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Southern Company Survey Technician in Atlanta, Georgia

Survey Technician


Survey Technician


The Survey Technician is a highly skilled technical member of a field survey crew. This individual is responsible for performing all survey related field duties, including operating field instruments and data collection devices on land surveying projects for the Land Engineering department. This individual will be expected to conduct surveying work in the absence of daily supervision. The survey technician will work to ensure Land Engineering projects are completed accurately and on schedule while maintaining a focus on Safety Excellence.


Education Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent, required

  • Certified Survey Technician (CST) or Surveying Certificate Program courses, a plus

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of 1 year of land survey experience required

  • Experience in use of Carlson field data collection software, a plus

  • Experience in use of global positioning systems (GPS), a plus

  • CAD experience (in AutoCAD or Carlson), a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of land and construction surveying concepts, techniques and procedures

  • Knowledge of mathematics and measurements related to surveying

  • Knowledge of the operation, setup, care and use of surveying tools & equipment, and ability to perform basic equipment calibration

  • Understanding of research needs in support of field survey (GPC Land Records research, courthouse research, etc)

  • Ability to read and understand surveying and property documents and drawings

  • Knowledge of applicable survey standards including the Georgia Plat Act

  • Knowledge of basic drafting and CAD skills with understanding of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

  • Knowledge of Global Positioning System (GPS), both static and RTK. Also knowledge in use of eGPS.

  • Basic knowledge of the various survey coordinate datum and projection systems and their differences

  • Knowledge of (or willing to learn) company specific software/databases

  • Ability to use of basic office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc)

  • Good communication skills, teamworking ability, multi-tasking ability, ability to work under pressure

  • Working knowledge of all applicable safety rules and environmental regulations


  • Accurately collect survey data using field survey instrumentation and data collection devices, including use of GPS (static and RTK) and eGPS.

  • Function as part of a survey team to complete boundary surveys, topographic surveys, route surveys, deformation surveys, hydrographic surveys, construction layout, installation of survey control points, etc. in the absence of direct supervision

  • Ensure all applicable survey codes are correctly used

  • Utilize CAD drafting tools and survey processing software to process and edit survey data, prepare sketches of field survey data and to assist in mapping survey projects.

  • Perform research required to complete survey projects which may include public property records (courthouse research, etc.) and in-house records

  • Provide training and development for less experienced employees

  • Maintain survey equipment & tools and regularly assess equipment needs

  • Perform to ensure work is completed as accurately and efficiently as possible

  • Work safely and abide by all company specific safety regulations. Perform daily job safety briefing prior to work activities.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Skill to function as part of a team and to maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations

  • Capacity to establish client relationships, to focus on the needs of the clients and to commit to completing the tasks required to meet those needs

  • Good customer service and teamwork attitude

  • Responsible decision maker and schedule oriented

  • Good interpersonal and negotiating skills required

  • Good communication skills

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid driver’s license, required

  • CST, LSIT, RLS certification, a plus

Other Job Requirements

  • Willing to participate on storm evaluation and restoration teams (if necessary)

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).


Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 100 % of the Time

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2008360