We believe our greatest investment is in our people.

We view LDC’s culture as a competitive advantage and strive to create an environment where smart, motivated and creative people succeed.

LDC team members enjoy an open and collaborative work environment that values their ideas. We empower our employees to learn and grow as individuals and contribute toward making our world a better place. Our employees are dedicated team players who bring energy, ideas and pride to their work.

Because our team members are so important to us, we’re happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 weeks of Personal Time Off annually
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Paid holidays, including a full week between Christmas and New Years
  • LDC Gear
  • Regular team building events
  • Casual work environment​
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan with Company match

Playing hard and working hard

We have high expectations of ourselves, one another and the quality of the work we do. Our culture is one where we work hard, but we play hard too! Throughout the year we get together for LDC-hosted events to celebrate birthdays and accomplishments and participate in fun activities together.

LDC is always looking for talented people to join our team!

We have Land Development, Telecommunications, and Surveying employment opportunities in Project Management, Design, Engineering, and Construction in both South and North Austin, Texas. We welcome interested applicants to share their resume with cover letter by emailing careers@ldcteams.com.

Current Openings

Land Development Team

This position is for individuals licensed as Professional Engineers, performing work that involves the application of all conventional aspects of engineering work and taking a role of increasing responsibility in the execution of projects.

The Project Engineer has responsibility for preparation and coordination of technical activities on assigned projects. The Project Engineer plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates assigned engineering work, monitors work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering practices and standards, and ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between other project participants, including architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and clients. As a licensed professional engineer, has the authority to sign and seal engineering documents for work performed under their supervision and takes full professional responsibility for that work.

A Project Engineer should act as an “Assistant Project Manager”, well-versed in project design, financials, and schedules. They are the point of contact for clients in the event that the Project Manager is unavailable. A Project Engineer must be able to coordinate with staff at all levels, both internal and external to the company. Assists in project decisions including scheduling deadlines, workload planning, budgets, and change orders.

 

Essential Functions

  • Manages due diligence on potential projects.
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating the technical aspects of assigned projects.
  • Prepares plans and reports for project design elements.
  • Prepares monthly project status reports and change orders.
  • Responsible for budget monitoring and trend tracking.
  • Coordinates project approvals with review entities.
  • Coordinates and checks engineering deliverables (QA/QC).
  • Has increasing accountability for the successful completion of engineering projects.
  • Supervises, coordinates and/or reviews the work of other professionals who assist in specific assignments.
  • Mentors Engineer Associates and CAD Operators, Designers and Technicians in developing technical skills; specifically as it relates to design elements within construction documents.
  • Communicates and reports effectively with Project Manager.
  • Communicates effectively with clients to resolve technical project issues, present and explain reports and designs, and provide service to meet client’s goals.
  • Has responsibility to plan, coordinate and direct one or more small projects or a large complex project.
  • Effectively communicates with contractors to implement plan design; Reviews and responds to construction related RFIs and submittals.
  • Assists in the preparation of engineering project proposals and change orders, and presentation to clients.

 

Education

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field.
  • Typically has 5+ years engineering experience.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – North Office

 

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The primary responsibilities of the Engineer Associate are to assist the project team in developing and processing design projects by performing due diligence, basic engineering calculations and design, and technical writing. The Engineer Associate prepares preliminary information, assists with the preparation of reports and construction plans, ensures internal approval of products and plans, assists with processing plans for approval by review agencies, and provides technical assistance during the construction phases.

The Engineer Associate has responsibility for preparation and coordination of technical activities on assigned projects. The Engineer Associate assists with preparation of plans and schedules, conducts and coordinates assigned engineering tasks, monitors work for compliance with applicable codes and accepted engineering practices and standards, and ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all project participants, including architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and clients.

 

Job Leveling Requirements

  • Level II Engineer Associate performs basic engineering tasks under direct supervision, handling routine functions with regular guidance for most duties. Level II Engineer Associate will gradually perform engineering assignments independently, with clear and specified objectives and involving conventional types of work. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion.

