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Professional Land Surveyor IA Licensed & Within State/Nearby

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What would it feel like to be part of a company guided by engaged and empowered employee-owners? To have the encouragement to run with innovative ideas? To know your opinion is valued and your voice is heard? Wouldn't you love to work in an atmosphere of transparency, respect, and accountability?

Then you belong at SEH.

SEH is currently searching for a talented Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) to join our team! If you are a PLS in Iowa and looking for a fully remote position with the opportunity to travel, this position is for YOU.

When you join SEH’s Surveying Team, you're laying the foundation for project success through accurate fieldwork, and detailed and precise documentation. You'll use the latest technologies and advanced equipment, including drones, to collect the data necessary to support future planning, design, and construction. The types of projects you will support range from large urban complex projects to residential and commercial properties to transportation infrastructure.

Why choose SEH:

Our ESOP provides you an opportunity to own part of the company – 100% of our profits are re-invested in our Employee Owners!
SEH supports you living your best life! We offer flexible work arrangements and schedules, so you have options that work for you.
Our upcoming Paid Family Leave benefit allows you to be there for the people you love - whether it’s the family you were born into or the family you chose
Opportunities for continued education, conferences, and technical training
Opportunity to deliver projects of varying size and complexity
What you will be doing:

Manage and direct field crew activities
Continue to build and maintain client relationships
Conduct boundary research and field surveys including route and property surveys, and ALTA surveys,
Prepare right-of-way plats, parcel sketches, data reduction and calculations
Oversee preparation of topographic maps and site plans from survey information collected
Collaborate with engineers and other land survey staff on civil and site development, transportation related planning, design and construction projects.
Work on projects such as streets, highways, airports, railroad, sewers, site development and more!
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in surveying or related field
RLS Licensure in any state and willing to obtain a license in any of the following states, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Nebraska within one (1) year of employment
Minimum of four (4) years of surveying experience
Strong working knowledge of modern survey methods, including use of total station and GPS equipment
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Must possess a valid Driver's license and must be able to successfully pass an MVR check
Ability to walk and climb over rough terrain and carry, lift, and pull equipment and materials weighing up to 40 pounds if/as needed
Must be willing to travel to the Midwest for project site visits when needed
Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with Trimble Equipment and Software
Business development experience
Proficiency with Trimble Business Center, AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or MicroStation
Who we are

Better Places. Clean Water. Renewing Infrastructure. Improving Mobility. Together with clients, we’re simplifying the world’s most complex challenges. And we’ve been doing this since 1927. SEH is employee-owned and our 800+ engineers, architects, planners, scientists and a wide array of professionals unite behind our core purpose of Building a Better World for All of Us®. You’ll find our employee-owners located across the U.S. and evidence of our work in nearly every state.

Base compensation is expected to be in the range of $75,000 and $105,000 per hour based on skill set and experience. Check out our full benefits package at, SEH Hiring Journey

For confidential consideration, apply online or send your resume and salary requirements via fax to 651.490.2138. Please refer to the job title if you choose to fax.

Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping with this commitment, it is the policy of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a covered veteran. Women and minorities encouraged to apply.

This topic was modified 7 months ago by SEHTalent
Posted : November 22, 2022 1:24 pm
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As you are new to this site, you really need to check out this link and have a chat with Wendell on doing business here.

Posted : November 22, 2022 6:32 pm
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I'd second what the good cow has said.


Posted : November 22, 2022 6:47 pm
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Posted by: @sehtalent

Base compensation is expected to be in the range of $75,000 and $105,000 per hour

I'm so glad I'm going to get my license...Hot Damn!

That's some real money there!

Posted : November 22, 2022 8:11 pm
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And there are some areas where that's the LSIT salary range.  LS range would start at that high end

Posted : November 23, 2022 4:52 am
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I'll take that 105,000/hour rate, but what exactly are you asking for?    It seems a bit disjointed.  Are you looking for multiple licensees that want to travel and do the field work, or is this a management situation?   What do you mean by "fully remote"?   Sounds like a nice company, for sure, but I guess I'd never see any co-workers?     Just curious, not looking for a job in Nebraska.   

Posted : November 23, 2022 5:15 am
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I think you should buy me out, great time to expand!!!

Posted : November 23, 2022 6:06 am
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@andy-j Great Question! We have a need for several PLS individuals currently for MN, IN and IA projects.  However, we do have upcoming projects and would like someone willing to get additional state licensures such as SD, ND or NE for possible upcoming projects.  The role is mainly remote but could include occasional travel to locations.  The job description can be a little confusing, but it is because of the need for multiple individuals as we acquire more projects and need individuals able to sign off on work related to the states mentioned.  Honestly, if you are a licensed PLS in any state, you can apply or just send a resume/cv to [email protected] and we will definitely reach back out to you to further discuss the role with you and see where we can find a good fit for you.

Posted : November 23, 2022 6:28 am
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@mightymoe Hey there, let's talk.  Send your CV to [email protected] and a Senior Team member can contact you and discuss this possibility.

Posted : November 23, 2022 6:30 am
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Posted by: @sehtalent

@mightymoe Hey there, let's talk.  Send your CV to [email protected] and a Senior Team member can contact you and discuss this possibility.

CV? I'm not looking to be hired, I'm looking to be fired for a price, you'd have to sharpen your pencil. If you did you'd have to be ready to hit the ground running, big time!!


Posted : November 23, 2022 3:12 pm
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