Project Land Surveyor

Note: We can have this position work in our Sacramento, CA or Roseville, CA offices depending on what location works best for you. 

There is a current career opportunity within the Wood Rodgers’ survey team.  Position includes running the day-to-day operations on a variety of challenging survey projects spanning large, public projects to small development projects.  Responsibilities include managing project tasks, schedules and budgets. 

We offer excellent pay, benefits, personal time off, bonuses, flexible work schedules and many other perks unmatched by other firms. 

As a perennial “Best Places to Work” company, Wood Rodgers offers a unique work environment, unparalleled perks and advancement opportunities.  We are not the everyday engineering firm.  We bring new ways of solving old problems. We are inventors, we ask ‘why not?’ and we challenge convention. Sound like you? Read on 

Position Summary: Under direction, the Project Surveyor will perform various tasks associated with land surveying and mapping, such as preparing and processing ALTA Surveys, Records of Survey, Parcel Maps, Final Maps, plats and exhibits, legal descriptions and easement documents for a wide range of public and private projects and clients.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Schedule survey projects and monitor completion.
  • Instruct survey crews for field work needed.
  • Prepare and review detailed drawings from sketches, plans, specifications, and written and verbal instructions using civil, survey and computer aided drafting programs (i.e., AutoCAD Civil 3D).
  • Interpret field notes and sketches.
  • Perform and review various computations including closure, precision, and calculations for surveys, plats, easements, etc.
  • Use AutoCAD software to assist in production of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Record of Surveys, Parcel Maps, Final Maps, and other various survey related documents.
  • Prepare and review legal descriptions and exhibits for parcel and easement acquisition.
  • Compile land title information from title reports and records research.
  • Preferred, but not required: generate detailed topographic surveys, process conventional and GPS data using Trimble Business Center or similar software
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience And Certification

  • High School diploma, or equivalent, required
  • Professional Licensed Surveyor (PLS) is preferred
  • Land Surveyor-in-Training (LSIT) is required
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience
  • Survey field experience is preferred, but not required

Job Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Must have knowledge of boundary and legal principals
  • Must be proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) experience, a plus
  • Project experience with land development is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects and prepare proposals, scope of work and budget estimates 

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands:Regularly required to sit at a computer drafting, editing, and finalizing documents. Regularly required to stand. Periodically required to lift (approx. 25 lbs.)
  • Work Environment: Work is performed in an office environment with low to moderate noise.

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