Land Surveyor

Job ID 1946 Location Cedar Rapids, IA | Iowa City, IA Job Type Full-Time Apply Now

This is a full-time permanent position performing land surveying duties including but not limited to: boundary, topographic, and ALTA/ASCM land title surveys and construction staking including both field and office duties. There is also a possibility of working with UAV (drone) data and 3D scanning. This is a professional path position that provides the opportunity to earn a Professional Land Surveying license with the appropriate formal education.

This position is available in our Cedar Rapids or Iowa City locations. Shive-Hattery fosters a team oriented atmosphere and emphasizes unparalleled client services. We offer the opportunity for involvement in a wide variety of surveying, civil engineering, landscape architecture and building projects.


  • Minimum two years’ experience as a Survey Crew Member or new graduate with a two year technical degree in Surveying or Civil Design
  • Ability to operate and maintain survey equipment including but not limited to robotic total stations, GPS survey equipment, data collectors and automatic levels
  • Strong communication and collaborations skills
  • Perform office functions including drafting of plats and topographic surveys, computations and reduction of field notes
  • Be familiar with basic survey calculations including but not limited to percent of slope, angle measurement, bearing and azimuth, coordinates, traverses, differential leveling and horizontal curves
  • Ability to interpret construction plans
  • Pick points for construction staking and load into data collectors
  • Establish and set points for construction stakeout projects (curb and gutter, drop inlets, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, etc.)
  • Work in a team environment but also be willing to work independently
  • Follow prescribed safety practices for Land Surveying
  • Responsible for job specific quality

Would also be responsible for:

  • Maintain a current driver’s license in good standing and able to operate company owned vehicles 
  • Willingness to work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed
  • Familiarity with Civil 3D software is a plus

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.

For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project.  Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

Future Consideration: Yes

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