Survey Technician - Lake Oswego

  • 08 Jun 2019 3:06 PM
    Message # 7567368
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Survey Technician

    Lake Oswego, OR


    The Survey Technician 2 will perform office and field assignments involving the use of total stations,  data collectors, digital levels, GNSS receivers and Trimble Business Center; use knowledge and experience for route, topographic, construction and land development surveying; interact with teams from different disciplines throughout the company; utilize/maintain specialized survey equipment, and perform related technical tasks with regular review and direction from senior Survey Technicians/Project Surveyors; generate reports and provide project support services as directed.  

     Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Moderate to high level mastery of routine procedures under the direction of more senior Survey Technicians, Project Surveyors, and/or Survey Division Manager.
    • Perform surveys, gather data, analyze/interpret results, draft reports, maintain records, and carry out assignments with project team members.
    • Prepare survey project deliverables, per work assignment.
    • Communicate effectively with clients and other staff members.
    • Ensure survey instrumentation and field equipment is operated properly, maintained in good working condition and that routine maintenance is performed.
    • Practice health and safety awareness and self-protection at all times.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned

    Requirements/Minimum Qualifications


    This position requires a High School Diploma or an Associates of Science Degree, combined with 2 years’ experience.  A Bachelors' degree in surveying and/or engineering shall substitute for one years' worth of experience. 


    • Land Surveying Intern (LSI) preferred
    • Certified Survey Technician (CST) preferred

    Job Related Skills:

    • Demonstrates ability to draw conclusions from survey data.
    • Demonstrates ability to keep accurate and concise field notes.
    • Demonstrates skills applying procedures and techniques, including general scientific theories and engineering concepts and principles.
    • Fully proficient at adjusting surveying equipment.
    • Developing proficiency at coordinate geometry and trigonometry skills and ability to apply them to survey tasks.
    • Fully proficient oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to manage one's own time effectively.
    • Excellent customer service, team interactions, coordination, and communication skills.
    • Interest and ability to learn new software and ability to work cooperatively in a professional team environment.
    • Developing proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel).
    • Developing proficiency with AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/InRoads.
    • Fully proficient operating: GNSS receivers, data collectors, digital levels, total stations. Operating Trimble Business Center experience preferred.
    • Must possess or be able to obtain an Oregon or Washington Driver's License within 6 months of employment.


    • Conducts routine to complex surveys independently under broad parameters developed with senior survey staff.
    • Interacts with clients, contractors, suppliers and teaming partners in a professional manner to resolve task related issues
    • Solves routine and complex logistical and technical problems.
    • Follows established procedures within scope of assignments outlined by a more experienced senior survey staff member.
    • Exercises independent judgment with broad direction and oversight from survey staff, and/or Survey Division Manager.
    • Accountable for technical performance on projects and for successful completion of assigned project tasks.
    • Will need approval for deviation from standard operating procedures.

    Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

    This work is typically done in the field at project sites and there will be some work within an office environment. 

    Office Conditions:

    • Basic work shift will consist of 8 hour days with the likelihood of extended hours, and/or weekend work depending on project deliverables. Overtime work may be required based on project deadlines.

    Field Conditions:

    • Basic work shift will consist of 8 – 10 hour days with the likelihood of extended hours, and/or weekend work depending on project deliverables.
    • Ability to move, lift, pull, and push 30 - 50 lbs.
    • Outside exposure to all weather elements, extreme temperatures and hostile vegetation may be required.
    • Ability to last an 8 – 10 hour shift, enduring prolonged physical activity involving standing, climbing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, pulling, and swinging.
    • Must have functional sense organs in order to communicate and observe effectively and safely in the field.
    • Strong balance and agility to occasionally climb ladders and/or crawl through small openings.
    • Out of town work and travel will be required for this position from time to time.
    • Overtime work will be required when traveling.

    Closing Date: 3 months from submission date

    Where they can apply:

    Requisition #: OBECS01179

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