Survey CAD Technician

survey cad technician

L.I. Smith & Associates, Inc. (LIS) is a full-service, integrative engineering and surveying company that provides services to the public and private sectors. We are headquartered in Paris, TN, with branches located in Nashville and Portland.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented Survey CAD Technician to join our Paris office.

The Survey CAD Technician will work directly with Professional Engineers, Professional Surveyors, and field personnel to ensure timely project completion within allocated budgets. The ideal candidate should be familiar with AutoCAD and possess the skills to read and plot deeds, conduct basic courthouse research, reduce field data, and transmit data to survey crews.

Compensation:

$18.00 – $28.00 per hour

Responsibilities:

  • Perform courthouse and utility research
  • Read and interpret field notes and data files
  • Assist with preparation of boundary surveys, ALTA/NSPS surveys, topographic surveys, easement exhibits, subdivision plats, and other survey deliverables
  • Perform technical drafting and provide support for specific projects
  • Work directly with Survey Project Managers and Field Survey Crews

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Four years of Drafting experience
  • Understanding of survey field and office procedures
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Desire to grow professionally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred:

  • Associate degree in Drafting
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying or Survey related field
  • Experience working Carlson and Trimble Business Center
  • Experience with 3D modeling
  • Experience with Trimble Robotic Total Stations

To apply, email your contact information and resume to careers@lismith.com. Be sure to include the job title you’re applying for in the email subject line.


Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect

I. Smith & Associates, Inc. (LIS) is a full-service, integrative engineering and surveying company that provides services to the public and private sectors. We are headquartered in Paris, TN, with branches located in Portland and Nashville.

We are currently seeking a senior-level Landscape Architect to join our Portland office.

The responsibilities of the Landscape Architect will include the preparation of due diligence studies, concept plans, preliminary plans, site plans, and landscape plans. Project experiences will vary, as we provide services to both the public and private sectors, primarily in the Central and Southeast Regions.

This position provides the opportunity to work alongside our diverse team of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors to complete projects in a collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare due diligence analysis, land development concepts, design development master plans and graphic illustrations using both digital and hand drawn formats
  • Create and draw custom outdoor design plans through 3D renderings or manual sketch drawings tailored to client specifications
  • Create estimates for custom design projects keeping in mind material sourcing and budgets
  • Coordinate with clients, subcontractors, and workforce to resolve project challenges and conflicts
  • Develop master plans including plant schedule and materials list
  • Assist with attaining permits, research of city codes, and provide calculations
  • Meet project schedule requirements and deadlines
  • Support and coordinate with Project Managers and Supervisors with all phases of project development

Qualifications:

  • Tennessee Landscape Architect license
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in landscape architecture from an accredited university
  • 6-10 years of professional experience in landscape architectural site development elements and materials
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, 3-D modeling (SketchUp or other), and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Proficient Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills with strong attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and plan ahead

To apply, email your contact information and resume to careers@lismith.com. Be sure to include the job title you’re applying for in the email subject line.


Civil Engineering Intern

Civil Engineering Intern

L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) is currently accepting applications for a Civil Engineering Intern interested in gaining professional, hands-on experience while working directly with our team of Engineers.

The internship is available for Summer 2023 at our Paris location.

Job Description:

As a Civil Engineering Intern, you will assist with various engineering projects in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to land development projects with major tasks such as stormwater management, environmental permitting, and utility design. You will gain experience in Civil3D, AutoCAD, Trimble Business Center, and Microsoft Office applications. Interns will also perform general clerical duties as assigned.

Compensation:

$15 per hour and/or school internship credit.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing, editing, and labeling project designs in Civil3D and/or AutoCAD
  • Create or modify project plans and specifications
  • Perform standard computations and analysis and research assignments
  • Support preparation of final design plans, cost estimates, and special provisions
  • Develop technical skills through challenging project assignments
  • Assist with maintaining records, preparing reports, and other functions as required

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a Civil Engineering program at an accredited college or university
  • Preferred GPA of at least 3.0
  • Completed 1+ year(s) of Civil Engineering courses
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Civil3D and AutoCAD drafting experience is a plus
  • Strong technical writing, analytical, and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work in individual and team environments

To apply, email your contact information and resume to careers@lismith.com. Be sure to include the job title you’re applying for in the email subject line.


Land Survey Intern

Land Survey Intern

L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS) is currently accepting applications for a Land Survey Intern. The internship is available for Summer 2023 at both our Paris and Nashville locations.

Job Description:

As a Land Survey Intern, you will spend the majority of your time working on survey crews with an experienced Party Chief. This position will require working outdoors, so you must be physically able to navigate rugged landscapes. Interns will also spend time in the office performing general design and clerical survey duties and will gain experience in AutoCAD drafting.

Compensation:

$ 15 per hour and/or school internship credit.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Party Chief with all aspects of the daily crew workload
  • Carry out a range of surveying assignments while learning the methods of work
  • Become familiar with survey equipment, data collection procedures, and various types of survey projects
  • Develop technical skills through challenging project assignments
  • Assist with maintaining records, preparing reports, and other functions as required

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a Surveying or Survey related program at an accredited college or university 
  • Preferred GPA of at least 3.0
  • Completed 1+ year(s) of Surveying courses
  • AutoCAD drafting experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to withstand regular exposure to outdoor worksite weather conditions that may be wet and/or humid environments with extreme cold and/or heat
  • Must be able to perform tasks that require long-term standing and/or repetitive motions

To apply, email your contact information and resume to careers@lismith.com. Be sure to include the job title you’re applying for in the email subject line.


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