Survey Instrument Operator

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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 11/8/2016

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


VHB has an immediate opening for an entry level Survey Instrument Operator to work in the Richmond, VA area. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. Hours for this position are based on workload which vary from week to week. This is an ongoing part time position therefore 40 hours cannot be guaranteed.

VHB's passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.
Responsibilities: Perform various land surveying tasks under the direction of more senior Land Surveyors including; Operation, transport and setup of Total Stations, Data Collectors, GPS, and other Land Surveying equipment. Reconnaissance and recovery of Land Surveying markers through use of hand tools and digging. Ability to transport Land Surveying Equipment, navigate and traverse through difficult terrain, environments and wooded areas. Performs construction stakeout of proposed improvements, including installation of stakes through use of sledgehammers and hand tools. Maintains proper care of all survey equipment. Requires valid Driver's license and ability to operate company vehicles, including large cargo vans. Maintains proper care of survey equipment Documents all phases of survey work through clear field notes and data collection Land surveying including boundary line, Topographic survey, Construction stakeout and utility surveys.

Skills and Abilities: Ability to learn the proper use of GPS equipment and Robotic Instruments and mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of geometry Understands the basics of Boundary Survey, Topographic, Construction and Utility Surveys Able to think critically Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with survey staff and clients

Qualifications: 0 - 2 years of prior experience with progressive land surveying experience Must be detail oriented, willing to work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to outdoor elements and willing to travel Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record Must be able to lift 50lbs

At VHB, we're invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We're proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 36 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.