 

Essential Functions

  • Performs due diligence and research on projects as required to provide the background information to start a new project.
  • Assists with the preparation of plans and reports for relevant project design elements under the guidance and supervision of a licensed professional engineer. Also receives direction from more experienced Engineer Associates.
  • Performs engineering design tasks on assigned projects under supervision of Project Engineer or Project Manager, including engineering drawings, engineering reports and required applications to regulatory agencies.
  • Develops skills utilizing relevant software programs to assist with preparation of simple exhibits to complex working drawings as directed by a Project Engineer or Project Manager.
  • As appropriate, requests assistance from CAD Operators, CAD Designers and Engineering Technicians to develop working drawings.
  • Recognizes when technical problems are developing and initiates appropriate corrective actions.
  • Communicates task status effectively to Project Engineer/Project Manager.
  • Coordinates with other members of the design team to finalize the design of the development.
  • Coordinates with the regulatory review agencies to resolve comments on construction documents or plans/permits to seek final approval.
  • Works within defined project scopes, budgets and schedules.
  • Work is reviewed and measured by Project Manager.
  • Has responsibility to plan and coordinate specific tasks on various projects.

 

Education

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field.
  • Working towards becoming a licensed professional engineer.
  • May have LEED Green Associate or higher accreditation.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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The Engineering Technician produces construction documents to fulfill clients’ goals. This position is also responsible to QA/QC construction documents, provide design ideas and solutions, and train or mentor other CAD Designers, CAD Operators, or Engineers.

 

Essential Functions

  • Produces construction documents using relevant drafting/design software.
  • Demonstrates complete understanding of relevant software and how to apply it to company procedures.
  • Demonstrates understanding of horizontal/vertical design requirements.
  • Organizes construction documents from beginning to end with little to minor direction.
  • Performs specialized work, applying advance skills.
  • Produces large scale, complex drawings.
  • Demonstrates understanding of local codes and regulatory requirements for design.
  • Performs thorough quality control of construction documents.
  • Manages deadlines and prioritizes assignments.
  • Maintains file management of AutoCAD files and other documents.
  • Communicates effectively with other team members.
  • Anticipates and requests necessary information required from others to complete project requirements.
  • Trains and/or mentors CAD staff and entry-level Engineers in company procedures, CAD standards, and software.
  • Minimal supervision required to complete assignments.

 

Education

  • Associate degree in Drafting/Design or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school or equivalent experience or accreditation.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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The senior engineering technician produces construction documents to fulfill clients’ goals. This position is also responsible to QA/QC construction documents, provide design ideas and solutions, and train or mentor other CAD Designers, Operators or Engineers.

 

Essential Functions

  • Produces construction documents using relevant drafting/design software.
  • Demonstrates complete understanding of software and how to apply it to company procedures.
  • Demonstrates understanding of all horizontal/vertical design requirements.
  • Organizes construction documents from beginning to end with little to minor direction.
  • Performs specialized work, applying advance skills.
  • Produces large scale, complex drawings.
  • Demonstrates understanding of codes and regulatory requirements for design.
  • Performs thorough quality control of construction documents.
  • Manages deadlines and prioritizes assignments.
  • Maintains file management of AutoCAD files and other documents.
  • Communicates effectively with other team members.
  • Anticipates and requests necessary information required from others to complete project requirements.
  • Trains and/or mentors CAD staff and entry-level Engineers in company procedures, CAD standards, and software.
  • Identifies cautions/warnings of designs and provides immediate solutions.
  • Demonstrates understanding of client, project and team requirements.
  • Minimal supervision required to complete assignments.
  • Ensures compliance with company CAD standards within the scope of assigned projects.
  • Maintains CAD standards and participates in CAD Standards Committee as needed.

 

Education

  • Associate degree in Drafting/Design or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school or equivalent experience or accreditation.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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Telecommunications Team

The primary responsibilities of the OSP Design Associate are to assist the Project Planner in developing and processing design projects by performing due diligence, engineering calculations and design, and technical writing. This position prepares preliminary information, prepares and obtains required documents and plans, ensures internal approval of products and plans, processes plans for approval by reviewing agencies, and provides technical assistance during the project construction.

