DLZ Corporation

  • Survey Party Chief or Instrument Operator

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus | US-OH-Akron | US-OH-Cleveland
    # of Openings
  • About DLZ

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    DLZ Corporation is an award-winning, full-service organization, which has provided complete project management, surveying, construction administration, engineering and architectural design services for nearly 100 years. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest.  In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms, a Top 100 Pure Design Firm, Top 50 Program Management Firm, Top 100 Construction Management for Fee Firm; and a Top 50 Trenchless Design Technology Firm. DLZ has also been recognized by Roads & Bridges magazine as a Top "Go-To" Design Firm for road and highway, storm water, and mass transit design.


    Our mission is to build on our reputation for excellence by becoming the preferred architectural, engineering, and environmental firm. We focus on meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and are known for our competence, integrity, and contributions to the people and communities we service and in which we live.

    Job Description

    DLZ Corporation currently has Surveyor Party Chief or Instrument Operator openings in Central and/or Northeastern, Ohio.


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Conduct field surveys, including topographic, boundary, and utility, to determine the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth's surface, underground, and underwater and their relationships to right-of-way and boundary lines.

    • Lay out grids, determining horizontal and vertical controls; prepare survey sites and remove necessary obstacles, including debris, brush, tree limbs, etc. to perform the survey.

    • Operate survey instruments such as robotic total stations, data collectors, GPS, and other standard survey equipment to collect field data.

    • Interpret construction plans, perform necessary calculations in the field, and perform construction layout.

    • Create legible and accurate field notes.

    • Upload/Download data files and photographs.

    • Set up, maintain, and operate all field survey equipment, vehicles and supplies.

    • Perform all work in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan.

    • Possess aptitude to act as a positive representative of the company and its core values.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Job Requirements:

    • High School Graduate or equivalent required, Associates Degree or higher in Surveying & Mapping, Civil Technology, or Civil Engineering preferred

    • Survey experience with construction experience preferred.

    • Prefer experience with Trimble Robotic Total Stations, GPS, and Data Collectors.

    • Ability to review and understand civil construction and architectural plans and specifications.

    • Must be able perform basic mathematical and trigonometric calculations.

    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients, property owners, and coworkers.

    • Ohio Professional Surveyor’s (PS) license or the ability to obtain license preferred, but not required.

    • Must have or be able to obtain OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Certification.

    • Available to work overtime as needed with frequent travel and overnight stays.

    • Willingness to work in all weather conditions.

    • Must possess a valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record.

    • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites and comply with all applicable safety codes and requirements.


    At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!


    DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.


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