Survey Technician Job Description

Survey Technician Job Description

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Survey technician provides GPS Survey Project Management oversight of all Mapping related GPS survey projects by defining project scope, cost estimate, safety issues, land owner considerations and project execution.

Survey Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Support Sales dept during contract negotiation for all aspects related to project execution
Create quotation for project execution ( except supply of turbines) integrating Civil Work, Electrical Work, Crane, Installation.
Secure transport execution and contractual milestones of the project
Perform turbines installation and Project execution (Balance Of Plant is required)
Ensure customer communication from Sales Handover to Project closure and establish strong relationships
Follow up on financial aspects of the project execution
Processing survey field data with a minimum of direction and take the data from field to finish utilizing the appropriate software and applying FDOT District 5 Standards
Performing routine work as a member of a bathymetric team
Ability to perform complex mathematical computations and be able to check calculations of others
Field work is often performed from boats in size from 10-30 feet in size

Survey Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Survey Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: GISP, MEA, NCCER, FAA, LSI, FEMA, RLS, LSIT, CST, DOT

Education for Survey Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the survey technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Surveying, Education, Engineering, Construction, Industrial Technology, Drafting, Mathematics, Geography, Physical Science, Forestry

Skills for Survey Technician

Desired skills for survey technician include:

Local jurisdictional code requirements
Local survey laws
Caice and TDS Survey-Pro
Field instrumentation
Right of way and construction survey activities
Robotic total stations

Desired experience for survey technician includes:

Avaya systems experience
Highly motivated, self-starter and team player with a high energy level and willingness to aggressively take on responsibility
Excellent computer knowledge and experience
Able to work and effectively communicate with all levels of management
Process survey data
Check field notes and data submissions following specified procedures and using appropriate checklists

Survey Technician Examples


Survey Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a survey technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for survey technician
  • Ensure that survey layout matches design within allowable tolerances, that appropriate measures have been taken to assure quality survey execution, and that measures are documented
  • Prepare reports as per scope of work Layout, pre-pour and as-built reports
  • Obtain approval from QC Coordinators before submitting any reports to Document Control
  • Perform survey calculations for piles, anchor bolts, foundation, and grading based on client-supplied Issued for Construction (IFC) drawings
  • Perform earthwork volume calculations as per survey data and grading plan
  • Prepare survey plans for topographic surveys, underground buried structures and asbuilts
  • Create alignments, profiles, and corridors as per client-supplied IFC drawings
  • Prepare files for field layout including .csv, .rxl, .dxf, .ttm
  • Redline as-built drawings
  • Attend Quality meetings
Qualifications for survey technician
  • FDOT standards
  • Technical degree or equivalent in experience
  • Report any quality incident and/or opportunities for improvement to Technical Services Manager and QC Coordinators
  • Ensure LEMS are prepared daily and office time is entered daily
  • A measurement wheel and will be used to determine and note footages between poles, pedestals
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Natural Resources, Wildlife Biology, Zoology, or related field

Survey Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of survey technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for survey technician
  • Perform some office duties, data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks and staking computations using Civil3D, MicroStation, and Trimble Business Center
  • Conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, baselines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements, based on legal deeds and titles
  • Knowledge of surveying practices and principles and the operation of various survey instruments
  • Aerial survey will require the use of a high stick to measure attachment heights of each utility company (supported by pictures)
  • Also know NESC codes and violations
  • Carry out CAD drafting for legal and topographic survey plans
  • Calculations of 3D surfaces for volume calculations creation of Air Space plans
  • Insure proper survey procedures are used to perform survey task
  • Provide proper documentation of field work in field book, sketches, and photographs
  • Assisting in recovery of survey control and monumentation, construction layout, and photo documentation of the project area
Qualifications for survey technician
  • Able to use hand or power tools (i.e., shovels, sledge hammers, machetes, chains saws, sub-surface locating devices, probe bars, ), to locate facilities, clear lines and set ground markers
  • Able to operate all survey vehicles
  • Able to see
  • Able to hear oral communication, either in person or on equipment, such as a telephone, mobile phone, radio or walkie-talkie
  • Able to bend, climb, crouch, reach or squat occasionally
  • Able to stand, walk, and kneel for extended periods of time

