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Survey Crew Chief

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Posted: 02/20/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 29156

Job Description

We have an immediate need for a Survey Crew Chief in the Chapel Hill, NC area.

This is a direct hire position, with 100% paid employee benefits, company-provided vehicle and fuel card. 

Pay is dependent on experience and estimated at $30-33HR + OT eligibility.


 •    Assist Project Manager, Director of Surveying and/or their immediate supervisors with work on many different types of surveys.

•    The types of surveys you will work on include, but aren’t limited to boundary, ALTA, topographic, existing conditions, right-of way, transmission line, transportation, and construction layout.

•    Project Planning: Collaborating with project managers and engineers to plan and organize survey projects, including determining survey requirements, timelines, and resource allocation.

•    Field Surveys: Conducting field surveys to collect accurate and precise data using various surveying instruments and techniques, such as GPS receivers, total stations, and laser scanners. This includes setting up and operating survey equipment, taking measurements, and recording data.

•    Crew Management: Leading a survey crew and supervising the work of survey technicians and assistants. Assigning tasks, providing guidance, and training, and ensuring the crew follows established surveying procedures and safety protocols.

•    Quality Control: Checking and verifying the accuracy and completeness of survey data collected by the crew. Performing quality control checks on field measurements, survey calculations, and data processing to ensure data integrity.

•    Data Processing and Analysis: Processing and analyzing survey data using specialized software, such as computer-aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS) software. Creating accurate maps, drawings, and reports based on the collected data.

•    Boundary Surveys: Conducting boundary surveys to determine property lines, establish boundaries, and create legal descriptions of land parcels. This may involve researching land records, reviewing property deeds, and conducting field investigations.

•    Construction Surveys: Performing construction surveys to establish reference points, layout construction sites, and monitor the progress and accuracy of construction activities. This includes setting control points, staking out lines and grades, and verifying compliance with project specifications.

•    Communication and Collaboration: Interacting with clients, project stakeholders, and other professionals to understand project requirements, provide updates on survey progress, and address any issues or concerns. Collaborating with engineers, architects, and construction personnel to ensure accurate interpretation and application of survey data.

•    Equipment Maintenance: Ensuring surveying equipment and company vehicle are properly maintained, calibrated, and in good working condition. Performing routine maintenance and troubleshooting equipment issues to minimize downtime and maintain data accuracy.

•    Health and Safety: Promoting and maintaining a safe working environment by adhering to safety regulations, conducting safety briefings, and implementing appropriate safety measures during field surveys. Identifying and mitigating potential hazards and risks associated with surveying activities.
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for an employment-based visa.
  • High School Degree or equivalent required.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience related to Land Surveying and Construction Surveying Layout.
  • Experience with Trimble hardware & software equipment preferred.
  • Able to pass a drug test and driving record check.
  • You must be willing to perform work after regular business hours, on weekends, and sometimes on holidays when necessary, including overtime when required.
  • You are willing and able to perform the physical demands of the position, including squatting, bending, lifting to 50 lbs., climbing ladders, traversing difficult terrain, and accessing construction sites in all weather conditions.
  • You are willing and able to frequently move and operate land surveying equipment.
  • You must be willing and able to occasionally travel overnight as required
  • Unwavering integrity, high ethics, and respect for the profession of surveying
  • Service-oriented, team player and problem solver
  • Positive, professional, and respectful to others.
  • Effective communicator and detail oriented.
  • Punctual.

  • CST (Certified Survey Technician) certification preferred but not mandatory.


Meet Your Recruiter

Nick Donofrio
Account Manager

Bringing 15 years of industry experience to Selectek, Nick has the know-how and passion to serve our clients as an account manager.

Nick was born and raised in the Rochester, New York area. In the early summer of 1998, after earning his BA in Communications from SUNY Oswego, he decided to take a 16 hour road trip to Atlanta, GA and see what all the fuss was about. Fast forward to 2020, Nick still resides in the Metro Atlanta area. NASCAR, the Atlanta Braves and homemade sweet tea may have had a slight influence on his decision to stay.

Nick has found the staffing industry to be a good match for his personality type. He gets paid to talk on the phone, take clients out to lunch and feels a true sense of pride when he can provide a viable solution to his client’s needs. He is excited to be a part of the Selectek family and enjoys the company of his co-workers.

When not in the office, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, playing in a Rec Soccer league and playing a few video games here and there.

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