Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Surveying
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, H S A, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), service awards, paid voluntary/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

We are seeking a Survey Instrument Operator to perform journey level survey work involved in performing preliminary as-builts, control, topography, boundary, NCDOT location and ALTA surveys for projects.  This position will be based in our Raleigh office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform construction stakeout and associated preliminary topographic survey, boundary, ALTA and construction surveys for public and private clients
  • Operate and maintain various surveying instruments to measure and verify elevations, angles and distances
  • Perform mathematical calculations to establish and locate reference points, property corners, vertical and horizontal reference points and line staking for projects
  • Interpret maps, plats, blueprints and specifications
  • Clean, check and adjust survey instruments to assure accuracy of measurements.
  • Oversee surveying activities in the absence of Survey Party Chief


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license, with acceptable driving record
  • 1-3 years of survey instrument operation or related experience involving the accurate and precise measurement of land areas, boundaries and topographical features using optical electronic measuring devices, preferred
  • Practical knowledge of land and construction survey methods and procedures
  • Ability to operate and maintain survey instruments
  • Ability to interpret maps, plans and specifications
  • Ability to perform algebraic, geometric and trigonometric calculations
  • Good communication skills
  • Detailed oriented

Other physical requirements include:  ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds; ability to walk over rough and uneven terrain carrying equipment; ability to move in and around confined and cluttered places; ability to stand up to 12 hours per day; ability to work overhead; ability to use hands to grasp and arms to reach; adequate vision to perform tasks and ability to work outside in various types of weather conditions.


Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering services firm headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with other offices in Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Indian Trail and South Boston, Virginia.   For the past 4 years we have been named one of the fastest growing companies in the Research Triangle area.

Since 1997, Summit's success, tradition of service and expansion into new fields of practice have been based on our commitment to help our clients successfully complete projects of all types.

Our expertise includes:  Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI), Structural Engineering, Land Development, Geotechnical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation and Infrastructure Design, Traffic Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Construction Materials Testing, Special Inspections and Surveying.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action; E-Verify


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