Job Postings

We are always on the lookout for new opportunities for our Surveyor Professionals. Below are current job openings.

FMG, Inc

FMG Inc., is a full service consulting engineering firm in Rapid City, SD with a history of over 100 years.  We provide a progressive work environment with great opportunity for advancement in a dynamic business framework. 

Our current job openings include the following positions: 

Land Surveyor 

Survey position for experienced individual in boundary and topographical surveys.  Experience with modern GPS technology and integration to AutoCAD and ARC/GIS platforms.  LSIT or persons interested in technological growth and development to professional registrations is desirable.  Position involves challenging field work and diverse opportunities in a professional consulting engineering firm.  Full time, competitive wages, full benefits. 

Please contact:

R. Rick Baker, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer

Managing Partner

FMG Engineering

3700 Sturgis Road • Rapid City, SD 57702

Office: 605.342.4105

WBI Energy Transmission, Inc

Survey CAD Technician

Location: Glendive, MT

Closing Date: Until filled


Salary: $19.35 - $24.18 /hour

Position is eligible for Employee Referral Program.

Job Summary: Responsible for placing safety as #1 priority in day to day work routine for self and others. Under guidance and direction of department personnel, creates maps, and exhibits; and performs a variety of technical duties.

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a working knowledge of AutoCAD mapping and drawing at a level normally acquired through the completion of a two-year degree in survey, civil, geomatics, engineering technology or drafting or equivalent related work experience.

Key Skills & Competencies • Effective interpersonal and communication skills in dealing with internal and external customers . • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines. • Proficient in the use of Microsoft and other standard office software. • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. • Proven time management and organizational skills. • Must take all measures necessary to protect networks, devices, programs and data from cyber-attack, damage or unauthorized access. • May be required to maintain a valid driver’s license. • Requires travel: Minimal (up to 10%) Knowledge of the Public Lands Survey System, GPS and GIS. •

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States, no sponsorships considered. • Subject to pre-employment drug testing and backgroud checks. 

Apply online at - Hiring manager Robert W Stanhope

Survey Intern


Salary: $15-$17 /hour

Job Summary: Assit the Survey group with various projects. Responsible for placing safety as #1 priority in day to day work routine for self and others. 

Minimum Qualifications: Must have completed one year of college in survey/civil tech/engineering or CAD.Must have a valid driver's license.

Additional Requirements: Requires travel, required to maintain a valid dirver's license. Must be able to effectively communicate, correspond, and interact with staff. Self-motivated and able to work effectively both indendently and in a team environment. Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications. May be eligible for Intern Scholarship. Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. Must be legally authorized to work in the United States, no sponsorships considered.

Apply online at - Hiring manager Robert W Stanhope

Meyer Land Surveying

Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Technician

Full Time

Pay is dependent on experience. 

I am looking for someone who can enjoys challenging field work and can do drafting.  Must be proficient in Civil 3d and Carlson.

The right candidate is self-motivated and can work independently with some direction.  Candidate must be willing to learn and work withing 5 states.   

40 hours plus a week with two weeks of paid time off. 

Please contact Eric Meyer at or call me at 605-310-9401.  Located in Parker, SD


Land Surveyors for both ND & SD

See attachement below for additional information.

Ulteig job opening.pdf

Please contact:

Colleen Lacey

Senior Recruiter

4285 Lexington Ave. N. • St. Paul, MN 55126

Direct: (651) 415-3976 • Mobile: +16126698326

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Minnehaha County Highway Department

Engineering Specialist

The Minnehaha County Highway Department (MCHD) invites applications for an Engineering Specialist to join our high performing team of professionals! The Engineering Specialist assists in the design, management, and inspection of highway, bridge, and drainage construction projects, uses AutoCAD/C3D, performs boundary research, works with landowners, manages utility and other permits, and assists with pavement preservation projects and traffic data collection.

MCHD recognizes that our team is essential to the successful development and operation of our transportation system. Although we are small with an administrative and maintenance staff of 33, our efforts are mighty as we complete $10 million of improvements annually. We strive to recruit and retain dynamic and well-rounded employees looking to make a difference every day!

A career with the MCHD can offer you:
· An AMAZING summer schedule - 4 day work weeks with Fri/Sat/Sun off March through October!
· Opportunities to be involved in a wide variety of projects.
· A good balance of office and field work.
· Strong support from experienced staff.
· Continuing training and professional development opportunities.
· Comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; generous PTO program; extended sick leave program; inclusion into the South Dakota Retirement System (SDRS); and an optional deferred compensation plan.

The posting is open until filled with application review to begin on June 9th. The hiring range for this position is $24.18/hr - $28.76/hr with full earning potential to $35.03/hr. Consideration for placement is dependent upon qualifications and experience. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the date the position closes.


Use AutoCAD/C3D to draft, design, develop, and update plans, maps, exhibits, and drawings. Prepare bidding documents. Use Microsoft products to conduct, improve, and maintain daily operations within the Highway Department.

Manage, perform, and document on-site inspections of construction projects including striping, chip seals, micro-surfacing, and overlays to ensure quality and compliance with standard specifications, procedures and construction standards. Direct and coordinate contractors. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, landowners, the general public, and county, city, and state government entities.

Process utility permits. Inspect and monitor utility installation in accordance with permit requirements. Collect, process, and manage traffic data. Inspect and quantify delivery of project materials and track timing and placement. Monitor and control expenditures within project budgets. Prepare reports and project documents. Prepare, estimate, and track project costs. Coordinate and receive material testing and make changes accordingly.

Assist engineering staff with a variety of data collection and assembly including gathering information, conducting research, and preparing reports and summaries. Provide supporting documentation and assistance regarding drainage permits administered by the Planning Department.

May assist with preparing and reviewing specifications and contract documents for equipment, materials, and construction in accordance with state and county purchasing policies and procedures. May assist with managing construction, testing, and staking needs. May assist with performing topographic surveys, boundary surveys, and courthouse research.

Two-year degree from a technical school in an engineering related field with three years of relevant work experience or a bachelor's degree in an engineering field and one year of design, construction inspection, and/or CAD experience. Comparable combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of valid driver's license and must maintain a safe driving record with Minnehaha County. Must successfully complete pre-employment background process.

Five years of relevant work experience. Advanced drafting skills with proficiency using Civil3D, erosion and sediment control experience, South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) certifications in asphalt inspection, erosion control inspection, and/or grading and compaction testing. Knowledge of ESRI products. Knowledge in temporary and permanent traffic signs in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Familiarity with SDDOT standard notes, standard plates, and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials standards (AASHTO).

Minnehaha County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, or any other protected group in accordance with state and federal law. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting Human Resources at (605) 367-4337.

415 N Dakota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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