Field Technician - Surveyor

Raleigh-Durham, NC

Posted Nov 6, 2023

Job Description 


DPR Construction is seeking to fill a key role in our Raleigh, NC office, as the Field Technician - Surveyor. Reporting to the Field Technician Manager and the Business Unit VDC Manager, the successful candidate will support implementation of building control, laser scanning capture and post-processing efforts across the Raleigh business unit and the Southeast region.   




  • Support the overall Field Technology & Engineering services across the Region and designated projects. 

  • Support existing conditions and as-built surveys for upcoming and current projects throughout the region. 

  • Support and/or perform initial surveying & field layout activities with robotic total stations to support field validation, quality control and quality assurance. 

  • Perform construction building layout with robotic total stations to support field validation, quality control and quality assurance. 

  • Plan and execute field survey activities in accordance with standards set by the project team. 

  • Plan and perform layout set out and back-check tasks. 

  • Leverage appropriate set up procedures using a robotic total station including known backsight and multi-point resections. 

  • Perform benchmark transfers using an auto level. 

  • Proficient with allocating and scheduling job duties to others. 

  • Ensure all labor, equipment, and materials are organized and equipment firmware is up to date. 

  • Support/Perform sUAS and 360 Photo capture and post processing activities. 

  • Assist with reality capture services utilizing terrestrial laser scanning and sUAS/photogrammetry tools to capture, process, and document existing and as-built conditions of interior and exterior spaces. 

  • Support project teams and VDC engineers on the utilization and analysis of reality capture deliverables (point clouds, meshes, 360 photos, etc.). 


Basic Qualifications 


We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented individual that will relish performing in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, with ability to multi-task, produce quality deliverables, and meet project-based deadlines. The successful candidate will have: 


  • Ability to work in a flat-organization environment that requires transparency, team collaboration, leading by influencing, and socialization of initiatives. 

  • Position requires lifting and carrying moderately heavy equipment (25lbs+), climbing ladders and occasionally scanning crawl spaces and enclosed ceilings. 

  • Flexible hours: Commercial building scans can start at 6AM and occasionally require weekend work. 

  • Travel at least 50% of the time, at various construction sites; plan and execute multiple projects daily. 

  • Minimum 1-3 years of hands-on construction experience in the AEC industry. 

  • Able to read and understand construction documents, shop drawings and plans. 

  • Intermediate to Advanced robotic total station knowledge and 3+ years of RTS usage, Leica Captivate experience is a plus. 

  • Intermediate to Advanced knowledge in Autodesk Point Layout, AutoCAD and/or Civil 3D. 

  • Basic to Intermediate level software knowledge in Autodesk packages (e.g. Revit, Navisworks, BIM 360 etc.) 


Required Education 


  • Associates Degree or Bachelors’ Degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, or similar field—surveying or related field of study is a plus. 

  • 3+ years of practical field experience supporting construction surveying and/or field

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