Sr. Survey Field Data Specialist (Assistant position)
Atkins - Henderson, NV

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Job Summary
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and the world's 11th largest design firm with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

At Atkins, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative and sound design. As the official engineer of the 2012 London Olympics, few companies can rival the size and diversity of our projects. Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modeling of a flood defense system or the improvement of a management process, we plan, design and enable solutions.

Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Reno staff as a Sr. Survey Field Data Specialist.

Under direction, is a member of a field survey crew in performing construction, topographic, hydrographic, boundary, right-of-way, control, and special purpose surveys for a client or in support of any of the various technical services of the company.

  • Assists survey crew in the performance of their assignments.
  • Assists in preparing estimates of time, personnel and equipment required to perform surveys.
  • Has comprehensive knowledge of electronic data collection systems, ensuring all data is accurate, complete, and downloaded on a daily basis.
  • Performs the necessary calculations to provide field checks on data acquired.
  • Applies knowledge of plane trigonometry and plane coordinate computations to field survey problems.
  • Applies knowledge of the mathematical relationship of elements of a horizontal circular curve and its layout.
  • Has comprehensive understanding and ability to operate all typical instrumentation found on a field data collection crew to include electronic total stations, electronic levels, GPS, HDS, and other equipment deemed necessary.
  • Interprets fractional and metes and bounds legal descriptions.
  • Assists in conducting performance evaluations and reviews for supervised personnel.
  • Ensures that survey crew conducts itself in a professional, responsible manner at all times.
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.
Ability to use all survey instruments, keep well-organized field notes and other records, and perform all associated mathematical calculations. Utilizes all survey instruments and tools, calculator, field books, plans and plats. Based on broader experience and knowledge, is generally assigned to the more complex surveys; is able to exercise more discretion/judgment, and function with greater independence.

Responsible for work direction on a survey crew; assists in conducting performance evaluations and reviews; may recommend salary actions, promotions, demotions, hiring, firing and disciplining of crew members.

Contacts client representatives and represents the company to the general public at the survey site.


Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
Job Details

High school diploma (or equivalent) plus five years related experience OR an associate's degree in a related technical field plus four years related experience is required. Interest in pursuing a Geomatics degree highly desirable.

Must possess strong math skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to give training and work direction to others. Ability to interpret legal descriptions and engineering drawings.

CST Level IV and/or LSIT preferred.

  • Ability to run GPS and conventional survey equipment
  • Capable of doing non-complex field and office calculations
  • Able to work out of town for extended periods of time. (up to three months at a time) 70% of the workload may be out of town.
  • Familiar with:
o GPS surveys
o Construction staking
o Boundary surveys
o AutoCad and Trimble GPS software

Requirements include ability to walk long distances in rough terrain of survey sites, as well as the ability to work outdoors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions, and carry heavy loads; ability to communicate verbally and using hand signals.

Job hazards include the use of sharp and heavy objects and working under adverse conditions such as road traffic, uneven terrain, animals, insects, and inclement weather.

Job requires flexibility to work overtime and travel outside of home office location. Depending on the project, travel to survey sites may include the following: long commutes, overnight stays, temporary relocation near a survey site, and in some instances out-of-state or international assignments. If position requires driving company vehicle, incumbent must have valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.

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Atkins is one of the world's leading engineering, design and project management consultancies. We have the breadth and depth of expertise to...