Survey Student (Norman, OK)

Norman, OK

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under direction, the Surveying Student will perform a variety of survey tasks to support the survey crew’s daily operations. This position will assist the Survey Crew Chief ensuring accurate and precise field measurements, procedures, and note taking are adhered to.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides technical support while working independently under the direction of the Crew Chief and/or Professional Land Surveyor (PLS)
  • Works closely with survey crew chief and office staff to ensure complete and accurate survey data collection, note keeping, field sketches
  • Utilizes survey equipment to map existing features of the survey including but not limited to locations, shapes, elevations, and dimensions of land or features upon the land
  • Performs field survey activities compliant with standards set by the company, state, and AEC/Surveying industry
  • Operates and has knowledge of survey equipment functions, capabilities, and limitations
  • Maintains/ upkeeps survey equipment and coordinates scheduling of calibrations and routine maintenance (if assigned this duty)
  • Maintains, orders, and organizes survey supplies (if assigned this duty)
  • Maintains, upkeeps, and organizes office location survey shop/storage
  • Ensures unassigned survey trucks are kept clean, organized, stocked, and receive routine maintenance at the proper intervals (if assigned this duty)
  • Participates in a team environment to achieve team/company goals
  • Complies with all policies, practices, and procedures to ensure safe working conditions and environment
  • Encouraged to obtain FAA part 107 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) pilot’s license and collect data with UAV when needed/required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Actively enrolled in a surveying program or similar degree at an accredited university.
  • Valid state issued driver’s license and clean driving record to meet company insurance requirements
  • Basic computer skills (AutoCAD/Civil 3d experience a plus)
  • No survey experience necessary. Experience with topographic surveys, boundary retracement surveys, constructions staking preferred but not required

SKILLS 

  • Positive attitude, reliable, responsible, and self-starter
  • High attention to detail
  • Good analytic skills
  • Ability to communicate well both verbally and with written communication (notes, emails, etc.)
  • Great listener
  • Asks questions
  • Desire to learn and grow
  • Ability to work well in a team environment

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Ability to work outdoors including extreme temperatures and weather conditions
  • Ability to work in urban and rural sites/roadways both containing flat or uneven terrain
  • Ability to walk, stand, stoop, kneel, bend, twist, squat, climb, and reach while surveying and operating surveying equipment
  • Ability to lift, carry, and use survey equipment/supplies, some equipment/supplies weighing up to 50+ pounds
  • Ability to cut and clear brush/trees as needed to complete survey duties
  • Potential exposure to harmful plants, insects, wildlife, and busy traffic
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Willing to travel and stay overnight for project locations over 2 hours from home office