed Surveyor with the Surveyors Board SA.

“In my role I have the opportunity to work in remote and challenging locations on a diverse range of projects. With the ongoing support and guidance offered by the Alexander Symonds team, I regularly apply the concepts I learnt at university in a practical sense.”

Bryce Penno
Graduate Surveyor


We value our people and our community.

Our employees make a real impact on our clients’ success – so we’ve built an environment that equips our team to achieve in their role and be excited about their career with Alexander Symonds.

As a result of our exceptional team culture, we were proud to receive the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) SA 2019 award for Employer of the Year.

We pair our professional development opportunities with attractive remuneration packages and a number of employee benefits, these include:

  • Flexible working arrangements, including family support
  • Supported licensing, training and development programs
  • Access to the latest survey equipment and software
  • Friendly and safe workplace culture
  • Insurance and workplace cover
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Reward and recognition for your achievements
  • Fresh fruit delivered to the office
  • Wellbeing programs and much more

Flexible working options

At Alexander Symonds, we offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role. We recognise the importance of balance and offer options including remote work and modified working hours. For parents, working hours are flexible and family-friendly.

The Alexander Symonds team at the CCF SA Awards

The Alexander Symonds team at Christmas in fun shirts

wellbeing and assistance

Employee Assistance Program

Alexander Symonds is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to provide confidential, short-term counselling and mentoring to assist employees and their immediate families.

Mental and physical wellbeing

We have a team of qualified Mental Health First Aid Officers, trained to provide initial support and assistance to their coworkers. We have officers appointed across the team to ensure mental health support is accessible to everyone.

Our employees also receive onsite vaccinations and skin checks.

Inclusivity and diversity

As an equal opportunity employer, we embrace and value the differences in our team members’ skills, experience and backgrounds for a culture of inclusion. We’re committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that supports gender equality, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultural diversity and disability.


Bridging the gap between study and work.

Are you planning to study, or currently studying surveying at TAFE or University? Alexander Symonds supports a number of students with employment while they study. We offer on-the-job training, opportunities to develop skills across multiple surveying disciplines and mentoring from award-winning industry leaders. Discover your career pathway and experience work across a variety of projects out in the field and from our Adelaide office.

  • On-the-job training and support
  • Mentoring from industry leaders
  • Access to the latest, cutting-edge technology
  • Flexible hours to suit your study
  • Remote work opportunities

If you’re interested in a Paid Undergraduate Opportunity at Alexander Symonds, please submit an expression of interest here.

work EXPERIENCE program

Discover your career passions.

At Alexander Symonds we foster a learning environment and are passionate about building the surveying industry leaders of the future. Our Work Experience Program provides you the opportunity to experience multiple disciplines, including Detail Survey, Construction Survey, 3D Spatial Surveying, Cadastral Survey, Land Development, Drafting, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

We’re committed to supporting your study journey, you’ll receive industry training in safety and mentoring from all levels of management. Alexander Symonds offers you the opportunity to grow personally and professionally; and we’ll help you find your career passions with job planning support. If you’re interested in a work experience opportunity at Alexander Symonds, please submit an expression of interest here.

our team

Our qualified team is committed to achieving our clients’ goals. With over 140 team members, we continually invest in our people and technology and we remain at the forefront of the surveying industry.

Together, our mission is to enable our clients to achieve their project goals through providing innovative survey solutions.

Our Recruitment Team:

Sonia Sheppard

Human Resources Manager

Glenn Hastings

Learning and Development Manager

Simon crowe

Operations Manager

Our Values

At Alexander Symonds, we take great PRIDE in what we do – whether we’re subdividing property, undertaking a topographic survey, or getting involved with the community.


We are committed to providing the highest-quality service to our clients, the community and each other. No matter the size or scale of your project, we are driven to achieve the best solution for you.


We value and respect ourselves, our clients and our community, and take our role in your project seriously. We are honest, open and act with integrity on every project, big or small.


At Alexander Symonds, we don’t fear change; we dare to be different and challenge the norm. We strive for continuous improvement and aspire to be original and creative in our thinking.


We exceed the expectations of our clients and community. Our team are determined to deliver professional, high quality work on every project.


We embrace excellence and use our skills, energy and resources to make our work the best it can be. Our team are exceptional in everything they do.


Danson and Blaby, part of the Alexander Symonds Group currently have an rare opportunity for a Licensed Surveyor to join our leadership team in beautiful Mildura.

Based on the Murray River in Mildura, Victoria this exciting opportunity is sure to meet both your career and lifestyle goals in a region currently experiencing record growth. With strong investment and considerable expansion in property and construction, there is an outstanding opportunity to partner with us in driving the ongoing success of our business at a senior level.

To read more and apply, click here.

Can’t find the perfect opportunity for you?

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