Survey Party Chief - Infrastructure


Phoenix, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 169942 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Southwest District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

As a Sr. Surveyor/Party Chief for Kiewit, you will play an integral role in establishing and maintaining methods for safe, accurate, and efficient Survey Field Operations. You will have responsibilities over field survey operations and should plan to spend most of your time in the field performing survey field operations.

District Overview

Kiewit Southwest District specializes in heavy civil, transportation and water projects, we typically self-perform a large portion of the work. We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, PCCP paving, utilities and more. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry with safety, quality, costs and schedule in mind. 


Phoenix, AZ.

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs


Field Survey Operations:

  • Implementing the project survey plan specific to field operations.
  • Oversee the operation with periodic reviews of record keeping, field procedures and survey audits to ensure that all work is performed in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Maintain accurate and legible field notes.
  • Implementing the project survey plan specific to field operations, setting and maintenance of control network, performing layouts, managing crews, and other duties detailed below.
  •  Oversee project survey operations with periodic reviews of record keeping, field procedures, and survey audits to ensure that all work is performed in an efficient and professional manner.
  •  Provide quality leadership, including instructions, motivation, and supervision, to assigned crew and act in a professional manner when dealing with craft, other survey crews, construction management, and other project team members.
  • Keep company and project mission at the forefront while solving problems and creating a quality working environment for team members.
  • Supervise and delegate tasks to assigned crew members daily
  • Provide disciplinary measures to assigned crew members as needed, including verbal and written reprimands in accordance and documented with company policy.
  • Evaluate assigned crew’s performance and make recommendations to Survey Management on advancement, demotion, and/or termination of personnel as needed.
  • Provide and apply advanced knowledge of construction surveying techniques and processes that align with company values of “Know it, build it, Check it,” and not sacrifice quality with shortcuts.
  • Daily responsibilities include obtaining daily survey request assignments, ensuring a complete work pack is provided, upload and download files to the company’s online system, create field survey request files and detailed field notes, take and upload photographs, perform layouts in accordance with work plans, perform sanity checks, submit daily progress and delays to Survey Management via email, and other duties as assigned by project leadership.
  • Remain responsible for all survey related company issued equipment and maintenance and company vehicles, including those assigned to Instrument Operators and Rodmen.
  • Complete crew safety and hazard analysis. While everyone is a safety officer and can contribute to LSA’s, Toolbox Talks, etc. The Party Chief will be overall accountable for ensuring all paperwork is complete and submitted in accordance with company guidelines and project specific guidelines.
  • Perform continual hazard assessments, enforce company safety standards, and update assigned crew with any changes. Ensure all LSA’s are understood by crew members, updated, and completed.
  • Maintain the crew safety binder and obtain daily reminders, incident reports, and other pertinent information to be shared with the field crew.
  • Ensure all crew members have all required PPE, maintain cleanliness and functionality, and request replacement PPE when necessary.
  • Follow all work plans and do not deviate without supervisor approval. If creating a new work plan, ensure it has supervisor approval and follows standard acceptable practice


  • Must be willing to work 50-60 hours per week, along with occasional weekends
  • 8+ years' experience in Construction Survey, Dimensional Control, Industrial Measurement, or a related field is required
  • Trimble experience is a plus
  • Must be able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to perform calculations (area, volume, circumference, proportion, percentage)
  • 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: Phoenix

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