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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.

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 dedicated to fostering fresh talent in the surveying space and offer work experience and undergraduate career opportunities for those looking to start their careers.

We are passionate and dedicated 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.

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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

Dalene joined Alexander Symonds over 10 years ago as a temporary administrator. During her time here, Dalene has transitioned to become a Team Leader Development Services / Planning Coordinator. In 2021, she was recognised for continuously representing our core values with our peer-nominated PRIDE (Passion, Responsibility, Innovation, Determination, Excellence) award.

“I enjoy that every day is different. Building relationships with our clients and providing timely and attentive service while staying abreast of the constant changes in the Planning and Development system.”

Dalene Maasdorp
Team Leader Development Services / Planning Coordinator


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 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

Learn more about our undergraduate careers

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.

Learn more about work experience at Alexander Symonds

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

Beau from our Whyalla Team

Beau ThorleY

Director & Licensed Surveyor

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.


Due to growth, we are currently recruiting for a Team Administrator to support our Olympic Dam and Whyalla operations with the potential to include other regional areas.

Working within our 3D Spatial team, this role reports to the General Manager Survey & Visualisation and works closely with Project Managers and Surveyors, and other Team Administrators and Team Leaders throughout the business. The focus is to ensure efficient administrative operations across designated regional project-based teams. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with Team Leaders, clients and colleagues to support seamless coordination and management of complex projects
  • Manage travel and accommodation bookings for project staff
  • Arrange transport of equipment and resources to site
  • Ensure a seamless transition of staff to site including project induction and onboarding
  • Coordinate with team to maintain, book and update qualifications, certificates and permits in systems and with clients.
  • Support the preparation of quotes, tenders liaising with technical staff
  • Assist in raising monthly invoicing and communication with TL’s PM’s and finance staff
  • Maintain an organised system of project documentation including creating and timely updating of projects in company systems
  • Generate reports for TLs and PMs as required.
  • Assist in company administration tasks including answering phone calls, maintenance of office, assist staff and clients as needed.

This is a demanding role requiring the ability to self-manage a busy and varied workload. The successful candidate will have the experience and confidence to prioritise competing tasks, oversee complex projects and build relationships with stakeholders.

To learn more or to apply, send us a career enquiry and your resume.

Are you a SURVEYOR considering a Sea Change or Tree Change?!

All our regional areas are enjoying exciting growth and development. Combining the best of both worlds – career and lifestyle!

  • Horsham
  • Mt Gambier
  • Whyalla
  • Mildura

Alexander Symonds is a professional surveying consultancy with our head office based in Adelaide and a strong coverage across metro and regional areas of SA and Victoria with offices in Mt Gambier, Whyalla, Horsham and Mildura.

With 90 years of experience, we are proud to partner with private and government clients from various sectors including mining, energy, property, residential, commercial and civil construction. As a close-knit group, there’s a sense of team that’s rare to find.

Our regional offices are a key part of the success of the group. They enjoy outstanding client relationships and have built a wonderful reputation in their respective areas.

Due to growth, we’re now looking for qualified Surveyors in each of our regional offices. You may be a recent graduate looking to build your experience or a Surveyor with management and mentoring skills.

To learn more or to apply, send us a career enquiry.

  • Various metro and regional projects
  • Exciting stage of growth driving opportunity
  • Strong culture and leadership support

With a number of upcoming large-scale projects we currently have excellent opportunities for surveyors of all levels.

We can offer you interesting and varied work. We specialise in all forms of surveying including land division, civil and structural construction surveys, high precision engineering and dimensional control surveys, topographic, contour and feature surveys, 3D laser scanning and UAV services.

There are a number of different working arrangements to consider including Adelaide-based metro work, short stints away (Monday to Friday) and ongoing projects in regional locations.

We have permanent regional-based roles if you’re interested too.

Regardless of the stage of your career, there may be a role to suit. We’d love to hear from:

  • Graduate Surveyors
  • Mid level and Senior /Project Surveyors
  • Engineering Surveyors
  • Licensed Surveyors.
  • Surveyors interested in permanent regional opportunities.

Requirements include:

  • Degree or Diploma of Surveying – or studying towards.
  • Unrestricted Australian working rights
  • A current driver’s licence

Of interest for our opportunities:

  • Experience using Leica survey equipment
  • Experience with AutoCAD and LisCAD
  • Experience in the use of 12D field – desirable but not essential.

Your ability to engage staff and demonstrate exceptional team, communication and technical detail are of course also key to the fit.

To learn more or to apply, send us a career enquiry and your resume.

Due to growth we currently have an excellent opportunity for a keen Spatial Data Analyst – UAV and LiDAR to join our Remote Sensing and Geodesy team.

Working in a busy team, you will work on projects across varied industries and clients. Reporting to the RS&G Team Leader, responsibilities may include:

  • Processing and analysing raw 3D spatial data to implement creative solutions for clients
  • Compilation of 3D spatial data into plans and deliverable formats
  • Offer advice to the Alexander Symonds team on the application and use of 3D spatial data
  • Involvement in the development of process improvement with relation to data processing and data management
  • Assist surveyors in use of a variety of modern surveying equipment and surveys
  • Contribute to quoting and tendering for projects

Non-essential experience of benefit:

  • A good understanding of geodetic principles, datums and precise GNSS positioning
  • Exposure to GNSS / IMU data processing
  • Project Management experience

Can’t find the perfect opportunity for you?

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