The OSP Design Associate has responsibility for preparation and coordination of technical activities on assigned projects. The OSP Design Associate assists in the preparation of plans and schedules, conducts and coordinates assigned engineering work, monitors work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering practices and standards, and ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between other project participants, including consultants, engineers, developers, contractors, and clients.

 

Essential Functions

  • Understanding of general concepts of relevant areas of design.
  • Performs due diligence and research on projects as required to provide the background information to start a new project.
  • Assists in the preparation of plans and reports for relevant project design elements under the guidance and supervision of the Project Planner. Also receives direction from more experienced team members.
  • Performs engineering design tasks on assigned projects under supervision of the Project Planner, including engineering drawings, engineering reports and required applications to regulatory agencies.
  • Utilizes relevant software programs to prepare exhibits and working drawings. Continues to develop skills using software programs for design and/or drafting.
  • As appropriate, delegates to CAD Technicians to develop working drawings.
  • Recognizes when technical problems are developing and initiates appropriate corrective actions.
  • Communicates task status effectively to Project Planner.
  • Coordinates with other team members of the design team to finalize the design of the project.
  • Work is reviewed and measured by Project Planner.
  • Has responsibility to plan, coordinate and direct more tasks, and in some cases, manages one or more small projects.
  • Assists in client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects.
  • Attends and assists in client and contractor meetings.
  • Trains less experienced team members in day-to-day activities including routine technical design, processing, and company procedures.
  • Stays up to date on regulatory changes and all client’s methods, procedures, engineering aids and documents.
  • Coordinates with the regulatory review agencies to resolve all comments on construction documents or plans/permits to seek final approval.
  • Assists in the preparation of engineering deliverables and change orders.
  • Reviews or prepares plans and reports for project design elements.
  • Reviews own work for accuracy and coordinates with others to ensure quality assurance and quality control of engineering deliverables.
  • Reports time accurately.

 

Education

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree industrial technology, engineering, or equivalent in relevant field.
  • Typically has 2+ years relevant experience.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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The CAD Technician produces detailed computer aided drawings according to local practices. This position is also providing design ideas and solutions, conflict analysis, and train or mentor other CAD Technicians.

 

Essential Functions

  • Performs CAD tasks on assigned projects under supervision of the Utility Design Associate or the OSP Design Associate.
  • Responsible for producing drawings on a large volume of concurrent projects.
  • Completes minimal site layout, dimension control plans, redline cleanup, detail sheet setup, plotting, exhibits for design reports, and minor hand drafting.
  • Lays out and scales the components of each drawing, prepares the appropriate existing condition plan, proposed running lines, section views, and details required.
  • Using appropriate tools and drafting skills, completes assigned basic drafting work and notes.
  • Works within defined project scopes and budgets.
  • Completes redlines and design changes as directed.
  • Adds dimension controls and typical callouts.
  • Demonstrates understanding of coordinate systems.
  • Creates and maintains design sheet sets.
  • Produces construction documents using relevant drafting or design software.
  • Demonstrates complete understanding of software and how to apply it to company procedures.
  • Demonstrates understanding of all horizontal and vertical design requirements.
  • Organizes construction documents from beginning to end.
  • Performs specialized work, applying advance skills.
  • Communicates effectively with other team members.
  • Anticipates and requests necessary information required from others to complete project requirements.
  • Trains team members in company procedures, CAD standards, and software.
  • Reviews own work for accuracy and coordinate with others to ensure quality assurance and quality control of engineering deliverables.
  • Reports time accurately.

 

Education

  • Associate degree in drafting, design or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school or equivalent experience or accreditation.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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Surveying Team

The Survey Technician reviews and processes the results of field surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land features. The Survey Technician works under the direction of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor on assignments that are complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.

