Survey Field Technician

Survey Field Technician

Career Area: Geomatics / Land Surveying

What We're Looking For:
Barge Design Solutions is seeking to fill a Survey Field Technician position in the Tri-Cities office located in Kingsport, TN. The position primarily assists field and/or office staff learning how to operate equipment in order to execute proper surveying techniques in the field. Individuals will work under supervision of an experienced surveyor and will work with processing data, traffic control, and operating survey instruments.

  • Gathers field survey data using a variety of methods; sets up, adjust, and operate surveying various types of
    equipment, including electronic total station, data collector to measure distances, elevations, and angles.
  • Drafts maps and drawings for review using CADD.
  • Conducts deed and other project research.
  • Performs field calculations of horizontal and vertical geometry.
  • Retraces or surveys boundary lines under general supervision.
  • Performs calculations for construction stakeout.
  • Provides quality assurance by reviewing field data, reports, and maps.
  • Performs construction layout and staking surveys provides foresights and back sights.
  • Acts 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.
  • Performs field surveying for various land developments, 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.
  • Prepares finished grade sheets, topographic maps, records of survey, corner records, and other survey reports.
  • Researches existing record information, including record maps, plans, deeds, easements, and right-of-way
    documents; and maintain field data records.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education & Experience Qualifications:
  • Two year degree in Engineering Technology, Computer Drafting, Surveying, or equivalent field/office experience.
    Other relevant combination education (High School Diploma) and/ or experience may also be considered.
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans. Detail oriented and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret plats, deeds, easements and plans.
  • Familiarity of field surveying practices and procedures.

  • Daily work environment includes working out of doors and in rough terrain. Individuals will walk, sit, stand while
    operating various equipment, tools and machinery. Individuals may need to carry, push, pull, or lift up to 50.
    Individuals may need to climb to various elevations and requires visual acuity sufficient to read alpha/ numeric
    symbols and perform computation and design.
  • Valid driver's license and sufficient driving record.
  • Ability to work varying schedules.
  • Ability to travel at times, and overnight.

Why join us?

Barge Design Solutions, Inc., is an engineering and architecture firm with diverse in-house multidisciplinary practice areas. The employee-owned company is more than 550+ people strong and serves clients nationwide from multiple U.S. locations. Barge is ranked on Engineering News-Record (ENR)'s Top 500 Design Firms and Architectural Record's Top 300 Architecture Firms and is a certified Great Place To Work®.

Our primary purpose for being in business is ultimately to create a better life by unleashing the potential of our people, clients and communities. This purpose is supported by our company's core values because at the end of the day, Barge CARES:

  • Collaborate - Help and expect help. Teamwork is essential in what we do.
  • Authentic - Honesty, integrity and trust are at the heart of everything we do. We are who we say we are.
  • Responsible - We are accountable for our work, our attitude, and our actions. We make Barge better.
  • Excellence - We go all in and expect more of ourselves than others expect of us.
  • Service - We are humble. We use our gifts in service of others.

We believe that if we are living out our purpose for being in business and integrating our values into everything we do, we will ultimately achieve our vision to be the firm best known for being selected when it matters most.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled