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Senior Surveyor

  • Job reference: NA-001344
  • Sector: Geomatics
  • Location: Reno
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Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Reno, NV Geomatics group as a Senior Surveyor.


Under supervision, performs office work in the area of land surveying. Duties include records research, calculations, processing of field data, analysis, mapping and reporting. This will be both an in-office and field position that is expected to become an in-office only position. This position could transition into a mid-level management position.

Project types include heavy highway construction, aviation construction and general aviation surveys, aerial mapping control, boundary and right-of-way surveys, and FEMA projects.


Plans, directs and supervises various aspects of surveying to include planning field work and overseeing and reviewing office work and related activities.

Coordinates survey work with both internal disciplines and external consultants and subcontractors.

Reviews and approves survey computations and drawings for technical accuracy and quality control.

Prepares and/or reviews proposals, billing reports and legal descriptions.

May perform on-site observations and reviews on projects of unusual or complicated nature.

May manage projects.

Travels to survey sites as required by project (including overnight travel).

Analyzes survey data and establishes boundaries.

Renders expert opinion to sign and seal, or may sign and seal if authorized by appropriate state license.

May be required to provide expert testimony in court cases concerning surveying-related matters.

Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


Bachelor's degree plus seven years related experience OR an associate's degree in a related technical field plus fifteen years related experience OR high school diploma (or equivalent) plus seventeen years related experience is required.


Proven technical writing and communication skills. May be eligible for project management training.

AutoCAD and Civil 3D experience preferred.

A background working on construction projects is required.


RLS/PLS required. Current incumbents (as of July 2011) without RLS/PLS are required to obtain registration within one year.


Ability to access and understand legal records; ability to review survey drawings and reports. Flexibility to travel up to 30% of the time if needed (including overnight travel). Ability to analyze survey data and utilize analysis for decision making. Ability to speak in public.

If position requires driving company vehicle, incumbent must have valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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