Survey Technician II

Charlotte, NC
Added: May 10, 2024

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The Survey Technician II assists the Survey Party Chief in the documentation, surveying and measuring of points, elevations, lines, areas, and contours for construction, mapmaking, land division, and titles. This person is responsible for operating and maintaining field equipment including electronic total stations, auto levels, and data collectors.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Act as instrument operator for a field survey crew engaged in making plane and/or geodetic surveys for construction, topographic, right-of-way, and control survey projects.
  • Gather field survey data through use of conventional and Global Positioning System (GPS) methods.
  • Set up, adjust, and operate surveying equipment, including electronic total station, data collector, and GPS equipment, to measure distances, elevations, and angles.
  • Prepare field notes and drawings.
  • Perform field surveying for lots, roadway, bridges, and flood control projects, including installing surveying construction stakes, tying out existing intersection ties, and locating or establishing vertical and horizontal control, right of way, monuments, corners, boundaries, and property lines.
  • Assist the Survey Party Chief with survey notations for surveyed field work.
  • Ensure that the batteries for all field equipment are recharged each day and that the geomatics vehicle to which the crew is assigned is adequately supplied and cleaned each day.
  • Follow company safety practices to ensure a safe work environment for self and field crew.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Geomatics staff, engineers, developers, contractors, and the public.


  • 2 - 5+ years of experience with land surveying (radial staking, uses and capabilities of survey instruments, including electronic total station, data collector, theodolites, and leveling instrument/procedures)
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to successfully pass an MVR records check.
  • Understanding of principles and practices of land surveying (radial staking, uses and capabilities of survey instruments, including electronic total station, data collector, theodolites, and leveling instrument/procedures)
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Reliable, self-motivated, engaged, and team oriented.
  • Strong problem solving and technical skills.
  • Willingness to help train and mentor others.


  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans, collect data, operate, and maintain complex precision surveying instruments, and engineering calculators.

Working Conditions

The work is performed outdoors in such areas as landfills, construction sites, in swamps, residential neighborhoods, roadway work zones and wooded areas.

Physical Requirements

To perform the essential functions of the job, incumbents may be required to perform moderately strenuous tasks, such as lifting and carrying instruments weighing up to 50 pounds over rough terrain. Incumbents may also be required to clear vegetation, dig holes, and drive stakes with hand tools.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

WithersRavenel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, military service, or other non-merit factors protected by federal, state, or local laws. At WithersRavenel, we strive to build and nurture a culture where diversity, inclusivity, and belonging are a normal part of doing business, not an initiative. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. By hiring highly talented people who align with our Core Values, we continue to enrich and broaden our ownership community, as well as the employee and client experience. This purposeful approach to diversity and inclusion leads to greater commitment, collaboration, and effectiveness in our culture, work, and lives.