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    Get Paid to Take Online Surveys - Work From Home (Ashburn,VA)
    Union Street Enterprises

    Ashburn, VA

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    Vindale Research

    Ashburn, VA

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    Work from Home - Surveys (Ashburn,VA)
    American Consumer Panels

    Ashburn, VA

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    Survey Party Chief - Washington, D.C.
    Bowman Consulting Group

    Washington, DC

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    Field Survey Chief
    Alex Alternative Experts

    Chantilly, VA

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    Survey Party Chief - Rockville, MD
    Bowman Consulting Group

    Rockville, MD

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    Survey Party Chief - Silver Spring, MD
    Bowman Consulting Group

    Silver Spring, MD

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    Survey Party Chief - Gaithersburg, MD
    Bowman Consulting Group

    Gaithersburg, MD

Survey Party Chief Jobs



  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Processing Information
  • Deal with People
  • Outdoors/walking/standing
  • Repetitive

What does a Survey Party Chief do at Texas Workforce Commission

* Layout analyzed boundary on the field.
* Prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys.
* Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features.
* Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries in areas to be surveyed.
* Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
* Write descriptions of property boundary surveys

What does a Survey Party Chief do at Nana Regional Corporation

* Work primarily in the field on control, boundary, right-of-way, topographic and construction surveys, as Party Chief of a one, two or three-person field crew in urban and remote areas
* May perform some office duties, including data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks and staking computations using Trimble Business Center and Civil3D; drafting, research, field note reduction and analysis, and other related survey drawings using AutoCAD, (Microstation, ArcGIS a plus) and other incidental survey programs.
* Performs related mathematical calculations and checking of mapping data.
* May also perform some other incidental office duties as assigned.
* Accurately run and adjust survey measuring instruments including level, theodolite, electronic measuring devices, total stations with electronic data collecting capabilities and GPS receivers.
* Perform complex mathematical and geometric calculations including closing and adjusting level loops and field traverses and has a comprehensive understanding of atmospheric impact upon instruments
* Review and/or take accurate and clear notes, by recording survey measurements, descriptive data and sketches
* Perform other duties as assigned
* Qualifications

What does a Survey Party Chief do at Stantec

* The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently and/or supervise a field crew to collect data utilizing GPS/GNSS and conventional survey techniques as well as perform data reduction and drafting of the final survey product.
* This position is for work performed predominantly in the Spokane area, but will require occasional travel.
* Your Capabilities and Credentials:
* Six years (or more) of field surveying experience, with at least three years of responsible charge.
* PLS preferred, but not required.
* Ability to learn new techniques and technologies as they emerge.
* Excellent communication skills, and the ability to problem solve are vital.
* Working knowledge of Trimble hardware, Trimble Business Center, AutoCAD Civil 3D and Microsoft Office.
* Ability to manage the upload and download of survey data and ability to perform survey calculations/reductions.
* Proficient in survey drafting standards.
* Ability to lift 60 lbs. and traverse difficult uneven terrain.
* Clean driving record and valid drivers license.
* Prior to employment you will be required to pass a drug and alcohol screening.
* Stantec offers an excellent benefits and compensation package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, wellness program, paid vacation and holidays, stock purchase plan, commuter flex-pass, and pre-tax health plans.
* 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

What does a Survey Party Chief do at CB&I

* Responsible for implementation of construction surveying program for project.
* Provides work control lines and elevations that are required for accurate measurement and correct installation of materials.
* Provide checking of as-built conditions that require the use of surveying techniques.
* Provide topographic and cross-section surveys as required for planning and payment quantities.
* Provide quantity calculations as required.
* Prepares documentation of surveying activities.
* Maintain condition and adjustment of surveying equipment.
* Coordinate surveying activities to meet construction requirements.
* Must have knowledge of and ability to use all surveying equipment and techniques.
* Moves materials and equipment to work locations and sets up work sites.
* Follows all hazardous waste handling guidelines.
* Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules.
* Performs other duties as required.
* Under direction of Technical Services Manager (supervisor), obtains data pertaining to angles, elevations, points, and contours used for construction, using a level, transit, total station, GPS, and other surveying instruments.
* Should be familiar with functional operation adjustment and use of total station, GPS, theodolites, lasers, transits, tapes, range poles, rods.
* Levels and compass.
* Compiles notes, sketches and records of data obtained and work performed.
* May use small hand level for rough leveling work.
* Has ability to read, interpret or prepare field notes, sketches, drawings and specifications as they pertain to the development of lines and grades.
* Has thorough understanding and knowledge of the methods of calculations employed in leveling, traversing, stadia, topographic surveys, mapping, construction surveys, laying out curves and determination of volumes.
* Directs Rod/Chain Person/Journey level surveyors and other subordinate members of survey team in safe manner.
* Responsible for observing and complying with all safety and project rules.
* Performs other duties as required.
* Work within precise limits or standards of accuracy.
* Plan work and select proper tools.
* Compare and see differences in the size, shape and form of lines, figures and objects.
* Visualize objects in three dimensions from plans and drawings.
* Make decisions based on measurable criteria.
* Work at heights without fear

