Top Survey Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Survey Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Survey Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.1% of Survey Manager resumes contained Topographic Surveys as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Survey Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Topographic Surveys

high Demand
Here's how Topographic Surveys is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Prepared plats of survey, certified survey maps, subdivision plats, right of way plats and topographic surveys.
  • Prepared unit boundary surveys, well plats, as-builts, and topographic surveys for national oil companies.
  • Tasked with preparing subdivision record plats, boundary and topographic surveys in Montgomery County and surrounding areas.
  • Performed boundary surveys, subdivision layouts, topographic surveys and underground utility staking for construction crews.
  • Completed field to finish boundary and topographic surveys utilizing conventional and GPS methods.
  • Share responsibility in completing and signing boundary and topographic surveys.

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2. Property Boundaries

high Demand
Here's how Property Boundaries is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Demonstrated ability to function remotely Able to efficiently analyze property boundaries while crews are onsite
  • 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.

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3. GPS

high Demand
Here's how GPS is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Conducted Global Positioning System (GPS) surveys and provided supervision and field support of GPS control survey operations.
  • Well versed with GPS equipment and software as well as Robotic instruments.
  • Supervised two field crews (one GPS, and one Robotic).
  • Employed as one-man survey crew through use of robotics and GPS.
  • Established Control utilizing GPS technology for large roadway and bridge projects.
  • Performed all GPS processing and calculations.
  • Performed construction and as-built surveys using Trimble 5800 GPS system.
  • Performed field staking using Trimblerobotic and GPS equipment.
  • Coordinated survey crew for construction projects and design surveys using Trimble GPS and conventionalequipment.
  • Use of Trimble Robotic Instruments, Trimble GPS RTK systems.
  • Manage Survey Department Provide Surveying for Residential Commercial Governmental Industrial Typical Surveys Performed Boundary Topographic Construction GPS Control Elevation Certification

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4. Construction Layout

high Demand
Here's how Construction Layout is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Major accomplishments: Construction layouts for Disney's Mine Train roller coaster and the new Fun Spot's roller coaster.
  • Performed boundary, topographic, subdivision and ALTA surveys and construction layout.
  • Managed and planned various surveying and large scale construction layout projects.
  • Administered road, highway, and construction layout.
  • Prepare construction layout points and point exhibits.
  • Assist field crews in construction layout.
  • Used Topcon GPS units for construction layout of roadways, obtaining spot elevations and locations for boundary control.
  • Line work for As-builts from field data and notes - Contouring Topos -Calculations for construction layout - Estimates for new projects

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5. Bid Proposals

high Demand
Here's how Bid Proposals is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Provided bid proposals, project cost and time estimates.

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7. Data Collection

high Demand
Here's how Data Collection is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Manage data collection to ensure training and observation programs are utilized to foster quality data collection techniques.
  • Communicate progress of data collection operations to management and staff.
  • Teamed with ISR's Technical Services Group to help create a new technical system for data collection and sample management.
  • Trained survey crews in the use of TDS and GPS data collection systems and analysis.
  • Improved data collection and processing as-built data to aid in the weight control process.
  • Research, interviewing, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Composed benchmark job descriptions and designed questions for data collection Assisted clients/survey participants in job matching and in completing questionnaires.
  • Field data collection and layout Drafting

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8. CAD

high Demand
Here's how CAD is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Orchestrated company-wide Survey department change-over from LDD Civil Engineering software to Carlson SurvCad Surveying software.
  • Established and devised procedures for field and office operations associated with control, layout, and CAD systems.
  • Design and write code for line-types for use in AutoCad and C&G to increase efficiency.
  • Supervised and reviewed surveys drafted by AutoCAD technician to be finalized and sent to the customer.
  • Design and verify academic program reviews used by SACS to evaluate the success of TJC programs.
  • Performed all aspects of land surveying utilizing GPS equipment and created maps using AutoCAD.
  • Create CAD drawings for property surveys, as-built and civil design.
  • Utilized GPS, RTK, robotics and AutoCAD Land Development software.
  • Land surveying manager for multiple field crews and survey CAD technicians.
  • Deed research, Field Notes, and Preparation of CAD drawings.
  • Directed up to 7 field crews and 5 CAD technicians.
  • Processed all field data into Auto-Cad Civil 3-D format.
  • Prepared all boundary and topographic survey plats in AutoCAD.
  • Processed the data using auto-cad and cyclone.
  • Assign daily field crew work, Auto cad
  • Worked with AutoCAD Land Development Desktop.
  • Used Microsoft and AutoCAD Software.
  • Used ACAD 14 at this time.
  • Supervised field crews and CADD technicians for ALTAs, apartment projects, casino remodeling and commercial development.
  • Mapped, designed and drafted aerial and underground utility maps using AutoCAD and Microstation 5.

