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Jacobs Survey Party Chief in Reno, Nevada

Your Impact:

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.

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 Survey Party Chief to grow with our collaborative team and work on a wide variety of infrastructure projects. Based in Nevada and working remotely or from a Jacobs office, we will ask you work on a one or two-person field crew to perform surveys using GNSS and Robotic Total Station equipment with potential to travel to sites across the US and Globe. You will also process those surveys to create survey products such as control surveys, boundary surveys, and topographic surveys. It is expected that approximately 50% of the role will be in the field and 50% will be in the office.

We’ll Also Ask you to:

Perform field duties on a one or two-person crew, including:

  • Perform control, boundary, topography, laser scanning and other tasks.

  • Perform construction staking.

  • Collect survey data using GNSS receivers, scanners, total stations, levels, and survey controllers.

  • Produce clear and concise field notes and quality field data.

  • Communicate with supervisor and office staff about important aspects of the project.

  • Work outdoors in variable weather conditions and varied terrain.

Perform office duties, including:

  • Field crew setup

  • Geodetic control network planning and design

  • Control survey processing and adjustment

  • Construction staking preparation and quality checking

  • Feature processing of topographic field data

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

  • Title commitment review

  • Public records research

  • COGO calculations and boundary resolution

  • Writing property descriptions

  • Obtaining permits

  • Obtaining Right of Entry

  • Ensuring all QC plans are followed

  • Assisting PM in estimating surveying tasks

  • Scheduling tasks

  • Collaborate with a multi-discipline team.

  • Adhere to company policies and procedures, including safety protocols.

  • Participate in department and field crew training.

  • Represent Jacobs with professionalism.

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 :

  • Experience working with surveying data using a CAD program.

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in applicable field

  • At least 3 years of experience as a Crew Chief, Survey Technician, Instrument Operator, and or Project Surveyor

  • Proven ability to complete all technical aspects of a surveying task

  • Good social and communication skills

  • Reputation as a trusted and respected member of the surveying community.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time (mostly within California, Nevada, and Arizona).

  • Ability to pass drug screen and background checks.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Experience with Trimble equipment and software

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.

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