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Professional Land Surveyor

RES currently has a Professional Land Surveyor position open in the Broomfield, CO office.


Based out of Broomfield, Colorado, the selected candidate will hold a mid-level position within the construction group while providing day to day oversight of RES construction staking crews. The candidate will ensure that all field and office work performed conforms to survey industry standards, inspecting data collection, setting control points, methods and double-checking findings to produce measurements that are as accurate as possible. Additionally, the candidate will use raw data from the construction staking crew(s) to assess accuracy and reconcile figures. When required, the selected candidate will be required to perform construction staking in the field in emergency or overflow situations. This role will require an extensive amount of traveling to our construction projects around the country.

Specific duties

Leadership Accountabilities: 

  • Identify, deploy, and manage a high-performing Survey Department to include a construction staking team, a 3D modeling program to be used in grade control equipment and a survey data QA/QC program to complete Wind and Solar Farm construction projects.
  • Provide a positive and engaging work environment by:
    • hiring outstanding talent;
    • aligning individual and team objectives to department and company objectives;
    • managing and supporting employee development and growth;
    • providing regular and direct feedback on performance and goal progress.
  • Through a Surveying Superintendent, manage the oversight of the day to day operations of the RES construction staking department
  • Coordinate with RES or third-party engineering and RES construction to ensure accurate and timely transfer of data between departments to ensure that the data is transmitted efficiently to the projects for construction staking, creation of mass haul quantities/plans and uploaded into the earthwork equipment
  • Coordinate with RES or third-party engineers and RES construction to develop, deliver and trouble shoot machine control modeling to be used in Trimble Machine Grade Control equipment
  • Play an integral part in creating, reviewing, implementing and maintaining 3D models to be used in Trimble Grade Control equipment
  • Coordinate and support title work, ALTAs, aerial (manned & unmanned) topographical survey work, and setting control points
  • Develop and manage a surveying data QA/QC program that will manage all inhouse & third-party design files prior to being released to the field, ensure that the construction staking crews are operating in accordance with standard industry practices
  • Coordinate with RES Equipment Department to help manage survey and grade control equipment tracking, purchasing, maintenance, repairs and calibration
  • Perform onsite construction staking in emergency or overflow situations
  • Follows safety and security procedures and determines appropriate action.  Reports potentially unsafe conditions and uses materials and equipment properly.             

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of standard survey industry practices and construction staking
  • Advanced knowledge of Trimble grade control equipment, Trimble Business Center and 3D modeling for grade control files; to include set up, trouble shooting, calibration and maintenance
  • Advanced crew management skills with an in depth understanding of common construction practices
  • Advanced construction staking abilities (base station, rover, data collector, lathe management etc.)
  • Advanced computer skills in MSO suite and Trimble Business Center
  • Advanced skills in Photogrammetry processing
  • Advanced ArcGIS and Auto CAD skills
  • Must have the ability to perform physical work in the field to include walking across uneven ground, hammering in stakes, lifting more than 35lbs, driving long distances


  • PLS license or the ability to obtain licenses in CO, TX, OK, KS, MN, SD, NY within three months of hire
  • 5-10 years experience as a PLS within the construction industries
  • 3-5 years experience working with Trimble Grade Control systems and equipment
  • BS in engineering, physical science, construction management preferred or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Land Surveying required
  • Trimble equipment and systems certifications preferred

Physical requirements and environment

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs primarily sedentary office duties with extensive travel to construction sites.  Incumbent may occasionally lift up to 35 pounds and may be required to sit, stand, walk long distances and use a computer.

Construction site environment includes early stage permitting, development and auditing through finished roads and features.  Extensive travel with driving to remote sites along with office work in field conditions is also included.

We maintain a drug-free workplace.  Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

RES is proud to be an EEO employer.


Posted: 03/04/2018

Location: USA

Contract Type:Full-Time

Type of Role: Construction