Survey Technician

Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
Added: January 24, 2024
Since 1980, CobbFendley has been committed to providing innovative engineering and surveying solutions with the goal of bettering communities. Our multi-discipline approach allows for the efficient completion of projects through experienced staff who focus on client communication. We are always seeking talented and qualified professionals to enhance our ability to provide clients with exceptional service.

Are You Ready To Join Our Block And Advance Your Career? At CobbFendley, People Are Our Most Valued Resource. We Offer A(n)

  • Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits including 401(k) Matching and Profit-sharing Contributions; Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance; Employer Funded and Voluntary Life Insurance; Tuition Reimbursement; and Continuing Education Programs
  • Extended office closure from December 25 through January 1 to relax and enjoy the holidays
  • Professional and personal growth through innovative in-house training and collaborative resources
  • Community service opportunities through the CobbFendley Cares Committee, focusing on STEM Education, Hunger Relief, and Sustainable Solutions

CobbFendley is seeking a Survey Technician in our Central Texas Region. Office locations include Austin, San Marcos, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, Texas.


The successful candidate’s most important qualifications include the following.

  • Experience/proficiency with CAD work, including AutoCAD and Microstation, Survey Calculations, Various Field Work Duties Involving Survey Related Activities, LiDAR data reduction/calculations, Point Cloud registration/production, GIS tools & procedure implementation.
  • Computer drafting skills should include using line styles, cell properties, project reference files, global and local coordinates extracting profile data using TIN or DTM files and using creative scaling techniques
  • Some experience interpreting utility records, engineering plan and profiles and preparing base drawings from survey notes and be open to learning new ways to input 2D and 3D utility data into exhibits.
  • Creating plan and profile drawings for utility facilities such as electric, gas, telecommunications systems, sewer or water.
  • Motivation to work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.
  • Desire to collaborate with professionals and clients to increase your industry knowledge and grow in your career.
  • Commitment to perform responsibilities consistent with industry standards to achieve department and company goals.
  • Interest in developing relationships with clients, partners, and local organizations to remain a trusted resource in the community.

Essential Functions

  • Process field crew data.
  • Prepare Topographic, Boundary, and Easement Surveys with limited input from RPLS.
  • Perform calculations for boundary analysis with limited input from RPLS.
  • Coordinate with RPLS for final boundary decisions.
  • Prepare Metes and Bounds descriptions with limited input from RPLS.
  • Perform deed research and prepare Working Sketches.
  • Provide Project Coordination with field crews.
  • Thorough understanding of civil engineering and telecommunications symbols and terminology with respect to preparation of plan & profile drawings for utility systems located within public rights-of-ways. A functional knowledge of PC applications is required. AutoCAD computer aided drafting knowledge is required.
  • Work with cad personnel in the design and preparation of detailed computer aided drawings for construction of private underground utility (telephone and electrical conduit) systems.
  • Meet project completion dates and budgets set by Project Manager and Client.
  • Work with rough sketches, drawings, specifications and other engineering/survey/utility data received from client or Project Manager for use in the development of final survey drawings.
  • Must be able to understand and work directly with survey notes and record utility drawing.
  • Must be able to plot plan view drawings or plan & profile drawings to include cross-sections, spot elevations, buildings, walls, fences, roadways, rights-of-way, underground utilities, tunnels, overhead power lines and other structures noted in the survey notes or on the record utility drawings.
  • Could include collecting field data required for completion of survey drawings when necessary.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment and deliver accurate work product that is error free.
  • Adhere to CobbFendley’s safety standards to uphold a safe and efficient environment.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and fulfill responsibilities with integrity.

If and when the duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.
  • May perform fieldwork on an as needed basis and complete physical tasks associated with the role.
  • Mobility within the office including movement between floors and workstations.
  • Repeated motions (e.g., typing, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying).
  • Communication with other employees and clients.
  • Physical mobility in and around construction sites, traffic work zones, and other field assignments
  • Alert and responsive while working in lane closure zones adjacent to high volume average daily traffic.
  • Ability to carry equipment and supplies in remote, rural, or urban surroundings.
  • Ability to lift to 50 pounds and walk long distances.
  • Walking and climbing on uneven surfaces
  • Driving for extended periods of time
  • Repeated motions (e.g., reaching, bending, stooping, carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling, and handling)
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Mobility within the office including movement between floors and workstations.
  • Repeated motions (e.g., typing, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying)
  • Communication with other employees and clients


  • Most work is performed in a professional office environment with some fieldwork as needed. Some trips to client offices and job sites for observations will be required.
  • Job site observations factors could include: walking and climbing on uneven surfaces, exposure to outdoor environments and extreme weather (heat and freezing temperatures), noise exposure, driving for extended periods of time, exposure to allergens (e.g., pollen, dust, cedar, sumac, poison ivy), exposure to construction and traffic work zones, possible hand and power tool use, and extended periods of Personal Protective Equipment use.
  • Exposure to indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Extended use of electronic devices (e.g., computers, printers, copiers, scanners, plotters, and telephones).
  • Ability to withstand extreme weather conditions (i.e. hot and freezing temperatures)
  • Use of electric power tools, cutting tools and other equipment
  • Driving large pick-up trucks with attached trailers (if applicable)
  • Potential watercraft use
  • Noise exposure
  • Exposure to allergens including but not limited to poison ivy, sumac, dust, pollen, cedar, etc.
  • Entering confined spaces
  • Exposure to construction and traffic work zones
  • Extended periods of Personal Protective Equipment use.


  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST.


At CobbFendley, we are an equal opportunity employer, interested in qualified candidates with the requisite employment authorization eligibility to work in the United States. All candidates are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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  • Pre-Employment Screenings. All offers of employment at CobbFendley are contingent upon the prospective employee passing a drug screening, physical exam (if applicable), and various background verifications (including but not limited to 10-year history of the county, state, federal, and a 5-year history of motor vehicle records).
  • Work Authorization + Sponsorship. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The E-Verify system uses federal databases to rapidly validate individual identities and work eligibility from the information gathered in the Form I-9. CobbFendley will not sponsor applications of work visas. We understand that this could affect your decision to apply with these conditions in mind.
  • External Recruiting Agencies. CobbFendley does not and will not accept unsolicited resumes under any circumstances from independent recruiters, recruiting agencies, or similar entities. Recruiting activity on behalf of a candidate does NOT constitute CobbFendley's acceptance of terms and conditions without prior contractual agreements signed by authorized CobbFendley personnel. Unsolicited resumes through any channels including cold calling, emails, applications, social media messaging, etc., will not be reviewed.