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Survey Party Chief

Mesa, AZ 85201

Posted: 08/21/2023 Specialization: Engineering Job Number: 2979

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Survey Party Chief to join their staff in Mesa, AZ. This is a full-time position requiring at least 3 years of survey field experience, a good attitude, and the ability to work with a team. The company has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industry.

Primary Function

The survey party chief supervises the work performed by surveying groups in the field. Must know, experience with, and be able to operate a variety of survey instruments including total stations, GPS receivers, data collectors (and their software platforms), and automatic levels in the execution and documentation of measurements and observations towards the successful completion of all types of surveys (boundary, topographic, construction layout, asbuilt, quantity, control, special purpose, etc.)

Primary Duties
  • Must know professional surveying practices and procedures; state and federal laws affecting land surveying and boundaries
  • Must be proficient with the operation and maintenance of Trimble total stations & Trimble GPS equipment, Trimble electronic and/or conventional levels, and other various measuring instruments
  • Must be proficient with electronic data collection systems and processes; must be able to download, on occasions may need to perform complex survey computations using various software programs (i.E., Trimble Business Center & Autocad/Civil3D)
  • Thoroughly inspects and checks field deliverables for accuracy and correctness; Deliverables include field note sheets, electronic data collection files, computation sheets

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Control networks, boundary, and construction surveying
  • 3-5 years managing a field crew
  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be able to travel out of town for up to a week at a time
  • Working knowledge of Trimble equipment preferred

Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Work requires using a machete, shovel sledgehammer, or other appropriate tools. Lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Over rough terrain may be required. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of field equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms, speak, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and smell. Able to get in and out of vehicle multiple times a day; drive 30 to 60 miles daily. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. The employee works outside in all types of weather conditions, possibly for extended periods. The terrain may be rough, steep, wet or swampy. Vegetation may be dense, and insects, snakes, or animals may be encountered.
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