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Professional Land Surveyor PLS

Company name
Michael Baker International

Walnut Creek, CA

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Project Surveyor (Surveyor)

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Primary Location:

Northern California (Chico, Rancho Cordova, Walnut Creek)


Who is Michael Baker International? Why would I want to work there?

Michael Baker International provides engineering and consulting services for government, private and commercial partners, assisting in planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our employees demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. As a company, We Make a Difference.

Why do we do what we do; why is it important?

For most of us, it’s because it enables us to have a direct and meaningful impact on the communities and environment in which we live and serve. Across the continuum of our expertise and projects, our work: transforms the world; enables economies; creates healthier and more engaging cities and neighborhoods; and engineers, plans and designs the very infrastructure that sustains and improves our world. Simply stated, the work we do everyday matters. We Make a Difference every day with every engagement.

So what does a Project Surveyor at Michael Baker International do?

As a part of our Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) Team, a Surveyor delivers quality projects to an expanding base of state, local, and private clientele.

Can you walk me through a typical day of a Project Surveyor?

Assist and/or manage projects in the private land development and public/municipal sectors.

Ensure project goals/objectives are met within prescribed timeframe and funding parameters.

Assist in developing and writing proposals, define scopes of work and cost/bid estimates.

Perform mapping related research, boundary analysis, calculations, exhibits, and legal descriptions for a variety of land development and public works related projects from small infill developments to large master-planned communities and public related improvement projects.

Perform mission planning and coordinate field work for survey crews.

Review construction plans and perform calculations for layout staking and prepare exhibits.

Perform survey data processing and review of field work for projects.

Compile topographic information, compute and manipulate digital terrain models for topographic mapping.

Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of final maps, parcel maps, record of survey and ALTA maps; and prepare and/or oversee preparation of legal descriptions and associated plats, and boundary analysis, as well as work closely with engineers to ensure coordination of technical surveying and engineering aspects of a project.

Perform or assist with field work for surveying projects of all types.

What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?

We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world class learning and development that leads to career advancement!

As your knowledge and capabilities increase, you will be able to explore our management and technical career paths.  

Could you be the Project Surveyor we are looking for?

RLS or LSIT is required.

Two year degree required.  A Bachelor’s degree in Surveying Geomatics, Engineering or related field is preferred.

Minimum of 5 years of Surveying Geomatics experience with increasing levels of responsibility.

Experience with AutoCAD, Microstation and Inroads, and Trimble Business Center.

Experience with Trimble GPS, Robotic Total Station and data collector survey equipment.  

How do I apply?

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Job Location

Rancho Cordova, CA

Chico, CA

Walnut Creek, CA

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Company Profile
Baker (NYSE Amex: BKR), founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for public and private sector clients worldwide.

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