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Jacobs Project Surveyor in Pierre, South Dakota

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we challenge what is currently accepted, so we can shape innovative and lasting solutions for tomorrow. If you’re interested in a rewarding career working with the industry’s best and most innovative professionals, then Jacobs is where you belong.

We are looking for a dedicated Project Surveyor to grow with our collaborative team and work on a wide variety of infrastructure projects. Based in your own home town in the Pacific Northwest, we will ask you work with Project Managers and Field Surveyors throughout the region and globe to complete survey related task on major infrastructure programs.

We'll Also Ask you to:

Work primarily in the office or home office overseeing and directing field crews performing control, boundary, topography, and laser scanning. You will also be responsible for post process field data in a variety of software platforms to create client deliverables in accordance with scope and applicable standards/specifications. Specific task will could include:

  • Field crew setup

  • Geodetic control network planning and design

  • Control survey processing and adjustment

  • Feature processing of topographic field data in CAD

  • Generating, editing and clean-up of Digital Terrain Models (DTM)

  • Title commitment review

  • Public records research

  • COGO calculations

  • Determination of Land and Right of Way boundaries

  • Drafting of Land Survey Plats, ALTA Surveys, and Topographic Maps

  • Writing property descriptions

  • Obtaining permits

  • Obtaining Right of Entry

  • Ensuring all QC plans are followed

  • Work with PM to establish estimate of hours to complete each task

  • Collaborate with a multi-discipline team

  • Adhere to company policies and procedures, including safety protocols

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 5 years’ experience in Land Surveying

  • Experience with either AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microstation Inroads, Trimble TBC

  • Experience with DOT standards and specifications, preferred but not required.

  • CST, LSI or PLS certification preferred but not required

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in applicable field

Also Required:

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Good social and communication skills

  • Ability to pass drug screen and background checks

Jacobs health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you, and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Hired applicants will be able to purchase company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

The base salary range for this position is $85,800 to $154,200. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations [add if remote]. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $15 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.