Field Data Surveyor- Chicago, IL

Full Time
Chicago, IL 60601
Posted Today
Job description

At ID Plans, we are innovators. Creators. Thinkers. Techies. For nearly 25 years, ID Plans has provided invaluable data to top commercial real estate firms. We create technology solutions to real-world property management challenges.

We are seeking hardworking travelers with a passion for cartography, surveying, or geographic mapping. You must also have expert communication skills and enjoy working outside. If you’re looking to be part of a thriving organization doing interesting, challenging work, we’d love to hear from you.

PAY is $23.00 per hour


Field Data Surveyors (Field Data Specialist) gather commercial property information, including landscape mapping, architectural measurements, utility services, and other property information, translating real world commercial properties into accurate, interactive digital site plans.

Using cartography, Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping, photogrammetry, and surveying skills, our Field Data Specialists survey, measure, and gather data on every element of a commercial property inside and out, including parking areas, rooftops, HVAC units, landscape, utility meters, dumpsters, bathroom measurements, window heights, outlets, and more. You will create virtual tours and online site plans using laser measuring tools, 3D Cameras, aerial maps, and computers to survey, map, record, and report every aspect of a commercial property.


  • Meeting performance expectations for quality (having few errors), communication (collaborating promptly and respectfully with team members and clients), and speed (moving through project items quickly)
  • Traveling to and from assigned sites (flying and/or driving)
  • Managing personal travel plans and agenda to meet project deadlines
  • Finding, measuring, surveying, mapping, and tracking every site detail of assigned commercial properties
  • Politely and professionally communicating and engaging with property managers, utility service providers, site security, members of the public, and internal team members
  • Regularly reporting on progress, responding to inquiries, or assisting fellow field data specialists
  • Attending video conference meetings, team calls, trainings, and discussion channels
  • Quickly and accurately gathering utility meter information (water, gas, electric), including calling local utility companies for assistance
  • Surveying and mapping landscape (square footage, tree lines, shrubbery, pathways, etc.)
  • Redrawing spaces to scale and adding verified data using our proprietary software
  • Counting and mapping parking spaces and speed bumps
  • Recording fire and safety equipment information, including location of access panels
  • Photographing and noting details of all signage, spaces, and equipment data such as HVAC and dumpster size, location, manufacturer, model, serial, etc.
  • Surveying, mapping, measuring, and gathering data to record details such as wall lengths, window heights, restroom spaces, closets, doors, outlets, vents, and more
  • Using graphic design and digital cartography tools, mapping software, and surveyor tools such as laser distance meters (Distos), 3D cameras, measuring wheels, ladders, and hand tools
  • Drawing with an iPad or laptop using proprietary software
  • Safely climbing onto roofs and working outside in all types of weather, including hot, cold, wind, rain, snow, and ice
  • Completing assigned training timely and demonstrating proficiency with safety, customer service, communication, technical skills, and other proficiencies
  • Other tasks, duties, and responsibilities as assigned


  • Willing and able to travel extensively, away from home for up to 10-14 days at a time with 2-4 days between trips (not all trips are long, but you should be prepared to assume many will be)
  • Reliable vehicle that can carry a 17-foot extension ladder and drive long distances as needed
  • Ability to distinguish colors such as red, green, and brown electrical wires
  • Strong iPad and computer skills. Can demonstrate above average knowledge using tablets and stylus pens, can download and update apps without help, connect to WiFi and Bluetooth, and use smartphone navigation and messaging
  • At least 1 year of experience with Photoshop, graphic design, or photo editing
  • At least 2 years of experience with landscaping or general property maintenance
  • At least 3 years of experience regularly using MS Excel and Outlook
  • Maintaining a professional appearance, even after working outside for long hours
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds without assistance
  • Not squeamish about bugs or other critters found near commercial retail properties
  • Excellent organizational, time management skills, self-discipline, and self-motivation
  • Experience with mapping, surveying, floorplans, site plans, or blueprints


Base Salary: $23.00 per hour

Performance Based bonus potential

Travel pay

Health Benefits, including health insurance, dental, and vision coverage

Generous PTO and flexible schedule

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (with or without reasonable accommodations)

  • Ability to stand, sit, or walk for extended periods (up to two hours at a time)
  • Some bending and twisting may be required (for example, to file paperwork)
  • Ability to use common office equipment, such as telephones, printers, pens, and staplers
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity for intensive computer tasks (such as typing, using common software, viewing reports, dashboards, and websites, as well as handling computer peripherals such as a mouse and keyboard)
  • Ability to lift at least 40 lbs. without assistance (such as to move boxes of filed paperwork, copy machine paper, and demonstration equipment, such as 3D Cameras, mounts, and demo tables)

ID Plans is an equal opportunity employer

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