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Survey CAD Technician

Department: Survey

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Civil Science is currently looking to add a qualified Survey CAD Technician to our Las Vegas team. In this exciting position, you will work closely with Project Managers, Professional Land Surveyors and Engineers, Project Engineers, Survey Crew Chiefs, and other project team members to create legal boundaries, descriptions, and plat maps; reduce survey data (from conventional GPS and LiDAR point clouds) to create topographic maps; and provide construction staking calculations for survey crew(s) utilizing AutoCAD Civil3D. This will be in support of survey and civil related project types including large-scale land development, infrastructure, transportation,?and municipal utilities. The ideal candidate for this position is someone that excels in a fast paced, self-directed environment.  

Skills Needed  

  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil3D to: 

    • reduce survey data and create topographic survey and terrain models/surfaces 

    • plot legal descriptions and create legal boundaries for plat maps, ALTA’s, and other legal instruments 

    • create alignments, corridors, pipe networks, 3D terrain models, etc. to support data extraction or development for survey and construction staking tasks 

  • Experience with survey data field collection methods/procedures. 

  • Exposure to LiDAR data post-processing will be highly valued. 

  • Understanding of and an ability to review construction plans and drawings to prepare survey/construction staking data. 

  • 4 years of CADD experience with survey and/or civil engineering projects related to land development, municipal infrastructure/utilities, or transportation.  

  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple initiatives simultaneously. 

  • Eagerness to learn and evolve within a fast-paced environment. 

What We Offer 

  • Real ownership in the firm: While most companies offer you the option to purchase stock at some undisclosed time in the future, Civil Science is an employee-owned firm that maintains an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which provides significant opportunities for career growth and savings for retirement. 

  • Growth: Since Civil Science is an agile firm, it allows our employees the freedom to own their projects, and step into new, exciting roles without the red tape of large corporations. 

  • Work-Life Integration: At Civil Science, our priority is to make sure your work is compatible with your life outside of the office, allowing you time to enjoy with your family or engage in hobbies. 

  • PTO/Holidays: Civil Science offers an annual three weeks of paid time off, six holidays, and two floating holidays to use at your convenience. 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits 

  • Life Insurance and Short/Long Term Disability: In an effort to prepare for the unexpected, we offer 100% employer covered Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, and Long-Term Disability. 

  • Tuition Reimbursement & Scholarship Opportunities: We maintain a culture focused on individual development and believe in continuing to perfect our craft. We extend the benefits of our scholarship program to full-time employees, and their immediate family members. Meaning your spouse or child can receive a scholarship for their secondary education.  

  • Additional Retirement Benefits: In addition to our ESOP, Civil Science offers a 401K plan. 

In addition to employee ownership in our firm, we will provide you with continued career growth by combining your technical expertise, work ethic, and ability to market/manage projects, with our 30 plus years of experience, world class professionals, and long-term vision as we continue our growth. If joining a firm that offers employee ownership, leadership and mentoring opportunities, established client relationships, and a vision towards growth piques your interest then we look forward to hearing from you! 


Civil Science provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.