Land Surveyor

Land Surveyor

01 Apr 2024
Missouri, Missoula 00000 Missoula USA

Land Surveyor

Butte is preferred location, but will consider Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena or Missoula.QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

Associate Degree in land surveying or an equivalent program

Ability to demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

Valid Drivers License and satisfactory driving record

Strong interpersonal communication skills

Knowledge of automated system functions and operations, GPS/GNSS applications, Trimble total stations, Trimble Business Center, OPUS, Montana State Plane coordinate system

Excellent physical condition and have a safe work ethic

Good oral and written communication skills

Proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs

Ability to quickly learn specialized computer applications

Ability to spend majority of time in field environment, subject to all field and weather hazards

Ability to walk for long periods and perform moderately strenuous physical labor, which includes lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds for long distances on uneven terrain

Ability to travel extensively, 50% or greater

Ability to pass an employment physical, a drug test and a background check

Experience in surveying and Montana PLS or LSI licensure preferred, or the ability to obtain

Drafting, engineering, right-of-way experience a plus


Collect and interpret field survey data as well as stake structures to support electric transmission line construction as it relates to line location, substation construction, engineering, permitting and reclamation activities

Coordinate, plan and perform detailed surveys as required to support the needs of the company including: rights-of-way for electric transmission lines and distribution lines that cross State or Federal lands, river crossings, railroad crossings, as well as prepare documents for purchases of new land or additions of lands

Develop efficient and cost effective work processes and standards

Keep up with current best survey practices

Make recommendations for updating and replacing survey instruments

May be required to record land corners in local Clerk and Recorders offices as needed

Implement innovative solutions to improve performance and efficiency of surveying activities

Responsible for bidding, selecting, and monitoring contract surveying

Adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

Full-time position.$25.97 - $45.33 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits include: 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%; healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision; Health Savings Account (HSA); healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA); Employee Assistance Programs; Life Insurance; paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays.Open until filled.

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