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Our passionate team of 1,400 professionals includes engineers, scientists, planners, and designers. We are invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We work hard. We have fun. We make a difference.

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Survey Instrument Operator

Department: VA-Williamsburg
Location: Williamsburg, VA

VHBs Williamsburg, VA team is looking for a Survey Instrument Operator to join our office for full-time employment.

VHBs passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.


  • Perform various land surveying tasks under the direction of more senior Land Surveyors including:
  • Operation, transport, and setup of Total Stations, Data Collectors, GPS, and other Land Surveying equipment.
  • Reconnaissance and recovery of Land Surveying markers through the use of hand tools and digging.
  • Ability to transport Land Surveying Equipment, navigate and traverse through difficult terrain, environments and wooded areas.
  • Performs construction stakeout of proposed improvements, including installation of stakes through use of sledgehammers and hand tools.
  • Maintains proper care of all survey equipment.
  • Documents all phases of survey work through clear field notes and data collection
  • Land surveying including boundary line, topographic survey, construction stakeout, and utility surveys.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to learn the proper use of GPS equipment, Robotic Instruments and mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of geometry
  • Understand the basics of Boundary, Topographic, Construction, and Utility Surveys
  • Able to think critically
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


  • High school diploma and 2-4 years of land development or other relevant experience
  • Must be detail oriented, willing to travel and work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to outdoor elements
  • Must have a valid drivers license and a good driving record
  • Must be able to pass DoD security screening
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.
  • We regret that we are unable to provide sponsorship for employment visas at this time

At VHB, were invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. Were proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for nearly 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

VHB participates in the E-verify employment authorization program.

VHB also maintains a drug-free workplace.

If you are in need of special assistance in applying for individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please call our HR contact, Mary Ann Forde at 407-982-4495 or email

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