Survey Technician

Hiring for: Woodinville

“Many companies offer surveying services, but there are a number of reasons why LDC stands above the rest.  We are self-motivated and take personal ownership in our work, we are detail oriented and we pride ourselves on the service we offer to our clients.

 All of our surveyors are either licensed or on the path to achieving their licensure, which is very rare in the industry. Our department structure is somewhat lateral, in that every employee is highly valued and their input is both solicited and taken seriously. We value teamwork very highly here at LDC.”  – LDC Survey Manager

The Survey Technician will work in the office and in the field. The office responsibilities will include reducing, performing calculations, copying and filing collected data. In addition, using AutoCAD, the Survey Technician will prepare detailed drawings and exhibits from sketches, point data, specifications, and written and verbal instructions. While in the field, the Survey Technician’s responsibilities will include construction staking, boundary and topographic surveys.

What You Get to Do

  • Compute construction elements including but not limited to roads, sewer, lot corners, storm drain, native growth areas, easements, setbacks, buildings and other needed items
  • Reduce and plot field data to produce accurate topographic maps to reflect existing conditions of land surveyed including contours, natural features, roads, buildings, drainage courses, breaks, fences and other items
  • Compare survey computations with applicable standards in order to determine adequacy of data
  • Write legal descriptions to state and local standards for easements, boundaries and rights of way under the supervision of the survey manager
  • Conduct research and prepare record of survey, condo, plat, and ALTA maps to state, county and other applicable standards under the supervision of the survey manager
  • Provide assistance in the development of methods and procedures for conducting field surveys
  • Work with project management and survey team to meet standards, timelines and budgets
  • Perform construction staking, boundary and topographic surveys in the field
  • Maintain equipment and vehicles used in the field
  • Provide assistance in the development of methods and procedures for conducting field surveys


  • Associate's Degree or technical certification in a relevant field such as engineering, surveying or construction management, or experience considered sufficient to address the demands of the position
  • Office and field experience desired
  • LSIT certification or working toward certification
  • Working knowledge of Civil3D and Land Development Desktop.(Knowledge of Inroads/Microstation a plus)
  • Working knowledge of Leica robotic instruments, GPS and other survey equipment
  • Ability to perform and oversee field data collection, boundary and easement surveys, topographic mapping, plat and condo document preparation, recorded document preparation, and construction staking
  • Ability to keep high quality documentation
  • Assist in educating or training staff
  • Represent LDC in a responsible manner
  • Deliver excellent service and build great rapport with clients and contractors while in the field
  • Responsible for being backup drafter for telecom/engineering projects
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds and able to endure working in inclement weather conditions
  • Able to travel overnight for select projects
  • Valid Washington driver's license
  • Possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • High-level proficiency in computer software program related activities
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, highly ethical, and dependable employee
  • Possess excellent rapport with management and co-workers, positive can-do attitude, excellent customer service, marketing and people skills
  • Have the ability to handle a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented, organized, multi-tasking and good follow-through skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential
  • Excellent stress management and time management skills
  • Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential information
  • Willing to contribute and pitch in, wherever there is a need within LDC, without being specifically asked to do so


LDC offers a great work environment with outstanding benefits, and opportunities for personal and professional growth, including:

  • Comprehensive Health and Wellness Benefits
    • Medical
    • HSA (Health Savings Account)
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Flexible Core Work Schedule
  • 401-k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Discretionary Bonuses
  • Healthy Work/Life Balance
  • Competitive wages and opportunity for overtime.
  • Fitness Workout Room
  • Training/continuing education.
  • Career advancement opportunities.
  • Company events (company barbecues, family picnics, preseason Seahawk game and many more).

LDC is growing! We need self-directed, high performers, who enjoy working in an exciting environment.

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