Survey Instrument Operator

Job Locations US-NH-Bedford
Regular Full-Time


VHB’s growing Bedford, NH office is seeking an experienced Survey Instrument Operator to join our Surveying team. 

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.


Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. 




Perform various land surveying tasks under the direction of the crew leader including;

  • Operation, transport and setup of Total Stations, Data Collectors, GPS, and other Land Surveying equipment
  • Keep basic notes to assist the crew leader and remain productive
  • Able to communicate clear directions to other crew members
  • Reconnaissance and recovery of Land Surveying markers
  • Ability to transport Land Surveying Equipment, navigate and traverse through difficult terrain, environments and wooded areas
  • Maintains proper care of all survey equipment
  • Perform surveying tasks related to Boundary and Topographic Surveys


Skills and Abilities


  • Desire and ability to learn and use different types of GPS/GNSS, Robotic, and Total Station Instruments.
  • Understands and uses mathematical concepts related to surveying.
  • Understands the basics of Boundary and Topographic Surveys.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with survey staff and clients.
  • AutoCAD experience desirable.
  • Experience with construction stakeout.




  • 2+ years of professional surveying experience.
  • Must be detail oriented, willing to travel and work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to outdoor elements
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and successful completion of a negative drug screen
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

Please submit applications online.


At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for over 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


New employees beginning prior to Labor Day 2020 will likely be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.


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