Geomatics Equipment Operator

at VHB in Westbrook, Maine, United States

Job Description

About the Position

VHB’s growing Westbrook, ME office has needs for remote based, traveling Geomatics Equipment Operators to join our Geomatics Team to support national project needs. These positions are require travel, working 6 days per week, 10 hours per day, on large scale surveying projects that support natural gas pipeline, electric transmission, and other large scale energy projects.


Perform various land surveying tasks under the direction of more senior Land Surveyors including:

+ Operation, transport and setup of Robotic total stations, data collectors, GPS, and other land surveying equipment

+ Land surveying including boundary line, topographic survey, construction stakeout and utility surveys

+ Reconnaissance and recovery of land surveying markers through use of hand tools and digging

+ Construction stakeout of proposed improvements, including installation of stakes through use of sledgehammers and hand tools

+ Operation and maintenance of surveying equipment

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

Skills and Abilities

+ Proficient in reading, understanding, and evaluating the significance of survey, right-of-way, engineering, and architectural drawings with respect to each survey project

+ Ability to learn the proper use of GPS equipment and Robotic Instruments and mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of geometry

+ Ability to learn and understand the basics of boundary, topographic, construction, and utility surveys

+ Able to think critically

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with survey staff and clients

+ AutoCAD experience desirable


+ 0-1 year of experience or willingness to learn using standard survey equipment (i.e., RTK GPS,total station, levels)

+ High school diploma or GED

+ Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

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

+ Ability to transport land surveying equipment, navigate and traverse through difficult terrain, environments, and wooded areas

+ Must have a valid driver’s license

+ Travel and overnight travel for assignments outside local area (anticipated to be less than 15% of assignments)

+ Must be able to lift 75lbs

+ Experience with AutoCAD Civil3D desirable, but not required

+ Experience with Leica survey equipment desirable, but not required

About Us

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.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work for VHB in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

ID: 2023-3524

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Street: 865 Spring St.

Telecommute: No

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Job Posting: JC236668246

Posted On: Mar 20, 2023

Updated On: Mar 31, 2023

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