Top Survey Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Survey Director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Survey Director resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.5% of Survey Director resumes contained Property Boundaries as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Survey Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Survey Director resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Property Boundaries

high Demand
Here's how Property Boundaries is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Involved in accurately measuring and calculating points of reference to establish property boundaries.
  • Researched legal records and documents to determine exact property boundaries.
  • Measured precisely to set property boundaries.
  • Make exact measurements and determine property boundaries.
  • Conducted surveys to establish legal property boundaries.
  • Authored legal description for easements and property boundaries.

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2. Proposal Preparation

high Demand
Here's how Proposal Preparation is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Perform a variety of surveying projects from proposal preparation to delivery of the final product.

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3. Project Management

high Demand
Here's how Project Management is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Provide project management for construction, residential and commercial surveying projects and small site/civil design projects.
  • Provided lead Project Management for clients.
  • Prepared network layout and scheduling to establish initial horizontal and vertical control for project management.
  • Interfaced with senior level project management.
  • Tracked projects on project management spreadsheets.
  • Skilled in all phases of golf course development, project management, and site construction.

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4. CAD

high Demand
Here's how CAD is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Served as department manager, supervising 20 professionals conducting field surveys and computer- aided design (CAD) drafting.
  • Managed up to seven 3 man field crews, one draftsman and one CAD operator.
  • Maintained computers and Cad software.
  • Facilitated inner office procedures for CAD operators who had no field experience which increased productivity and efficiency.
  • Create technical drawings based on given specifications and calculations with AutoCad or Carlson drawing software.
  • Managed outdoor affairs of business o Boundary and elevation surveys o Generated CAD plats for Boundary Surveys

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5. GPS

high Demand
Here's how GPS is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Purchased and deployed GPS technology (Trimble-Terramodel) for field survey crews and heavy equipment machine control.
  • Set up control and performed site calibrations for GPS surveying/grading.
  • Helped to establish GPS base stations throughout southwest Florida.
  • Utilized GPS technology to manage a two man robotic crew assigned to residential/ commercial development projects.
  • Corresponded with engineering on military bases utilizing GPS and robotic inst.
  • Recorded EAB dispersal data with GPS coordinates from a TRIMBLE device for detection trees/ 5-acres grid-square system.

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6. Topographic Surveys

high Demand
Here's how Topographic Surveys is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Performed boundary surveys, subdivision layouts, topographic surveys and underground utility staking for construction crews.
  • Supervised data collection and crew assignments for preliminary boundary and topographic surveys.
  • Staked pipelines and pipeline right-of-ways, topographic surveys and x-sectioning.
  • Established aerial control for numerous topographic surveys.
  • Collect elevation information for topographic surveys.
  • Performed boundary and topographic surveys.

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7. Business Development

high Demand
Here's how Business Development is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Assisted in developing a marketing and business development plan.
  • Prepared bid packages and assisted in national business development.
  • Coordinated business development and client relationships.
  • Managed projects, prepared estimates, attended meetings with clients to determine project needs, and business development.
  • Market and business development for oil, gas, railroad and highway projects.
  • Detailed Tasks/Responsibilities: Business development and marketing.

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9. Data Collection

average Demand
Here's how Data Collection is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Involved in all phases of the survey including survey preparation, data collection, and data delivery.
  • Maintain records related to the administration of surveys including information related to sampled populations, data collection, and analysis.
  • Specialized in precise measurements, calculations and data collection for construction layout projects.
  • Talented in technical troubleshooting with computer software and data collection hardware.
  • Detailed construction staking, topographical data collection and building/house stakes.
  • Perform data collection analysis from measurements gathered by field crews.

