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Anticipated Base Salary
Job Closing
Helena, MT (preferred)
$55,000 to $100,000/year Depends on Experience
Regular Full-Time
Open until filled


ROBERT PECCIA & ASSOCIATES (RPA) is seeking a talented and motivated Surveyor to join our dynamic team. As a key member of our Survey/SUE Group, you’ll play a vital role in supporting our Surveying/SUE Group’s efforts to deliver exceptional surveying services to a diverse range of clients. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in land surveying, with expertise in field surveys, data collection, mapping, and surveying software. The firm’s projects are frequently out-of-town which may require overnight travel.

Company Culture and Benefits

RPA is an award-winning 100 percent employee-owned (ESOP) full-service civil engineering, planning, and land surveying firm with offices in Helena, Kalispell, and Bozeman, Montana. We take pride in our personalized service and sterling reputation for planning and designing practical and sustainable solutions for public and private clients across the northwest. We are an employee-focused company and offer excellent benefits, family-oriented atmosphere, and great work/home life balance. 

We are proud of our dedication to client service and commitment to our staff. Some of our core values are listening, respect, integrity, empowerment, teamwork, and social responsibility. RPA offers a flexible, friendly work environment that encourages collaboration and creativity. We provide exceptional benefits that include:

  • 100% employee-owned company. 
  • Employer retirement contributions of up to 25 percent of earnings with no employee match required. 
  • Generous firm-wide bonus structure for all employees in addition to performance-based project profit distributions. 
  • Flexible work schedule. 
  • Paid time for any hours exceeding 40 per week. 
  • Three (3) weeks of paid annual leave per year for new employees; four (4) weeks after service time requirements. 
  • Seven (7) paid holidays plus two (2) paid personal days per year. 
  • Six (6) days of paid sick leave per year. 
  • Paid health insurance, HSA, and flexible medical spending options. 
  • Paid professional registrations, continuing education, and leadership training. 
  • Matching charitable donations through RPA Gives Program. 
  • Leadership and career growth opportunities through involvement in company committees and boards.  
  • Outstanding quality of life in beautiful Montana office locations.  
RPA is an equal employment opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Primary Responsibilities

Our Surveying/SUE Group specializes in providing a full range of surveying services, including control surveys, topographic mapping, boundary/cadastral surveys, and Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE). You will be responsible for efficiently completing field data collection, data reduction, mapping, and generating finished surveys to meet project requirements. The following are the primary responsibilities of the position:

  • Conduct field surveys and prepare control traverse plans, plat maps, survey base maps, and topographic maps.
  • Conduct field surveys for both design and construction phases of engineering projects.
  • Maintain expertise with survey techniques including computer applications and expand and improve techniques when possible.
  • Use state-of-the-art survey techniques and utilize advanced techniques where appropriate.


Individual qualities that the company looks for are self-motivation, intelligence, common sense, industriousness, and the ability to communicate and work well with others. The following are desired qualifications for the position:

  • Associate’s degree in land survey or related field.
  • Ability to perform topographic site, boundary, ALTA, Control, and other necessary surveys.
  • Knowledge and ability to use various types of total stations and GPS.
  • Ability to generate finished drawings in AutoCAD, Civil3D, and MicroStation, preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and maps.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others.
  • A positive attitude and commitment to be an active participant in our employee-owned culture and alignment with our Core Values.

The following outlines additional position qualifications:

  • Survey Technician: Registration as a Land Surveyor Intern (LSI), or ability to obtain.
  • Project Land Surveyor: Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS), or ability to obtain.
  • Senior Project Land Surveyor: Registration as a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS), or ability to obtain; 8+ years of relevant experience.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 125 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume along with application to: