Project Land Surveyor - Portland

  • 03 Jun 2019 9:00 AM
    Message # 7553232
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Project 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 95, we serve clients across Oregon and southwest Washington from our offices in Portland, Salem, Bend and Vancouver Washington.

    Our culture is one of dedicated individuals who take our clients’ needs seriously while having fun as a team. We support our teammates’ aspirations and provide the opportunity to achieve professional and personal goals. We are respectful of individuals’ personal lives and strive for an efficient and effective work environment. 

    What we are seeking

    A Land Surveyor who is interested in joining our Portland, OR team.Our Surveying department is seeking an individual who will work well within the team environment, respond effectively to multiple deadlines, will be flexible to field and office work demands. 

    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 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 or Oregon.  


    • 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.


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    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. 

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