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10. Construction Layout

average Demand
Here's how Construction Layout is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Led teams in construction layout, existing conditions modeling, and consultant surveying.
  • Calculate and conduct construction layout surveys of all sizes Skills Used Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, Active Learning, Critical Thinking
  • Constructed major power plant as well as intermediate sub-stations, performed calculations as well as supervised construction layout.
  • Managed a four-person survey crew handling boundary surveys, subdivision layout, construction layout, oil well locations & pipeline surveys.
  • Managed survey and construction layout projects and worked together with project managers in other departments to fulfill their survey needs.
  • Supervised a land surveying crew performing duties such as, boundary, topographical, wetland surveys, and construction layout.

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11. Survey Projects

average Demand
Here's how Survey Projects is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Managed all survey projects and coordinated with civil design department.
  • Developed proposals for survey projects in accordance with all applicable standards and specifications.
  • Managed crew member productivity and efficiency of assigned survey projects.
  • Computed data for construction staking and boundary/control survey projects.
  • Engaged in making plane and/or geodetic surveys for construction, topographic, right-of-way, and control survey projects.
  • Perform needed office and field calculations for survey projects as well as post processing.

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12. New Construction

average Demand
Here's how New Construction is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Updated of the sample maps if any new construction.
  • Head Party Chief in 2010 responsible for all new construction jobs from start to completion.
  • Aided in field surveys of various new construction, architectural, ALTA and condominium surveys.
  • Complied vessel new construction and existing vessel survey reports and data for theABS Classification Committee meetings.
  • Managed several new construction staking projects from "field to finish".

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13. Oversaw

average Demand
Here's how Oversaw is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Maintained and updated the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory and oversaw a major update which allows for digital image input.
  • Planned and oversaw all talent events including a 26% savings from previous year budget.
  • Created production guidelines, and oversaw the production of design documentation by staff.

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14. Alta

average Demand
Here's how Alta is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Produce ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys and review land title documents.
  • Allocated company resources to complete American Land Title Association surveys (ALTA), design build, and construction surveys.
  • Court house research, ALTA / ACSM Survey drafting, Topographic Survey Drafting, Civil Development plan & detail drafting.
  • Survey including but not limited to: ALTA, large boundary, topographic, wetland location, and construction staking.
  • Learned all areas of field survey work including, ALTA/ACSM surveys, boundary surveys, and construction layout.
  • Conduct various types of field surveys including boundary, topographic, ALTA/ACSM, subdivisions, and construction stakeouts.

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15. Office Staff

low Demand
Here's how Office Staff is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Supervised/scheduled survey office staff and field personnel.
  • Determined promotion and development of the field and office staff, and staffing requirements to maintain existing survey workload.
  • Supervised office staff (6), directional engineers (11), and survey engineers (6).
  • Managed all survey department functions including field crews and office staff.
  • Evaluated priorities and coordinated work of the field and office staff and created scopes of work,budgets and schedules.
  • Manage field crews and office staff the conduct volume verifications, construction staking, sub-surface engineering and quality control.

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16. Client Relationships

low Demand
Here's how Client Relationships is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Established and maintained positive client relationships and profitability during the protracted economic downturn.
  • Developed and maintained client relationships.
  • Developed and maintained client relationships, Some BA Clients included: UPS, Eon.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships.
  • Focus was on producing quality work while maintaining budgets, client relationships, and contract negotiations.

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17. Survey Results

low Demand
Here's how Survey Results is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Co-designed and co-managed 6 monthly telephone surveys of California adults Co-authored 6 reports analyzing survey results
  • Reviewed and analyzed survey results from a managerial perspective and made recommendations to senior staff for strengthening services
  • Utilized survey results to prepare recommendations for policy, procedure, control or action needed.

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18. GIS

low Demand
Here's how GIS is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Completed research and analysis was used for updating NAVFAC real estate records in GIS by in house staff.
  • Monitor legislative, technical and professional issues that impact the company.
  • Support staff Geologist in wetland delineation for mitigation design.
  • Compiled logistics information to determine capacity planning for work orders.
  • Managed in administrative and logistic capacity for the survey.
  • Designed survey / GIS cost estimate and reporting module to ensure crews were producing efficiently and achieving profitability.

