Survey Technician

Ascent Geomatics Solutions
Added: April 18, 2024
The Survey Technician will focus on execution of technical tasks necessary to create survey deliverables and provide in depth knowledge to project teams for survey solutions. This role will work directly with the PLS, survey team, project managers, engineering, field crews, and in some instances clients, to achieve project goals. The Survey Technician will work with a variety of software and data to include conventional survey, GPS, point clouds from terrestrial and aerial LIDAR and photogrammetry datasets.

Expected Results In The Role

  • Complete drafting and data processing assignments within the time budgeted to do so.
  • Create complete and comprehensive Survey Field Packs.
  • Adhere to Ascent layering conventions and drafting practices.
  • Handoff accurate and complete data to all departments.
  • Step up whenever necessary to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Perform drafting assignments with minimal errors.
  • Perform data processing with minimal errors.
  • Create drafting templates for projects.
  • Review infrastructure routes for accuracy and completeness, as well as correctness of existing crossings.
  • Perform QA/QC on all drafting and data processing.
  • Communicate with field crews and create calcs on demand to facilitate field work.
  • Assist other team members when they have problems.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of Survey/GIS relationship and processes unique to Ascent.

Essential Duties

  • Review Processed Data for accuracy and correctness.
  • Review Survey Field Packs.
  • Draft and QA/QC Survey Plats and Legal Descriptions for PLS Review.
  • Draft and QA/QC topographic survey deliverables.
  • Draft and QA/QC ALTA deliverables.
  • Correctly read and draft previously recorded documents.
  • Set up templates, Draft, and QA/QC Alignment Sheets.
  • Assist Project Managers (PM's), Senior Project Managers (Sr. PM's), and Professional Land Surveyors (PLS) with various tasks, as necessary.
  • Attend screen shares and client calls with PM's, Sr. PM's, and PLS' to aide in planning and design.
  • Help finalize and package deliverables for submittal.
  • Handoff accurate and complete data to all departments.
  • Project tracking and coordination.


  • Strong Civil 3D Skills
  • Trimble Business Center Expert
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • In Depth understanding of coordinate systems.
  • Public Land Survey System
  • Aliquot Parts
  • Metes and Bounds Descriptions
  • Public Records Research

Required Education And Experience

  • 3 to 5 years survey/drafting experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Assist teammates with questions and problems as necessary.
  • Help coordinate and organize larger drafting efforts.

Other Need-to-know Items

  • Working remote is acceptable for this position.
  • You are expected to answer calls and emails in a timely manner.
  • At times, project communications may be required on nights and weekends.
  • Domestic travel for client meetings, conferences, team events, and other business development activities may require up to 5% of the time spent in this role, and travel can range from a few days to a week.


  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available) available from your 1st day on the job.
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) - Accrual starts immediately.
  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 4%.
  • Employee Assistance Program - Your mental health is our priority.
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities.
  • Flexible work schedule - position can be in our Westminster office, hybrid or fully remote, you choose!

Salary: $30 - $42 per hour