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Senior Land Surveyor - Portland

  • 09 Sep 2020 10:59 AM
    Message # 9223314
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Senior Land Surveyor

    Firm Background

    Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1990, Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc. (HHPR) is a firm of engineers, planners, landscape architects, and surveyors who provide comprehensive, integrated services for transportation facilities; site development; utility infrastructure; water resources; stormwater facilities; parks; and residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial site development.

    With a staff of over 100, we serve clients across Oregon and southwest Washington from our offices in Portland, Salem, Bend and Vancouver Washington.

    We offer

    An organization committed to providing its employees with a dynamic work environment, the opportunity to work on an array of projects and a chance to make a difference. We value and respect the creativity and input of our employees.  It is because of this our employees have distinguished us with both national and regional awards for one of the Best Firms to Work For.

    What we are seeking

    A Senior Land Surveyor who is interested in joining our Portland, OR team, with the potential of Survey Department Manager position.This is a great opportunity for someone that is motivated and looking for career growth. Our survey team is on the fore front of technology and looking for someone that will embrace this and help move our team forward.

    Job Requirements

    The Project Surveyor will be responsible for managing and executing a variety of survey projects ranging from small site surveys to large transportation projects utilizing terrestrial, GPS, and emerging technology survey methods.  Survey types may include boundary, topography, ALTA, right-of-way, railroad, port facilities, construction services and laser scanning or UAV surveys. Duties will include planning survey projects, directing field crews, and preparing reports and other deliverables.  To accomplish this, the Surveyor must have a solid understanding of boundary, control, topographic surveying, and construction surveying principles.  Strong written and oral communication skills with company staff, survey crews, project team members and clients.  Ability to work independently, be flexible and adjust to changing project conditions and needs is a necessity.

    Job Description

    • ·         Function as Project Surveyor on a variety of survey projects in collaboration with the survey staff and the project team.
    • ·         Independently plan, conduct, and supervise field and office technicians in terrestrial and GPS surveys, office data processing, and technical analyses.
    • ·         Produce and oversee production of project deliverables and ensure those deliverables are within established HHPR project parameters, quality control guidelines and professional standards.
    • ·         Prepare proposals and assist with marketing materials
    • ·         Prepare scopes of work and cost estimates and manage project budgets.
    • ·         Mentor junior staff.
    • ·         Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Software Requirements

    • ·         Proficient using AutoCAD Civil 3D.  (MicroStation and InRoads experience a bonus)
    • ·         Proficient with general office software such as Microsoft products
    • ·         Experience with survey related products including Trimble Business Center, Star*Net, Faro Scene, ReCap, or Pix4d is desired
    • License and Education


    • Current Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license, in the state of Washington and Oregon.
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience.



    • ·         In addition to licensure, preferred education is a B.S. in Surveying or a related field
    • ·         Laser scanning and UAV experience a plus

    Our Benefits

    We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits which include company contribution to employee 401(K) Retirement plan without requiring a match.  Health, Alternative Care, Vision and Dental benefits, company pays 100% of the premiums for employee and dependents. Also includes long term disability, life insurance, vacation, sick and holiday pay, with an opportunity for company stock ownership.


    Send your cover letter and resume PDF document to Employment@HHPR.com.

    HHPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in the process of apply or interviewing due to a disability, please let us know. 

    Last modified: 09 Sep 2020 11:00 AM | PLSO Office (Administrator)
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