Land Surveyor (Irvine)

Location: CA - Irvine
Job Code: SLS3
# of openings: 1


Job Summary

Independently performs office surveying tasks and manages client relations. Duties would include, but not be limited to, preparing CAD mapping (Subdivision, Parcel Maps, and Record of Surveys), researching, reviewing proposals and contract documents, maintaining schedules and budgets, overseeing quality control, and ensuring compliance within each project scope. Possibility of working as field surveyor \ party chief on a very limited basis.

Job Duties

  • Provides 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 sheet 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.
  • Operates and maintains conventional, robotic and GPS survey equipment.
  • Uses Civil 3D to prepare survey exhibit drawings, survey notes, site plans, tentative and record maps.
  • Interprets historical survey records, and compiles evidence for establishing project survey control and boundary determinations.
  • Prepares legal descriptions (under direction of Licensed Land Surveyor, if not an LS).
  • May perform and supervise laser scanning, CAD drafting, 3D modeling, and GIS work.
  • Familiar with Surveying Principles and Theory, field methods, concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Represents Cannon and Cannon’s Clients in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Coordinates with state, local, and federal regulatory agencies, utility companies, vendors, material suppliers, and contractors.
  • May manage survey projects and ensure the projects are delivered on schedule and within budget.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years progressively responsible work experience in land surveying.  
  • LSIT certification and/or PLS.
  • Possess excellent organization, communication, and project management skills.
  • Experience reviewing deeds and title documents and performing property boundary analysis and calculations.
  • Experience in performing easement, highway, and street right-of-way research, calculations and mapping.
  • Experience with developing proposals, coordination with clients, and managing project budgets.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with peers, superiors, team members, clients, and General Contractors in a dynamic work environment.
  • Working knowledge and experience setting up and operating robotic total stations, data collectors, and GPS-RTK equipment.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Land Surveyor’s Act, Subdivision Map Act, applicable state and local agency regulations governing land surveying.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in field-to-finish descriptor/feature coding for auto point line work using LDD, Carlson, or similar software.
  • Must have an active California Driver’s license with a clear driving record and proof of valid auto insurance.

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