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9. Survey Data

high Demand
Here's how Survey Data is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Design color coded format product to simplify presentation of survey data to mortgage and title companies.
  • Managed collection of survey data and designed a database for the data collected.
  • Completed regression, factor and cluster analysis of survey data.
  • Researched survey databases and located available BM.
  • Survey Department Head and Survey Data and records management Construction of two NID SO2 scrubbers and heavy ductwork
  • Verify accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.

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10. Total Station

high Demand
Here's how Total Station is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Introduced the use of GPS and robotic total stations to the firm.
  • Supervised five crews: 1 Total Station, 1 GPS, and 3 Geodimeter; performed calculations for all five crews
  • Adjusted survey measuring instruments, transit, electronic measuring devices and total stations with electronic data collecting capabilities.
  • Implemented use of electronic total stations and data collectors leading to increased productivity.
  • Operated electronic total station instrument, level and other surveying instruments.
  • Full Total Stations and Total Stations.

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11. Machine Control

high Demand
Here's how Machine Control is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Manage all 3D data for the company including machine control equipment and 3D model building.
  • Create Civil 3D corridor models for roadway layout and machine control system.
  • Implement the ability for GPS machine control and UTS robotic machine control.
  • Lead company s purchase of survey layout and machine control systems.
  • Scheduled field crews and set up machine control.
  • Supervised survey crew: also prepared road files for Trimble Machine Control,

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12. New Construction

high Demand
Here's how New Construction is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Updated of the sample maps if any new construction.
  • Initial Research and Planning for New Construction of Oil and Gas Pipeline's.
  • 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. DOT

average Demand
Here's how DOT is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Author of several Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) DOT certification in pipeline location and measurement.
  • Project - $486 million design-build 554 bridge replacement project for Missouri DOT.
  • Developed Right-of-Way permits for NC DOT, City of Wilmington and surrounding municipalities
  • Project Manager for TxDOT Austin District Contract with multiple work authorizations.
  • Nominated for Contractor of the Year Award by IDOT
  • Major clients include We Energies, MMSD and WisDOT.

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14. GIS

average Demand
Here's how GIS is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Managed in administrative and logistic capacity for the survey.
  • Manage surveying and GIS personnel - Prepared performance appraisals and set annual goals for direct reports.
  • Use various ArcGIS extensions for analysis, map creation, and research.
  • Reviewed and assisted with estimates and proposals for GIS projects.
  • Draft all maps using ArcGIS mapping software from ESRI.
  • Develop GIS geodatabase for the purpose of maintaining and archiving survey data utilizing the Cadastral Fabric Editor.
  • Survey Manager Sr. Survey Technologist Primary base cadd package Autocadd with LDD for survey jobs.

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15. Cost Estimates

average Demand
Here's how Cost Estimates is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Manage surveying projects - Met with internal and external clients to determine project scope, cost estimates and schedules for surveys.
  • Prepare cost estimates, scopes of work, calculations, and supervise work for projects.
  • Provided Work Planning and cost estimates for hundreds of Proposals/Contracts.
  • Prepare cost estimates and proposals.
  • Prepared cost estimates needed for project acquisition.
  • Prepared cost estimates and survey project documentation.

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16. Office Staff

average Demand
Here's how Office Staff is used in Survey Manager 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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17. Business Development

average Demand
Here's how Business Development is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Prepared bid packages and assisted in national business development.
  • Assisted in developing a marketing and business development plan.
  • 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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18. Survey Equipment

average Demand
Here's how Survey Equipment is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Trained and supervised survey crews, operated survey equipment in the field, negotiated contracts, and maintained equipment.
  • Manage inventory of all survey equipment, GPS equipment, and machine control equipment.
  • 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.

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19. Right-of-Way

average Demand
Here's how Right-of-Way is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Prepared the Right-of-Way Plans For the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic for Bellefontaine and Big Bend Road projects.
  • Performed quality control and quality assurance reviews on exhibit documents submitted to RMP for the right-of-way acquisition process.
  • Determine existing and proposed right-of-ways.
  • Managed a variety of construction, boundary, right-of-way and easement surveys.
  • Worked on Right-of-Way exhibits and prepared descriptions for Right-of-Way takes.
  • Prepared documents for zoning, easement vacations, and right-of-way acquisitions.

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20. Client Relationships

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

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21. Oversight

average Demand
Here's how Oversight is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Provided professional and managerial oversight to both professional and technical staff on all survey projects.
  • Project Oversight for Survey on Freeway construction, Right-of-way, Land development and Commercial.
  • Provide expert oversight and training of GPS operations involving static and post processing, RTK and VRS RTK.

