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

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

Survey Technician

Summit Design and Engineering, one of the fastest growing companies in the Triangle area, is seeking a Survey Technician 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 and carry up to 50 pounds, on regular basis
  • 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 firm. Established in 1997 and operating as Summit since 2004, we are structured to adapt quickly and offer clients the most current technology, innovative design solutions and comprehensive project management for turn-key delivery. We are passionate about what we do and always pursue excellence for our clients. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina and have other offices throughout North Carolina as well as Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Colorado.

Why Work for Summit?

At Summit, we encourage and support each other in our endeavors. We welcome different perspectives and ensure everyone's voice is heard. We act with integrity and transparency, lead with purpose, and embrace diversity. We promote individual growth and share success with our team and partners. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build and invest in community and company events that help our employees and their families feel connected.

We are devoted to developing Summit team members to be the best in the industry because we are passionate about our pursuit of excellence. We offer flexibility and encourage people to have a strong work life balance. We value hard work, having fun, and enjoy spending time together.

We seek individuals that want to help us build a more diverse and inclusive engineering and design community. If you want take your career to the next level, please apply.

Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. E-verify.

A background check, including a criminal and driving record check, will be performed. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate. Many factors will be considered when a conviction is present.

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