Entry-level Site Survey Technician in Columbia, SC

Job title: Entry-level Site Survey Technician

Company: AECOM

Job description: Company Description

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Job Description

We are seeking a motivated Site Survey Technician to work as part of a two- or three-person land/site survey field crew on our Columbia, SC Survey team.

As part of the Survey Technician responsibilities, you will:

  • Work under the supervision of a Crew Chief / Party Chief
  • Work with robotic total stations, GNSS equipment and terrestrial scanners
  • Work on boundary, topographic, as-built, construction, route and control network surveys
  • Uses a variety of surveying instruments to support a survey crew in their daily operations
  • Read and understand survey notes, sketches, maps, deeds, as-builts and construction plans
  • Assist crew chief in taking survey field notes, sketches, and other written records daily
  • Assist crew chief in performing QA/QC to verify that the data complies with the project requirements
  • Perform basic maintenance of the survey field equipment
  • Keep survey field vehicle in clean and orderly condition
  • Load and unload trucks with survey equipment and supplies
  • Prepare timesheet
  • Have “team” attitude and communicate effectively
  • Understand and follow all applicable safety procedures
  • Rely on general understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to plan and accomplish moderate goals
  • Occasional overnight travel is required to get to the work sites


Minimum Requirements

Highschool Diploma (or GED) or demonstrated equivalency of experience and education.

Valid US Driver’s License required to regularly drive AECOM vehicles to project sites.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

Relocation assistance is not available.

Offered rate of compensation (South Carolina) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The hourly range for this position is $14.00 – $19.00/hour.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Expected salary: $14 – 19 per hour

Location: Columbia, SC

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