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Civil Engineering Technician (Survey Instrument Technician)

Port of Seattle

Job detailsSalary$39.15 an hourJob TypeFull-timeLocation2711 Alaskan Way Pier 69, Seattle, WA 98121+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionDental insuranceHealth insurancePaid sick timePaid time offParental leaveTuition reimbursementShow 2 more benefitsFull Job Description

Civil Engineering Technician (Survey Instrument Technician) (001640)

: Seattle Tacoma International Airport::

: Survey and Mapping Services

Employee Status
: Regular

: Full-time

Posting Expires
: Mar 18, 2023, 1:59:00 AM

Minimum Salary
: 31.32
MidPoint Salary
: 39.15
Maximum Salary
: 46.98

Some of what you’ll be doing:
In this role, you will serve as a member of a survey crew that performs technical work involving the various phases of surveying for design, construction, topographic, hydrographic, geospatial control points, and as-built surveys.

You will collect and provide surveying information for projects, identify and compute data points from drawings, and identify topographical elements for the collection of data.
You will review drawings for errors and omissions, research files to locate existing points and benchmarks, and maintain survey control point records.
You will maintain, calibrate, and operate a wide variety of surveying field equipment and data collectors, including cleaning, organizing, maintaining, and calibrating equipment.
You will utilize correct principles and practices to operate survey instruments such as GPS, base stations, total stations, digital levels, levels, and fathometers.
You will utilize survey software to perform specialized, technical, and mathematical computations and LisCAD survey software to download, upload and process data for technical surveying and mathematical computations.
You will create data base for survey points in Excel and verify the construction of horizontal and vertical location compliance as set forth in specifications.
You will research records, drawings and databases and maintain survey project electronic filing system.
You will provide data and drawings for contractor claims.
You will assist in project inspection on unique airfield construction projects.
You will notify inspector of potential problems and serve as a point of contact for contractor.
You will conduct plan review and survey bid estimates on upcoming major construction projects and help ensure crew has necessary information to perform field work.

Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:

Experienced You have four (4) years related field experience, preferably with a minimum of 1 year of heavy construction experience, education and training directly related to surveying.
Educated You possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Desired We hope you have a two (2) year technical degree in surveying and six (6) years of experience in survey operations and the understanding of procedures and principles of construction and land surveying. We also hope you have knowledge of Leica instruments and LisCAD software.
Committed to Equity You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work. At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.
Technologically Skilled You are very knowledgeable of survey procedures and techniques, including the operation of survey instruments such as total stations, GPS, digital levels, and 3D scanners. You are familiar with surveying work in topography, 3D scanning, bathymetry, construction staking, as built surveys, jet line surveys, legal description and exhibits for property surveys, easements, leases, and able to take 360 photos.
Organized You are aware and skilled in preparing documents that meet the drafting standards of the organization and storing/organizing your work in a way that allows for historical review.
Knowledgeable You are trained in construction engineering / surveying concepts and terminology and skilled in performing topography, 3D laser scanning, bathymetry, construction staking, and as built surveying.
Strong Communicator You are able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing as well work with others effectively to produce clear, timely, and accurate information.
Security Requirements As the successful candidate, you must obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) within the first three months of employment.

What else you need to know

Drivers License You will need a valid Washington State Drivers License, or the ability to obtain one, is required in order to travel locally to project sites.
Work Schedule Your normal work schedule will be Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
Work Environment You will work indoors and outdoors, where field conditions may vary from exposure to outside elements on airfield projects in all types of inclement weather. Work may be in high noise environments, high traffic locations, sites requiring fall protection, in and over navigable water ways, steep slopes, thick brush, or uneven ground.
Washington State Residency Requirement Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Effective, November 15, 2021, the Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
Overtime Eligible You are eligible for overtime pay in this role.
Safety Requirements You will be required to comply with all work rules, safety, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements.
Security Requirements As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.
Security Requirements You will also be required to obtain a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Customs Seal within 30 days of hire.

Why you’ll love it here

The Port of Seattle offers an extensive benefits package that rewards our staff for their valuable contributions towards the Ports mission. In addition to the summary below, benefit details for non-represented positions can be found
on the Port of Seattles website.
If the position is represented by a union, please refer to the
Collective Bargaining Agreement
or contact the appropriate Union Representative for specific information related to benefits and eligibility.

Healthcare Medical, Dental, and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
Paid Vacation Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
Paid Sick Leave At least one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked.
Holidays More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
Pension/Retirement Plans A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
Getting to Work From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
Parental Leave Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
Development From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion The Port of Seattle values diversity as a source of innovation and strength. We are actively working across the organization to create a culture where all employees regardless of race, gender, and other identities succeed and reach their fullest potential.
Work-Life Balance We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
Mission Driven We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.

Why the Port of Seattle

Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.

Our vision is to create a Port that mirrors throughout its breadth of operations and services and within its leadership the diversity of our communities, instill principles of equity into its culture, and ensures a fair and intentional distribution of opportunities to expand economic develop and quality of life for all in our region. Find out more about how our values RAISE us up and our commitment to equity.

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