 

Essential Functions

  • Produces CADD drawings on a large number of concurrent projects, to include boundary, topographic, land title surveys and tree surveys.
  • Demonstrates complete understanding of CADD software and how to apply it to company procedures.
  • Prepares drawings to 90% completion with little to minor direction.
  • Reviews and processes the results of field surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation and dimensions of land features.
  • Searches legal and survey records and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries and areas to be surveyed.
  • Coordinates findings with the work of engineers, clients and others involved in projects.
  • Verifies the accuracy of field survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Prepares descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases or other legal documents.
  • Prepares data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys. Performs thorough quality control of drawings/documents.
  • Maintains file management of AutoCAD files and other documents.
  • Communicates effectively with other team members. Anticipates and requests necessary information required from others to complete project requirements.
  • Works under the supervision of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor and follows standard procedures and written and verbal instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Manages deadlines and prioritizes assignments. Works within defined project scopes and budgets.
  • Minimal supervision required to complete assignments.

 

Education

  • Associate’s Degree in Drafting/Design or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school or equivalent experience.
  • May have Surveyor in Training (SIT) certification.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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The Project Surveyor (RPLS) ensures the preparation of accurate, complete and value-added survey work products to consistently meet clients’ project goals. As a registered professional land surveyor, has the authority to sign and seal survey documents prepared by them or performed under their direct supervision. Upon signing and sealing, surveyors take full professional responsibility for that work. This position works on assignments that are complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations.

 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for survey calculations, analysis and final map checking, abstracting title data, record drawings research, and client relations.
  • Monitors projects from initiation through delivery, interfacing with clients on technical matters.
  • Responsible for project management and quality control for all surveys prepared.
  • Analyzes survey objectives and specifications in order to prepare survey proposals.
  • Writes descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases or other legal documents.
  • Works within defined project scopes and budgets. Manages deadlines and prioritizes assignments.
  • Works directly with project team members, to include other registered surveyors, engineers, and technical and survey staff.
  • Coordinates activities of field crews, including providing job assignments, information, direction and daily checking of work product.
  • Reviews and processes the results of field surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation and dimensions of land features and structures.
  • Verifies the accuracy of field survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Prepares data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
  • Maintains file management of AutoCAD files and other documents.
  • Communicates effectively with other team members.
  • Anticipates and requests necessary information required from others to complete project requirements.

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in surveying or relevant field or equivalent experience.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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The SIT reviews and processes the results of field surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land features. The SIT works under the direction of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor on assignments that are complex in nature where judgment is required in resolving problems and making routine recommendations. The SIT is required to analyze boundaries and make technical decisions and works closely with an RPLS on these tasks.

 

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for survey calculations, analysis and final map checking, abstracting title data, and record drawings research.
  • Monitors projects from initiation through delivery, interfacing with RPLS on technical matters.
  • Directs technical staff.
  • Produces CADD drawings on a large number of concurrent projects, to include boundary, topographic, land title surveys and tree surveys.
  • Demonstrates complete understanding of CADD software and how to apply it to company procedures.
  • Assists RPLS in boundary analysis.
  • Prepares drawings to 95% completion with little to minor direction.
  • Reviews and processes the results of field surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation and dimensions of land features.
  • Searches legal and survey records and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries and areas to be surveyed.
  • Coordinates findings with the work of engineers, clients and others involved in projects.
  • Verifies the accuracy of field survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Prepares descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases or other legal documents.
  • Prepares data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys. Performs thorough quality control of drawings/documents.
  • Maintains file management of AutoCAD files and other documents.
  • Communicates effectively with other team members. Anticipates and requests necessary information required from others to complete project requirements.
  • Works under the supervision of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor and follows standard procedures and written and verbal instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Manages deadlines and prioritizes assignments. Works within defined project scopes and budgets.
  • Minimal supervision required to complete assignments.

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in surveying or relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Surveyor in Training (SIT) certification required.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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The purpose of the Survey Party Chief is to perform surveys for public and private clients, including planning field work methods, recording data for design and land title purposes, and supervising the survey crew. The Party Chief has responsibility for work results that are critical for engineering design and construction phase services. With limited supervision, proceeds on own initiative in accordance with company standards.

