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Party Chief- Field Surveys

Company: Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
Location: North Charleston
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Tracking Code 17434 Job Description Vaughn & Melton, a JMT Company, is seeking a Survey Party Chief to join their team in Columbia or North Charleston, South Carolina. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing surveying and mapping duties, usually under the direction of an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, or photogrammetrist to obtain data used for construction, map making, boundary location, mining, or other purposes. They -will calculate map making information and create maps from source data, such as surveying notes, aerial photography, satellite data, or other maps to show topographical features, political boundaries, and other features. They will also verify accuracy and completeness of topographical maps. This position works closely with project engineers creating plans for the construction of various types of transportation and civil/site projects including, but not limited to, the following: roadways, bridges, parks, commercial and private developments. The position will also be required to work closely with land survey crews in the preparation of topographic and boundary surveys as well as construction stake-out and as-built surveys. Sponsorship not available for this position.Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features
  • Compile geographic, political, and cultural information and prepare maps of large areas; record the results of surveys, verify the accuracy of data, and prepare plots, maps, and reports
  • Collect data in the field and calculate mapmaking information for use in performing computations and computer-aided drafting -
  • Research legal records, look for evidence of previous boundaries, and analyze the data to determine the location of boundary lines
  • Understand the use of Global Positioning System (GPS), laptops, and computer software for surveying -
  • Accompanies and oversees work of field crews, conducting complete assignments or portions of a large and diverse project while organizing field operations and collecting data to ensure efficacy and accuracy
  • Reviews project specifications and confers with engineer and surveyor concerning assistance required such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions, design changes, and reports -
  • Performs non-routine assignments involving substantial variety and complexity
  • Performs surveying duties not requiring licensure -
  • Computes volumes and prepares graphs
  • Performs supervisory responsibilities on a job specific basis -Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities
    • Perform other related duties as assigned
    • Occasional travel as needed Required Skills
      • Ability to use applicable software programs required for gathering field data and organizing data for submission to the Land Surveyor
      • Mathematical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume including the ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry Required Experience
        • High school diploma or equivalent
        • Computer Assisted Drafting software experience
        • 3 + years' experience in a surveying
        • Knowledge of all positions on the crew and capability to utilize all equipment
        • Experience working with local clients at the county and state level preferred Working ConditionsWork is performed in the field 90% of the time. Ability to extensively perform bending, kneeling, standing, shoveling, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 lbs as needed. Work may be conducted outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.Work is performed within a general office environment 10% of the time. Office work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require occasional standing and walking. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. within the office environment.Anticipated travel 20% of the time.Job Competencies
          • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving
          • Building Relationships & Teamwork
          • Communication
          • Decision Making
          • Delegation
          • Quality Service
          • Results-Oriented
          • SafetyV&M -is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce. Job Location North Charleston, South Carolina, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Keywords: Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc., Charleston , Party Chief- Field Surveys, Other , North Charleston, South Carolina

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