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Company: KPFF Consulting Engineers

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Land Surveying Roles:

  • Land Survey Instrument Person
  • Survey Party Chief
  • Survey Technician
  • Land Surveyor
  • Survey Crew Chief
  • Survey Project Manager
  • Project Surveyor
  • Survey Manager
  • Director of Survey Group


No single method works for every situation. KPFF land surveyors regard surveying as a piece of the puzzle within the scope of a larger project. We take a personal, tailored approach to our work, meeting individually with clients to pinpoint the type of information they need at each stage of a project. KPFF’s comprehensive surveying services include consulting, research, field reconnaissance, field measurements and calculations, error analysis and mapping. Our survey team provides responsive service throughout the US and around the globe for virtually every project type.

KPFF land surveying services include but are not limited to:

  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title
  • Aerial Imaging
  • Boundary
  • Construction Staking
  • Platting
  • Topographic

Below is a sample of our Surveying Projects. To view more of our project portfolio, click here.

  • WeHo Design District Streetscape – West Hollywood, CA
  • Providence Park Eastside Expansion – Portland, OR
  • MJR Woodland Square Loop Master Plan – Lacey, WA
  • Portland Japanese Garden Cultural Crossing – Portland, OR

Responsibilities: (varies upon role)

Field Operations

  • Lead or independently execute field projects with precision.
  • Engage with engineering teams, providing vital data to facilitate site development.
  • Lead construction staking and layout surveys, contributing to project infrastructure.

Equipment Management and Maintenance

  • Operate advanced surveying instruments ensuring accurate data collection.
  • Train and mentor field technicians to master the listed responsibilities.
  • Acquire all necessary permits and clearances from appropriate local entities.

Survey Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Analyze data meticulously and prepare detailed survey reports.
  • Oversee the preparation of plats, legal descriptions, and topographic maps that comply with industry standards.
  • Proficiently perform training, data collection, and quality checks for survey fieldwork.

Leadership and Business Strategy

  • Manage and execute detailed land surveys, utilizing sophisticated technology for precise mapping.
  • Direct and guide survey team members, promoting a culture of excellence.
  • Examine survey markets to identify and capitalize on new business opportunities.

Qualifications: (varies upon role)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying, Geomatics, or Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) certification or Professional Land Surveyor (PLS)
  • Proficiency in operating advanced surveying instruments and software, including AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Strong knowledge of land surveying techniques and practices
  • Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and standards

Leadership and Project Management

  • Project management skills
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to engage with clients and maintain strong relationships
  • Write project proposals and collaborate with clients to meet their surveying needs
  • Function as surveyor of record on survey projects

Field Operations and Management

  • Ability to lead a crew or work alone with the appropriate field equipment
  • Provide efficient, accurate, and complete survey fieldwork
  • Take field notes including depiction sketches, provide field calculations and construction staking
  • Provide equipment calibration and maintenance

Culture and Benefits

Embark on a career journey that values your expertise and empowers your growth at KPFF. Here, autonomy meets innovation as we grant our team members the freedom to solve challenging problems and evolve into consulting experts. Our culture is woven with employee ownership, collaboration, and shared values, fostering an environment where your contributions are celebrated, and your career is in your hands. At KPFF, we’re more than colleagues; we’re a community that thrives on collaborative innovation, providing you with the platform to make a lasting impact on groundbreaking projects.

We are passionate about supporting our employees through flexible and comprehensive Benefits. Our Benefits include:

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer contribution (regardless of employee contribution)
  • Medical Plan Options: Traditional PPO or High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Dental Insurance offered through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance offered through VSP
  • Amazon Pharmacy with MedsYourWay
  • Behavioral Health Options
  • Pregnancy Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Basic Life and AD&D
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • KPFF Paid Family Leave
  • Paid holidays (including two floating Holidays)
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, jury duty)
  • Additional benefits based upon office location

KPFF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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