Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Hillsborough, NC, USA
  • Full Time

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

Survey Instrument Operator

Summit Design and Engineering, one of the fastest growing companies in the Triangle area, is 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.


  • 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

Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one-year survey instrument operation or related experience
  • 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
  • Detail oriented with good communication skills
  • Must be able to walk over rough and uneven terrain and be able to stand up to 12 hours a day on occasion.
  • Must have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel and twist, use hands to grasp and arms to reach, to raise hands above head, to sit, climb and balance and to work in confined spaces and heights.
  • Must be able to lift up-to 50 pounds, on occasion.
  • Must have adequate vision to perform tasks and ability to work outside in various types of weather conditions.
  • Valid Driver's license with good driving record and ability to drive.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Three years survey instrument operation or related experience involving the accurate and precise measurement of land areas, boundaries and topographical features using optical electronic measuring devices.

Company Overview

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering services firm. 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. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with other offices in Raleigh, Asheville, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Indian Trail, and Wilmington. Summit also has offices in Richmond, Franklin and South Boston, VA, St. Mill, SC and St. Petersburg, FL. For the past six years we have been named one of the fastest growing companies in the Research Triangle area.

Why Work for Summit?

We foster a caring and collaborative work environment that also encourages commitment to the communities that we serve, our employees and clients will succeed together. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build. We maintain a close-knit team culture where we measure our success by the success of our people and clients. We can help you take your career to the next level!

Criminal and driving background will be performed and must be in good standing. Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal opportunity employer/affirmative action. E-verify

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