Robin McDowell is a licensed surveyor at Reeds Consulting in Melbourne, who considers surveyors as the tomb raiders of land. Having also been a hydrographic surveyor, Robin has had many exciting experiences of finding historical artefacts that are significant to the states development.
Luke Kasperczyk is a surveyor at Taylors in Melbourne, and his career as a surveyor began when he was a child reading the Melways over breakfast. Luke shares about how surveying, in Australia specifically, is a pillar of our economy.
Kellie Dean works at Spiire in Melbourne, and was the 7th female surveyor to get her surveyors license in Victoria. She is involved in the Women in Surveying sub committee with the Institution of Surveyors Victoria, advocating for women in the surveying profession and creating role models for them.
Peter Sippell is part of Veris Group, which employs over 400 surveyors and planners across Australia. Peter shares about the many opportunities that there are in surveying, especially through embracing technology and the digital environment.
Jemma Picco is a Principal Surveyor at the Department of Natural Resources and Mines in Cairns, North Queensland. Working often in remote areas, Jemma shares stories from the field, from mechanical failures to magical scenery and being followed by a family of emus.
Adam Criddle lives in Victoria and works for TGM Group in Ballarat. Adam finds surveying a rewarding career with many opportunities to run a business, or become a manager, and it’s flexibility means it can take around Australia and even overseas.
Andrew Garrett is a principle surveyor in Brisbane, Queensland, even though he believes that the best city job is not as good as the worst bush job. Having moved around a lot, Andrew shares about his surveying journey and experiences from across the country.
Jeff Clarke grew up in Adelaide, where his surveying journey began, but is now the Survey Manager at Intrax Consulting Engineers in Melbourne, Victoria. Jeff shares about GPS, how it used to be, how it has evolved and how it changed the surveying industry.
As a Director of Brazier Motti in Townsville, North Queensland, Peter Murphy gets a wide variety of work being based in a regional area. Peter also reflects on the advancement of the surveying profession, and the more automated processes now because of technology.
Richard Hogan runs his own business, Richard Hogan & Co, in Penrith, NSW. Richard was introduced to surveying by a family friend when he was in high school, and he knew it was for him. He shares about the decline of young surveyors entering the workforce now and the need for exposure to school students.