Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a civil engineering, surveying and land planning consulting firm is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented self-starter to join our staff as Professional Surveyor in our Plymouth, Traverse City, Cincinnati or Lutz offices. This position is responsible for translating office preparation work to the field crew and technical staff while overseeing survey projects in order to achieve the profitability, safety, quality, and operations objectives of the company and reporting to the project manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

·       Verify the accuracy of data, including measurements and calculations, conducted at survey sites

·       Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed

·       Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain

·       Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed

·       Direct or conduct surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles with review to licensed surveyors

·       Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and document related to surveys

·       Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents

·       Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features

·       Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using theodolites, transits, levels, and satellite-based global positioning systems

·       Record the results of surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features

·       Consistently meet and exceed client expectations by ensuring accurate, complete, and timely communication of information to and from clients and internal staff

·       Ensure the preparation of accurate, complete, and value-added work products and perform complex survey computations

·       Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed

·       Ensure timely document delivery and deliver profitable projects

·       Perform construction staking calculations

·       Analyze and review work of survey crews

·       Prepare cut sheets for field crews

·       Interpret design plans for construction staking calculations

·       Maintain filing system

·       Analyze and write legal descriptions

·       Perform record map and document research

·       Prepare plats and legal descriptions

·       Prepare record boundary and easement maps

·       Maintain exceptional internal and external client relations

·       All other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying or related field and/or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • SIT or PS license preferred
  • Minimum seven (7) years applicable experience
  • Reports to project manager
  • Experience budgeting a variety of survey projects
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Civil3D; experience with Microstation a plus
  • Experience with field to finish procedures and methods
  • Experience with ALTA/NSPS Land Title Standards; understanding
  • Experience with processing all field data including GPS data
  • Wide range of experience in all types of surveys and construction layout
  • Field experience as a Chief Field Surveyor and willingness to perform field work as needed a plus
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to the corporate office as well as local clients and project sites
  • 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


Please email resumes to Metro Consulting Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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