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22. Superintendents

average Demand
Here's how Superintendents is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Deliver plan revisions to Foreman in the field, Meet with Superintendents and Subcontractors to go over staking schedules.
  • Communicate with project managers, and superintendents to coordinate survey needs.Experience with Trimble and Topcon GPS.
  • Developed communications with superintendents, engineers, architects and owners.
  • Assist in project survey coordination with field superintendents and resolved any issues.

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23. TDS

average Demand
Here's how TDS is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Used GPS and traditional equipment including Topcon, TDS with Recon data collectors.
  • Developed proficient use of Topcon and Nikon total stations, TDS Rangers with Survey Pro, and Trimble GPS equipment.
  • Experience with multiple Robotic Survey Instruments, digital levels and TDS data collectors, first order control surveys.
  • Created and maintained a comprehensive database of 300+ projects recorded with a TDS Survey Pro Data collector.
  • Use of Hewlett Packard Data Collector with TDS 48 Survey Chip.
  • Survey programs: TDS, Pocket 3D, TopSURV.

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24. Survey Projects

average Demand
Here's how Survey Projects is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Computed data for construction staking and boundary/control survey projects.
  • Directed the billing of survey projects and assisted project managers in billing their survey portion of engineering projects.
  • Managed Survey Department in the completion of boundary, topographic, and construction survey projects.
  • Assisted field crew with construction staking, boundary, topographic and design survey projects.
  • Supervised large scale aerial survey projects.
  • Assist consultants with survey projects.
  • Assist on numerousoccasions with production builder and residential survey projects.
  • Design and modify survey questionnaires for survey projects conducted by the Branch.

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25. Carlson

average Demand
Here's how Carlson is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Performed construction staking calculations and prepared record drawings using Carlson Survey 2007.
  • Prepare project cost estimates and contract agreements, Utilize TDS and Carlson Sight Survey 2016 software.
  • Estimate quantities, linear footage, and yardage, both manually, and utilizing Carlson Takeoff.
  • Used Carlson Explorer data collector and also EFB for FDOT work.
  • Survey underground utilities that have been located using Carlson software.
  • Experience with Carlson and HP48 data collectors.

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26. Civil Engineering

low Demand
Here's how Civil Engineering is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • contracted out to Civil Engineering Companies for Topographic and Construction Projects.
  • Handle project management duties including civil engineering duties and construction inspections.
  • Manage civil engineering subdivision plat projects.
  • Conducted surveying, field engineering, materials testing, civil engineering and laboratory work.
  • Hired to build a land surveying presence to an established civil engineering firm.
  • Design and drafting for Civil Engineering and Land Surveying projects from small to very large and complex.

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27. Control Surveys

low Demand
Here's how Control Surveys is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Control surveys and boundary determination.
  • Run primary and secondary control surveys for subsequent construction layout of light rail system throughout the Denver Metro area.
  • Conducted State of Iowa control surveys utilizing GPS for all horizontal and vertical control throughout the engineering process.
  • Conducted topographic, volume, and level control surveys.
  • Performed GPS control surveys, height obstruction surveys and utility surveys.
  • Performed records research and data compilation for distribution to field crews performing control surveys.

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28. Survey Personnel

low Demand
Here's how Survey Personnel is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Conducted weekly safety meetings for survey personnel.
  • Educated survey personnel on the quality standards throughout the construction process.
  • Set daily tasks for survey personnel.
  • Developed and implemented a field survey personnel assessment and verification program to satisfycontractual requirement to maintain a staff of qualified personnel.
  • Perform all GPS control, site setup, digital terrain modeling, volumetric surveys, survey personnel management and training.

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29. Civil 3D

low Demand
Here's how Civil 3D is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Have processed data using civil 3D and Carlson software.
  • Performed downloads, uploads, drafting of underground utilities using 2013 Civil 3D, and various other office duties.
  • Process field data using Civil 3D.
  • Managed seven CAD personnel across business groups with one-third not having experience with Civil 3D.
  • Design and draft oil and gas well plats utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Utilized Civil 3D to produce alignments and volume calculations for civil department.

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30. New Projects

low Demand
Here's how New Projects is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Prepare proposal and bid for new projects.
  • Placed bids for new projects.
  • Attend tradeshows, opening ceremonies, ribbon cuttings on all new projects.
  • Submitted mapping proposals on new projects.

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31. Data Analysis

low Demand
Here's how Data Analysis is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Managed accreditation survey team, which included the administration of reports and providing data analysis.
  • Conducted data analysis using SAS and SUDAAN for NYC HANES evaluation activities.
  • Prepared data runs, data analysis, and data reports using SPSS.
  • Led efforts to improve survey collections and data analysis.
  • Involved in all aspects of the study including survey development, implementation, data delivery, and data analysis.

