Geomatics / Survey Instrument Operator

at VHB in Westbrook, Maine, United States

Job Description


VHB is seeking a Geomatics / Survey Instrument Operator to work in the Westbrook, Maine area. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.


+ Perform various land surveying tasks under the direction of more senior Land Surveyors including; Operation, transport and setup of Total Stations (Manual and Robotic), Data Collectors, GPS, and other Land Surveying equipment.

+ Reconnaissance and recovery of Land Surveying markers through use of hand tools, brush cutting, 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 the installation of stakes through use of sledgehammers and hand tools.

+ Maintains proper care of all survey equipment.

+ Requires valid Driver’s license and ability to operate company vehicles, including large cargo vans.

+ Some overnight travel may be required from time to time due to workshare opportunities with other VHB offices.

+ Documents all phases of survey work through clear field notes and data collection

+ Land surveying including but not limited to Boundary line, Topographic survey, Construction stakeout, and utility surveys.

Skills and Attributes

+ Ability to learn the proper use of GPS equipment and Manual and or Robotic Instruments.

+ Ability to learn mathematical concepts such as the fundamentals of geometry

+ Understands the basics of Boundary Survey, Topographic, Construction, and Utility Surveys

+ Able to think critically

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with survey staff and clients


+ Must have a high school diploma, Associates degree preferred

+ 0-1 years of land surveying experience

+ Must be detail oriented, willing to work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to outdoor elements and willing to travel

+ Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and pass a drug screen and background check

+ Must be able to lift 50lbs

WE ARE VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.

+ Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation

+ Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects

+ Amazing co-workers

+ A focus on learning and development

+ Flexible, hybrid workplace

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing and we hope you’ll join us!

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


ID: 2023-3290

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Street: 865 Spring St.

Telecommute: No

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Job Posting: JC232075991

Posted On: Jan 12, 2023

Updated On: May 08, 2023

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