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Texas Survey Practice Lead - Professional Land Surveyor

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Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects
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El Paso, TX
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Added: May 10, 2024
Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects, a national multi-disciplined surveying, and engineering firm, seeks a full time Survey Operations Manager for their El Paso 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 Texas 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.

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

  • Texas 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.

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

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

About Us

Wilson & Company has a rich history in multimodal transportation planning, traffic engineering and design, and the right candidate will become part of our bright future. We provide multidisciplinary engineering, architecture, surveying, mapping, environmental, and planning services, and employ staff throughout 15 offices in 9 states. The firm was founded in 1932 and provides services to a diverse client base including railroads; municipal, state, and federal agencies; energy, industrial, and commercial companies; and private developers.

The cornerstone of our success is Higher Relationships, standards in Discipline, Intensity, Collaboration, Shared Ownership, and Solutions. Discipline is doing it right, with attention to details without exception. Intensity is doing what it takes to meet and exceed expectations. Collaboration is working together and bringing out the best in each other. Shared Ownership means we adopt the goals of others as our own. Finally, Solutions are achieved in a win-win environment. We value this commitment to Higher Relationships with our employees, clients, and the communities where we live and work. And for you, our culture intends to help you achieve personal and professional success. Come grow with us!

Wilson & Company provides a comprehensive benefits package that encourages employee health and well-being. We have several options to choose from for health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings plan benefits. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks.

Wilson & Company is a federal contractor and subject to various health and safety regulations enforced by federal, state, and local agencies, as well as health and safety requirements of our clients. All regulations and requirements are subject to change, which could cause current Wilson & Company policies to be adjusted. Wilson & Company will require all employees to comply with all applicable regulations, requirements, and company policies.

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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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