The Survey Intern works with a land survey crew and is responsible for supporting the Crew Chief on multiple projects by setting up and operating land surveying instruments, compiling notes, making sketches and entering/downloading data into a variety of computing devices.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Gains exposure to the day-to-day workings of a land survey team.
Serves as a member of a land survey crew performing field work on civil engineering, construction, land surveying and geospatial projects.
Operates and maintains instruments and equipment needed to complete land surveying tasks.
Assists with taking field notes, collection of field data and related computations.
Demonstrates safety practices and behaviors on project sites.
Carries equipment and tools for long distances.
Clears brush and small trees.
Communicates using basic land surveying terminology.
Controls traffic when working in or near roadways.
Maintains, cleans and organizes land surveying vehicle and equipment.
Reads and interprets construction plans and drawings.
Performs work in many outdoor developed and natural environments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Licenses and Certifications
Enrolled and pursuing Land Surveying, Geomatics, Geospatial, GIS, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related degree.
Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
Knowledge and Experience
No experience necessary.
General knowledge of math and trigonometry.
Competencies and Personal Attributes
Good hand writing and ability to sketch and document activities.
Positive attitude and desire to learn.
Strong math skills and interest in mathematics.
Strong work ethic and team-player attitude.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule with longer hours while maintaining concentration in varying weather and site conditions.
Must be able and willing to travel and work in other cities, including both urban and remote areas.
Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Fieldwork involves working outdoors in all types of weather, walking long distances, and standing for extended periods while measurements are taken. While performing these duties, an employee is frequently required to sit; talk; hear; stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds.
This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., overtime and weekends as required.
As a part of performing this position’s duties, travel will be required to respective job sites in Michigan and throughout the United States.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
PEA Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
About PEA Group
PEA Group is client focused, specializing in Civil Engineering, Land Surveying and Landscape Architecture consulting. Serving Southeastern Michigan since 1947, our services have expanded throughout the state and nationally. PEA Group is registered to provide professional services in over 20 states through our four Michigan offices.