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Senior Land Surveyor

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

Why be a Surveyor at Wallace Group

From Clayton Bradshaw, PLS, PE

Director of Surveying

As the Director of the Survey Department at Wallace Group, it is my belief that a professional’s growth is crucial to a fulfilling career and I am committed to creating a work space where everyone has the opportunity for this growth and the rewards it brings. I encourage collaboration and training, and support team members recommendations as they apply to all the services we provide and skillsets we develop, with the intent that this is fulfilled in a rewarding team fashion. The strength of our department is built on the strength and abilities of our team. If your professional goals and ambitions align with this career philosophy, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss joining our team.

Our need is for a senior level, technology-savvy individual experienced in the field of Land Surveying. This role is predominantly office oriented with an opportunity to lead the land surveying services on complex projects along with guiding and influencing the direction and training of team members as we implement and take advantage of emerging technologies. Wallace Group offers an opportunity to grow within your profession while being well compensated and supported by a robust benefits package. We have a team of surveyors that are excited to embrace and use the changing and emerging technologies of surveying, including terrestrial scanning, mapping by UAV photography and close-range photogrammetry. Your existing knowledge of Trimble hardware and software will be relied upon to continue the development of efficient work flows, both field and office, and standards.

Thank you.

The Opportunity:


  • Extensive experience with ALTA maps, Records of Survey, Legal Descriptions, Boundary Re-establishments and topographic surveys.
  • Development and documentation of survey standards and workflow, including those related to remote sensing, 3D scanning and UAV terrestrial photogrammetry.
  • Provide oversight of staff drafting and other office tasks.
  • May be required to perform field surveys as either crew chief or as crew member acting in a mentorship role.

Key Expectations:

  • Professionalism with a responsible and ambitions work ethic.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills, learning and adhering to company Quality Control procedures.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of surveying techniques and have a background with the Subdivision Map Act.
  • Effectively and efficiently use AutoCAD and Civil3D to produce survey maps from survey data with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrate strong project management skills including scope, budget and scheduling control.
  • Strong project delivery experience including managing the in-house team and coordinating with project consultants.
  • Meet quality deliverable expectations, and have experience with preparation of proposals / RFP’s / SOQ’s including scope and budget, exhibits for interviews and participation in interviews, and meeting with current and potential clients.
  • Assist in the development and decision making as it relates to the use and work flow of both Trimble Business Center and Trimble Access.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Land Surveying or related field.
  • California professional registration.
  • Minimum of seven years of progressive experience, and demonstrate proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D.
  • Preferred but not required to have experience using Spectra Survey Pro Field Collector software, and Trimble Business Center software and related utilities.
  • Valid CA driver’s license required.

Hours: 40 hours per week. Overnight travel and overtime will be required based on project needs.

Physical Requirements: Ability to sit at a desk and use computer with related tools for an average 8 hour work shift. Vision to independently view computer screen or printed materials and graphics. Field work will be required on an intermittent basis, requiring the need to possess mobility to work in an outside setting including construction sites and in traffic for an average 8 hour shift. Must be prepared to bend, crouch, lift and twist to carry out job duties. Lift and carry instruments weighing up to 75 pounds over rough terrain. Perform tasks such as clearing vegetation (including poison oak), digging holes, and/or pounding stakes with hand tools. May be required to travel overnight. Ability to operate motor vehicle. Hearing and speech skills to effectively communicate in English in person and over the telephone or two-way radio.

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