• Survey Instrument Operator

    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/18/2018 11:13 AM)
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  • Job Description

    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.


    Survey Instrument Operator


    Dewberry is currently looking for seeking an experienced instrument operator to perform a variety of tasks associated with land surveying and civil engineering out of our Frederick, MD office location. Applicant must be able to work in a team environment as a key member of a survey crew assisting in the performance of boundary, ALTA, topographic, right-of way acquisition, transmission line, transportation, and construction surveys utilizing the latest equipment and surveying technology. Applicant must be willing to work 60 hours per week on out of town assignments – per diem available for extended assignments.


    • 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.
    • Daily care and charging of instrumentation.
    • Continually advance knowledge with upgrades in technology

    Required Skills & Required Experience

    • Minimum of 1 year of survey instrument operation experience required.
    • Must have a High School Diploma (Minimum).
    • Must have good Mathematical skills.
    • Must have good computer skills.
    • Must be proficient with the use of Topcon and Trimble survey equipment. (GPS, Robotics, Total Stations, Levels, and Data Collectors).
    • Must be proficient with Carlson SurvCE, and Trimble Survey Controller and/or Trimble Access data collection software.
    • Must have good communication skills.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check.
    • Must pass a DOT drug/alcohol test.
    • Must be dependable.
    • Ability to obtain a security clearance is a plus.
    • Must be physically able to work outdoors and on construction sites under all weather conditions.
    • Must be able to work overtime as required.
    • Must be willing and able to travel for extended periods for out of town work.


    *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, or protected veteran status.

    *Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate 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.


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