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Project Surveyor/Field Coordinator

Are you passionate about land surveying and eager to take your career to new heights? J2 is actively seeking a Project Surveyor/Field Coordinator to join our dynamic team. As a Project Surveyor/Field Coordinator at J2, you will collaborate with seasoned professionals on diverse and exciting projects with an opportunity for professional growth.


J2 is a multidisciplinary engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying firm that serves the Northern Virginia region. As a people-first organization, we have made it a top priority to invest in our employees, clients, and community. J2 is committed to fostering professional development through inclusive team bonding events, challenging and dynamic projects, and career road-mapping support. Drawing from our industry expertise and legacy of community impact, our talented and passionate team has helped build a portfolio of some of the highest-profile private and public developments across the DMV.


As a Project Surveyor/Field Coordinator, you will work in a team environment as a key member of a professional surveying staff assisting in the performance of boundary, ALTA/NSPS, topographic, platting, right-of-way acquisition, transportation, and construction surveys utilizing the latest equipment and surveying technology.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Speak with clients regarding field scheduling requests.

  • Coordinate with internal staff regarding field scheduling requests.

  • Maintain an active field schedule based on staff and client demands.

  • Direct field crews in daily work activities.

  • Plan, participate in, and document all phases of survey projects.

  • Assist the Professional Surveyor in organizing, directing, and managing the team’s daily functions while also ensuring accurate and detailed daily upload/download of data, pictures, and field notes.

  • Survey computations for boundary and topographic surveys and construction stakeout.

  • Drafting of boundary, ALTA/NSPS, topographic, house location surveys, and record plats.

  • Read, analyze, and understand construction plans, drawings, maps, plats, exhibits, images, land descriptions, field notes, and data to confirm and/or establish the planned layout dimensions and elevations for the project.

  • Research county records and retrieve recorded documents.

  • Comprehend legal documents, deeds, and plats to ensure accuracy in the project.

  • Compile field data to prepare survey base.

  • Develop plats for recordation.

  • Reviewing monthly billing reports.

  • Develop survey base information in Carlson and Civil 3D or other relevant software.

  • Remain proficient in the current software(s) packages/programs used at J2, including Carlson, Civil 3D, and AutoCAD.

  • Enforce high-quality standards throughout the project.

  • Implement applicable J2, Local, State, and federal safety protocols.

  • Train and mentor new and junior-level staff members.

  • Bachelor’s, Associate’s, Technical, or High School degree (or equivalent).

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in land surveying projects.

  • Professional licensure is a plus but not required.

  • Ability to work both independently and in group environments.

  • Ability to work and interact with clients.

  • Proficient with all aspects of computing, drafting, and CAD standards.

  • Ability to perform deed research, process field data collector files; resolve boundaries, and prepare CAD files, metes and bounds descriptions, and final plats.

  • Work independently as a one-person field crew or assist the field crew as required.

  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Carlson, and Civil 3D.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.



J2 is committed to its people. We offer a comprehensive benefits package curated to ensure that our employees lead happy, healthy, and balanced lives. Key benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Retirement fund with employer contributions

  • Competitive paid time off and paid holidays

  • On-demand external career coach

  • Professional development budget

  • Hands-on mentorship


J2 is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veteran, or disabled status. For more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact J2’s HR Department at 703.361.1550 ext. 346 or

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