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Professional Land Surveyor – Operations Manager

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Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects
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South Jordan, UT
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Added: January 26, 2024
Wilson & Company Inc. is seeking a skilled and Licensed Professional Land Surveyor to join our team. The successful candidate will be able to lead a team, manage project budgets, assign work to staff and manage production deadlines. While overseeing surveys and the production of deliverables, ensuring the integrity of quality. The Licensed Professional Land Surveyor will work on various projects, collaborating with engineering teams to provide essential surveying data.

Key Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will be able to satisfy a majority of the following tasks, and necessary skills to perform.

  • Utah Professional Surveying license, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date.
  • Ability to supervise multiple field crews.
  • Excellent Leadership skills.
  • Ability to create and assist with proposals and key pursuits.
  • Work closely with project managers, engineers, architects, and construction teams to provide essential surveying data for project planning and their execution.
  • Plan and schedule field surveys, ensuring that survey activities align with project timelines and client requirements.
  • Manage and allocate resources, including surveying equipment and personnel, to ensure efficient and timely completion of surveys.
  • Proficient in Boundary Retracement Surveys.
  • Full understanding of field calculations.
  • Ability to complete deed research.
  • Higher knowledge of computer software.
  • Knowledge of Survey Coordinate Systems.
  • Ability to perform calibrations and adjustments.
  • Responsible for geodetic control network adjustment and other surveying office tasks.
  • Monitor progress of survey activities, identify potential delays or issues, and provide regular updates to project teams and clients.
  • Ensure that surveys are conducted in accordance with industry standards, client specifications, and regulatory requirements.
  • Implement quality assurance measures to maintain the highest standards of accuracy in surveying data.
  • Maintain accurate records of survey data, field notes, and related documentation. Prepare reports for compliance and reporting purposes.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, advancements in surveying technology, and changes in regulations affecting land surveying.
  • Interact with clients to understand their surveying needs, address inquiries, and provide updates on survey progress.
  • Train and supervise surveying staff as needed, ensuring that they adhere to best practices and safety standards.
  • Identify potential challenges or obstacles in the surveying process and proactively implement solutions to overcome them.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and optimization of surveying procedures.

Required Skills

Licensed land surveyors require a combination of technical, analytical, and communication skills to effectively perform their duties. Here are key skills for licensed land surveyors:

  • Ability to use and operate various surveying instruments such as total stations, GPS receivers, and laser levels.
  • Proficiency in using surveying software for data collection, processing, and mapping.
  • Precision is crucial in land surveying. Attention to detail ensures accurate measurements and reliable survey results.
  • Understanding of land laws, property rights, and legal principles related to surveying, especially regarding property boundaries and land ownership.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems related to surveying challenges, discrepancies in data, or unexpected field conditions.
  • Clear and effective communication with team members, clients, and other stakeholders. Ability to prepare detailed reports, maps, and documentation.
  • Organizational and project management skills to plan and execute survey projects efficiently, including resource allocation and time management.
  • Familiarity with GIS principles and applications, as integration with GIS is common in modern surveying.
  • Ability to adapt to different surveying environments, terrain, and weather conditions.
  • Adherence to a code of ethics is crucial to maintaining professional standards and integrity in the field.
  • Efficiently manage time to meet project deadlines and complete surveys within scheduled timeframes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with clients, understanding their needs, and providing updates on survey progress.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with engineers, architects, project managers, and other professionals on interdisciplinary projects.
  • A commitment to staying informed about industry trends, technological advancements, and changes in regulations affecting land surveying.
  • Proficient fieldwork skills, including the ability to operate surveying equipment in diverse terrains and conditions.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate potential risks or obstacles that may impact surveying projects.
  • Implementing and maintaining quality assurance standards to ensure the accuracy and reliability of surveying data.

These skills collectively contribute to the effectiveness and success of a licensed land surveyor in their professional role. Continuous development of these skills is essential for staying competitive and providing high-quality surveying services.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in surveying, Geomatics, Civil Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in using surveying instruments and technologies, such as total stations, Lidar platforms, sUAV, GPS, and GIS software.
  • Understanding of land laws, property rights, and legal principles related to surveying.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills..
  • Ability to identify and solve problems related to surveying challenges.
  • Project management skills to effectively plan and execute surveying projects, including time management and resource allocation.

Company Overview

Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects, a national multi-disciplined surveying, and engineering firm, seeks a full time Survey Operations Manager for their Salt Lake City Office to manage projects and staff. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, organized, and able to work in a team environment and should possess qualifications with experience managing projects and human capital. Have a minimum of five years of experience in the land survey field with duties to include project management, field crew & office staff supervision, client interaction and client relationship management experience. Position requires Utah surveyor licensure or ability to obtain within 6 months. Extensive experience with boundary and cadastral surveys is preferred. Preference will be given to those candidates meeting qualifications of a current survey licensure within Utah.

Please note that Wilson & Company is not currently sponsoring applicants for work visas.

Annual Salary Range: $65,000 - $95,000

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Skills

Licensed land surveyors require a combination of technical, analytical, and communication skills to effectively perform their duties. Here are key skills for licensed land surveyors:

  • Ability to use and operate various surveying instruments such as total stations, GPS receivers, and laser levels.
  • Proficiency in using surveying software for data collection, processing, and mapping.
  • Precision is crucial in land surveying. Attention to detail ensures accurate measurements and reliable survey results.
  • Understanding of land laws, property rights, and legal principles related to surveying, especially regarding property boundaries and land ownership.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems related to surveying challenges, discrepancies in data, or unexpected field conditions.
  • Clear and effective communication with team members, clients, and other stakeholders. Ability to prepare detailed reports, maps, and documentation.
  • Organizational and project management skills to plan and execute survey projects efficiently, including resource allocation and time management.
  • Familiarity with GIS principles and applications, as integration with GIS is common in modern surveying.
  • Ability to adapt to different surveying environments, terrain, and weather conditions.
  • Adherence to a code of ethics is crucial to maintaining professional standards and integrity in the field.
  • Efficiently manage time to meet project deadlines and complete surveys within scheduled timeframes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with clients, understanding their needs, and providing updates on survey progress.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with engineers, architects, project managers, and other professionals on interdisciplinary projects.
  • A commitment to staying informed about industry trends, technological advancements, and changes in regulations affecting land surveying.
  • Proficient fieldwork skills, including the ability to operate surveying equipment in diverse terrains and conditions.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate potential risks or obstacles that may impact surveying projects.
  • Implementing and maintaining quality assurance standards to ensure the accuracy and reliability of surveying data.

These skills collectively contribute to the effectiveness and success of a licensed land surveyor in their professional role. Continuous development of these skills is essential for staying competitive and providing high-quality surveying services.
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