Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a Plymouth, Michigan based civil engineering, surveying and land planning consulting firm is seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented self-starters to join our staff as Field Inspection Technician throughout the Midwest.

Position Description
The Field Inspection Technician is responsible for using technology to accurately conduct observations, collect data and document all field observations for municipalities, utility and private development clients.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate and maintain care of all data collection instruments
  • Ability to learn to new field technologies
  • Examine structures (e.g., manholes, storm water sewers, sanitary sewer systems, etc.) to NASSCO Standards Observe and document all field activity for conformance with client requirements
  • Prepare legible written field notes and daily reports detailing the status of work, including confirmation of work completed and jobsite conditions
  • Record the results of inspection and verify the accuracy of data with proper field checks recorded
  • Transmit inspection data to the proper location in the computer network, which includes sending data to the office from remote locations on a daily basis, and be able to acquire the data for field use when necessary
  • Research maps, physical evidence, project specific details, and other records to obtain data needed for field work
  • Maintain exceptional internal and external client relations
  • Achieve performance objectives and financial metrics (see Key Performance Indicator document)
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Minimum two (2) years applicable experience in the surveying/civil engineering/construction industry, including at least one (1) year of field experience
  • Exceptional knowledge of GPS and other data collection instruments
  • Required to have satisfactory results on a Motor Vehicle Record check and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Basic knowledge of web based GIS interfaces and applications
  • Basic understanding of the AutoCAD Civil3D platform and technology a plus
  • Must be willing to travel up to 100% in both urban and remote area
  • Excellent concentration and proofreading skills with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams including technical and non-technical personnel
  • Resourceful, action-oriented, creative, and analytical thinker
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively
  • Strong planning, organization, preparation, and execution capabilities
  • Open to new ideas, innovation, and change
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills
  • Ability to adapt to unforeseen events while in urban and rural environments

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Primarily work outdoors, must be able to work in extreme heat and cold
  • Must be able to travel up to 100% of the time across multiple states
  • Regularly required to walk for long distances
  • Frequently lifts or moves objects up to 100 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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