Survey Manager/Modeler - Infrastructure


Denver, CO, US Lone Tree, CO, US

Requisition ID: 172223 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Central District 

Department: Surveying 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is consistently ranked in the top 10 of the Top 400 Contractors according to Engineering News-Record. We have built many of North America’s most iconic construction projects throughout history and have earned a reputation as industry experts in several diverse construction and engineering markets. Because of this and the flexibility in our geographical and technical capabilities, there is no shortage of work or opportunities.  We are adding a Land Survey Manager to our staff in Colorado to support the region  - focusing primarily on projects in Water/Wastewater and Transportation.  As a Land Survey Manager, you will play an integral role in establishing and maintaining methods for a safe, accurate and efficient Survey Department. You will have responsibilities over contractual requirements, design model review and field survey operations, and should plan to spend about 50% of your time in the field supporting new and existing projects.  You will be expected to work both in the field, overseeing survey crews/subcontractors as well as work in the office.  This is an addition to our staff to lead Survey Teams around the state of Colorado, and other states as we win other work.  We offer stability, versatile markets to work in, relocation and excellent benefits! 


District Overview

Kiewit’s Central District is one of our largest infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, structural concrete/bridge, water/wastewater, and transportation projects. We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more - so be ready to get your hands dirty! While headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the majority of our work is concentrated in the Central and South-Central regions of the United States. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry rather than design.  


This Survey Manager/Modeler will be based out of our DHO in Lone Tree, CO.

This position will have minimal travel up to 25%. 



Contractual Requirements:
•    Includes knowing the PLS requirements for the project, what specific surveys are required for the design and construction, surveying for pay-quantities, as-builts, monumentation and layout.
Design Model Review:
•    Coordinate with the designer the types of files required for survey operations, conducted to ensure the accuracy of the files prior to being used for survey field calculations.
•    Establish regular meetings with the designer to review and plan for design survey requests and design model file progression.
Field Survey Operations:
•    Staffing of the survey team and ensure proper inventory of equipment.
•    Support new and existing projects with ordering, managing, and maintaining survey equipment.
•    Establish a project survey plan and outline specific field and office procedures.
•    Support new and existing project with survey crew needs and train individuals for proper use of equipment and survey principals.
•    Maintain the official set of plans for the survey team.
•    Execute and train for UAV top’s and drone imagery for multiple projects as well as training and advising project teams on the proper use of UAV technology.
•    Create and maintain a consolidated equipment tracking log and support setting standards for individual projects to track their surveying equipment.
•    Support the setup and purchase of machine control technology as well as troubleshooting issues related to machine control equipment.


•    Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction or Land Surveying preferred.
•    5 plus years' experience in Heavy Civil Construction 
•    Licensed by the State of Colorado in Land Surveying or licensed in another state and willing to obtain certification in Colorado.
•    Proficient computer knowledge including Trimble Business Center modeling software and GPS machine control equipment, Microstation (or similar modeling package (Geopak, Civil 3D) and Microsoft Suite is preferred
•    Experience will be heavily considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree
•    PLS is preferred.  
•    Dynamic thinker with the desire to lead, motivate and mentor teams
•    Self-starter with the ability to set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and productivity
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Strong work ethic with the ability to work individually and as a team
•    Committed to working safe and getting the job done right the first time
•    Experience taking a project from primary control to as-builts



Working Conditions

•    Will manage a diverse workload; must be able to handle stress and immediate deadlines
•    Must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management
•    Possible travel throughout the U.S. and internationally
•    Occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds
•    Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours and occasional irregular hours

 Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•   May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


Base Compensation: $94,563 - $141,845 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 04/29/2024  - 07/09/2024  

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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