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Construction Site Surveyor - Seattle

  • 26 Nov 2019 11:37 AM
    Message # 8140564
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Job Title: Construction Site Surveyor

    Location: Seattle, Washington

    Reports to: Project Manager and under the supervision of Chief Surveyor


    American Bridge Company is seeking applicants for the position of Construction Site Surveyor. The ideal candidate would have at least three to five years of experience in responsible charge of bridge and heavy highway construction projects, including all field and office calculations, scheduling, staking, field notes, submittals, and communications. Must possess strong self-motivation, attention to detail, communication skills and the ability to work well and collaborate with others in a team environment.

    This is a union surveying position, falling under the State of Washington Operators Local 302 at full journeyman’s scale for the position of construction site surveyor. Under the current contract, the rate for this position is $47.94/hr. plus fringes, with an increase to $51.02/hr. in June of 2020. Please see current Local 302 contract for more details.

    Applicants must be willing to work overtime and Saturdays.   

    Technical Skills

    The ideal candidate will possess a complete understanding and practical experience in the operation of surveying equipment including total stations, robotic total stations, RTK GPS, data collectors, Carson SurvCE software and auto levels. Additionally, the candidate will need strong computer software skills including CAD, Carlson Survey, and Microsoft Office.

    Mathematical skills

    The candidate needs to possess knowledge and the ability to apply skill in basic math, algebra, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, statistics and spatial data analysis, as pertains to surveying.


    • Washington State Professional Land Surveyor’s licensure, or the ability to obtain, preferred
    • Must be able to work at heights, wade through water, ride in a boat and climb difficult terrain
    • Ability to lift between 25 and 50 pounds
    • Willing to relocate to Seattle area
    • Follow direction
    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Current Driver's License
    • Must have an acceptable driving record
    • Must be able to legally work in the United States.
    • Must be willing to work in a drug-free environment and agree to a post-offer drug test.
    • Must be willing to work safely and keep OSHA-recordable incidents to a minimum.
    • Ability to effectively plan and organize in order to meet project deadlines.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    ·         None

    Language Skills

    Ability to read, analyze, interpret and apply construction plans, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Contact Information

    Applicants interested in this position, please contact and/or send resumes to:

    Doug Caster, Chief Surveyor

    American Bridge Company



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