Survey Crew Chief

Chapel Hill, NC

Posted: 06/17/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 30966

Job Description

Our client is currently seeking a Survey Crew Chief.    

Job Duties:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Must be willing to perform work after regular business hours, on weekends, and sometimes on holidays when necessary, including overtime when required
  • 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
  • Willing and able to frequently move and operate land surveying equipment
  • Willing and able to occasionally travel overnight as required
  • Unwavering integrity, high ethics, and respect for the profession of surveying
  • CST (Certified Survey Technician) certification preferred but not mandatory

Pay Range:
  • $62 – 68k, depending on experience 

For more information, please Apply, and/or email a copy of your resume to Beka Cassidy at

Meet Your Recruiter

Beka Cassidy
Technical Recruiter

Beka is originally from Virginia and graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Originally unsure of what career path to choose with her education, she accepted a Technical Recruiting opportunity in Atlanta after graduating and has since found great fulfillment & meaning in this profession. While her recruiting journey started with an IT firm, she soon found and fell in love with the Engineering niche.  Beka loves the real-world knowledge and application she is able to absorb on a daily basis through her conversations with candidates. She has a genuine desire to connect with others and works diligently to pursue and build meaningful relationships. Apart from her job, Beka enjoys listening to audio books, visiting family and baking.    

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