Survey Party Chief

Orion Marine   •  


Industry: Engineering Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 295 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Overview: This position is accountable for overseeing a variety of duties to facilitate the completion of roads, building sites, bridges and other structures. In addition, the incumbent must oversee completion of legal descriptions for the taking and marking of right-of-way. The incumbent will supervise activities of a survey party and complete the most technically complex survey duties. Work is performed by conducting land surveys for determination of boundary lines, retracement of government survey lines, and re-establishment of land survey corners.


  • Works with the Project Superintendent and jobsite work crews to ensure that all survey conducted for determination of boundary lines are done correctly.
  • Acts as party chief for a field survey crew engaged in making plane and/or geodetic surveys for construction, topographic, right-of-way, and control survey projects.
  • Participates in pre-survey planning meetings with project managers, resident engineers, and contractor representatives; assigns and monitors work, and provides input for evaluation of members of field survey crew.
  • Makes ties to property lines and government land corners.
  • Assembles field data, reduces field notes and makes survey calculations.
  • Assembles pertinent reference data before field surveys.


  • A B.S. Degree in Surveying or related discipline and a minimum of 8years experience, or equivalent work experience as a Surveyor is required.
  • Prior hands-on work experience in heavy civil or marine construction is preferred but not required.
  • The incumbent must have a working knowledge of Project Construction, Principles of Surveying, Engineering & Project Standards, Surveying Software, State Law regarding Plats, Property Lines and Survey Monuments, and Safety & Environmental Compliance.
  • In addition, the incumbent must have:

    • Knowledge of mathematics, survey computer programs, and survey computations applicable to the job.
    • Knowledge of the use of mechanical drawing instruments or survey computer programs.
    • Knowledge of the nomenclature and symbols of drafting.
    • Knowledge of surveying instruments and equipment and their use and care.
    • Ability to carry out written and oral directions.
    • Ability to make arithmetic computations accurately and record results legibly.
    • Ability to do transit and level work, which may include application of total station instruments to survey projects.
    • Ability to use surveying instruments.
    • Ability to reduce and plot field notes to make computations.
    • Ability to make engineering sketches, maps and drawings.
    • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.