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Construction Layout Surveyor

In this position, the candidate will act as a Contract Surveyor for construction layout at all stages of NCDOT projects. This includes verifying initial control points, bridge layout verification, storm drain submittal reviews, checks of all other control/stakeouts, and other tasks through project completion.

Essential Functions:

  • Understanding of the standards and procedures for construction layout to improve the overall quality of the project.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the Department, Contractor, and all other Project Personnel to increase overall understanding of the information being established in the field.
  • Understanding and knowledge of reference materials, including but not limited to Manual for Construction Layout, NCDOT Standard Specifications and Roadway Standard Drawings.
  • Ability to read and interpret roadway plans and standards.
  • Ability to take instructions and follow directions.
  • Execution of field surveys accurately and efficiently.
  • Partner with the other survey crews in proper surveying
  • Provide leadership in vehicle, instrument and equipment care and maintenance.
  • Develop thorough and accurate field notes, survey reports and calculations.
  • Proactively provide routine communications to supervisors and administrative support staff.
  • Reviewal and approval of information from submittals.
  • Horizontal and vertical control verification, as well as coordinates, differences, and error of closure.
  • Sketch of location of newly referenced horizontal control, with text printout of coordinates, method of reference and field notes associated with referencing control.
  • Newly established benchmarks with location, elevation, and closed loop survey field notes.
  • Follow the proposed method for recording information in field books to ensure clarity and adequacy.
  • Update electronic and manuscript survey records monthly.
  • Establish clearing Points in Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Permitted Sites) prior to clearing.
  • Layout drawings for all utility construction systems, drainage systems, structures, and culverts.
  • Bridge layout drawing with coordinates and control points prior to field layout
  • Computations for buildups over beams, screed grades and overhang form elevations.
  • Sign S-Dimension information on an 11 ½ inch x 17 inch drawing depicting the theoretical finished section at each proposed overhead sign assembly location.
  • Coordinate data showing differences between supplied baseline coordinates and field obtained GPS coordinates, including report detailing preliminary input data.
  • Any proposed plan alteration to rectify a construction stakeout error, including design calculations, narrative and sealed drawings.
  • Validation of right-of-way marker locations.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Conform in all respects with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, ordinances and other orders and to all company policies, procedures and directives from supervisors.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by management.
  • Must be available to travel locally and work overtime occasionally.

Working Conditions:

  • Work in outdoor environment 95% of the time.
  • Work in active construction zones with traffic.
  • High to Moderate noise level.
  • Travel via automobile on daily basis.

Education, Training, Experience and Licensing/Certification Requirements:

  • High School diploma.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • A minimum of 7 years survey experience with Survey Crew Chief experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work independently or in a team setting.
  • Proficiency with field survey instruments.
  • Proficiency using laptop computers and data collection software.
  • Must be a self-starter and work with little guidance.
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a survey crew as required.

Machines, Tools and Equipment:

  • Operate survey instruments (handheld data collector, robotic total station, GPS units) and standard office equipment (i.e., personal computer, facsimile, copy machine, etc.)

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Talk, hear, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach.
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 25 pounds daily.
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