Senior Survey Technician

  • Engineer
  • El Cajon, CA
  • $38.94 - $49.69/hourly USD / Year
  • Salary: $38.94 - $49.69/hourly

Website helixwater Helix Water District

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Helix Water District is seeking an experienced Senior Survey Technician to join their field engineering team. This non-exempt, advanced technical lead position independently performs land surveying projects of moderate to advanced complexity. The position integrates field data and records into completed maps, plats, drawings and records. This critical position may serve as chief over a crew of technical staff in the field or perform lead office assignments in support of survey projects and utility locations, and performs related duties as assigned.



Performs skilled, technical duties as the lead member of an engineering field survey crew; clears brush, determines and sets markers; cleans, utilizes, adjusts and maintains survey and utility location instruments including global positioning systems equipment, transits, levels, total stations and other manual and electronic distance-measuring and utility location instruments.

Uses manual and electronic instruments to determine points, lines, bearings, elevations and distances for determining property boundaries, easement boundaries, utility locations, and right of ways.

Performs construction, triangulation, precise traverse, topographic and seismic movement surveys.

Collects and transcribes observed and computed data; maintains records and checks data, field sketches and calculations for accuracy.

Researches maps, deeds, legal descriptions, and other records to obtain survey, easement, and utility locations data.

Drafts plat maps and legal descriptions, parcel maps, easements, plan and profile drawings, and as-built record drawings.

Consults with engineering personnel, contractors and others to respond to surveying request and coordinate work.

Sets up traffic control on streets and roads to facilitate survey work within travelled roadways.

Routinely patrols, documents, and reports encroachments on district easements and properties. Coordinates the resolution of encroachments with the district’s right of way section.

Makes field decisions in collecting topographic survey data and providing construction staking for moderate to advanced complexity capital construction projects.

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The ideal candidate will have training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent, sup­ple­­­mented by major college-level course work in civil engineering, land surveying or closely related fields; and four years of journey-level field survey experience.

Qualified candidates will have a California state certification as a Land Surveyor-in Training (LSIT) and a valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.



To be considered for the Senior Survey Technician, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.

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