Survey Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a survey technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for survey technician
  • Remain current on surveying practices, guidelines, and best management practices
  • Mentor field staff
  • Assist with office tasks including but not limited to CAD drafting, data download, deed and map research, and filing
  • Collects and inputs field data into electronic job folders
  • Interprets deeds, maps, field notes, to insure proper location of boundaries and/or company facilities
  • Analyzes electronic data and performs mathematical adjustments
  • Determines boundary easement location between private and company ownerships
  • Perpares maps, sketches, plats and metes & bounds descriptions of company interests
  • Prepares legal reports, maps and plats for architecture, engineering, enviromental, legal and service consultants
  • Creates, updates, and maintains company easement and property rights on maps and GIS system
Qualifications for survey technician
  • Outdoor work environment subject to hot/cold temperatures and uneven terrain
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skill and ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to use probe bars for staking and locating facilities up to 7 hr
  • Able to lift, carry and use locating equipment – up to 30 lbs
  • Able to lift, carry, and load supplies on to truck – up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to drive hubs, stakes, lathes, rods into the ground, using hammers that weigh up to

Survey Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of survey technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for survey technician
  • Delineates routes, areas, and sites for fee and easement acquisitions which supports gas operations
  • Perform field measurements as part of a survey crew as required
  • Work primarily in the office on drafting, research, data reduction, field note reduction and analysis, calculations, data and other related survey drawings using AutoCAD, (Microstation, ArcGIS a plus) and other incidental survey programs
  • May occasionally work in the field on control, boundary, right-of-way, topographic and construction surveys, as Party Chief of a one, two or three-person field crew in urban and remote areas
  • Operate all survey instruments with a high degree of proficiency, performing all types of surveys common to the construction survey practice
  • Provide Construction Survey support to Survey Engineer/Party Chief
  • Rod Person and/or Instrument Person on a 2 or 3 person direct-hire survey crew
  • Perform duties of a Party Chief on a 2 or 3 person direct-hire survey crew if required
  • Assist the Survey Engineer/Party Chief in the accurate layout of construction work, recordation of field data according to job specifications and appropriate methods of performing survey activities
  • Assist the Survey Engineer/Party Chief in providing support to both Field Engineering and Field Supervision
Qualifications for survey technician
  • An interest in avian research and conservation
  • Ability to work with and interpret maps
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD is required, with experience in Civil3D or Carlson Software a plus
  • Able to stand or walk for much of the work day
  • Able to stoop, squat, kneel or crouch
  • Able to use a variety of hand tools and power tools including picks, shovels, sharp-shooters, pipe wrenches, pipe cutters, bolt cutters, pavement saws, jack hammers, air guns, pounding bar, leak detection instruments

Survey Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of survey technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for survey technician
  • Participate in the implementation of the project safety, quality and environmental programs
  • Assist in developing and maintaining all site survey data
  • Assist with performing and/or checking survey computations as required in the performance of duties
  • Assist in administration of the survey work request program
  • Assist in providing Civil project completion documentation including "As-Built" records
  • Assist in performing verifications of subcontract survey control points and work
  • Actively participate in training activities as required
  • Verifying current information about permit and landowners
  • Compiling an upgrade/installation request package for the site based on documentation provided by the USGS
  • Initiating contact with landowner, including conversations about costs, access arrangements, and timing of the upgrades
Qualifications for survey technician
  • Previous experience as a survey technician is highly desired but is not required
  • The ability to work in a variety of climate conditions including hot and cold weather
  • Position requires the ability to carry approximately 25 pounds of survey equipment and the ability to stand or walk over rugged terrain for extended periods of time
  • Prepare ALTA, boundary and topographic surveys, final plats, Right-of-Way surveys and plans, legal descriptions and exhibits on surveying projects in the public/municipal and private land development sectors
  • Perform survey data processing and compile topographic information, compute and manipulate digital terrain models for topographic mapping
  • Perform surveying related research, boundary analysis and calculations for a variety of public/municipal and private land development projects

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