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Survey Technician/Land Surveyor

Company name
MSA Professional Services, Inc.

Saint Paul, MN

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MSA specializes in the sustainable development of communities. Yet, what we do is more than just a portfolio of projects. We are committed to going beyond the project – to building honest, open relationships and becoming a source of expertise and support in order to help make our communities stronger.

Founded in the 1930s as a rural land surveying business, MSA has grown into an employee-owned, multidisciplinary consulting firm employing more than 350 engineers, architects, planners, funding experts, surveyors, GIS experts, landscape architects and environmental scientists. We have 16 offices across six states (Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin) and collaborate to pioneer projects in communities throughout the United States.

MSA has earned a variety of notable industry accolades. The Milwaukee Business Journal identified the company as the third largest engineering firm in Wisconsin in its 2018 report. MSA was also selected Wisconsin Company of the Year for 2018 by the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association and named by the Zweig Group as one of the 2017 “Best Firms to Work For.” We also pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and take seriously our commitment to offering a fun, engaging professional culture as well as a healthy work-life balance.


We are currently looking to add a full time Survey Technician in our St Paul or Duluth office. This person will complete field and office survey related duties accurately and on time for internal and external clients. We offer project exposure to a variety of municipal, DOT and private projects.


  • Gather field data necessary for: boundary retracement, platting land divisions, topographic mapping, cross sections, horizontal and vertical control, right of way location, and utility locations to be used in preparation of survey maps, and engineering plans. Duties will specifically include but not be limited to municipal and transportation street and utility projects.

  • Construction staking for municipal and private site, street and utility projects.

  • Bridge and hydraulic surveys of river and stream channels.

  • Topographic surveys of state and county highways including drainage and safety features along them.

  • Assist with CAD drafting. (Autodesk products)

  • Must be able to work alone once given direction

  • Perform office functions including: data reduction/computations, digital terrain modeling/surface creation, survey map preparation, quality control, and communication.

  • Assist in municipal plan preparation and construction observation.

  • Communicate clearly with: clients, coworkers, peers and public.

Required Skills

Required Experience

  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in surveying, civil engineering technology, or related degree preferred

  • A valid driver’s license is required

  • A minimum of 2 years of survey experience required

  • Certified Survey Technician is preferred but not required

  • Previous experience with utilities and railroads would be a plus

  • Previous experience with Auto Cad, Civil 3D, or Trimble Business Center Basic is a plus

  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills

It takes a village to change the earth for the better. If you have the passion and skills to help design and engineer a better world, we’d love to have you on our team. At MSA, we help people live, work and play better. That goes not only for our clients and the communities we serve, but for our team members too. Join us and launch your innovative new career in a 100% employee-owned workplace that believes in flexible work schedules, honest transparency, a supportive team environment and a commitment to helping make communities stronger, together.

MSA also provides a comprehensive suite of benefits and incentives including competitive health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, support of ongoing professional education, opportunities for community involvement and participation in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Apply today at

MSA is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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St Paul, US-MN

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