The Gradeperson is responsible for  field survey layout at project sites, using  digital or hand instruments  to establish correct alignment and grade for construction projects.


Key job activities

  • Interpret project drawings and cut/fill sheet information.
  • Perform quantity take-offs for materials from project drawings.
  • Initiate field layout process with limited supervision.
  • Must work well with the site engineers to solve design problems and be able to communicate well with others.
  • Work with civil crews and equipment to determine the correct grade, alignment and project limits.
  • Responsible for survey equipment condition and informing supervisors of problems with the equipment.