• Survey Party Chief

    Job Locations US-KS-Kansas City
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/4/2019 4:56 PM)
  • Overview

    The Party Chief has sufficient knowledge and experience to lead the operation of equipment, field data gathering practices, survey workflows, and application of mathematics in the field to accomplish survey projects.  The Party Chief supervises the survey operations in the field and therefore must demonstrate enough knowledge, experience, and responsibility to operate independently and to supervise others.  The Party Chief has sufficient experience and knowledge to identify and report information in the field that relates to boundary determination, construction issues, irregularities in previous work, or other factors that relate to the application of our surveying work.  The Party Chief may or may not have an LSIT or PS, but is expected to be progressing toward professional licensure through on-the-job experience and independent learning.  The Party Chief is also a representative of the company while on job sites and is expected to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and maturity.  The Party Chief typically reports to a Project Surveyor or Survey Manager.  A Party Chief may evolve into a Senior Survey Technician or a Project Surveyor depending on their experience, training path, and personal  qualities. 


    • Manages the daily activities and personnel of the survey function
    • Establishes the exact project alignment with the Project Manager or Project Engineer from the corridor alignment.
    • Ensures that field information is correct and accurately transferred to the Project Engineer
    • Communicate with the client, when needed, to ensure satisfaction with work performed and to overcome obstacles in the performance of field duties,
    • Analyzes survey controls - GPS and conventional
    • Performs ALTA surveys
    • Preparation of Record of survey, maps, plats and legal descriptions
    • Work from notes, sketches, maps and other material to complete survey tasks with a minimum of supervision
    • Utilize technology on projects
    • Stake gates, right-of-way limits and restrictions (trees to be saved, etc.), locations for hazards, splices, extra depth, pipe   locations, erosion control, and marker
    • Survey reroutes
    • Responsible for clear, informative and accurate field notes
    • Take responsibility for the maintenance, repair and welfare of all equipment in the field including the work vehicle


    • Must have an LS or show continued progress towards LS certification.
    • A high school diploma with at least 7 years of experience is required.
    • A valid driver’s license must be possessed and maintained.
    • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather and to lift and carry heavy objects.
    • Proficient with data collectors, total stations (conventional and robotic).
    • GPS/RTK experience is necessary.
    • Must understand algebra, trigonometry and geometry.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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