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VHB: Survey Instrument Operator


This is a Contract position in Williamsburg, VA posted October 16, 2020.

OverviewVHB’s Williamsburg, VA team is looking for a Survey Instrument Operator to join our office for full-time employment.VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.Responsibilities: Perform various land surveying tasks under the direction of more senior Land Surveyors including:Operation, transport, and setup of Total Stations, Data Collectors, GPS, and other Land Surveying equipment.Reconnaissance and recovery of Land Surveying markers through the use of hand tools and digging.Ability to transport Land Surveying Equipment, navigate and traverse through difficult terrain, environments and wooded areas.Performs construction stakeout of proposed improvements, including installation of stakes through use of sledgehammers and hand tools.Maintains proper care of all survey equipment.Documents all phases of survey work through clear field notes and data collectionLand surveying including boundary line, topographic survey, construction stakeout, and utility surveys.Skills and Abilities: Ability to learn the proper use of GPS equipment, Robotic Instruments and mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of geometryUnderstand the basics of Boundary, Topographic, Construction, and Utility SurveysAble to think criticallyExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsQualifications: High school diploma Experience in land development or other relevant experience is preferredMust be detail oriented, willing to travel and work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to outdoor elementsMust have a valid driver’s license and a good driving recordMust be able to pass DoD security screeningMust be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.Must be able to swim as some of our work requires wading to chest deep water to obtain survey shotsWe regret that we are unable to provide sponsorship for employment visas at this timeAt VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way.

We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40 years.

We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.