• 27-Dec-2016 to 22-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Land Surveying
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Full Time

ISG offers a competitive benefits package including 401k match, Paid Time Off, company paid health, dental, disability & life insurance as well as voluntary vision and supplemental life.

Project Land Surveyor



Mankato, MN | Des Moines, IA | La Crosse, WI



ISG is seeking experienced Project Land Surveyors to join our Mankato, MN, Des Moines, IA, and La Crosse, WI teams. With 100% of employees as owners, ISG's staff of 230+ professionals, spanning three states and serving clients nationwide, are in control of their own destiny and empowered to execute ingenuity every day. Through strategic thought leadership and a keen sense of planning, this position is responsible for leading master and urban planning solutions that help guide municipal and commercial clients. At ISG, you own part of an organization ranked as a top 500 firm by Engineering News Record, recognized as a Hot Firm by the Zweig Group, and awarded one of the Best Places to Work per the Des Moines Register.



  • Assist in the preparation of proposals, estimate project costs and communicate directly with clients.
  • Perform fieldwork, drafting, record research, data analysis, document preparation, legal descriptions, plats and other aspects of Land Surveying.
  • Collect quality survey data for maps, reports, and legal descriptions.
  • Perform surveys to establish legal boundaries for properties based on field data, record documents & titles.
  • Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines and other characteristics of terrain.
  • Assist in the preparation of all data including charts, plots, maps, records any other documents related to surveying.
  • Coordinate survey findings with survey, architectural and engineering staff.
  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of survey equipment used on job site and assist with training others when practical.
  • Prepare field drawings and high quality notes of each project in the field book in accordance with company and general survey standards.
  • Train assigned survey staff in the use of equipment and proper field techniques in order to promote their skills.
  • Provide positive client/public relations as individuals are encountered in the field.
  • Be a team player and be accountable to other members of the team to complete assigned tasks and recognize performance of team members.



  • Bachelor's degree in Land Surveying or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with survey hardware including Trimble, Leica, Topcon, etc.
  • Must be currently registered as a LS or have the ability to be licensed within 6 months.
  • Must have working knowledge of Robotic Total Stations, and GPS.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Strong communication, organization, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel out of town for projects.
  • Must be comfortable working outside.
  • Proficiency in construction staking, performing ALTA, boundary and topographic surveys. 



At ISG, we have fun. We don't settle for ordinary but focus on being intentional and extraordinary. We are positive and productive, looking for creative solutions vs. focusing on problems. We set the standards high and look to consistently exceed expectations. We provide opportunities to every team member, with a strong focus on mentorship and professional development. We build trusting relationships and respect our peers. We focus on five key principles and values that are instilled in each team member and relayed to clients: Responsive adaptable, flexible, intuitive, and agile; Creative inspiring, resourceful, and passionate; Ingenious expertise in action, unconventional knowledge, and inventive; Eager willing to go beyond what is expected, and open to new ideas and information; and Accountable true listeners, humble, collaborative, and open. For further information about ISG please visit us online at:

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