• Survey Technician

    Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Field Operations
  • Overview

    RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 180 stream miles and 40,400 wetland acres and conserved and preserved 6,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 11,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 240 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability.


    RES is currently hiring for Survey Technician in our Pittsburgh, PA office. This person will work in support of the Survey and Design Team Lead and be responsible for collecting survey field data in the region. Tasks for this role will include, but are not limited to, field data collection and surveying, writing technical reports, developing restoration plans, construction quantity take-offs, and construction stake out. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in field surveying, with a summary knowledge of stream and wetland ecology, geomorphic surveying, natural channel design, and environmental regulations.


    This position will be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Directly reports to the Survey and Design Team lead and provides field data through all stages of project development
    • Collect field data including topography, site features, property structures, engineering data, environmental data, and others by implementing company and professional standards
    • Conduct construction survey activities, including but not limited to, stake out and as-built surveys to a company and professional standard
    • Process and store all survey and field data to assist with mapping and plan development
    • Create detailed plan sets including site plans, design plans, erosion and sediment control, as-built plans, general permits, and others to company and professional standards
    • Assist other departments with routine field work or design work to produce project deliverables.
    • Flexibility in personal schedule to travel within the Mid-Atlantic region, mostly within PA and WV
    • Ability to work in all kinds of challenging and rugged field conditions in all types of weather, including but not limited to, streams and wetlands
    • Ability to perform daily work unaccompanied and meet project deadlines with minimal direct supervision
    • Ability to carry at least 50 pounds on the back and walk up to 4 miles a day
    • Ability to adhere to high professional standards of environmental health and personal safety


    • Bachelor’s degree (such as but not limited to Engineering, Architecture, Surveying, GIS or Environmental science) or 5 years of progressive experience in related fields
    • Two (2) or more years of proficient skills using AutoCAD Civil 3D
    • Knowledge with the following software is a plus:
      • AutoCAD Map, AutoCAD Storm and Sanitary Analysis, Revit, ESRI ArcMap, HEC-RAS, Trimble Business Center
    • 2-3 years of field surveying experience (boundary, topographical, mapping and/or stake out will apply)Familiarity with traversing, GNSS control networks and statistical analysis is a plus
      • Familiarity with traversing, GNSS control networks and statistical analysis is a plus
      • Familiarly with the civil construction trades is a plus
    • Familiarity with Trimble and Nikon surveying equipment includingTrimble R-series GNSS receivers
      • Trimble S series robotic total stations
      • Trimble TSC3 data collectors
      • Trimble Geo7x handheld GPS
      • Nikon total stations
      • Spectra Laser levels
    • Any certification or license (including an -IT license) is a plus
    • Possess a valid driver’s license

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor


    RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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