Surveyor II – instrument technician

Mott MacDonald
July 5, 2021
Jacksonville, FL
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Job Description

Mott MacDonald's commitment to client satisfaction is evident in our many successful pipeline, facilities, new construction, expansion, integrity, operation and maintenance projects.  Maintaining consistent, high quality standards is essential to our continued growth and long-term involvement in the energy industry.  We are now looking for survey professionals to join our team. 

Surveyor II- Instrument Technician responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Operate and maintain all technical surveying instruments and measuring devices needed to complete different types of survey assignments for pipeline projects
  • Place marks, stakes, pins, and monuments
  • Drive stakes to fix survey points and determine location data to be placed on stakes
  • Measure distances using survey tape and be able to accurately read
  • Obtain data pertaining to angles, distances, elevations, and descriptions and attribute various surveying instruments
  • Verify levels, alignment, and elevation of items to be constructed
  • Perform routine analysis to check applicability, accuracy, and reasonableness of data
  • Compile notes, sketches, and records of data obtained and work performed, and keep same in a field book
  • Reduce and plot survey notes
  • Participate in basic layout and field engineering activities
  • Perform maintenance of field equipment and maintain supplies for survey crew
  • Work with the Party Chief to meet the goals of the project in a safe and efficient manner

Physical Qualifications:

  • ­Ability to walk and climb over rough terrain and withstand working outside for up to 8-12 hours in varying temperatures
  • Must possess manual dexterity with the physical ability to work in situations which require bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching, and lifting/carrying items up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Must be able to carry survey equipment that is up to 48 inches in length
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Protective eyewear, gloves, mask) and other safety equipment required by the company guidelines and procedures

Candidate Specification

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum of 2 years pipeline surveying experience.  Previous Mott MacDonald experience preferred
  • Familiarity with commonly used surveying terms and with the use and care of survey tools and other survey field equipment used for measuring, sighting, and leveling
  • Familiarity with and proficiency in the operation of survey equipment such as the Total Station/Data Collector, Level, and various Global Positioning System (GPS) methods
  • Familiarity with the latest software for downloading survey data from data collectors
  • Strong work ethic and team-player attitude
  • Strong technical, documentation, and organizational skills
  • Successful completion of the pre-employment fitness-for-duty physical, background check and drug screen
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be willing to travel

Job Profile

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 16,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water.

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