Senior Land Surveyor
Central Valley, CA
Job Type


The Senior Land Surveyor will guide junior staff in preparing information the Land Surveyors collect in the field to guide them in drafting of various Topographic Surveys, Boundary Surveys, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Easement and Boundary Plats according to Firm and Project Specific Municipality Standards. Senior Land Surveyors also prepare and create full Civil3D Drawings beginning from field data points, generate surfaces and contours, calculate boundary lines from record maps and Grant Deed descriptions. Senior Land Surveyors play a key role in delivering maps and documents necessary to memorialize land ownership and land use.



• Facilitate engineering design, property, geodetic, and construction surveys

• Review exhibits for right-of-way and facility boundary retracement surveys, including encroachment and right-of-way marking 


• Research client, government agency, state, county, or city records for information concerning surveys

• Create deliverables such as field note sheets, electronic data collection files, computation sheets, CAD base maps, Records of 

   Survey and land acquisition exhibits, survey reports and narratives, encroachment and right-of-way exhibits, electronic GIS files

• Inspect and verify survey deliverables for accuracy and correctness and notify the client if necessary of any discrepancies, and 

   coach or correct junior staff as appropriate

• Draft and review scopes, schedules, statements of work, and estimates for survey work performed by survey team

• Facilitate and coordinate the work of field survey crew and office survey staff

• Perform complex computations and analysis using technical software, Trimble Business Center

• Coordinate the collections of field survey data for various projects

• Check and review Records of Survey, Boundary Line adjustments, Partition Plats, and other official documents in accordance with 

   organizational standards, to be recorded at various federal, state and county government offices

• Complete associated documentation and archiving, such as control and alignment reports

• Manage field survey activities with other disciplines across offices to facilitate design and construction needs

• Review and analyze vague title policy matters and legal description issues, and advise management and/or staff of applicability

• Maintain land survey databases and validate data quality of information entered

• Drive with process improvement efforts and associated administrative tasks

• Oversee internal land survey and real property records research, and coordinate with the public and other government agencies 

   regarding requests for information

• Manage the training of more junior staff members on QK standards for surveying projects

• Other duties as assigned or as needed in order to successfully complete project deliverables or meet internal goals



• Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Land

   Surveying, Civil Engineering or related field

• Professional License Required


• Minimum of ten (10) years practical experience working as a Professional Land Surveyor

• Substantial experience working on land survey projects and have demonstrable project experience

• Experience managing land survey crews

• Demonstrated experience in and expert knowledge of laws affecting land surveying and boundaries is required