EMI South Africa
3+ years
Member Staff
This opportunity is a support-based, self-fund-raised position.
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EMI South Africa is looking for an experienced surveyor to join our team in Cape Town.  The qualified person will assist our office by providing survey services for projects across Southern Africa. 

The South Africa office is committed to serving Christian ministries through design services, and completes work for a large variety of ministry types.  Our projects range in complexity from conceptual and master planning level design to full detailed design and construction oversight.  

This role will be based in Cape Town, and will require somewhat regular travel for projects mainly within southern Africa.  We operate in English both in the office and on project trips.


In addition to the typical EMI Staff prerequisites, candidates for this position must have:

  • Willingness and ability to relocate to Cape Town.

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Participated as a volunteer on at least one EMI project.

  • Demonstrated competency in land surveying.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience.

  • Ability to travel internationally 1-2 times per year for trips of up to 15 days each.

  • Working knowledge of personal computers with demonstrated experience in the use of such programs as: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Autocad


The following are essential responsibilities for the Surveyor position:

  • Perform general topographic survey for projects

  • Complete boundary survey and legal descriptions for property, including setting property corners

  • Encourage, mentor and direct interns in surveying

  • Assist on construction projects by setting line and grade, verifying constructed information, and quantifying constructed elements

  • Help to develop and maintain surveying standards for EMI South Africa projects