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Survey Crew Chief

at Woolpert, inc.

Posted: 5/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 09412787-7547-4e1f-a47f-eaf9d8fc65e7

Job Description

The Survey Crew Chief will set-up and operate equipment and instruments used at job sites to measure, record and calculate data for all types of survey projects including: DOT topographic design and Right of Way mapping, ALTA’s, photo control and Lidar support. Provide communications with Survey Coordinator and leadership, manage field data, maintain field notes and files, and review final drawings.


  • Operate and maintain all surveying and data collection instruments and complete calibration checks
  • Follow required safety standards and guidelines
  • Document written field notes and daily records
  • Research previous survey evidence, maps, deeds, physical evidence, and other records to obtain data needed for surveys
  • Perform calculations utilizing calculator or supplied data collectors
  • Record the survey results and verify the accuracy of data with proper recorded field checks
  • Transmit survey data results, which includes sending data to the home office from remote field locations
  • Lead survey crew by providing direction and leadership by demonstrating an attitude for safety, cost control, efficiency and professionalism
  • Direct and mentor two or more-person survey crew to complete field survey tasks, as required
  • Assist in training of staff on field methods and instrument use and care


  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required
  • 5 years of surveying experience using conventional, robotic, or related surveying equipment
  • Prior experience with CDOT TMOSS and Survey Procedures
  • Proven experience using Trimble GPS and Survey Controller
  • Exhibit working knowledge of the Public Land Survey System


  • Required to have satisfactory results on a Motor Vehicle Record check and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must travel 50% or more to remote field locations, including some overnight stays, as needed
  • Perform tasks and solve problems with a high degree of independence
  • Ability to work extended hours, including some weekends
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather and terrain conditions
  • Ability to lift approximately 50 lbs. and do repetitive work such as lifting, bending and standing for long periods of time.
  • Proven experience providing excellent customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment
  • Strong organizational, time management, attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; offer constructive feedback and direction to support goals