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Project Surveyor II

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MSA Professional Services
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Rice Lake, WI
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Added: January 26, 2024
We are currently looking for a full time Project Surveyor II in either our Marshfield, WI or Rice Lake office locations. T he location of this position, including a remote working option, is flexible based upon experience. This person will complete field and office survey related duties accurately and on time for internal and external clients. We offer project exposure to a variety of DOT, municipal and private projects.

Who We Are & How We Help

What does it mean to serve communities for over 100 years? It means doing the type of work that helps people raise a family, grow a business, engage with their neighbors, and enjoy a variety of unique, enduring spaces that form the fabric of “home.”

MSA’s roots reach back to 1919. What began with an entrepreneurial solo practitioner in Baraboo, Wisconsin, has grown into a robust and thriving company of over 400 employee owners conducting work across the country. As a 100% employee-owned firm , when we say we “own” our work, we mean it. We stand behind the quality of our designs, the integrity of our people, and the generations of client relationships we’ve formed based on trust, firm handshakes, and the belief that together — we can accomplish anything.

Core Values

Commitment to DEI

MSA seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can feel secure in bringing their authentic selves to work, where opportunities to learn and succeed are afforded to all, and in which diversity of perspective leads to an innovative and successful employee-owned firm.

Responsibilities

The work you will do

  • Gather information for survey, topographical mapping, cross-sections, horizontal and vertical control, location of right of way, and utility locations to be used in preparation of plans and specification
  • Perform office functions including computations, reduction of field notes, filing and retrieving prints, and running prints
  • Assist in municipal plan preparation, construction observation, and staking
  • Gather field data necessary for: boundary retracement, platting land divisions, topographic mapping, establish horizontal and vertical control, right of way location, and utility locations to be used in preparation of survey maps, and engineering plans/specifications.
  • Construction staking for municipal and private site, street and utility projects.
  • Bridge and hydraulic surveys of river and stream channels.
  • Topographic surveys of municipality, state and county highways including drainage and safety features along them (beam guard, culverts, etc.).
  • Assist with right-of-way and transportation project plats (TPP’s).
  • Perform project management functions including; estimating, scoping, research, scheduling, mentoring staff, quality control, filing and organizing projects.
  • Perform office functions including: data reduction/computations, digital terrain modeling/surface creation, survey map preparation, quality control, and communication.
  • Assist in municipal plan preparation and construction observation.
  • Communicate clearly with: clients, coworkers, peers and public.

Qualifications

What you bring

Skills & Knowledge / Education & Experience:

  • Associates degree or bachelor's degree as appropriate in surveying or related field preferred
  • Wisconsin Professional Land Surveyor license required
  • Iowa and/or Illinois Professional Land Surveyor license a plus
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • 6+ years of prior surveying experience required if individual has a degree. Without a degree, 10 years of land surveying experience is WI is required.
  • Commercial, residential, ALTA/NSPS, local government boundary and topographic survey experience required
  • Previous experience with municipal infrastructure projects and construction staking preferred
  • Previous experience with Auto Cad, Civil 3D, or Trimble Business Center Basic is preferred
  • Prior experience with GIS is preferred
  • This position requires you to have authorization to work in the United States for any employer. We will not provide sponsorship for this position.

Who You Are:

  • You work well with others. You share ideas and listen with open ears. You can listen to criticism and respectfully disagree with people. You help others succeed. You are comfortable working with colleagues and with busy leaders. You love seeing the team and company succeed.
  • You are a strategic thinker. You see the big picture and the details. You help your team see opportunities, focus on goals, and make paths to success.
  • You are a confident communicator. You can explain complicated things to people in a way that they can understand. You are confident in your communication and people have confidence in what you say.
  • You think like an analyst. You know how to dig into problems, ask questions, find information, and help your team make good decisions.

Benefits

Why MSA? We're glad you asked!

  • Better Together – A collaborative work environment that promotes open doors, new ideas and honest opinions.
  • Multi-disciplinary Opportunities – As multi-talented people in a multi-disciplinary firm, we encourage everyone to follow their interests, seek new experiences and apply their skills where they feel most impactful.
  • We’ve Got Your Back – Support when you need it, independence when you don’t. We’re 400+ team members strong, operating as one cohesive MSA.
  • Passion & Purpose – We’re passionate about what we do and proud of it! Join us to share inspirations, “geek out” and think big.
  • Pay & Perks – We offer competitive industry pay and a variety of perks — just a few of the things that make us uniquely MSA.
  • Communities of Practice – Our CoPs are our company think tanks and idea generators, the perfect means to regularly share, collaborate and learn together.
  • Work-Life Integration – Life doesn’t stop when the work day begins. MSA supports our employees as professionals, parents, citizens and friends — with the understanding and flexibility to meet your obligations and balance your time.
  • Commitment to Learning – We support the professional aspirations of our employees with ongoing training options, tuition reimbursement opportunities, and the technology to keep us connected, creative and competitive.
  • Community Engagement – We give back to the communities in which we live, work and play. MSA employee owners are volunteers, educators, STEM outreach participants and event attendees, supported by dedicated corporate sponsorship and donations initiatives.

There’s more! Eligible employees will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Quality Insurance Options – Medical, dental and vision coverage for you, your spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents — all starting on your date of hire (no waiting period).
  • Paid Time Off – All full-time employees will receive, at minimum, 17 days (that’s 3+ weeks!) of paid time off in the first year alone.
  • Paid Holidays – MSA offers time off pay for 8 holidays in every calendar year.
  • Paid Parental Leave – Both parents will receive 2 weeks of paid time off and birth parents are eligible for additional paid time off under MSA’s Short Term Paid Leave. The paid 2 weeks of time also applies to adoption and foster care placement.
  • Supplemental Insurance – MSA pays 100% for all employees to have life insurance, long-term disability insurance and short-term disability insurance.
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – MSA is an ESOP S-Corporation, which means that our company is 100% owned by us! Through the ESOP, eligible employees receive MSA stock in the form of company shares as a percentage of compensation, at no cost to the employee.
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan – Employees can also choose to participate in a 401k plan, with a generous employer match that is immediately 100% vested.
  • Short Term Incentive (STIP) – This program rewards employees who meet performance goals with a one-time annual STIP payment as a percentage of their eligible compensation — recognition of individual accomplishments and achieving organizational goals. STIP payments are awarded if MSA reaches its corporate financial plan for the year.

MSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. At MSA, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at hr@msa-ps.com

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