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Job Description

SummaryThis is a full-time position to provide field and office survey support, manage survey projects, and direct the work of field and office technicians. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Crew chief duties and/or supervision of crew chief and crew such as performing control, Cadastral/boundary, topographic surveys, and construction staking; work independently or as part of a two-person or three-person survey crew; take responsibility for equipment and vehicles; utilize appropriate instrumentation and equipment to perform survey work; take responsibility for safe work practices; maintain quality control and keep the work on schedule and within budget.
  • Survey technician duties and/or supervision of survey technicians such as checking survey field notes, computing traverses and level loops, editing data files and merging with survey control to form the basis for MicroStation or AutoCAD drawings; preparing survey control drawings for permanent record; drafting topographic base maps, property surveys, and subdivision plats; performing research for subdivision plats, legal records, and utility as-builts, at public agencies and in company archives.
  • Travel up to several weeks at a time to complete survey assignments
  • Prepare daily time cards and activity reports
  • Represent the company in a positive way.
  • Project management such as cost estimation, project work plan development, and scheduling
  • Technical analysis and determinations
  • Review of other surveyors’ work products
  • Marketing, client maintenance and development
  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks (exempt – professional positions).

 Qualifications. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience

  • Experience with boundary, topographic and construction surveying. A combination of five years education and/or experience as a survey technician and crew chief.
  • Equipment and Software
  • At least two years experience operating GPS equipment, total station instruments, and data collectors required.
  • Experience with Trimble TGO/TBC and Trimble GPS Equipment is preferred.
  • Proficiency with ACAD required; experience with ACAD Civil 3D is preferred.
  • Proficiency with MicroStation GeoPak preferred.

 Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Land Surveying exam required, licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor preferred.
  • Must be able to pass a background check for airport and marine port access, and for handling firearms.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

 Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical analysis, and fundamentals of geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to perform complex surveying computations such as geodetic computations, GPS adjustments, traverse adjustment and analysis, and level adjustment and analysis.
    Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.
  • He/she must also have excellent writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with large and diverse groups.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficiency with survey instruments including GPS, total stations, levels, handheld calculators, and computer applications including AutoCAD, email, word processing, spread sheets and survey coordinate geometry software.
  • Ability to take accurate, complete and legible field notes as well as project photos.
  • Ability to recognize survey boundary law issues and resolve same with sound judgment and legal procedures. Report issues and results effectively with supervisor for review and approval.

 Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Ability to cut brush using chain saw or machete; ability to dig with shovel or digging bars; use of jack hammer and sledge hammer; ability to walk and hike through rough terrain, snow, and ice; routinely lift and carry between 30 & 50 pounds; driving in stakes and rebar (monuments). May need to work at remote sites. Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Work may be split between the field and office. Field work is performed outdoors during year round weather conditions. Work ranges from high density urban to extremely remote settings. Individuals must be prepared to adapt quickly from one extreme to the other.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)  

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