Field Survey / CAD Technician

Chicago, IL

Posted: 11/12/2021 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: real_street-2146 Pay Rate: 0.00 USD HOUR

Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected construction management executives to owners and contractors, working on commercial and government projects. As one of the leading firms in the country which specializes exclusively in this area, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading organizations enabling us access to the top engineering and construction programs throughout the country.

RealStreet currently has a great opportunity for a Field Survey / CAD Technician in Chicago, IL. This individual will support our client, a professional engineering firm that offers a variety of environmental, engineering, industrial hygiene and survey services to clients throughout the Midwest. The position provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes an extensive insurance plan and a 401(k)-retirement plan with a generous company match (additional benefit details listed below).

Job Responsibilities

The Field Survey / CAD Technician will coordinate the drafting of projects to ensure a smooth interface with the project team and that projects are completed within technical, scope, budgetary and time constraints. This is primarily an office position doing some field work operating the electronic survey equipment as a part of supporting the field survey crew.

Additional responsibilities of the Field Survey / CAD Technician include:

  • Reviews projects ensuring the adherence of compliance with internal corporate total quality control programs for relevant projects
  • Communicating and coordinating project layout with Survey and Civil Project Managers
  • Prepares finished drawings from digital field survey data, sketches, notes, layouts, details and legal descriptions
  • Assembles project deliverables
  • Develops additions or propose changes to the existing process
  • Ability to perform other disciplines, to include:
    • Performing as a CAD project coordinator on one or more disciplines
    • Train or aid less experienced technicians to help them resolve difficult operating tasks or drawing production problems
    • Review drawings and drafting assignments for quality assurance purposes
    • Preparing calculations

Job Requirements

Requirements of the Field Survey / CAD Technician role include:

  • Associate degree in CAD
  • Three (3) plus years’ experience with survey and civil drafting
  • Ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry
  • Knowledge and ability to coordinate geometry functions with one or more of the following programs:
    • MicroStation Geopak
    • AutoCAD Civil3D, Revit 3D modeling is a plus
    • 3D laser scanning equipment and software is a plus
  • Experience in field survey work, to include:
    • Operating conventional and robotic total stations
    • Operating optical and digital levels
    • Operating GPS (Global Positioning Systems) equipment, Real time global positioning systems is desired


RealStreet offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with generous company match
  • Medical Insurance Plan which includes prescription coverage
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & Long-term Disability

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RealStreet has been an excellent partner in understanding our programs unique staffing requirements-skills, experience, clearances, seasonality and consistently provides qualified and highly productive team members who are often recognized by our customers for their performance.

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