What does a Survey Party Chief do at Dewberry

* Perform land survey aspects of civil engineering projects
* Perform Construction Stakeout
* Field work associated with land surveying
* Perform Boundary Surveys&ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys
* Assisting with survey computations and data collection as needed

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how to become a Survey Party Chief

Surveyors typically need a bachelor’s degree. They must be licensed before they can certify legal documents and provide surveying services to the public.


Surveyors typically need a bachelor’s degree because they work with sophisticated technology and math. Some colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degree programs specifically designed to prepare students to become licensed surveyors. A bachelor’s degree in a closely related field, such as civil engineering or forestry, is sometimes acceptable as well.

Many states require individuals who want to become licensed surveyors to have a bachelor’s degree from a school accredited by ABET and approximately 4 years of work experience under a licensed surveyor. In other states, an associate’s degree in surveying, coupled with more years of work experience under a licensed surveyor, may be sufficient. Most states also have continuing education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Candidates with significant work experience as a survey technician can become licensed surveyors. To receive credit for this experience, candidates must work under a licensed surveyor. Many surveying technicians become licensed surveyors after working for as many as 10 years in the field of surveying. The amount of work experience required varies by state.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

All 50 states and the District of Columbia require surveyors to be licensed before they can certify legal documents that show property lines or determine proper markings on construction projects. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree must usually work for several years under the direction of a licensed surveyor in order to qualify for licensure.

Although the process of obtaining a license varies by state, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying has a generalized process of four steps:

      • Complete the level of education required in your state
      • Pass the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam
      • Gain sufficient work experience under a licensed surveyor
      • Pass the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Surveyors must provide clear instructions to team members, clients, and government officials. They also must be able to receive instructions from architects and construction managers, and explain the job’s progress to developers, lawyers, financiers, and government authorities.

Detail oriented. Surveyors must work with precision and accuracy because they produce legally binding documents.

Physical stamina. Surveyors traditionally work outdoors, often in rugged terrain. They must be able to walk long distances for long periods.

Problem-solving skills. Surveyors must figure out discrepancies between documents showing property lines and current conditions on the land. If there were changes in previous years, they must discover the reason behind them and reestablish property lines.

Time-management skills. Surveyors must be able to effectively plan their time and their team members’ time on the job. This is critical when pressing deadlines exist or while working outside during winter months when daylight hours are short.

Visualization skills. Surveyors must be able to envision new buildings and altered terrain.

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Real Survey Party Chief Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Chief Surveyor Global Geophysical Services, Inc. Ardmore, OK Sep 09, 2013 $71,000
Field Survey Manager/Senior Party Chief Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc. Middletown, DE Jan 08, 2016 $67,600
Chief of Surveys A-Del Construction Co., Inc. Newark, DE Jul 26, 2010 $67,000 -
Chief of Surveys A-Del Construction Co., Inc. Newark, DE Jul 26, 2010 $65,000 -
Surveyor-Party Chief Knife River Corporation-South Bryan, TX Sep 05, 2010 $65,000

Top Skills for a Survey Party Chief

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Top Survey Party Chief Skills

The three most common skills for survey party chief jobs are:
  1. Topographic Surveys
  2. Auto Levels
  3. Construction Layout

The skill you don’t need: Crew Members.

Sanitary Sewer, Legal Descriptions, Boundary Surveys, Data Collection, Auto Levels, Survey Data, As-Built Surveys, Construction Stakeout, Crew Members, RTK, Survey Crew, Supervise, Topcon GPS, Pipeline, GIS, Topographic Surveys, Carlson Survey, Construction Layout, Conventional Survey Equipment, Construction Surveys

Top Survey Party Chief Employers

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Top 10 Survey Party Chief Employers

There are currently 10 companies that are hiring a Survey Party Chief.

You can also find a good amount of Survey Party Chief jobs here:
  1. Westwood Professional Services
  2. Rouse-Sirine Associates
  3. Wimberly Surveying
  4. Wood Group

Wayne Acree PLS, Inc., Westwood Professional Services, Rouse-Sirine Associates, Wimberly Surveying, Wood Group, Chenault Consulting, Inc., Robert E. Blue Engineering ASSC, Trans Systems Trucking, City of Pittsburgh, Land Surveying

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