Project Land Surveyor

Firm Background

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1990, Harper Houf Peterson Righellis Inc. (HHPR) is a firm of engineers, planners, landscape architects, and surveyors who provide comprehensive, integrated services for transportation facilities; site development; utility infrastructure; water resources; stormwater facilities; parks; and residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial site development. With a staff of over 93, we serve clients across Oregon, Washington and western Idaho from our offices in Portland, Vancouver, Bend and Moscow. Our culture is one of dedicated individuals who take our clients’ needs seriously while having fun as a team. We support our teammates’ aspirations and provide the opportunity to achieve professional and personal goals. We are respectful of individuals’ personal lives and strive for an efficient and effective work environment. 

What we are seeking

Our commitment to high quality service and design is the foundation of our successful 26 years as a top engineering firm in the Pacific Northwest. We attract and retain individuals who challenge assumptions and strive for creative solutions to accomplish goals. 

Our Surveying department is seeking an individual who will work well within the team environment, respond effectively to multiple deadlines, will be flexible to field and office work demands. 

Job Requirements

The Project Surveyor is responsible for managing and executing a variety of survey projects ranging from small site surveys to transportation projects utilizing terrestrial and GPS survey methods, client relations, and other survey related tasks as needed. This will include planning survey projects, directing field crews, and preparing reports and other deliverables.  Additionally, the Surveyor will have boundary, control, topographic surveying, and construction surveying experience and have strong written and oral communication skills with company staff, survey crews and project team members.  Ability to work independently, be flexible and adjust to changing project conditions and needs is a necessity.

 Job Description

  • Function as lead surveyor on a variety of survey projects in collaboration with the survey staff and the project team.
  • Independently plan, conduct, and supervise field surveyors in terrestrial and GPS surveys, office data processing, and technical analyses.
  • Produce and oversee production of project deliverables, ensuring deliverables are within established HHPR project parameters, quality control guidelines and professional standards.
  • Prepare scopes of work and cost estimates.
  • Mentor junior staff.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Software Requirements

  • Proficient using AutoCAD Civil 3D. (MicroStation and InRoads experience a bonus)
  • Proficient with general office software such as Microsoft products

License and Education


Current Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license, in the state of Oregon a must and in Washington a plus.  


  • In addition to licensure, preferred education is a B.S. in Surveying or a related field
  • Laser scanning experience a plus


HHPR is an organization dedicated to providing its employees with a dynamic work environment, the opportunity to work on an array of projects and a chance to make a difference. We are a company that values and respects the creativity and input of our employees. We offer competitive compensation, excellent benefits, which include 401(K) plan, health and dental premiums for employees and family paid by company, disability and life insurance, vacation, sick benefits and opportunity for company stock ownership.

HHPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in the process of apply or interviewing due to a disability, please let us know. 

Send resume and cover letter to or mail to 205 SE Spokane Street St 200, Portland, OR, 97202 Att: Human Resources.