Survey Project Manager - Stuart, FL

Stuart, FL 34994
United States


Job Description

Perform administrative and technical coordination of projects and field crews to ensure successful project completion, on time and within allocated budget.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership and Direction
  • Perform work under very limited supervision requiring the need to exercise independent judgement and discretion on a regular or frequent basis.
  • Position may include direct supervisory responsibility of staff to include hiring decisions, direction and delegation of work assignments, performance and evaluation, training and development, employee relations and disciplinary issues, compensation, and termination decisions.

At the Operational and Company Level
  • Assist with the marketing of the firm's capabilities to identify and establish new clients and enhance relationships with existing clients to secure repeat business.
  • Consult and coordinate with clients and contractors, as well as other internal departments such as engineering and planning, to meet project requirements.

Do the Work
  • Meet with prospective clients, prepare proposals, and establish budgets and schedules.
  • Maintain close liaison with clients to resolve all project questions, such as, but not limited to, technical requirements, completion requirements and billing inquiries.
  • Oversee all surveying and/or survey mapping activities, including review of all project changes, pending or anticipated alterations to the contract, additional work requests, and all other factors, which may significantly affect staffing requirements or budget.
  • Provide day-to-day assistance to survey crews in the field and/or survey CAD technicians, often by telephone. Gather any information needed by staff and communicate promptly.
  • Define the scope of multiple, complex projects and develop plan to accomplish land survey projects. Monitor progress toward deliverable schedules.
  • Compile project status reports, calculations and maintain records essential to survey.
  • Ensure assigned projects stay within budget allocation, review job cost sheets/prepare monthly billings and collect outstanding monies due from assigned clients.
  • Participate in and formulate marketing presentations and attend marketing meetings.
  • Review project changes, pending or anticipated alterations to the contract, additional work requests, and all other factors, which may significantly affect staffing requirements or budget.
  • Provide technical assistance in the resolution of design problems including field investigation or inspections, detailed design work, detailed review of design computations done by others and general coordination of design aspects.
  • Serve as primary project point of contact to coordinate surveying and mapping services between Survey Party Chief and the client. Debrief Survey Party Chief on daily operations on a regular basis.
  • Provide miscellaneous computing, as needed, to complete the sheets for stakeouts, etc.
  • Procure and maintain inventory of supplies and equipment needed by survey crews and ensure that survey trucks are properly maintained.
  • Identify controls for property lines and make the appropriate decisions regarding how to proceed with the survey.
  • Assist with survey quality control and assurance.

Success Metrics and Competencies

Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate...
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and external partners.
  • Highly motivated and problem-solving attitude.
  • Strong sense of urgency in responding to constituents.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to quality.
  • Self-reliance and ability to operate independently with limited direction.
  • Commitment to promoting the reputation of the company through quality of work.
  • Commitment to driving profitability and growth.
  • Commitment to becoming a "citizen" of the broader organization, breaking down barriers and silos.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple time-sensitive tasks.
  • Basic understanding of financial reports and metrics.

Education, Work Experience, Licensure/Certifications, and Technical Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in Land Surveying or related field preferred, or commensurate relevant experience.
  • Professional Land Surveying registration preferred.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of land surveying experience including experience at the party chief level, or related land development experience to include construction stakeout.
  • Project management experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, roadway software, MicroStation and Carlson principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of residential and commercial construction stakeout procedures and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of field procedures for performing boundary and ALTA/ACSM land title surveys.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of data collected field, run topographic surveys, road frontage cross-section surveys and as-built surveys.
  • Thorough knowledge of total station and data collection, with the ability to adapt to new equipment and technologies.
  • Strong local jurisdictional knowledge for plat preparation and approval.

Physical Demands and Working Environment
  • May be eligible for hybrid or remote work arrangements.
  • Primarily indoor professional office environment which may include bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.
  • Mobility around an office environment.
  • Frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Occasional outdoor work environment which may include adverse weather conditions, varying temperatures, excessive noise, and/or potential hazards.
  • Mobility around a job/construction site to include walking, bending, crawling, climbing, squatting, or kneeling and wearing of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • May occasionally operate data collection equipment and/or drones, necessitating walking the assigned study area to complete data collection over the course of several hours.
  • Primarily local travel during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.

Note: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, it is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary at any time with or without notice.