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Heavy Civil Construction - Land Survey Manager


Sacramento, CA, US Richmond, CA, US Tustin, CA, US Wilmington, CA, US Pala, CA, US San Leandro, CA, US San Bruno, CA, US Ventura, CA, US Fairfield, CA, US Milpitas, CA, US Poway, CA, US Santa Monica, CA, US Ontario, CA, US Thousand Palms, CA, US Vallejo, CA, US SantaFe Springs, CA, US Riverside, CA, US Santa Barbara, CA, US San Marcos, CA, US Winchester, CA, US Sunland-Tujunja, CA, US Pasadena, CA, US Redwood City, CA, US San Bernardino, CA, US OroGrande, CA, US Van Nuys, CA, US Oroville, CA, US Pinole, CA, US San Fernando Valley, CA, US San Jose, CA, US Tahoe City, CA, US Westlake Village, CA, US San Diego, CA, US Oakland, CA, US Playa Del Rey, CA, US Union City, CA, US Tracy, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US San Mateo, CA, US Northridge, CA, US

Requisition ID: 135279 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are adding a Land Survey Manager to our staff in Northern California to support the region  - focusing primarily on projects in Water/Wastewater and Transportation, and prefer candidates local to the California region.  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 support projects across the region and will be leading and guiding other Surveyors in the field.  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 California, and other states as we win other work.  We offer an excellent training and development plan, versatile markets to work in, a strong backlog of work, per diem, company vehicle, and excellent benefits! 

2021 was a record year for us and we are growing, starting new projects and adding to our staff.  In Northern California alone, we have $600 million dollars worth of projects and seek to grow that to $800 million next year.  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.  Join a leader in Construction and help us build landmark projects! 


District Overview

Kiewit’s Northern California District is one of Kiewit’s leading infrastructure districts specializing in various types of work in the heavy civil, power, transportation, and water resource markets.  We have over $600 Million dollars of projects going on and plans to grow this district in 2022.  We have had a presence in California for many years and are a leader in Water/Wastewater construction in this region.  Although most of our work is regionally based in Northern California, we also pursue various projects across the west coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure, commitment to the construction industry and seeking a long term career in construction!  


This person will support new and existing projects throughout Northern California, to include the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley.  The base location could be Sacramento, Milpitas, or Fairfield.  


Knowledge or Ability to learn the PLS requirements for a project, what specific surveys are required for the design and construction, surveying for pay-quantities, as-builts, monumentation and layout.
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.
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.


•    5 plus years' experience in Heavy Civil Construction as a Professional Land Surveyor in the California region. 
•    Ability to travel around Northern California to project sites including the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley
•    Licensed by the State of California in Land Surveying or licensed in another state and willing to obtain certification in California within 6 months
•    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
•    Experience managing a team is 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
•    Experience taking a project from primary control to as-builts

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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