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Entry- Level Survey Technician /Civil Technician/CAD Technician -Madison/Mi

Position type: Full Time
Job ID Number: 10042

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Position Profile


This position has been designed for 1st and 2nd year students pursuing a degree in Land Surveying or Civil Engineering. JSD believes and respects that your education should be your highest priority, therefore, the hours for this position are fully flexible and will be offered on an as needed/as available basis customized to work around your class schedule.  Hours will be available throughout the entire school year for both 1st and 2nd year students. Spring Break, Summer, and Winter Break hours are also an option. 
As a full-service engineering firm, our crews are spread out across Wisconsin offering local community presence and support. Our survey group provides field support for the various engineering specialties we provide as well as specific survey needs upon request. Crews vary from one- to two-party teams depending upon the project requirements. All crews are equipped with robotic total stations, scanners, drones, bathymetric sonar, and GPS to address a variety of survey needs.  
This position is designed to give survey/engineering students an opportunity to gain experience in their field of study in a fast-paced, exciting, and supportive environment, working for a company that is involved in a wide range of projects including: residential, commercial, industrial, utility, transportation, and retail markets in both the private and public sector. A successful candidate must have a good work ethic, excellent oral and verbal communication skills, good computer skills, be self-motivated, and willing to learn.  


Responsible for performing as a survey technician in all facets of surveying including but not limited to:  
  • ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, Boundary & Retracement Surveys 
  •  CAD Drafting, Map Preparation & Legal Research 
  •  Construction Staking and Documentation 
  • Scanning 
  • Topographic & Utility Mapping Surveys 
  • As-Built Surveys 
  • Subdivision Plats  
  • Draft Legal Descriptions 
  • Control Networks & Aerial Mapping Control 
  • Flood Mapping & Cross Sections 
  • Bathymetric and Drone Surveys


  • No experience necessary. Training provided on the job
  • Valid Driver's License Required 
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, strong problem solving skills, and efficient and safe work habits needed for this position 
  • Moderate proficiency with Civil 3D a plus 
  • Total stations and data collection experience a plus 
  • Ability to work outdoors in the elements for prolonged periods of time in a wide range of weather conditions 
  • Ability to effectively and safely move on foot through active construction sites and undeveloped ground, uneven terrain and wooded sections of ground


Preferred: Currently in pursuit of an Associate degree in Land Surveying or Bachelor's degree in Civil engineering, other related field or have a Level 1 Certified Survey Technician certification

Contact Information

Human Resources - hr@jsdinc.com

Direct Mail:
JSD Professional Services, Inc.
161 Horizon Drive Suite 101
Verona, WI 53593
Fax: 608-848-2255

JSD Professional Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan. We strongly encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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