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Survey Instrument Operator

  1. Reno
  1. Cities & development

Survey Instrument Operator

Survey Instrument Operator

Why join us?

We are Hiring! Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Reno, NV Surveying and Geodesy Group as a Survey Instrument Operator.  Under close supervision, performs entry-level Geomatics field and office work. Assists supervisor in performing all aspects of Geomatics including field surveys, raw data reduction, field calculations, CAD drafting, GIS data collection, etc. This position will report to the Survey Technical Manager.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Copies and scans field notes.
  • Assists field supervisor (Geomaticist, Data Specialist, etc) with all aspects of the daily workload.
  • Sets up tripod and tribrachs over survey points.
  • Cuts and clears brush and trees from line of survey, using brush hook, knife, ax, machete, chain saw or other cutting tools.
  • Places survey stakes at designated points, as instructed.
  • Cleans, carries and assumes responsibility for maintenance, proper use and safekeeping of all field instruments, equipment and tools.
  • Ensures, through daily inspection, that survey vehicles have an adequate supply of equipment and materials for the day's operations.
  • Maintains survey vehicles, parking area and office storage areas in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

What will you contribute?

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required. 
  • One year experience as a rod person or instrument operator required.
  • Interest in pursuing a Geomatics degree highly desirable.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Group Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please review Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who are not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, SNC-Lavalin family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.


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Survey Instrument Operator




Job Type

Full Time






Cities & development



Career Area

Surveying, geodesy & geography


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