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Colorado Springs Utilities Land Surveyor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Land Surveyor

Job Type: Geospatial/GIS/Land Services

Pay Range $77,792 to $106,870

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 2/23/24

Applications are being accepted until:

*If no date is displayed, applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis; however, this job posting may close at any time after a minimum of 5 days of being posted.

Land Surveyor

This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs of relocating to the Colorado Springs area.

This job will be filled at the Intermediate ($77,792 to $97,240) or Senior ($85,488 to $106,870) level depending upon the knowledge, expertise, and licensure of the successful candidate.

As a Land Surveyor at Colorado Springs Utilities, you will provide expertise and support in the areas of land surveying, cadastral mapping, survey control, easement preparation and review, topographic mapping, engineering surveys, and land survey plat and subdivision review. This job offers the opportunity to leverage your knowledge of and experience with plane surveying, field data collection methodologies, and survey technologies.

At the Intermediate level , your responsibilities may include:

  • Operating survey equipment, including total stations, digital levels, GPS equipment, and data collectors (Trimble and Leica)

  • Performing field surveying tasks, transporting and setting up equipment, and loading survey vehicles with equipment and tools

  • Reviewing plats, easement documents, researching survey documents, and conducting land records research

  • Creating subdivision or lot data using Coordinate Geometry (COGO) techniques

  • Performing heads-up digitizing from aerial orthophotography using ArcGIS

  • Performing CAD or GIS COGO data entry, coordinating geometry calculations, and analyzing survey data for accuracy

  • Assisting Party Chief surveyor with surveying easements, control, topographic, leveling, volume, and 3D surveys

At the Senior level , your responsibilities may include:

  • Creating and maintaining FIMS cadastral mapping data, including lot/parcel, subdivision, right-of-way, preliminary lot, and centerline ArcGIS feature data sets

  • Providing cadastral base mapping maintenance updates bound for the El Paso County Assessor’s office

  • Performing Coordinate Geometry (COGO) construction of subdivisions and lots

  • Maintaining annexation, city boundary, and Utility service area boundaries

  • Performing land surveys related to city property or land base/utility activities

  • Conducting property corner searches, construction staking, design surveys, topographic surveys, control surveys, and leveling and deformation surveys

  • Performing “field to finish” editing of survey data in Civil 3D

  • Performing 3D scanning and modeling using terrestrial and mobile LiDAR scanning

  • Operating various types of survey equipment including total stations, digital levels, GPS equipment, and data collectors

  • Providing support to GIS Analysts for ArcFM Facilities and Engineering data conversion

  • Reviewing developer-initiated easements and plats

  • Supporting Colorado Springs Utilities' dam monitoring surveys on an annual basis

Please note that the majority (75%) of this position is comprised of fieldwork where you may be subject to changing weather conditions. This position also requires performing labor-intensive tasks, including but not limited to clearing brush, laying out stakes, and transporting survey equipment.

Who You Are

  • Experience with survey technologies and CAD development

  • Experience with plane surveying and field data collection methodologies is valued (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Leica Infinity, Trimble)

  • Understanding of construction and utilities infrastructure terminology is valued

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and supporting documentation is valued

  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted driver's license is required

  • At the Senior level - possession of a Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) is required, or the ability to obtain within one year; a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) is valued

When applying, please highlight your professional experience, skills, and abilities with the following:

  • Knowledge of the different types of surveys you have performed.

  • Different types of surveying equipment you have utilized.

  • Construction and utility terminology and practices.

  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings related to utility systems.

  • Researching and gathering data related to utility systems.

  • Knowledge of survey errors and adjustment methods.

  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and AutoCAD and/or Civil 3D.

  • Any skills or experience providing high quality customer service and problem solving.

  • Microsoft Office, Document Management Systems, Microsoft SharePoint.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 120A, 12A, 51S, 881A 32E1, 32E2, 32E3, 32E4, 32EX 5311, 5904, 5310, 122, 5960, 8004, 144 1301, 1302, 1310, 2070, 6004, 6005, 9620, 9622, 9624, 9626, 9630, 9631, 9632

Who We Are

  • One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)

  • A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)

  • Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association – a utility sector leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements

  • Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in one of the most desired cities to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report)

Our Commitment to Our Employees

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –12 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $0 per month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA). (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans

  • Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available (effective the 1st of the month following your start date)

  • Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement

  • Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Geospatial/GIS/Land Services