Party Chief- Land Surveying

Pape-Dawson Engineers
New Braunfels, TX/Remote
Added: March 7, 2024

This position will work primarily in the field as a Party Chief of a two or three person field crew.


  • Provide direction to field crew members on project tasks in day-to-day field operations.
  • Mentor and train crew members in mapping or surveying methods and equipment usage and maintenance
  • Record crew timesheet daily
  • Perform mathematical calculations and checking of field data
  • Take accurate and clear notes with sketches
  • Read and understand civil and construction plans and specifications
  • Maintain field equipment, tools, and vehicle
  • Checks and verifies the work of the team
  • Obtains land survey data such as angles, elevations, points, contours, and land boundaries using data collectors, Total Stations, Robotic Total Stations, levels, and GPS-RTK Receivers.
  • Responsible for field work as assigned by the Field Coordinator, Project Manager, or supervisor to include construction staking, topo, boundary, and other types of work.
  • Records all field data and information and ensures it is transmitted to the office in the appropriate format
  • Ensures the crew utilizes the appropriate equipment, personnel, and procedures to maximize efficiency and accuracy in the execution of land surveys.


  • High school diploma or GED certification
  • 5 years experience
  • Ability to recognize the most efficient and safest method to acquire survey data
  • Proactive approach to managing job responsibilities and crew
  • Experience in boundary, topographic and construction staking
  • Experience in the operation of surveying instruments and calculators
  • Proficiency in operating levels and in the use of Total Stations, Robotic Total Stations, preferably Leica Total Station, Leica GPS (connected to Leica SmartNet GPS network)
  • Knowledge of basic sources of measurement errors and principles of monumentation & construction staking
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions and terrains on a consistent basis and for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and carry survey equipment up to 35 lbs. on a consistent basis.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees in the organization, both verbally and written.
  • Ability to lead and work effectively in a team
  • Must be dependable and reliable

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Leica products

All qualified applicants for Pape-Dawson Engineers will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.