 

Essential Functions

  • Reviews job specifications and plans fieldwork methods.
  • Directs and conducts field surveys.
  • Makes accurate measurements and provides data relevant to the shape, contour, location, elevation or dimension of land and/or associated features. Assists in the determination of property boundaries.
  • Accurately calculates and records field data to document work performed.
  • Supervises survey field crew, assigns work, ensures completion dates and budgets are met, and ensures consistent application of firm operating standards and safety practices.
  • Operates and maintains instruments and measuring devices needed to complete various types of survey work assignments, including, but not limited to, levels, robotic total stations, GPS equipment and data collectors.
  • Transfers survey data to the proper files in the computer network and is able to acquire data for field use.
  • Responsible for safe operation and maintenance of company vehicle and equipment.
  • Works under the direction of a Registered Professional Land Surveyor or Survey Coordinator and follows standard procedures and verbal or written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Drives company or personal vehicle to reach jobsites.
  • Trains survey crew members in day-to day-activities and company procedures.

 

Education

  • Extensive field and survey experience. Generally has more than five years of survey experience or a combination of survey experience and academic preparation.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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The purpose of the Instrument Operator is to work as a member of a survey crew performing surveys for public and private clients. The Instrument Operator is responsible for operating and maintaining survey equipment, collecting data, and performing surveys.

The Instrument Operator makes exact measurements and provides data relevant to the shape, contour, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features for engineering, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

The Instrument Operator independently performs surveying assignments with clear and specified objectives and involving conventional types of work. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion.

 

Essential Functions

  • Operates and maintains all instruments and measuring devices, needed to complete various types of survey work assignments, including, but not limited to, levels, robotic total stations, GPS equipment and data collectors.
  • Transfers survey data to the proper files in the computer network and is able to acquire data for field use.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Party Chief and follows standard procedures and verbal instructions to ensure complete and accurate data collection, note keeping, and field sketches.
  • Responsible for safe operation and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Loads vehicles with tools and equipment, ensuring materials are loaded correctly.
  • Serves as backup for Party Chief as needed:
    • Drives company or personal vehicle to reach jobsites.
    • Responsible for safe operation and maintenance of company vehicle.

 

Education

  • Generally has a minimum of two years of field survey experience or a combination of survey experience and academic preparation.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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The purpose of the Rod Person is to work as a member of a survey crew performing surveys for public and private clients. The Rod Person is responsible for operating and maintaining survey equipment, collecting data, and performing surveys.

The Rod Person assists the survey crew in making exact measurements and providing data relevant to the shape, contour, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features for engineering, land evaluation, construction, and other purposes.

This position is the entry-level for surveying work. The Rod Person learns to use professional concepts, including understanding terminology and becoming familiar with surveying tasks. The Rod Person performs a variety of basic tasks, which provide familiarity with surveying principles, techniques and procedures, occupational hazards and safety precautions, and programs, staff and operating procedures of the firm. Receives close supervision on new aspects of assignments.

 

Essential Functions

  • Assists survey crew in operating and maintaining survey instruments and measuring devices needed to complete various types of survey work assignments, including, but not limited to, levels, robotic total stations, GPS equipment and data collectors.
  • Assists survey crew in tasks necessary to collect field data.
  • Holds level rod, prism pole or tape at designated points to assist in determining locations and elevations of various features.
  • Lays out stakes for map-making, construction land and other surveys.
  • Cuts and clears brush and trees from line of survey with machete, brush hook or chain saw.
  • Carries instruments, field equipment, hammers, stakes, lathes, hubs, nails, etc.
  • Keeps survey crew vehicle supplied with equipment; cleans and organizes vehicle.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Party Chief and follows standard procedures and verbal instructions to accomplish assigned tasks. Works as a team member with Instrument Operator on assigned tasks.
  • Responsible for safe operation and maintenance of tools and equipment.

 

Education

  • Short-term on-the-job training.

 

Job Type

  • Full-time

 

Location

  • Austin, Texas – South Office

 

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