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Jacobs Land Surveyor Technician - REMOTE - Travel Required in Topeka, Kansas

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 engineers, then Jacobs is where you belong.

We are looking for a dedicated Land Surveyor Technician to grow with our collaborative team and work on a variety of land development projects. Based at your own home base, we will ask you to travel to sites across the US (up to 50% of the time), and work on a field crew to perform utility surveys in the field using GPS and Robotic Total Station equipment.

We'll Also Ask you to:

  • Work primarily in the field on control, boundary, topography, laser scanning and other tasks on a one or two-person crew.

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

  • Produce clear and concise field notes and quality field data for office processing.

  • Plan daily activities to meet productivity goals.

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

  • Prepare daily time sheets, data logs, expense reports and field change orders.

  • Work outdoors in variable weather conditions and challenging terrain.

  • Perform some office duties, including data download and reduction, field note reduction, calculations, processing and quality control checks.

  • Collaborate with a multi-discipline team and communicate with clients, subconsultants, site supervisors and contractors.

  • Adheres to company policies and service line procedures.

  • Follow safety protocols.

  • Perform equipment inventory and adjustments and keep current with vehicle maintenance.

  • Participate in department and field crew training.

  • Represent Jacobs in the field and always embody a professional image.

  • Preserve and enhance the Jacobs brand through job knowledge and strategic field management.

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:

  • 2+ years’ experience as a Survey Technician or Party Chief.

  • Experienced with Trimble survey equipment and software.

  • Experienced with CDOT TMOSS feature coding.

  • PLS or LSI certification.

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in applicable field.

  • Experience with either laser scanning, LiDAR, CAD, GIS, photogrammetry, remote sensing, subsurface utilities

Also Required:

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Good social and communication skills

  • Ability to travel at least 50% of the time

  • 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. Typical benefits offered include flexible work schedules and opportunities to work remotely, educational reimbursement, retirement benefits, employee stock purchase plan, health benefits, disability benefits, life and accident insurance, voluntary benefits, paid time off and paid holidays, and parental leave.

Typical salary range for this position is $26.57 -$46.18/hour , and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.


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 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)

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 $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.