Survey Crew Chief
Denver , CO 80202
Posted 6 months ago
The Survey Crew Chief communicates effectively with clients in the field to ensure proper definition of project scope, specification, and delivery by working with client services team to facilitate job scheduling and promote efficient field time. Additionally, the Crew Chief will be responsible for training and supervising field techs while helping conduct field surveys, topographic mapping, boundary surveys, construction layout, and cadastral research.
- Supervises others following all safety protocols and standard operating practices.
- Oversees the fundamental training and supervision of selected field personnel when required.
- Performs field calculations (COGO) for stakeout and coordinate data for use in GPS navigation.
- Interacts with clients in a positive and professional manner.
- Conducts and supervises differential level work.
- Conducts and supervises the field performance of land surveys for maintenance, location, and relocation of section corners per the in charge PLS.
- Uses a variety of instruments including levels, total stations, and GPS equipment.
- Uses and maintains company-owned vehicles.
- Coordinates with Client Services/Project Managers/Survey Managers to schedule equipment use for job sites.
- Performs other related duties as required and assigned by management.
- Serves as a technical resource; works effectively individually and as a team member; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, co-workers, inspectors and employees in other departments and others encountered in the course of work.
- Provides feedback regarding the performance of junior survey technicians when needed.
Skills & Abilities:
- Exceptional organizational & communication skills.
- Exceptional customer focus.
- Strong effective manager of others:
- Fosters teamwork.
- Mentors, coaches and develops project team members.
- Provides performance feedback.
- Effectively assigns and delegates work once in the field for the completion of daily work assignments when required.
- Strong effective strategic leader:
- Is decisive and makes solid decisions.
- Is visionary and innovative; recommends strategies with consideration for organizational resources capacity and capability, and business sustainability.
- Is authentic and engaging with others.
- Models company core values always.
- Strong track record of being relentlessly accountable.
- Takes independent actions and calculated risks.
- Is a kickass teammate.
- Strong record of consistently delivering results.
- Understanding, monitoring, and reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
- Adapts to the changing work environment and managing competing demands.
- Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
- Regular and predictable attendance required.
- Advanced knowledge of survey field techniques and survey language.
- Intermediate knowledge of State and Federal laws, and agency rules and regulations
- Advanced knowledge of the use of sophisticated GPS equipment, total stations, and other electronic surveying equipment.
- Advanced knowledge of plumb range rods and level rods; the use of conventional surveying equipment such as rods, chains, tripods, levels, and tribrachs.
- Working knowledge of database and system administration techniques used to move data and files between applications and repositories and performing database queries.
- Ability to maintain a cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of work activities. Familiarity with map projections and state plane coordinate systems is required.
- This position requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field including the ability to read reports, spreadsheets, manuals, blueprints, plans, drawings correspondence. Also, required is the ability to perform general math calculations.
- The ability to convey plan details to junior surveyors is a necessary part of this job.
- Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
- Interacts with the assigned PLS to ensure project completion.
- A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.
- Have knowledge of ethics and technical standards and organizations such as ALTA, NGS, NSPS/ACSM BLM. Show responsibility in the profession (i.e. attire, honesty, respect for personal property)
- This position requires/may require of a company-owned vehicle(s); must possess a valid drivers license and have no more than two minor violations (i.e. speeding 5-10 over, defective vehicle) within the preceding 36 months, nor a major violation (i.e. DUI) within the previous 60 months.
- May lead and direct the work of others.
- Supervising a two-person crew under certain restrictions.
- Responsible for training new hires and novice employees.
- High school diploma or its equivalent with three (3) to five (5) years progressive surveying experience.
- Equivalent to an Associates Degree in Surveying or related completed degree beyond an Associates Degree may be considered in meeting up to one (1) of the required work experience.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position may at times require travel within the Rocky Mountain region, or other areas, dependent on work requirements.
10% of work is regularly performed in an office setting in an environmentally controlled room.
Work is regularly performed for sustained periods outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold, or inclement weather; and work exposes to possible bodily injury. This position does contain 80 % field work.
The employee would be exposed to the possibility of the following:
- Seasonal extreme temperatures, wetness humidity
- Daily noise and vibration
- Conditions on or near well sites where undetectable and hazardous gases may be present
- Hazardous materials
- Encounters with wildlife including but not limited to snakes, scorpions, bear, bobcat, mosquitos, wasps, rodents, cattle, etc.
- Hazards associated with driving to and from work site locations
- Hazards associated with survey work within various rights of way
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to walk, stand or sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to repetitively finger, handle, feel or operate standard computers and other field and office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.
Employees are regularly required to be current on their safety training; handle time pressures; prepare for emergency situations; handle changing tasks; and irregular work schedule/overtime.