Layout Engineer

Job Location

12530 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, Maryland

Job Position Type


The Field Engineer is responsible for performing engineering duties including coordination, layout, quality control and monitoring utilized in the in planning, and construction of our projects.



  • Perform responsibilities with excellence in service, integrity and building relationships as exemplified in DAVIS core values
  • Install and responsible for all survey control work for projects assigned
  • Perform basic survey functions using measuring tape, plumb bob, chalk lines, carpenters level, square, survey prisms, tribrach, tripods, pole and builders level
  • Perform intermediate functions using data collector in conjunction with manual and robotic total stations
  • Interpret plans for layout of locations and quality control in field
  • Creation of Layout Control Sheets for projects
  • Perform advanced plane geometry and trigonometry to determine coordinate locations for layout
  • Determine and schedule the layout needs of the project in conjunction with the superintendents and Senior Engineer / Manager
  • Develop monitoring reports from field data and perform analysis on results to ensure results are within acceptable tolerances
  • Responsible for the understanding of and adherence to the specific jurisdictional requirements of the project as it relates to field engineering
  • Lead quality control inspections
  • Perform critical calculations and review calculations by others
  • Prepare work areas at job site for field engineering activities
  • Monitor that subcontractor’s performance is in accordance with contract requirements and industry accepted standards
  • Maintain clean and organized equipment and office files; performs maintenance of project documents including posting drawings with design changes and documentation of as-built field conditions
  • Perform recordkeeping in the form of field notes, sketches, reports and daily logs
  • Perform interpretation of drawings and specifications including review of shop drawings and submittals for consistency with contract documents
  • Maintain inventory of survey supplies needed for project
  • Ensure compliance with DAVIS engineering best practices
  • Perform equipment internal calibrations and maintain outside calibration schedule
  • Educate / mentor engineering staff
  • Assist with personnel appraisals, as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Safety – Consistently works within DAVIS safety standards; promotes safety as a priority with coworkers, subcontractors and external clients
  • Team Collaboration Works effectively within their own team and across the organization; promotes team atmosphere and culture; has a positive, can-do attitude
  • Commitment to Quality – Applies DAVIS standards to produce high quality work on a consistent basis; produces work that is accurate and reliable, actively demonstrates excellence in service; builds and maintains integrity as a core function of their job and in their relationships with others
  • Champions DAVIS Business – Consistently markets DAVIS business within the scope of their job; actively seeks and / or supports new business opportunities; actively builds relationships and encourages others to do the same



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee is responsible to maintain fitness-for-duty while holding the above described position and should be able to perform the essential tasks of the position in a safe, appropriate and effective manner. This refers to the physical, mental and emotional duties of the job. 

Reaching above and below, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and bending.  The employee must occasionally lift / carry / move up to 25 pounds.  Manual dexterity to operate office equipment, file, and perform specialized skills.  Needs a high degree of concentration in a busy office environment. 



Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  This position may require some travel for conferences, educational sessions, and other company events.


The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to higher noise levels and hazardous working conditions when working at job sites.  Safety precautions must be taken and resources will be provided.



NOTE:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job.  They are not exhaustive lists of all duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the job.


As we keep the safety of our employees and our communities top of mind, COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be a critical prevention measure. Because of this, DAVIS requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are unable to be vaccinated, DAVIS will provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable law.

Required Skills


  • Demonstrated ability to manage field engineering team members*
  • Decision making, research and analytical problem solving skills*
  • Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands, and to work independently*
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and interact effectively at all levels within the organization*

Required Experience


  • Minimum five (5) years’ similar construction engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in engineering or surveying or equivalent construction experience
  • Advanced knowledge of construction engineering technology, codes, and standards*
  • Intermediate experience with software applications (i.e.: CAD, Modeling, Point Creation Tools, Data Collection Software, etc.)*
  • MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook experience*
  • Experience working with robotic total stations and handheld field controllers

This position is located at 12530 Parklawn Drive Rockville, Maryland. View the Google Map in full screen.