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Registered Land Surveyor

RaganSmith is seeking a full-time Registered Land Surveyor based in our Chattanooga office. This position is responsible for managing survey projects in both public and private sectors. This role will also collaborate with civil engineers, landscape architects, and other land surveyors to assist our clients in developing commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects. 


  • Schedule field and office projects with support
  • Produce and oversee control, boundary, topography, ALTA, right of way, and construction surveys
  • Present data to clients and prepare reports detailing legal boundaries and other relevant information 
  • Collaborate with project managers, crews, and government agencies when necessary. 
  • Stay up to date on project timelines
  • Provide QA/QC and peer review of surveys
  • Perform staff management tasks
  • Can resolve complicated boundaries with minimal oversite
  • Applies knowledge of survey, boundary, state, and county laws, statutes, and regulations to projects 
  • Generates contour maps and alignments
  • Conducts project research
  • Writes legal descriptions for a variety of legal instruments
  • Responsible for full project lifecycle, including financial objectives
  • Additional related duties as needed


  • Professional Land Surveyor license in Tennessee 
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Survey, Geomatics, GIS, or a related field 
  • 5-8+ years of office related experience
  • Proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Broad knowledge of surveying fundamentals, principles, and equipment operations
  • Effective internal and external communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient with GEOPAK, MicroStation, and OpenRoads 
  • Experience with LiDAR capabilities such as 3D laser scanning and point cloud registration


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision insurance, group term life insurance, identity theft protection, long-term and short-term disability coverage, telemedicine, and long term care insurance 
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and three additional paid days between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Profit sharing
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Compensatory time paid out as PTO or additional pay if over 40 hours worked in a week
  • Flexible work environment
  • Focus on work-life balance

RaganSmith was founded in 1933 as a land surveying company. More than eight decades later, we have grown into an interdisciplinary consulting firm of experienced civil engineers, landscape architects, transportation experts, savvy surveyors, and brilliant land planners serving the private and public sectors. 

RaganSmith is an equal opportunity employer recognizing the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

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