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Shive Hattery Inc Survey CAD Technician (Survey Computer-Aided Design Technician) in West Des Moines, Iowa


Our company is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Survey Cad Technician. In this role, you will be responsible for assisting our survey team in preparing and producing accurate and reliable survey data and maps. As a Survey Cad Technician, you will play an integral role in ensuring that our projects are completed on time and within budget.



  • Assist in the preparation of survey data and maps using AutoCAD Civil 3D software and Virtual Surveyor software.

  • Collaborate with survey team to ensure accuracy and completeness of survey data.

  • Create detailed drawings and maps for survey projects by using conventional survey data, UAV (drone) surveying data, and 3D Scanning Data.

  • Conduct research and analysis of survey data.

  • Maintain, organize, and manage survey data and files.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations and company policies related to survey data.


  • Associate or bachelors degree in surveying or a related field, preferred but not required.

  • Proficiency in CAD software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D or MicroStation, preferred but not required.

  • Experience in surveying and mapping, preferred but not required.

  • Knowledge of surveying principles and practices, preferred but not required.

  • The ideal candidate is detailed oriented, organized, excels at multitasking, and meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Willingness to work overtime as needed.

Why Shive-Hattery?

Our learning and teaching culture is founded on collaboration. You will learn from and teach other employees while working across disciplines. You will grow your skills and continue your professional growth at Shive-Hattery.

For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project. Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.

Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.