San Gabriel Valley Water Company
Onsite - El Monte/ Fontana, CA
Application Deadline: 6/22/24

Pay Rate: $110,000 to $140,000 annual dependent on qualifications

Classification: Full-Time/Exempt

Work Schedule: 9/80 Schedule – 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Benefits: Vacation, Sick Leave, 12 Paid Holidays, One Floating Holiday, Group Medical Insurance, Dental

Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, 401(k) with Company Match


Under general direction of the Planning Manager oversee surveys to meet the Company’s land survey and asset management related needs.


Responsible for a variety of tasks and duties, which may include, but would not be limited to, the following:

  • Prepare maps and revise existing maps, making all necessary corrections and adjustments.
  • Compile data required for map preparation, including aerial photographs, survey notes, records, reports, original maps, and calculations.
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of real property and right-of-way documents; examine documentation such as plat books, easements, maps, and deeds in order to verify properties’ legal descriptions.
  • Compile federal, state, county and city records for information concerning rights-of-ways.
  • Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
  • Write legal descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds or other legal property documents.
  • Direct or conduct surveys in order to establish legal boundaries for properties based on deeds and titles.
  • Direct or conduct topographic surveys to obtain information about landform and existing features for engineering design use.
  • Direct or conduct construction staking to provide information and support to both linear and vertical construction operations.
  • Conduct research regarding legal records, survey records, and land titles in order to obtain information about property boundaries, rights-of-way and/or easement in concern.
  • Utilize, maintain, adjust and calibrate surveying instruments in order to maintain their good working condition and accuracy.
  • Coordinate survey findings with the work of engineering design and construction management personnel involved with projects.
  • Manage and coordinate with external survey consultants regarding aerial surveys as necessary.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of asset inventories and records.
  • Maintain asset records in the hierarchical database for planning purposes.
  • Collect and coordinate criteria for asset operation, performance, service and retirement in accordance with industry standards and CPUC regulations and requirements.
  • Develop survey methods and procedures for training purposes.
  • Train internal engineering department personnel and direct their work in such activities as performing surveys or drafting maps.
  • Operate a CADD workstation to prepare engineering survey drawings consisting of basic horizontal and vertical alignments, layouts, flow diagrams, assemblies, isometrics, etc., from rough sketches and/or from general survey information according to established standards and procedures.
  • Compile data and perform dimensional and routine calculations required for the preparation of drawings. Understand how to read orthographic (2D) and/or isometric (3D) designs and supplier/manufacturer drawings.


  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
  • Fulfill all physical requirements as needed to perform job duties
  • Have experience and demonstrate proficiency in using the latest models of the survey equipment listed below:
  • Auto Level Topcon
  • Pulse Total Station Topcon
  • Rover Trimble R6 RTN/VRS GPS/GNSS or latest model
  • Base Trimble R6 RTN/VRS GPS/GNSS or latest model
  • Radio Trimble HPDA50 or latest model
  • Data Collector
  • Recon TDS
  • TCS2 Trimble
  • Software-Collector
  • Survey Pro Standard v3.83 or latest version
  • Survey Collector v12.46 or latest version
  • Software-Desktop
  • Foresight DXM v3.40 or latest version
  • Trimble Business Center v2.30 or latest version
  • Must demonstrate the ability to use CADD software and be proficient with AutoDesk Civil3D CADD within one (1) year of employment.
  • Familiarity with Land Surveying principles and practices, including survey law.
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with drone surveys is desirable.
  • Knowledge of ESRI Utility Database is desirable.
  • Knowledge of various horizontal and vertical coordinate systems and data (e.g. State Plane Coordinate Systems, UTM grid system, NAD83, NAD27, NAVD88, NGVD29) is required.
  • Knowledge, understanding and familiarity working with real property documents, such as vesting deeds, legal descriptions, easements, title reports, exhibits, etc.
  • Field survey and engineering methods and techniques.
  • Mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
  • Knowledge of civil engineering and survey terminology, descriptions and materials including maps, plat drawings and specifications


The following are required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with concentration on Geospatial Sciences
  • California Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license required
  • Eight (8) or more years of experience in survey instrumental operations and survey map preparation
  • Valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record

San Gabriel Valley Water Company, with over 260 employees offers competitive wages and full benefit package to eligible employees. Submit cover letter and detailed resume to E-mail: with “Surveyor” in the subject line; Fax: (626) 442-2632; Mail to: Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 6010, El Monte, CA 91734.

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