Senior Survey Technician - Columbus at Orchard Hiltz & McCliment Inc.

Posted in Architecture 16 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Columbus, Ohio





Job Description:

Come work for OHM Advisors, the community advancement firm.

With the singular mission of Advancing Communities, our diverse, 500+ member team works collaboratively across multiple service areas, including architecture, engineering, planning, surveying, and construction engineering, to create better places for people.

We are a team of experts with individual specialties working together, driven to make a difference through people-focused problem solving, design, and ideas. In everything we do, we put people first. We create places for communities of people that help solve a problem and drive them forward advancing the whole community today and well into the future.

What You’ll Contribute to OHM Advisors

The Senior Survey Technician is the foundation of the survey team, providing technical expertise with the survey equipment, software, standards, and data reporting. This is a growth position, looking for a person willing to take on responsibility and stay current with technology. An engaged and driven technician is highly valued at OHM and a critical part of the team.

Your Responsibilities


  • Work with direct supervisor to establish project plan and objectives including timeframes, budgets, staffing, and project schedule.

  • Understand project scope and convey requirements to the Survey Crew.

  • Effectively communicate information to staff and leadership team.

  • Direct Survey Crew members by assigning responsibilities and overseeing all work performed by the Survey Crew.

  • Ensure survey crew performance and provide leadership to field crews including train, supervise, coach, and mentor crew members and less-experienced crew chiefs.

  • Perform survey activities such as leveling, traversing, topographic mapping, construction layout, as-built surveys, boundary surveys, profile, and cross-section surveys.

  • Perform physical tasks such as line clearing, pounding stakes, setting monuments, and locating critical underground objects.

  • Record field notes legibly and accurately while following company standards and operating guidelines.

  • May be responsible for processing field data.

  • Provides input on surveying and construction-related issues, procedures, practices, protocols, and methods.

  • Oversee survey work to ensure safe work environments by complying with the company and/or site-specific health and safety plans (e.g., proper personal protection equipment, obtaining and maintaining First Aid and CPR certification, etc.).

  • Recommends changes in design, specifications, budget, and schedule, consistent with project objectives to the direct supervisor.

  • Has the authority to use assigned resources to meet timelines, schedules, budgets, and profit objectives.

  • May review the quality control and quality assurance procedures, as necessary.

  • Share project information and other field observations deemed pertinent to the project.

  • Ability to work mostly in the field as well as in the office (when required).

  • Understand state and local regulations regarding surveying standards and practices.

  • Checks accuracy of completed work and works with direct supervisor to ensure compliance with QA/QC program.

Your Team

As a trusted member of OHM Advisors’ Survey Group, you will join a growing, mission-driven team of innovative thinkers who collaborate daily, using our combined gifts and talents to continually advance the communities we serve.

 What You’ll Need to Succeed


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 5 years of experience, preferred.

  • Good organizational skills, proven ability to manage equipment, and enjoy working in a team environment.

  • Strong aptitude for mathematics, specifically trigonometry and geometry.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel).

  • Familiar with AutoCAD Civil 3D, preferred.

  • Familiarity with DOT survey standards preferred.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) skills.

  • Must have a valid and current driver’s license. 

  • Physical requirements include indoor and outdoor work, various temperatures and weather conditions, driving, lifting, carrying, reaching, bending, kneeling, crawling, walking, sitting, and standing.  Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Growth at OHM Advisors

Advancement isn’t just for our clients. We’re committed to moving our team forward, too. At OHM Advisors, you’ll enjoy challenging, meaningful work at a growing company creating innovative solutions for forward-thinking clients. But there’s not just cool work on big projects. You’ll be empowered to create your own career path in a culture that supports your individual professional development goals and encourages your pursuits through continued opportunities for growth. Read about some of our opportunities for career growth and enrichment on our website.

OHM Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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