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Working As A Survey Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Getting Information
  • $87,403

    Average Salary

What Does A Survey Manager Do At Geosearch, Inc.

* Responsible charge of all aspects of a surveying (field and office) consisting of multiple field crews and supporting technical staff involved with public and private sector land improvement projects.
* Initiate and maintain contact with key personnel and officials of organizations and companies.
* Plan, organize and supervise survey crews, technicians and other staff members.
* Administer contracts and manage projects, interpret, organize, execute and coordinate assignments.
* Schedule and assign work to meet completion date and budget.
* Land Development survey experience required with emphasis physical surveys, plot plans and house staking, commercial and residential a plus.
* Experience with Trimble data collection, GPS receivers, robotic total stations, Civil 3d 2013, and ArcGIS a requirement.
* Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Google Earth, and Trimble Data Transfer a plus

What Does A Survey Manager Do At TRC Companies

* This position serves as manager and supervisor for survey personnel assigned to a project.
* On a larger project he\she will have responsible charge over the survey coordinators assigned to the job.
* Responsible for the overall project survey activities.
* Responsible for personnel performance review, evaluation, and project orientation to related survey activities.
* Identifies negative trends, problem issues, and implements resolution to reduce or eliminate adverse impacts on overall project survey performance.
* BS. Degree in Land Surveying or Cartography or other Land Information Sciences preferred.
* Minimum experience required is ten years surveying experience with previous supervisory assignments.
* Must be knowledgeable in the methods and techniques of cross country pipeline surveying.
* Must have knowledge in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) survey methods, electronic data collection, the processes and computer programs necessary for survey data review and transfer to mapping.
* LICENSING:
* Licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in Texas or New Mexico

What Does A Survey Manager Do At Dewberry

* business development; consulting; preparing proposals and contracts; providing guidance and direction to surveying technicians, Licensed land surveyors and field crews when necessary; overseeing and/or directing preparation of all types of survey plans; conducting deed and plan research and review; preparing ROW plans and agreements; performing field work associated with land surveying, engineering and construction projects; performing survey computations and data collection; CAD oversight and quality assurance, adherence with and advocate for all safety requirements, procedures and protocols.
* Business Development / Marketing
* Consulting with clients
* Providing guidance and direction to office surveying staff.
* Survey computations and data collection
* Computer-aided design and drafting
* Team building skills within the technical survey staff
* Overseeing and/or directing preparation of all types of survey plans
* Train office staff in land surveying procedures
* Prepare weekly survey crew schedules
* Coordinate with miss Utilities and local utility providers
* Monitor project schedules, budgets & deliverables
* Manage and coordinate projects with multiple team members including other business units
* Responsible charge for survey work being performed under their supervision and licensure
* A minimum of 15 years of experience in all aspects of land surveying, project management is required.
* AAS or BS Degree in Surveying is preferred.
* Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Maryland a must (Multi State Licensure is preferred, especially in DC)
* A successful track record of building client relationships in the surveying and related mapping industry.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills, including report writing
* A successful track record in business leadership and business performance.
* Ability to obtain licensure in other states a plus.
* Experience with laser scanning is a plus.
* Experience with 3D survey drawings a plus.
* Ability to obtain a security clearance is a plus.
* Experienced in all aspects of Land Surveying.
* Perform Boundary Surveys & ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys & As-built plans
* Data reduction and processing of field files, topographic surveys, etc.
* Knowledge of Trimble (TBC & TGO), Carlson Survey, Microstation and InRoads software is a plus

What Does A Survey Manager Do At ICF Consulting Group, Inc.

