General Summary

Makes precise measurements to determine property boundaries. Provides data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth’s surface for engineering and construction projects.



  • Performs field work related to all types of surveys, including boundary surveys, construction layout, topographic mapping, planimetric mapping, corridor surveys and high accuracy control networks
  • Accurately runs and adjusts survey instruments including GPS, robotic total stations, level and other electronic measuring devices with electronic data collecting capabilities
  • Performs mathematical calculations. Reads and understands survey map data and construction plans
  • Takes accurate and legible survey notes and performs simple note reduction and checking
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • A high school education or equivalent is required, including a background in math, geometry and trigonometry.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Five (5) years of experience operating survey instruments and collecting information in the field and performing field computations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of survey measurement, staking and marking.
  • Knowledge of math, geometry and trigonometry.

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Must possess effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify sources of measurement errors.
  • Must be able and willing to travel and work in other cities, including both urban and remote areas.
  • Attendance, punctuality and reliability are essential requirements.
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather.
  • Capable of operating as a one or two-man crew.
  • 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. | Survey Crew Chief