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Survey Party Chief

Company: Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction
Location: Denver
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Overview Under direction, coordinates the activities of a field survey party; performs the most technically complex paraprofessional field surveying duties to support Machine Control Paving, including profilographing, and construction staking and performs other duties as required on heavy highway projects. Is responsible for the effective performance, training, and safety of all members of a field survey party. Prepares project status reports and works to ensure plans adhere to contract specifications. Actively participates in and provides input for the evaluation of personnel involved with their projects. Must be willing to work solo, nights, weekends, and be willing to travel.Responsibilities **This position could have the new hire working on their own or overseeing a survey crew - the responsibilities could change depending on the assignment. ** The hours (40-70+ hours a week) will be long and the ideal candidate needs to be willing to work at least 6 days a week during the summer months (peak construction season).

  • Acts as party chief for a field survey crew engaged in making plane and/or geodetic surveys for construction, topographic, right-of-way, and control survey projects.
  • Participates in pre-survey planning meetings with project managers, resident engineers, and contractor representatives.
  • Assigns and monitors work, and provides input for evaluation of members of field survey crew.
  • Instructs and trains survey crew in survey and mapping methods, use of equipment, and field safety procedures.
  • Gathers field survey data through use of conventional and Global Positioning System (GPS) methods.
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates surveying equipment, including electronic total station, data collector, and GPS equipment, in order to measure distances, elevations, and angles.
  • Prepares field notes and drawings; and performs field surveying for roadway, bridges, and flood control projects, including installing surveying construction stakes, tying out existing intersection ties, and locating or establishing vertical and horizontal control, right of way, monuments, corners, boundaries, and property lines.
  • Performs complex surveying calculations using engineering calculator, laptop computer, personal computer, and graphics and coordinate geometry (Cogo) software, such as AutoCad-Softdesk, Trimble Business Center.
  • Prepares finished grade sheets, topographic maps, records of survey, corner records, and other survey reports.
  • Maintains field data records, survey project files, and indexing systems.
  • Ensure compliance with contract specifications.
  • Represents Company in project meetings, client meetings, etc.
  • Proactively upholds all safety polices and standards.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Maintains strict adherence to Company policies and procedures.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as directed. Qualifications
    • 2-3 years of paraprofessional survey construction experience, including at least one year as a Senior level party chief.
    • Knowledge of field's concepts, practices, and procedures associated with surveying.
    • Proven track record of relying on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
    • Ability to read, (in English) analyze and respond to technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
    • Strong survey skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.
    • MUST be willing to work solo, nights, weekends, and be willing to travel. Benefits / Pay
      • Vacation Pay
      • Holiday Pay
      • 401k retirement plan + 5% company matching
      • Health Benefits
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • Growth and Advancement
      • Life Insurance
      • Great company culture and parties

Keywords: Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Denver , Survey Party Chief, Other , Denver, Colorado

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