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* The Survey Manager is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in one or more countries.
* This involves:
* Working with host country implementing organizations and other survey stakeholders to implement The DHS Program surveys and activities to meet data needs within budget and time constraints;
* Negotiating and/or managing local cost budgets with host country implementing organizations;
* Providing direct technical assistance to countries in various stages of the survey process, e.g., questionnaire adaptation, field staff training, fieldwork monitoring, report writing, and dissemination of the survey findings; and
* Assuring that DHS protocols are followed to ensure data quality and timeliness.
* Many DHS surveys involve collection of biomarkers, such as anemia, malaria and HIV testing, as well as measuring height and weight.
* Survey managers provide guidance on these issues, in consultation with the biomarker team at DHS.
* The position involves approximately 25
* travel mainly to countries in sub
* Saharan Africa and Asia

What Does A Survey Manager Do At Stantec

* Business development and client maintenance.
* Collaboration with leaders in other disciplines within Stantec.
* Project management and financial oversight of local operations.
* Supervision of office and field staff.
* Recruitment and hiring of local staff.
* Assisting in the development of the group’s strategic business plan.
* Taking professional responsibility for managed survey work.
* Your Capabilities and Credentials
* Professional Land Survey license in the State of Alaska required.
* Minimum 5 years of experience in a supervisory capacity, including directing workloads, developing staff and completing performance assessments.
* Must be entrepreneurial with a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the Land Surveying profession.
* Strong business development and client maintenance skills.
* Strong project management skills.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Valid driver's license and good driving record required.
* Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds of gear over uneven terrain, possibly in inclement weather and adverse conditions.
* Prior to employment, this position will require the successful completion of a pre-employment physical and drug screen.
* The key to our success is our people— **we put people first
* When you work hard, we notice.
* We offer competitive compensation and benefits to assist employees and their families with medical and dental coverage, long-term disability income replacement, and retirement savings.
* Qualified candidates who are highly motivated and eager to commit to Stantec’s strategic initiative to become a Top 10 global design firm should submit their resume and cover letter, online at

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How To Become A Survey Manager

Large construction firms increasingly prefer candidates with both construction experience and a bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field. While some individuals with a high school diploma and many years of experience in a construction trade may be hired as construction managers, these individuals are typically qualified to become self-employed general contractors.

Education

It is becoming increasingly important for construction managers to have a bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, architecture, or engineering. As construction processes become more complex, employers are placing greater importance on specialized education.

More than 100 colleges and universities offer accredited bachelor’s degree programs in construction science, building science, or construction engineering. These programs include courses in project control and management, design, construction methods and materials, cost estimation, building codes and standards, and contract administration. Courses in mathematics and statistics are also relevant.

More than fifty 2-year colleges offer construction management or construction technology programs. An associate’s degree combined with work experience is typical for managers who supervise smaller projects.  

A few universities offer master’s degree programs in construction management.

Those with a high school diploma and several years of relevant work experience may qualify to become a construction manager, although most are qualified to become self-employed general contractors.

Training

New construction managers are typically hired as assistants and work under the guidance of an experienced manager. This training period may last several months to several years, depending on the firm.

Work Experience

If the typical education is not obtained, practical construction experience is important for jobseekers, because it reduces the need for initial on-the-job training. Internships, cooperative education programs, and previous work in the construction industry can provide that experience. Some construction managers become qualified solely through extensive construction experience, spending many years in carpentry, masonry, or other construction specialties.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification is becoming increasingly important for construction managers. Certification is valuable because it can demonstrate knowledge and experience.

The Construction Management Association of America awards the Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designation to workers who have the required experience and who pass a technical exam. It is recommended that applicants for this certification complete a self-study course that covers the professional role of a construction manager, legal issues, the allocation of risk, and other topics related to construction management.

The American Institute of Constructors awards the Associate Constructor (AC) and Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) designations to candidates who meet its requirements and pass the appropriate construction exams.

Some states require licensure for construction managers. For more information, contact your state licensing board.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Most managers plan a project strategy, handle unexpected issues and delays, and solve problems that arise over the course of the project. In addition, many managers use cost-estimating and planning software to determine costs and the materials and time required to complete projects.

Business skills. Construction managers address budget matters and coordinate and supervise workers. Choosing competent staff and establishing good working relationships with them is critical.

Customer-service skills. Construction managers are in constant contact with owners, inspectors, and the public. They must form good working relationships with these people and ensure their needs are met.

Decisionmaking skills. Construction managers choose personnel and subcontractors for specific tasks and jobs. Often, these choices must be made quickly to meet deadlines and budgets.

Initiative. Self-employed construction managers generate their business opportunities and must be proactive in finding new clients. They often market their services and bid on jobs, and they must also learn to perform special home improvement projects, such as installing mosaic glass tiles, sanding wood floors, and insulating homes.

