Survey Engineer - King County, WA

  • 17 Jun 2019 11:00 AM
    Message # 7584076
    PLSO Office (Administrator)

    Position:  Survey Engineer

    Closing Date:  July 8, 2019

    Contact:  Melinda Dickie (

    Location:  King County, WA

    To apply, visit

    Job Duties:

    • Oversee survey crew activities; direct the survey crew on procedures for the day.
    • Conduct various types of surveys including GPS, property, legal, boundary, topographic, hydrographic, control and construction surveys
    • Layout centerline alignment staking, rights-of-way and slope easement staking, slope staking, bluetops, bridge control, and reference points for related construction layout
    • Conduct preliminary surveys such as roads, flood control projects, building sites, setting property corners, and perform geodetic control surveys
    • Operate Global Positioning Systems (GPS), total stations, electronic data collectors, digital theomats, theodolites, levels and other complex survey instruments
    • Transfer field data to office computers, edit files and construct digital terrain models for office staff review
    • Calibrate and adjust total stations, digital theomats, theodolites, levels and other survey equipment
    • Read and interpret design plans and drawings of roads and structures. Perform all necessary field computations (i.e. traverses, intersection details, grade lines, elevation locations, triangulation, etc.) to accomplish field surveys on assigned projects

    Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills:

    • Experience leading survey crews by planning, directing and coordinating the work of subordinate employees
    • Advanced experience performing survey work to include conducting preliminary surveys such as roads, flood control projects, building sites, setting property corners, and performing geodetic control surveys
    • Experience performing field evaluation / review and provide recommendations for project scope and construction cost estimates
    • Experience in reading, interpreting and developing engineering plans, specifications and cost estimates for road, bridge, stream and landfill construction
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with construction project schedules including review, analysis and tracking of progress
    • Skill in handling politically sensitive issues
    • Skill in using Microsoft Office software such as Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project
    • Ability to use drafting software applications relative to surveying and mapping programs such as AutoCAD, Land Development Desktop, Map 3D, Civil 3D, GPS, and GIS
    • Skill in rapidly setting up & leveling survey equipment; writing legible field notes and writing legible on stakes and pavement surfaces
    • Ability to effectively managing multiple projects and priorities under close deadlines and changing priorities


    A valid Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) Certification

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