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Bolton & Menk, Inc. Survey Technician (predominately office) in Ames, Iowa

Survey Technician (predominately office)

CategoryLand Surveying


Bolton & Menk specializes in providing community infrastructure solutions. We have over 75 years of experience serving the Upper Midwest and beyond. Bolton & Menk has a great opportunity for a Survey Technicianto join our team in our Ames office. As an Des Moines Register's Iowa Top Workplace and Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace in Minnesota, this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a great team of professionals and grow your career!This role will be approximately90% office work and 10% field work.

We are looking to add an individual who will help foster our mission that All People Should Live in Safe, Sustainable and Beautiful Communities!

What You Will Do:

  • Assist in the production of survey drawings

  • Perform basic survey computations

  • Use CAD and other survey/engineering software for basic survey drawing preparation

  • Assist with survey field operations as needed with:

  • Construction staking, which will include shoveling, lifting and carrying 25-50 lbs

  • Operate survey instruments (robotic total stations, GPS equipment and data collectors) to collect and process field measurements and data for engineering and surveying projects

What We are Looking For:

  • High School Diploma or Associates Degree in Land Surveying Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, or related field from an accredited post-secondary institutionORan equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge and skills in CAD and survey software (i.e. AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil3D, Microstation)

  • Demonstrated ability to learn and effectively apply survey and engineering concepts

  • Good time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced math skills

  • Strong attention to detail

This role requires that you posses a valid driver’s license and be insurable at the Firm’s standard rates. A motor vehicle record (MVR) check is a standard condition of employment.


For over 75 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard-working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow’s leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENRs Top 500 Design Firms, a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace in Minnesota and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. With over 900 employees in Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, and South Carolina, there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available. Learn more about our history here: ( )


At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules, and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team.

It is our responsibility and privilege to embrace the diversity of people, thoughts, and experiences necessary to develop infrastructure systems that serve all people. Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer including disability and vets.


EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.