Leadership skills. Managers must effectively delegate tasks to construction workers, subcontractors, and other lower level managers.

Speaking skills. Managers must give clear orders, explain complex information to construction workers and clients, and discuss technical details with other building specialists, such as architects. Self-employed construction managers must get their own projects, so the need to sell their services to potential clients is critical.

Technical skills. Managers must know construction methods and technologies, and must be able to interpret contracts and technical drawings.

Time-management skills. Construction managers must meet deadlines. They ensure that construction phases are completed on time so that the next phase can begin as scheduled. For instance, a building’s foundation cannot be constructed until the land is completely excavated.

Writing skills. Construction managers must write proposals, plans, and budgets, as well as document the progress of the work for clients and others involved in the building process.

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134,933 Survey Manager jobs

Flatiron
Fresno, CA
Survey Manager

$91,650 Estimated

Apex Systems
Poway, CA
Survey Manager

$115,327 Estimated

The Middlesex Corporation
Littleton, MA
Survey Manager

$87,402 Estimated

Flatiron
Wellsburg, WV
Survey Manager

$51,490 Estimated

The Walsh Group.
Chicago, IL
Survey Manager

$65,218 Estimated

Amec Foster Wheeler
Asheville, NC
Survey Manager

$72,372 Estimated

Bohler Engineering
Charlotte, NC
Survey Manager

$100,048 Estimated

Bohler Engineering
Mount Laurel, NJ
Survey Manager

$95,000 Estimated

Dewberry
Frederick, MD
Survey Manager

$76,955 Estimated

ICF
Rockville, MD
Survey Manager

$94,593 Estimated

Dewberry
Bloomfield, PA
Survey Manager

$60,990 Estimated

Barnard Construction
Indiantown, FL
Survey Manager

$48,860 Estimated

Dewberry
Daphne, AL
Survey Manager / PSM

$60,000 Estimated

JH Staffing Services
Pittsburgh, PA
Land Survey Manager

$58,710 Estimated

Wantman Group
West Palm Beach, FL
Senior Survey Manager

$60,920 Estimated

Liro Group
Mineola, NY
Land Surveyor / Survey Manager

$115,735 Estimated

Wantman Group
Tampa, FL
Senior Survey Manager

$60,160 Estimated

Jobleads GmbH
Norfolk, VA
+ Divisional Survey Manager

$83,000 Estimated

Tetra Tech
Lafayette, CA
Mobile LiDAR Survey Manager

$87,027 Estimated

Dewberry
Virginia Beach, VA
Survey Manager / PSM

$59,980 Estimated

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Real Survey Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Survey Manager Kiewit Pacific Co. Pacifica, CA Sep 02, 2010 $140,275 -
$162,842
Survey Manager Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. Folsom, CA Nov 04, 2013 $124,000
Chief Surveyor (Area Manager) A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. Buffalo, TX Aug 31, 2014 $91,000
Chief Surveyor (Project Manager) A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. Asherton, TX Aug 31, 2013 $88,400
Chief Surveyor (Project Manager) A.L. Helmcamp, Inc. Asherton, TX Aug 31, 2012 $88,400
Land Surveying Manager Ahneman Kirby, LLC Riverside, CT Sep 21, 2015 $83,480
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Top Skills for A Survey Manager

BoundarySurveysLeicaGPSProposalsTopographicSurveysAutocadCADSurveyDepartmentLegalDescriptionsAs-BuiltSurveysSurveyCrewsDataCollectionScheduleSafetyTrainingSurveyDataProjectManagementSuperviseTotalStationMachineControlPipelineGISOversight

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Top Survey Manager Skills

  1. Boundary Surveys
  2. Leica GPS
  3. Proposals
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Write descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents.
  • Prepared proposals, estimates, and driving large scale project budgets.
  • Supervised data collection and crew assignments for preliminary boundary and topographic surveys.
  • Skilled with Autocad 2000-2009 as well as Land Desktop Development and Carlson.
  • Standardized, documented and implemented company survey cadd standards utilizing Eagle Point inside Autocadd.
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