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Survey Tech - Multiple Locations at Tetra Tech, Inc. in Oakland, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we collaborate with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our global innovation hubs will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®

The successful candidate will work in the Oakland, CA office and support surveying/mapping, GIS and Civil Engineering activities.

The Junior Project Surveyor will be responsible for providing office and field survey support to the site development and transportation groups. Typical projects range in scope from site development, roadway and utility designs, to industrial and military facilities including master planning. The successful candidate will be trained to operate as a survey field tech preforming topographic, boundary and GPS control surveys. Familiarity and interest in emerging technology such as Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) surveys and laser scanning is desirable. The position may require some travel and can be physically demanding. Qualified candidates must be able to lift and carry over 40 lbs. for extended distances across rough terrain.

Your Role:

  • Collect survey data as required in accordance with industry and client specifications, scopes of work, and work plans.
  • Willing and able to continually learn new techniques and processes as well as operate various types of equipment to become more efficient.
  • Provide technical assistance for CADD operators, design staff as to what the project looks like in the field and coordinate site visits with project team personnel.
  • Work within a project team environment under the direction of a project manager and coordinate with project engineers and other designers to ensure project deliverables meet all necessary standards Perform survey office work such as mapping and along with and under the direction of a licensed land surveyor


• 1-5 years of field surveying and/or AutoCAD Civil 3d experience

• High School Diploma; college level coursework in civil engineering or land surveying highly desirable

• LSIT registration in the State of California (or ability to obtain within 6 months) is a desirable

• Previous or current survey-related coursework a plus

• Background will ideally include civil engineering project work and knowledge of municipal and state projects

• Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk related products required. Familiarity with Microstation, word processing and scheduling programs a plus.

• Knowledge of survey data collection methods and data processing

• Valid California State Driver's License

Salary Range: $72,000 $78,000 DOE

About Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Tetra Tech offers comprehensive benefit options that allow employees to design a plan based on individual needs and assist in planning for long-term financial security. Available benefits include health insurance, term life, disability, accidental death & dismemberment coverage, time off with pay (TOWP), 401k, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized the equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor, and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no phone calls or agencies.

Additional Information

  • Organization: 200 IEW

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