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Land Survey Technician

Company: Aerotek
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Aerotek is currently seeking a qualified Land Survey Technician for a non-travel position located in Vancouver, WA.

This Land Survey Technician position provides direct support to the Mapping Supervisor within the Geomatics Organization. The Mapping Team prepares and maintains drawings of transmission facilities, particularly transmission line plan/profile drawings and site property acquisition drawings, including substation sites, communication sites, and other facilities. In addition, this group supports right-of-way acquisition for transmission facilities by preparing pre-acquisition documentation, including, but not limited to, land descriptions and exhibits.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Utilize computer drafting software, particularly Bentley Microstation and InRoads, to perform drafting of plan and profile maps.
  • Utilize Geographic Information Software (GIS), particularly ArcGIS Desktop.
  • Utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) software to create and update transmission features; and to create and update transmission facility map.
  • Utilize PLS-CADD software to create and update plan and profile drawings.
  • Research and analyze deeds, title policies, survey maps and other land record documents.
  • Provide recommendations regarding mapping standards to Master Service Contractors.
  • Provide work statements and estimates; review and track mapping-related work that is delegated to Master Service Contractors.
  • Thoroughly inspect and check deliverables for accuracy and correctness. Deliverables include plan and profiles, Geographic Information System (GIS) data in various formats, Land Acquisition Requests (LARs), and permits.
  • Alert and assist with conflicts surrounding deliverables.
  • Maintain standards, update playbooks, dashboards and manuals.
  • Compile all available evidence for right-of-way boundary locations. Decipher and interpret vague boundary legal descriptions. Analyze boundary surveys and title documents and provide guidance and recommendations on resolution of boundary and title problems.
  • Research private company records, , Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and state, county and city records for information concerning rights-of-ways. Make contacts with companies/agencies to clarify and coordinate surveying and mapping activities.
  • Resolve customer problems and issues regarding surveying and mapping products and services. Work closely with real estate, engineering, and project management staff to determine scope and schedule of required work.
  • Support projects in the preparation of legal descriptions, permit applications, and associated exhibits for the design, acquisition, construction, maintenance, and operation of transmission lines and facilities.


  • Associates degree in Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, Drafting or other closely related technical field; or equivalent course work/classes in the area of surveying and/or drafting is required.
  • 5+ years Land Survey Tech or Cartographic Tech experience is required.
  • 3 years of mapping experience is required.
  • Proficiency in Bentley MicroStation and ArcGIS Desktop.
  • Knowledge of and experience with various horizontal and vertical coordinate systems and datum (ie. State Plane Coordinate Systems, UTM grid system, NAD83, NAD27, NAVD88, NGVD29).

To apply: please email resume to

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Aerotek, Vancouver , Land Survey Technician, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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