Survey Manager

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/30/2022 12:51 PM)
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# of Openings
Job Locations
US-CA-Walnut Creek
Regular Full-Time


NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


This position is for a Land Survey Manager or Professional Land Surveyor that supervises multiple teams of technical staff, provides professional review of work products; helps manage office and field workload under the direction of the Director of Survey Operations, and supports the Survey Department by maintaining projects on schedule and budget.

The person in this position provides all types of survey research, computations, review of computer-aided survey drafting of topographic maps and plats, written descriptions of land for deeds, leases, and other legal documents in accordance with local, state, federal and project requirements. Reviews projects, performs quality assurance, reports progress through completion on each project assigned by the Director of Survey. Assists in scheduling field crews and oversight of field procedures and survey vehicles and equipment.

The Survey Manager performs business development and prepares proposals and client presentations.


Responsible for survey calculations, analysis and final map checking, abstracting title data, record drawings research, and client relations. Sign and seal survey documents. Monitors projects from initiation through delivery, interfacing with clients on technical matters. Works directly with project team members, to include other registered surveyors, engineers, and technical staff. Writes descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, leases, or other legal documents. Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned, such as:
• Provide professional & technical oversight and guidance
• Perform project research, logistics and management
• Champion NV5 company policies, safety plan and the project safety plan.
• Perform quality control checks on each project, including computations, field book formats and content.
• Supervise project field crew(s) and/or serve as field PLS Chief of Survey Parties
• Work on control, boundary, subdivision, heavy civil, topographic & design surveys, aerial mapping control and aeronautical surveys; may also perform hydrographic surveying.
• Accurately run and adjust survey measuring instruments including digital levels, GPS equipment, and total stations with electronic data collecting capabilities.
• Understand and identify basic sources of measurement errors.
• Perform mathematical calculations and check field data


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Geomatics, Land Surveying, or related field preferred.
  • Licensed by the State of California in Land Surveying. Minimum of 10 years of experience preferred, including project management.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills, and effective written and oral communication skills
    Requires advanced knowledge of local survey laws, surveying principles, techniques and procedures, occupational hazards, and safety precautions.
  • Must possess intermediate to advanced skills in survey processing software. Should be proficient in survey software such as AutoCAD Civil 3D and Trimble Business Center.
  • Advance knowledge of field instrumentation, GPS, and robotic total stations.


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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