Survey Crew Chief

Johannesburg, South Africa
Added: February 19, 2024

Woolpert Africa, based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, offers extensive high accuracy lidar, imagery and remote sensing experience, as well as airborne topographic, hyper spectral, and thermal survey and mapping. We provide mapping services for engineering, infrastructure, mining, mapping, agriculture, and environmental sectors in more than 45 African countries.

We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. Because of our growth we are now excited to be adding an Engineer in Training (Roads/Drainage) to our new Transportation Team!

This position is primarily responsible for performing engineering functions specific to transportation, drainage, road, and bridge projects under the direction of a Professional Engineer.


Essential Functions:

  • Working for and under the advisement of Licensed Professionals to fulfil transportation tasks.
  • Assist with design and production of drainage, roadway, bridge, and transportation planning projects.
  • Work in several computer programs, following training, to perform engineering and design tasks.
  • Apply knowledge to calculations pertaining to design.
  • Aid in the design of 3D models for projects.
  • Assist in estimating cost for projects and funding.
  • Assist project staff as needed for a variety of projects.


Qualifications / Experience:

  • BS Degree in Engineering
  • 2+ years experience in civil/transportation
  • PS&E Preparation Process
  • Design Experience
  • Estimating Experience
  • Engineer in Training certification
  • Must be mentally and physically capable of performing all essential duties required of the position.
  • Must be able to read, analyze and interpret basic scientific, technical, financial and legal documents.
  • Must have average verbal and written communication skills for both internal and external relationships.
  • Must be able to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries from clients, regulatory agencies, and/or members of the business community.
  • Must have Microsoft Office suite skills.
  • Must be familiar with discipline related software applications.
  • AutoCAD Civil 3/D experience.
  • Resulting Physical Qualifications:
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to operate and manipulate standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to occasionally reach, bend, climb and/or balance.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

About Woolpert:

Woolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm, and one of the best companies in the world. It’s a vision we’ve been fine-tuning for decades. It guides our decisions and investments, provides our clients with optimal solutions, and offers our employees unrivaled opportunities. Woolpert is recognized as a Great Place to Work by its employees with more than a century of experience, over 1,000 employees and 30 offices worldwide.

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