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Working As A Survey Project Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Getting Information
  • $87,400

    Average Salary

What Does A Survey Project Manager Do At WSB & Associates Inc.

* Develop and maintain client relationships skills
* Manage land surveying projects to meet schedules and budgets
* Coordinate with WSB project managers/clients on project progress
* Work with field and office staff to develop an efficient team approach to survey operations
* Proposal preparation and cost estimates for Platting, ALTA’s, design surveys and construction staking
* Strong skills at base mapping and understanding of Certificates of Titles and legal descriptions
* Strong knowledge of Public Land Survey System (PLSS) terminology and procedures
* Drafting legal descriptions and reviewing legal descriptions
* Drafting and reviewing sub-division plats, ALTA surveys and boundary surveys to meet requirements/statutes

What Does A Survey Project Manager Do At Dewberry

* consulting; preparing proposals and contracts; providing guidance and direction to field crew(s) and surveying technicians; overseeing survey aspects of civil engineering projects 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.
* Consulting with clients.
* Providing guidance and direction to office staff and field crew(s).
* Team building skills within the technical survey staff.
* Overseeing survey aspects of civil engineering projects and/or directing preparation of all types of survey plans.
* Train field staff in land surveying procedures.
* Prepare weekly survey crew schedules.
* Coordinate with Sunshine One Call and local utility providers.
* Monitor project schedules, budgets & deliverables.
* Manage and coordinate projects with multiple team members.
* Registered Professional Land Surveyor in FL.
* A minimum of 10 years of experience in all aspects of land surveying, project management is required.
* AAS or BS Degree in Surveying is preferred.
* A successful track record of building client relationships in the surveying and related mapping industry.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills, including report writing.
* Experienced in all aspects of Land Surveying (FDOT a plus).
* Perform Boundary Surveys & ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys & As-built plans.
* Data reduction and processing of field files, topographic surveys, etc.
* Knowledge of Spectra (GPS processing) and AutoCAD Civil 3D software a plus.
* Have the ability to work out of town if required, flexible with work area.
* Must have a clean driving record and be able to maintain a valid driver’s license in order to operate company vehicle.
* Must be able to pass drug/alcohol screening.
* At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.
* Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
* All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.
* Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.
* These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.
* ID: 5563
* Relocation Bonus Eligible: Yes

What Does A Survey Project Manager Do At Bowman Consulting Group

* Meet with prospective clients, prepare proposals and establish budgets and schedules.
* Maintain close liaison with clients to resolve all project questions, such as, but not limited to, technical requirements, completion requirements and billing inquiries.
* Review with Survey Manager all project changes, pending or anticipated alterations to the contract, additional work requests, and all other factors, which may significantly affect staffing requirements or budget.
* Supervise work of all survey project personnel to ensure that it meets the highest professional standards.
* Coordinate with other internal departments to meet project requirements.
* Define the scope of multiple, complex projects and develop plan to accomplish land survey projects.
* Monitor progress toward deliverable schedules.
* Compile project status reports.
* Review job cost sheets and prepare monthly billings.
* Ensure assigned projects stay within budget allocation.
* Collect outstanding monies due from assigned clients.
* Participate in and formulate marketing presentations and attend marketing meetings.
* Secure repeat business from existing clients and identifying new clients.
* Supervise the work of project managers when assigned

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How To Become A Survey Project 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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Survey Project Manager Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    87.5%
  • Female

    9.5%
  • Unknown

    2.9%

Ethnicity

  • White

    77.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.0%
  • Asian

    9.6%
  • Unknown

    1.5%
  • Black or African American

    1.0%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    46.7%
  • Indonesian

    6.7%
  • Hakka

    6.7%
  • Chinese

    6.7%
  • Malay

    6.7%
  • Persian

    6.7%
  • Cantonese

    6.7%
  • Dakota

    6.7%
  • Arabic

    6.7%
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Real Survey Project Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Land Surveyor Project Manager Calvada Surveying, Inc. Corona, CA Jan 27, 2015 $117,146
Building Survey Project Manager D.A. Pope, Inc. Foster City, CA Sep 29, 2011 $100,000
Project Surveyor Subsea 7 (Us) LLC Houston, TX Sep 18, 2012 $98,259 -
$104,000
Project Surveyor Sandis, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 31, 2014 $65,219
Project Surveyor American Surveying & Mapping, Inc. Orlando, FL Jun 01, 2012 $58,206
Project Surveyor Sandis, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 31, 2011 $57,580
Survey Research Project Manager Varsityplaza LLC Chicago, IL Mar 25, 2013 $56,175
Project Surveyor Auerbach Engineering Corporation Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA Feb 16, 2010 $50,710
Survey Research Project Manager Varsityplaza LLC Miami, FL Mar 01, 2011 $50,000
Survey Director Web (SDW) Project Manager Lightspeed Online Research, Inc. Ridgefield, NJ Jan 01, 2010 $48,900
Survey Director Web Project Manager Lightspeed Online Research, Inc. Austin, TX Jan 01, 2010 $48,900
Project Surveyor Bowyer-Singleton & Associates, Inc. Ocala, FL Feb 01, 2012 $48,800
Project Surveyor Bowyer-Singleton & Associates, Inc. Ocala, FL Feb 01, 2012 $48,360
Survey Project Manager TNS Custom Research, Inc. Lake Zurich, IL Sep 15, 2010 $48,000
Project Surveyor M. Cohen & Sons Inc. Broomall, PA Aug 24, 2015 $45,000

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Top Skills for A Survey Project Manager

BoundarySurveysTopographicSurveysGPSConstructionLayoutLegalDescriptionsAutoCADSurveyCrewsSurveyProjectsPipelineDataCollectionSurveyDataGISProjectManagementConstructionProjectsRight-of-WaySafetyConstructionStakeoutCivil3DFacilitySitesTDS

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Top Survey Project Manager Skills

  1. Boundary Surveys
  2. Topographic Surveys
  3. GPS
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Control and boundary surveys for the US Navy Indian Island land inventory project.
  • Supervised and performed boundary and topographic surveys.
  • Work primarily on boundary, topographic and construction surveying projects, as well as GPS surveys.
  • Performed Construction Layout services for large Buildings, Subdivisions, Residential, Institutional, and Commercial properties.
  • Prepared street acceptance plans and checked legal descriptions.

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