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Survey Crew Chief

Company: Merit 321
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position: Survey Crew Chief
Location: Baltimore, MD (On-Site)
Clearance: N/A

Our client is currently seeking applicants interested in a Survey Crew Chief position at their Baltimore office. The Survey Crew Chief will supervise the activities and mentor a survey field team. Work may be part of a team or solo. Work will involve various tasks: boundary, right-of-way, easement, topographic, construction, subsurface utility locations, as-built, global positioning system (GPS), and geographic information system (GIS) mapping support work. This position will be exposed to various climatic and terrain conditions. Work is performed under the supervision of an office manager who assigns and inspects work to ensure that it is conducted in accordance with client requirements and with accepted surveying standards.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supervises a survey field crew with surveying activities.
  • Trains and mentoring the team
  • Client and public relations
  • Mathematical computations
  • Oversees team safety, efficiency and cost
  • Manages completion of tasks in a timely manner
  • Operates Trimble Robotic Total Station
  • Operate Trimble Data Collectors
  • Operates GPS survey equipment
  • Perform Differential Levels
  • Operate Lidar Scanner
  • Operate a magnetic detector and use hand tools.
  • Carries surveying equipment, tools, and other supplies to and from the survey vehicle and survey site.
  • Inspects and maintains surveying instruments to keep them in good condition and working order.
  • Perform inventory of supplies in work vehicle.
  • Keep detailed field notes, sketches, records, and reports.
  • Clears line of sight through vegetation using machetes, hand saws, and other cutting tools.
  • Locate and document property corners and survey control points.
  • Assists with the setup of work zone signs and other work zone controls.
  • Operates a survey vehicle
  • Records survey data in field book and data collector, checks survey notes for accuracy.


    • High School / GED
    • 3+ years experience with Land Surveying procedures and an ability to operate surveying instruments
    • A valid drivers license
    • Ability to work outdoors
    • Must be available for occasional overnight travel as needed for out-of-town work. This could include a full 5-day work week or less.
    • An ability to adhere to safety procedures and requirements.
    • The ability to work with and mentor a team
    • Able to work solo with robotic total station and/or GPS equipment
    • Must be able to lift and carry survey equipment over rough & steep terrains
    • Ability to remain standing or walking during the workday
    • Willingness to work occasional flexible hours and overtime
    • Ability to obtain security and safety certifications
    • Must be able to pass drug screening and background checks
    • Positive attitude and professionalism
    • MDOT-SHA experience a plus
    • CST certification a plus
    • Confined Space Training a plus

      About Our Client
      This is your opportunity to join our clients motivated team and play a part in the growth of our Land Survey team. They are a growing firm providing Land Development and Infrastructure related civil engineering and land surveying services. Their most valuable asset is the dedicated staff of knowledgeable professionals. Our client provides services to Maryland State Highway Administration, Virginia Department of Transportation, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Maryland Department of the Environment, Delaware Department of Transportation, and other various clients


      • Direct travel from home to jobsite with occasional office check-ins
      • Health Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Life Insurance
      • 401(k) and match contributions
      • Short- and long-term disability
      • Year-End Bonuses
      • Education and Licensing Assistance
      • Paid Holidays
      • Paid time and a half for overtime

        It is the policy of Merit321 to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations.

Keywords: Merit 321, Baltimore , Survey Crew Chief, Other , Baltimore, Maryland

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