Survey Instrument Person

Precision Measurements, Inc. Hampton Roads, VA 2019-07-10

The Survey Instrument Person will carry out a range of surveying assignments and assist the Survey Party Chief as directed to conduct land surveys of roads, bridges, and buildings sites. The IP establishes and re-establishes lines for construction stakeout surveys and easement and property lines; recovers property corners and sets traverse control points for boundary surveys; sets and marks stakes for construction stakeout projects. The IP directs the survey party during the absence of the party chief and when acting for the Survey Party Chief. Responsibilities also include setting-up and operating survey equipment, including data collector, level, and GPS as well as performing all aspects of stakeout and location surveys using applicable survey equipment.

Reports to Survey Party Chief

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (Work assignments may vary depending on the office's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.)

  • Field duties include loading, maintaining, and operating the following equipment
  • Total Station
  • Data collector
  • Level Magnetic
  • Locator
  • Hand Held Radios
  • Responsible for charging all batteries daily on Data Collectors and Hand Held Radios, developing a routine for replacing batteries on locator and data collectors to ensure proper operation
  • Responsible for proper cleaning of Data Collectors once a week or as required per job site conditions. Instruments are never stored wet or transported on tripod. The case is always closed during operation.
  • Responsible for downloading data collector files each afternoon and complete report in the downloaded job files book.
  • Maintains field supply inventory (stake, pin, nail, and flagging, etc.) and reports inventory to supervisor on a continuous basis to prevent stock from being unavailable
  • Keeps vehicle clean, free from trash, and fueled at Party Chief’s request.
  • Other field duties may include, but are not limited to
  • Chaining
  • Hub driving
  • Setting up prisms
  • Giving sights
  • Carrying tools and supplies,
  • Opening manholes and other inlet structures
  • Digging
  • Cutting brush

Knowledge of or Ability to Learn:

  • Basic math competency, have knowledge or able to learn survey computer programs, and survey computations applicable to the work
  • Basic nomenclature and symbols of drafting, the surveying instruments and equipment and their use and care as well as the principles and practices of land surveying.
  • State law regarding the establishment of property lines, and survey monuments Relevant job-site and traffic control safety rules and regulations


  • Use of basic calculator and the ability to make arithmetic computations accurately and record results legibly.
  • Ability to properly use and correctly adjust survey equipment;
  • Ability to conduct research and evaluate data;
  • Ability to understand and interpret legal descriptions, engineering plans, maps, and field data;
  • Ability to apply basic surveying principles to the solution of problems.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; as a team member

Job Type: Full-time


  • Survey Field: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
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