Southeast - Survey Party Chief


Naples, FL, US

Requisition ID: 172221 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Southeast District 

Department: Surveying 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

We are seeking a Survey/Party Chief to lead field crews executing heavy civil projects in the region.  You will have responsibilities to oversee Field survey operations which include the below:

District Overview

Kiewit's Southeast District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include building bridges, airports, mass transit systems, canals, dams, pump stations or tunnels.  Although most of our work is regionally based in the southeast region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the east coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design. 


Naples, FL


  • Implementing the project survey plan specific to field operations in a safe, professional manner.
  • Oversee the operation with periodic reviews of record keeping, field procedures, and survey audits to ensure that all work is performed efficiently and professionally.
  • Maintain accurate and legible field notes.
  • Setting and maintenance of control network.
  • Performing layouts 
  • Spending 80 to 90% of their time in the field
  • Review and interpret contract drawings
  • Manage Survey Requests and schedules to plan layout services
  • Communicate with supervision to coordinate survey work and ensure the work is complete for field operations
  • Ability to interpret and organize data for use in quality assessments, as-built creation, establishing existing conditions and quantity verification
  • Maintain and take accountability for survey equipment and survey vehicles provided.  Prioritize calibration, security, and maintenance
  • The ability and desire to train, mentor, and develop survey crew personnel for advancement


  • Must be willing to work 50-60 hours per week, with possible weekend work. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs 
  • Must be flexible with the schedule understanding that early and/or late hours any day of the week are possible) 
  • 3+ years' experience in Construction Survey, Dimensional Control, Industrial Measurement, or a related field is required;  3 + years experience leading Field Crews is required.  
  • Knowledge of various survey instruments, Robotic Total Station, GPS Rovers and Base Stations, Digital levels, and conventional instruments. Trimble experience is a plus
  • Must be able to read construction plans and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to perform calculations (area, volume, circumference, proportion, percentage)
  • Basic computer skills are a must.  Proficiency in Microsoft excel, and Survey-oriented CAD software desired. Trimble Business Center, or AutoCad Civil 3D.
  • Basic knowledge of Machine Control a plus
  • 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
  • Must have reliable transportation 


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.

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: Naples

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