Survey Technician (Tulsa, OK)

Tulsa, OK

Under direction, the Survey Technician in conjunction with the Resource Manager coordinates the activities of field survey crews and CAD Technicians; performs the most technically complex paraprofessional field and office surveying duties; and performs other duties as required. The individual in this position is well versed in the day-to-day operational functions of a field and/or office survey organization and possesses technical and supervisory skills which are all central to this position.  


• Acts as Survey Technician for a survey team engaged in making plane and/or geodetic surveys for construction, topographic, right-of-way, and control survey projects.

• Research survey control data and prepare working control list w/ approval of the Project Manager for issuance to field crew.

• Participates in pre-survey planning meetings with project managers/surveyors

• Instructs and trains survey crew in survey and mapping methods, use of equipment, and field safety procedures.

• Track and report on project milestones and provide status reports to the Project Manager.

• Prepares field notes and drawings.

• Performs complex surveying calculations using engineering calculator, computer, and graphics and coordinate geometry (COGO) software, such as ACAD.

• Analyzes raw data for mathematical closure and geometric accuracy.

• Prepares finished grade sheets, corner records and other survey reports.

• Maintains field data records, survey project files, and indexing system.

• Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites. • Assist the Project Manager in his direction or conduction of surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles.

• Record the results of surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.

• Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain.

• Assist in the preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.

• Assist in writing descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.

• Conduct ground surveys designed to establish baselines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements. • Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed.

• Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.

• Assist in developing criteria for survey methods and procedures.

• Conduct research in surveying and mapping methods, using knowledge of techniques of photogrammetric map compilation and electronic data processing.

• Review and perform QA/QC on the work product throughout the life cycle of the project.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.

• Familiarity with basic survey software packages.

• Ability to elicit cooperation from project manager.

• Understands and is able to operate standard survey equipment accurately and efficiently.

• Proficient in the use of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and/or MicroStation Inroads.

• Proficient in Excel or equivalent program.

• Knowledge of GIS database management.

• Basic knowledge of land surveying laws and regulations.