Survey Technician III / IV (Irvine)

Location: CA - Irvine
Job Code: ST3-4
# of openings: 1


Job Summary

A Survey Technician independently performs field and office surveying tasks and coordinates with project managers, general contractors, and clients. The Survey Technician may manage small survey projects, schedules, and budgets.

Job Duties

  • Provides field and office land surveying services for control, boundary, topographic and construction staking surveys. Performs related research, plans reviews and calculations.
  • Analyzes conflicts between design plans and existing improvements; prepares cut sheets and field notes; reviews as-built plans, maps, records of survey and right-of-way drawings.
  • Reads and interprets field survey notes, deeds, legal descriptions, GLO and BLM field notes, parcel and tract maps, records of survey, and construction plans.
  • Uses AutoCAD, Civil 3D to prepare survey exhibit drawings, survey notes, site plans, tentative and record maps.
  • Makes precise measurements, interprets historical survey records, and compiles evidence for establishing project survey control and boundary determinations.
  • Prepares legal descriptions under direction of Licensed Land Surveyor.
  • Familiar with Surveying Principles and Theory, field methods, QA/QC practices, concepts, procedures and safety practices.
  • Represents Cannon and Cannon’s Clients in a professional and courteous manner.
  • May coordinate survey work with state, local, and federal regulatory agencies, utility companies, vendors, material suppliers, and contractors.
  • May manage small survey projects and ensure the projects are delivered on schedule and within budget.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 5 years progressively responsible field and office work experience in land surveying.  PLS not required, but highly desired.
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying/Geomatics or related field OR California LSIT certification highly desired, but not required.
  • Experience with developing proposals, coordination with clients, and managing small project budgets.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with peers, superiors, subordinates, clients, and general contractors in a dynamic and demanding work environment.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of Land Surveyor’s Act, Subdivision Map Act, applicable state and local agency regulations governing land surveying.
  • Knowledge of Subdivision Map Act for final map preparation, review and approval processes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and working knowledge of AutoCAD software, Civil 3D, Leica total station and GPS equipment, Carlson or similar survey software.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in field-to-finish descriptor/feature coding for auto point and line work using Civil 3D, Carlson, or similar software.

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