Survey Instrument Operator - Fairfax, VA
Operate survey instruments and perform surveys as directed by management.
Leadership and Direction
- Perform work under direct supervision of an experienced professional and follow established procedures and clearly defined processes. Receive direction on all aspects of assignments, specific tasks and how to execute. Work is thoroughly reviewed by more senior staff to ensure application of sound techniques and principles.
At the Operational and Company Level
- Assist the field supervisor with all aspects of the daily crew workload.
Do the Work
- Work as a member of a survey crew performing boundary, topography, ALTA, right-of-way, and construction surveys for public and private clients.
- Set-up and operate survey equipment, including total-station, data-collector, level, and GPS.
- Perform survey calculations.
- Perform all aspects of stakeout and locations surveys using applicable survey equipment.
- Maintain survey equipment used and keep survey truck stocked with necessary supplies and tools.
- Coordinate work of assigned subordinate personnel.
- Assist and train personnel in lower-level positions.
- Make accuracy and calibration checks and adjustments on equipment used.
- Daily, work safely and in compliance with all safety regulations.
- Daily care of instruments and vehicle.
Success Metrics and Competencies
Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate…
- Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
- Highly motivated and problem-solving attitude.
- Strong sense of urgency in responding to constituents.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong work ethic and commitment to quality.
- Self-reliance and ability to operate independently with limited direction.
- Effective working relationship with internal leaders and peers, as well as external clients.
Education, Work Experience, Licensure/Certifications, and Technical Requirements
- High school diploma or GED preferred. Commensurate relevant experience considered.
- College or technical courses in mathematics and surveying.
- Entry level position, no prior survey experience required. Any survey or construction related experience a plus.
- Prior Instrument Operator experience preferred.
- Familiar with field procedures for performing boundary, topographic, ALTA/NSPS land title surveys.
- Ability to work outside in all seasons.
- Travel and overtime required.
- Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record required.
Physical Demands and Working Environment
- Primarily outdoor work environment which may include adverse weather conditions, varying temperatures, excessive noise, and/or potential hazards.
- Mobility around a job/construction site to include walking, bending, crawling, climbing, squatting, or kneeling and wearing of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Frequent and prolonged use of data collection equipment and/or drones, necessitating walking the assigned study area to complete data collection over the course of several hours.
- Primarily local travel during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.
- Occasional lifting or carrying up to 20 pounds.
- Occasional pushing or pulling up to 20 pounds.
- Occasional reaching outward or above shoulder.
Note: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, it is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary at any time with or without notice.
Bowman Consulting GroupHerndon, VA
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