General Summary

The Project Surveyor assists Project Managers by conducting office and field activities to support the survey team.  This position is responsible for processing, analyzing and drafting survey data to assist with the creation of all types of land surveys, record drawings and construction calculations. Field work may be required as necessary.



Researches project information.

Reviews and evaluates survey field notes with guidance from Professional Surveyors.

Prepares survey documents and computations associated with boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, topographical surveys, etc.

Prepares survey drawings and descriptions utilizing AutoCAD and other related software packages as directed.

Provides construction-related services including: construction plan interpretation, compute point data to provide to field crews and communicate with Client.

Uses and understands surveying terminology by reviewing applicable reference materials and location specific statutes and requirements and by communicating with other survey staff.

Organizes and coordinates survey projects.

May perform other duties as assigned.



Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Associates degree in Surveying or Geomatics is preferred, but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor or Surveyor in Training (SIT) is preferred but not required.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2 years of experience operating survey instruments and collecting information in the field and performing field computations.
  • Highly proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of ALTA’s, Boundary, and Topographic surveying along with construction staking and GPS experience for land development projects.
  • Strong knowledge of land surveying principles and practices.

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Ability to use various types of survey equipment.
  • Possesses strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel and work in other cities, including both urban and remote areas.
  • Strong work ethic and team-player attitude.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Fieldwork involves working outdoors in all types of weather, walking long distances, and standing for extended periods while measurements are taken. While performing these duties, an employee is frequently required to sit; talk; hear; stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds.


This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., overtime and weekends as required.


As a part of performing this position’s duties, travel will be required to respective job sites in the Southeast Michigan Area and throughout the United States.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

PEA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. PEA is Drug Free Work Place.

PEA, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefit package including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as life insurance and long-term disability. PEA, Inc. offers a 401(k) and profit sharing plans with an employee contribution, as well as support for continuing education.

Interested applicants may email their cover letters and resumes to

Professional Engineering Associates Inc. | Project Surveyor