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Project Surveyor

Dallas, TX | Full Time

Job Description

A Construction Project Surveyor, possessing at least two years 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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have 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.

Provide work control lines and elevations that are required for accurate measurement and correct installation of materials by field staff

Assist in the evaluation of potential dimensions and other field problems

Perform layout work competently and accurately as specified by Project Manager

Provide checking of as-built conditions that require use of surveying techniques

Provide topographic and cross-section surveys as required for planning and payment quantities Assist with conducting quantity calculations

Needs to be able to do basic calculations

Performs technical and professional level surveying activities

Provide assistance in the surveying of roads and bridges

Foundation template layout for pile/shaft installation, substructure survey (line and grade), layout of beam seats and bearing lines, girder profiles including as-builts and layout of cuts/fills, etc.

Assist in determining land boundaries and rights-of-way

Other Skills and Abilities

  • 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.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry standards and specialty bridge design software; must be proficient with MS Office.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively plan and organize to meet project deadlines.
  • 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
  • Ability to travel and work in all weather conditions
  • Follows direction
  • Must have an acceptable driving record
  • Understanding of tri-pod, basic equipment usage, basic calibration, and accurate at measuring
  • Must have a steady hand for measurement purposes
  • Operates total stations, data collection, etc.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma

Supervisory Responsibilities

None, but must work well with other Field Engineers and Project Managers on the project.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Current driver's license
  • Certified Survey Technician (CST) is a plus
  • CST level III construction track or above is a plus

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

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.

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.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software, reporting tools related to databases. Must have the ability to learn design software programs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk.

Work Environment

Typical construction project site to include railroad/vehicle crossings, equipment, materials,etc.

EOE Statement

Southland Holdings is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection is based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Southland Holdings does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, Veteran status or any other characteristics.