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19. Private Sector

low Demand
Here's how Private Sector is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Manage survey workload of four engineer/principals for municipal and private sector work.

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20. Civil Engineering Firm

low Demand
Here's how Civil Engineering Firm is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Manage Survey Department for a mid-sized, private sector, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering firm.

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21. Survey Data

low Demand
Here's how Survey Data is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Verify accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Worked with contractors in providing survey data for expediting construction projects.
  • Created and analyzed survey data to determine accuracy and quality.
  • Collected and disseminated survey data.
  • Verify the accuracy of survey data including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Created and analyzed survey data to determine accuracy and quality.

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22. Site Plans

low Demand
Here's how Site Plans is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Performed file related calculations and prepared geometric site plans for construction and Title surveying.
  • Read and interpret site plans including civil, structural, and architectural.
  • Designed topographical, site plans, and profile engineered drawings.
  • Conduct surveys on client sites; Drafting detailed site plans, equipment and utility plans.
  • Prepared storm water management, grading & site plans as needed.

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23. Survey Equipment

low Demand
Here's how Survey Equipment is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Inspect survey equipment and software for performance abilities and operation readiness.
  • Performed observations and compared, standardized, and calibrated survey equipment.
  • Calibrated and maintained survey equipment.
  • Calibrated and maintained survey equipment.
  • Maintain field notes, survey equipment operations, construction staking, farm boundaries, road staking and research.
  • Order, deliver, and distribute survey equipment and keep track of inventory for 17 field crews totaling 400k.

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24. QA

low Demand
Here's how QA is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Survey Party Chief involved in engineer lay out, final check, QAQC inspect and approval prior to pouring of concrete.
  • Augment with the joint forces, Department QA\QC, Implemented standards and procedure
  • Perform a final QA/QC check with contact Project Manager.
  • Conducted QA/QC of data and downloaded to computer.
  • Position: QA/QC Fabrication Work Shop Team Leader.

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25. QC

low Demand
Here's how QC is used in Survey Director jobs:
  • Position: QC / Welding Engineer.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Survey Director

Property Boundaries10.2%
Proposal Preparation10.2%
Project Management10.2%
CAD8.1%
GPS7%
Topographic Surveys7%
Business Development5.9%
Legal Descriptions5.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Survey Director

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Property Boundaries
Property Boundaries
9.5%
9.5%
2
2
Proposal Preparation
Proposal Preparation
9.5%
9.5%
3
3
Project Management
Project Management
9.5%
9.5%
4
4
CAD
CAD
7.5%
7.5%
5
5
GPS
GPS
6.5%
6.5%
6
6
Topographic Surveys
Topographic Surveys
6.5%
6.5%
7
7
Business Development
Business Development
5.5%
5.5%
8
8
Legal Descriptions
Legal Descriptions
5.5%
5.5%
9
9
Data Collection
Data Collection
4.5%
4.5%
10
10
Construction Layout
Construction Layout
4%
4%
11
11
Survey Projects
Survey Projects
3.5%
3.5%
12
12
New Construction
New Construction
3%
3%
13
13
Oversaw
Oversaw
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Alta
Alta
2.5%
2.5%
15
15
Office Staff
Office Staff
2.5%
2.5%
16
16
Client Relationships
Client Relationships
2.5%
2.5%
17
17
Survey Results
Survey Results
2%
2%
18
18
GIS
GIS
2%
2%
19
19
Private Sector
Private Sector
2%
2%
20
20
Civil Engineering Firm
Civil Engineering Firm
2%
2%
21
21
Survey Data
Survey Data
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
Site Plans
Site Plans
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Survey Equipment
Survey Equipment
1.5%
1.5%
24
24
QA
QA
1.5%
1.5%
25
25
QC
QC
1.5%
1.5%

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