DJ&A is a multidisciplinary professional services consulting firm that delivers a diverse range of services to clients across the nation. Specializing in Transportation Design, Survey & Mapping, Sustainability, Site Development and Utilities, Construction Inspection/Management, Geospatial Solutions, Aerial, Terrestrial and Mobile LiDAR, 3D Scanning, Structural Design, Project Management, Community Involvement, Right of Way, and Environmental Compliance, we perform work in some of the most beautiful locations, National Parks, and Federal Lands throughout the western United States!

Founded in 1973 by two former U.S. Forest Service employees who saw a need for a company that uniquely understood Forest Service projects, DJ&A has continued to grow and expand over the last 48 years by embracing the values of our founders. Today, we have a team of 80+ skilled professionals spanning across offices in Missoula, MT; Vancouver, WA; Lakewood, CO; and Sioux Falls, SD.

DJ&A is seeking a full-time Professional Land Surveyor with 8+ years of relevant experience including 2+ years of leadership and supervision, and an interest in being a part of a growing company. The candidate must have a thorough understanding of the Design, Engineering, and Survey industry and, a strong understanding of the regional and local market drivers and trends. The successful candidate must also have a strong work ethic, a high regard for the survey profession, and excellent technical, analytical, and organizational skills. This position will be well supported by a survey staff including a LSI Technician and Survey Crew in Vancouver and 4 PLS’s in the Missoula Headquarters office. Additional support staff in the Vancouver office will be hired as needed to support the expanding client base.

Preferred project experience with:

  • Project experience with the Pacific Northwest public and private sector markets.
  • Knowledge of federal contracting requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Will be responsible for supervision and development of staff.

Primary Expectations, but not limited to:

Surveyor and Project Management:

  • Experience with all aspects of surveying including but not limited to construction staking, ALTA surveys, plats, deeds, legal descriptions, research, etc.
  • Familiarity with public and private boundary analysis and resolution, survey technology and skills, including GPS principles, robotic total stations, etc.
  • Plan, lead, direct, and monitor all aspects of large projects with high degree of technical complexity.
  • Undertake full responsibility for project delivery and integrate elements of project management throughout the project life cycle.
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently and ensure project objectives are met, and delivery is achieved within the set time and budget.
  • Coordinate with other team members to ensure schedules, budgets, quality and agency requirements, specifications and standards are achieved.
  • Manage the financial success of projects in conjunction with the Project Coordinator, Accounting Manager, and Group Leader.
  • Establish and maintain client contacts on technical and project administration matters.
  • Build and develop client relations and support marketing efforts, including leading pursuit of potential new projects.
  • Follow, enforce, and improve established QA/QC procedures.
  • Apply advanced knowledge to facilitate the completion of high-quality, cost-effective projects.

Staff Development/Group Leadership:

  • Must have a passion for leadership, mentoring, and career development.
  • Engage in recruiting and retention efforts to ensure DJ&A hires the best talent and supports    processes that encourage staff longevity.
  • Assist in staff management, which may include conducting annual performance evaluations, workload leveling, staff solutions, training, and performance development.
  • Supervise and mentor staff to support the growth and development of a growing office.
  • Be accountable for staff performance and results.
  • Assign and review work of staff, including technical documentation and drawings.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to staff.

About you:

  • Experience with all aspects of surveying including but not limited to construction staking, ALTA surveys, PLSS, plats, deeds, legal descriptions, research, etc.
  • Strong familiarity with survey technology and skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Independent, self-motivated, results-oriented, and dynamic.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Bring, enforce, and develop a network of private, municipal, state and/or federal clients and A/E partners in western Oregon and Washington.

Required Qualifications

  • Eight (8+) years of related experience.
  • Licensed Professional Surveyor (PLS), preferably in the states of Washington, Oregon or in another PLSS state with the intent to obtain licensure in the Pacific Northwest.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2+) years of leadership experience.
  • An ability to travel to build teams and relationships.
  • Proven ability to successfully develop client relationships and win work.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of a complex scope.
  • Project experience with federal agencies (FHWA, NPS, USFS, USACE, etc.)
  • Project experience within the States of Washington and Oregon.
  • Knowledge of federal contracting requirements.
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D, Revit, MicroStation Experience

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits (Monthly medical premiums fully paid)
  • Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with Annual Company Deposit
  • Roth and 401(k) Retirement Accounts
  • Profit Sharing and Bonus Plan
  • 9/80 Work Schedule
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Professional Registration Reimbursement/Licensure Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Training

Office Location

  • Vancouver, WA

DJ&A is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. You may view our Equal Employment Opportunity notice here and Supplemental EEO notice here.

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