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AECOM Project Surveyor in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly talented Project Surveyor to join our Columbia, SC office. This position will afford the opportunity to support our exciting growth plans, to work within the commercial, residential, education, and water sectors. You will be joining a team of like-minded experts that have a passion for innovation and delivering cutting edge solutions.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Ability to read and understand survey notes, sketches, maps, deeds, as-builts, construction plans and drawings and records

  • Ability to use appropriate survey equipment, conventional, GPS/GNSS and or laser scanning, to efficiently and accurately perform wide range of field survey procedures

  • Ability to take survey field notes, sketches and other written records on a daily basis

  • Ability to perform QA/QC to verify that the data complies with the project requirements

  • Understands and follows all applicable safety procedures

  • Plans, directs and coordinates work of survey parties and related staff including administering budgets, staffing, work assignments, and other employee-related matters

  • Responsible for client contact, contract negotiations, department policies, research, computation, field work, and drafting

  • Writes or directs the writing of descriptions of land to satisfy legal requirements according to standard surveying practices

  • This position will require travel

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team 47,000 strong driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


With more than 3,200 Water professionals in all major markets throughout the United States and Canada, AECOM’s Water business line leverages nearly a century of local, national and international project experience to provide today’s municipalities, industries and governments with cost-effective solutions to their Water challenges. We deliver our services—from environmental planning studies to detailed design, construction management, and operations and maintenance—to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Our public sector work encompasses everything from small rural communities, to large urban centers, to agencies with regional responsibilities. Our private sector work includes assignments for multiple commercial/industrial sectors, including oil and gas, chemicals, power, food and beverage, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS and 4+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • General surveying background in route and as-built surveying, site design surveying and land surveying is required.

  • Valid driver's license

  • Ability to travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Laser scanning experience

  • DOT experience

  • Familiarity with Leica survey equipment

  • South Carolina Surveying License is highly preferred

Additional info:

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Building Surveying

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 264820BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.