Survey Instrument Operator

Posted Date 4 months ago(2/28/2024 11:16 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Location
US-FL-Panama City
Relocation Assistance
Service Line

Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Survey Instrument to work as a member of a survey crew based out of Dewberry’s Panama City, FL office. This individual will work outside daily performing boundary, topography, ALTA, right of way, powerline, gas line, and construction surveys for public and private clients. Applicant must be willing and able to travel, and be responsible, highly motivated, and detail oriented.  Survey Instrument Operator complete a variety of professional assignments to facilitate the completion of surveys while learning the methods of the work.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.





  • Assist the field supervisor with all aspects of the daily crew workload.
  • Work in a safe manner and obey all safety regulations.
  • Supervise the survey crew in the absence of the crew chief.
  • Work independently as a one person crew as required.
  • Daily uploading and downloading of data collectors.
  • Operate survey total stations, data collectors and levels
  • Daily care and charging of instrumentation.
  • Continually advance knowledge with upgrades in technology.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Ability to repetitively stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes, in addition to ability  to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of land surveying to land surveying activities and techniques.
  • Ability to make arithmetic computations accurately and record results legibly.
  • Ability to carry out written and oral directions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to maintain favorable public relations.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance is a plus.
  • Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn mathematics, survey computer programs, and survey computations applicable to the work.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the use of mechanical drawing instruments or survey computer programs.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the symbols of drafting.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn surveying instruments and equipment and their use and care.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the principles and practices of land surveying.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn state law regarding the establishments of plats, property lines, and survey monuments.
  • Must pass DOT drug/alcohol testing and ability to pass a background check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check.
  • Must be willing and able to travel for out of town assignments.
  • Must be reliable and dependable.
  • Must be able to work 40+ hours per week or as required.
  • Must be physically able to work outdoors on all terrain and construction sites under all weather conditions, as required.
  • Must be able to stand up to five hours at a time.
  • Must have a High School Diploma (Minimum).


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.



Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


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