Survey Party Chief

Location: Vancouver, WA
Date Posted: 06-29-2017
MacKay Sposito is seeking a full time Survey Party Chief to join our team.  The Survey Party Chief will assist professional land surveyors by operating survey instruments, collecting information and performing computations in the field in support of various types of survey projects.

Keys to Success:

  • Work primarily in the field on control, boundary, right-of-way, topographic and construction surveys in responsible charge of crew in urban and remote areas
  • Accurately run and adjust survey measuring instruments including data collectors, total station (full robotic and manual modes), GPS (with RTN and RTK), digital and auto levels, terrestrial scanners, and echo sounder hydrographic system
  • Perform complex mathematical and geometric calculations including closing and adjusting level loops and field traverses
  • Review and/or take accurate and clear notes, by recording survey measurements, descriptive data and sketches.
  • Perform in a supervisory role leading crews and directing site work to achieve maximum efficiency and quality on every project

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a high school diploma/GED with a background in math, geometry and trigonometry.
  • 8+ years of survey experience required, including 4+ years of experience as Survey Party Chief.
  • Proficiency operating total stations, GPS Receivers and data collectors (Trimble preferred).
  • Ability to read, interpret and layout from complex design, construction and/or architectural plans
  • Ability to create new or incorporate existing Quality Control procedures for field work to ensure work is done correctly and under identified parameters prior to demobilization from the site
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sources of measurement errors and knowledge to perform analysis of survey data to ensure completeness, accuracy and precision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of monumentation, construction staking and field markings; must have comprehensive knowledge of boundary evidence search for GLO corners and accessories, property corners and other lines of public private ownership.
  • Demonstrated abilities of the following: complex problem solving, critical thinking, listening, reading comprehension, time management, equipment selection, judgment and decision making, and a willingness to learn.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be a highly motivated individual with strong attention to detail
  • AutoCAD/Civil 3D experience desired, but not required
  • Current valid driver’s license and ability to be insured to drive company vehicles is required
  • Willingness to travel to project locations in multiple states
  • During site visits, must be able to walk, lift, carry, stoop, bend, twist and work in the outdoors on uneven surfaces routinely. Site visits may include exposure to weather extremes and rough or uneven terrain.

What You’ll Gain From Working Here:

Employees of MacKay Sposito are united by our drive for excellence, our passion for innovation, and the responsibility we take for our clients’ success. We also like to sprinkle in a bit of fun. This combination makes MacKay Sposito an enjoyable and rewarding place to work. 

Our Values

At MacKay Sposito, we’re serious about our work, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We have a unique and diverse mix of employees who enjoy each other’s company. In addition to having first-rate technical skills, we search out people who are friendly, honest and dedicated to their work.
 
We believe firmly in the principle of constructive candor – always telling the client everything they need to know to make fully informed decisions. By creating a positive, committed and supportive environment, we’re able to challenge our people to be the best that they can be, and to celebrate every success. 

About MacKay Sposito:

Providing consultation services to energy, public works and land development clients, MacKay Sposito’s expertise spans civil engineering, construction management and inspection, land survey, planning and project management, and landscape architecture for both public and private sector.      

Whether connecting public and private sectors, helping our clients put together a complex mixed-use masterplan development, getting power to a remote rural outpost, or improving a city’s facilities, MacKay Sposito is all about building lasting relationships and strong communities. At our core, we’re committed to honesty, dedication and relationships. These pillars make up the foundation of how we treat our people, and ultimately our clients. >> Learn more about working at MacKay Sposito.
We promise to challenge, inspire, and reward you.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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