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Bolton & Menk, Inc. Survey Technician (predominately office)  in Ames, Iowa

Survey Technician (predominately office)

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

CategoryLand Surveying


Bolton & Menk has a great opportunity for a Survey Technician to join our team in our Ames office. Now is your opportunity to work with a Top 175 employer in the State of Minnesota with GREAT benefits! This role will be approximately90% office work and 10% field work.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist in the production of survey drawings

  • Perform basic survey computations

  • Use CAD and other survey/engineering software for basic survey drawing preparation

  • Assist with survey field operations as needed with:

  • Construction staking, which will include shoveling, lifting and carrying 25-50 lbs

  • Operate survey instruments (robotic total stations, GPS equipment and data collectors) to collect and process field measurements and data for engineering and surveying projects

What We are Looking For:

  • Diploma or Associates Degree in Land Surveying Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, or related field from an accredited post-secondary institutionORan equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge and skills in CAD and survey software (i.e. AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil3D, Microstation)

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and effectively apply survey and engineering concepts

  • Good time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced math skills

  • Strong attention to detail

This role requires that you posses a valid driver’s license and be insurable at the Firm’s standard rates. A motor vehicle record (MVR) check is a standard condition of employment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with DOT and municipal infrastructure

  • NSPE Certified Survey Technician (CST) Certification


Work with a creative and hardworking team, who believe in client satisfaction and building relationships. For over 70 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms and is a Top 175 Workplace in Minnesota. With over 700 employees and 24 offices in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina and South Carolina, there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available.


At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team.

Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.


Bolton & Menk, Inc. representatives conduct all email communications exclusively through a company email address that ends with We extend offers of employment only after a comprehensive interview process and will never ask you for a payment of any sort nor offer one for any reason. Bolton & Menk, Inc. will not ask any applicant to purchase equipment, nor offer to reimburse any applicant for expenses incurred prior to employment. We will not request personal information until a legitimate offer of employment has been extended. If you suspect a recruitment attempt is fraudulent, you should cease communications. You may contact us at to verify whether a recruitment contact is legitimate. All legitimate job opportunities are posted on our company website’s careers page.


This position is currently accepting applications.