Supervising Land Surveyor

  • Engineer
  • La Mesa, CA
  • $112,882-$144,061/annually

Website helixwater Helix Water District

HELIX WATER DISTRICT, La Mesa, CA was formed by residents over 100 years ago to bring water to San Diego’s east county communities.  The innovation and dedication of our talented employees is what keeps Helix a progressive industry leader.  Our culture of customer focus, open communication, teamwork and valuing each employee’s unique contributions is the backbone of our organization.

Helix is seeking an experienced, progressive leader to join our team as a Supervising Land Surveyor.  Here at Helix, we are committed to providing 100% water quality, system reliability and integrity.  We believe that the spirit of collaboration is essential.  We value employee safety, development and leadership demonstrated by employees who, by example, set standards, inspire coworkers and serve as role models in supporting the vision and mission of the district.  If you share these values, we would love to have you join our team!

This exempt, supervisory technical-level position will work at the district’s Administration Office located in La Mesa, CA. The Supervising Land Surveyor is responsible for managing and actively leading a team of three staff members engaged in underground utility locating and field surveys relating to capital and maintenance projects, design, construction, seismic movement, boundaries and easements within the district service area.

Excellent Benefit Package includes:

  • $112,882 – $144,061 annual salary
    100% employee premiums paid for all health benefits
  • CalPERS membership
  • 24 annual days of accrued leave and increases after 5 years of service to 29 annual days of accrued leave
  • 12 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays.
  • Up to $2500 matching on 457 plan.  (Up to $3500, effective July 1, 2023)
  • Up to $4,000 annually for qualifying courses after 1 year of employment


Overview of Responsibilities 

Provides day-to-day leadership and works with assigned staff to ensure the proper, safe and efficient oper­ations of the survey section; provides for the training of assigned personnel; evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.

Plans, schedules, leads and participates in the work of a field and office survey crew; reviews requested survey work to determine nature and extent of required survey; establishes survey and mapping priorities; conducts manual and electronic field surveys to provide engineering staff with topographic information of existing conditions; investigates sites to determine most efficient methods for obtaining requested data and to identify potential survey problems.

Directs and reviews the preparation of land right of way and topographic maps; directs and reviews the inspection of district easements and rights of way.

Oversees and participates in the seismic movement monitoring of dams and other facilities for report­ing to regulatory agencies.

Performs field staking of pipeline and other construction projects for contractors; lays out and sets grades for construction maintenance projects performed by district personnel.

Prepares as-built drawings of completed projects; provides information to engineering staff for the updating of plats.

Participates in the development and updating of the Global Positioning System network as well as the district emergency response efforts, including after-hours response.

Prepares, solicits and administers consultant services contracts, including survey, photogrammetry, drone video, right of way and construction contracts.

Patrols district easements routinely; coordinates resolution of encroachments with the district’s right of way section.

Supervises the district’s facility location function; receives, maintains, and coordinates with notices and requests from Underground Services Alert; ensures the district’s procedures for utility location and mark out complies with California government codes.

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 and one year of advanced journey-level field survey experience.

Licensure as a Professional Land Surveyor in the state of California.

A valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.
Application Process

To be considered for the Supervising Land Surveyor, 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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