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32. Elevation Certificates

low Demand
Here's how Elevation Certificates is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Prepared Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA) elevation certificates, and affidavits.
  • Managed a department that produced an average of 80 elevation certificates and 6 boundary surveys on a weekly basis.
  • Find or place property corners and property line, elevation certificates and Topographical maps
  • Manage planning and completion of elevation certificates after Hurricane Floyd.
  • Prepared and processed State and Federal Flood Elevation Certificates.
  • Prepared elevation certificates and LOMAS.

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33. Office Personnel

low Demand
Here's how Office Personnel is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Executed daily operations of office personnel.

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34. Daily Operations

low Demand
Here's how Daily Operations is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Managed daily operations for land survey firm.

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35. Client Contact

low Demand
Here's how Client Contact is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Handled client contact for estimates, work requests, and progress reports.
  • Support with all necessary office calculations, client contacts, equipment needs, consumable supply orders and staff development.
  • Scheduled and managed residential boundary surveys, commercial mortgage surveys(ALTA) and construction projects, including client contacts.
  • Maintained client contact throughout the completion of projects and attended project meetings as required.
  • Direct client contact, construction staking calculations for house leveling and shoring.
  • Maintained client contact and project budget control.

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36. Fema

low Demand
Here's how Fema is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Assisted in calculating material displacement, became familiar with FEMA maps and procedures for a hydrology study.
  • Assist with FEMA elevation certificate surveys.
  • Research FEMA flood panels and LOMCs to determine flood zones.
  • Provided Technical and oversight functions on plats, house stakings, boundary surveys, FEMA flood plain surveys and construction staking.
  • Managed four crews in road design, subdivision design and lay-out, boundary surveys, ALTAs, and FEMA certifications.

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37. Project Management

low Demand
Here's how Project Management is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Prepared network layout and scheduling to establish initial horizontal and vertical control for project management.
  • Interfaced with senior level project management.
  • Project Management and work in design of access roads and Pipelines into natural gas production field.
  • Performed project management tasks to include calculations, field operations, computer drafting.
  • Start to finish project management for multiple projects on the east coast.
  • Project management of an engineering firm (1 P.E., 2 E.I.T.s, 1 Survey crew, 2 contract crews).

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38. New Clients

low Demand
Here's how New Clients is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Negotiated contracts and acquired new clients.
  • Market existing and new clients.

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39. Records Research

low Demand
Here's how Records Research is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Conducted public records research for surface and mineral tracts.

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40. Control Networks

low Demand
Here's how Control Networks is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Establish and maintain six local control networks.

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41. Survey Operations

low Demand
Here's how Survey Operations is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Manage survey operations and personnel.
  • Standardized procedures, creating a Survey Operations manual and instituted a training program.
  • Perform survey operations for Paladins.
  • Interact with client and members of the survey crew to ensure site survey operations.
  • Survey Operations on Dive vessels Lift boat vessels and Lay barges
  • Manage seismic survey operations for multiple crews throughout North America.

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42. Office Operations

low Demand
Here's how Office Operations is used in Survey Manager jobs:
  • Coordinate survey and office operations.
  • Assist in management of office operations.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Survey Manager

Topographic Surveys24.6%
Property Boundaries13%
GPS9.9%
Construction Layout9.3%
Bid Proposals8.5%
Legal Descriptions4.4%
Data Collection3.6%
CAD3.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Survey Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Topographic Surveys
Topographic Surveys
20.1%
20.1%
2
2
Property Boundaries
Property Boundaries
10.6%
10.6%
3
3
GPS
GPS
8.1%
8.1%
4
4
Construction Layout
Construction Layout
7.6%
7.6%
5
5
Bid Proposals
Bid Proposals
7%
7%
6
6
Legal Descriptions
Legal Descriptions
3.6%
3.6%
7
7
Data Collection
Data Collection
2.9%
2.9%
8
8
CAD
CAD
2.8%
2.8%
9
9
Survey Data
Survey Data
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Total Station
Total Station
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
Machine Control
Machine Control
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
New Construction
New Construction
1.6%
1.6%
13
13
DOT
DOT
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
GIS
GIS
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Cost Estimates
Cost Estimates
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Office Staff
Office Staff
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
Business Development
Business Development
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Survey Equipment
Survey Equipment
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Right-of-Way
Right-of-Way
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Client Relationships
Client Relationships
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Oversight
Oversight
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Superintendents
Superintendents
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
TDS
TDS
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Survey Projects
Survey Projects
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Carlson
Carlson
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
1%
1%
27
27
Control Surveys
Control Surveys
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Survey Personnel
Survey Personnel
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Civil 3D
Civil 3D
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
New Projects
New Projects
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Elevation Certificates
Elevation Certificates
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Office Personnel
Office Personnel
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Client Contact
Client Contact
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Fema
Fema
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Project Management
Project Management
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
New Clients
New Clients
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Records Research
Records Research
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Control Networks
Control Networks
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Survey Operations
Survey Operations
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Office Operations
Office Operations
0.6%
0.6%

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