District Survey Manager - Kiewit Bridge & Marine


Vancouver, WA, US Portland, OR, US Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 170414 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Bridge Marine District 

Department: Project Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a District 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 around 30% of your time in the field observing and instructing the survey operations across our portfolio of projects within the Bridge & Marine District.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Bridge & Marine District headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, operates with heavy civil, marine, and industrial capabilities across North America. We are a leader in technical and traditional bridges, bridge like structures, marine structures, and dredge work. Kiewit Bridge & Marine is also the foremost constructor of floating bridges across the United States. 


Kiewit Bridge & Marine's district office is based in Vancouver, WA, with a regional office in Federal Way, WA.

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.


  • Understand Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) requirements for each project, which specific surveys are required for the design, as-built, monumentation and layout.
  • Ensure the accuracy of files prior to being used for survey field calculations. Coordinate with the designer the file types required for survey operations.
  • Establish regular meetings with the designer to review and plan for design survey requests and design model file progression.
  • Manage staffing of the survey department along with personnel and equipment schedules.
  • Establish a project survey plan and outline specific field and office procedures.
  • Work with your project team to understand project objectives, allocated budgets, goals, schedules, and timeframes. 
  • 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 the official set of plans for the survey department. Manage information flow from field to office and prepare clear, concise, and accurate field notes, records, and calculations. 
  • Provide weekly staff training sessions to ensure a competent and qualified staff.


  • Ability to travel and relocate needed
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in Construction Survey, Dimensional Control, Industrial Measurement, or a related field is required
  • 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
  • Proficient computer knowledge including Microsoft Suite
  • 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     #LI-RP1

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: $135,000 - $170,000

  • Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location
  • 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: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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