Survey Crew Chief

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/27/2022 12:31 PM)
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WHPacific, Inc., d/b/a NV5, has a need for a Survey Crew Chief to join its team in Wilsonville, OR. Come be a part of a growing Pacific Northwest NV5 team with the opportunity to be located in ever growing Treasure Valley of SW Idaho.

This position assists professional land surveyors by operating survey instruments and collecting information in the field and performing computations. This is primarily a field position, but it may involve some related duties in the office.


  • Work primarily in the field on control, boundary, right-of-way, topographic and construction surveys, as Crew Chief of a one or two-person field crew in urban and remote areas.
  • May perform some office duties, including data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks and staking computations using Trimble Business Center and Civil3D.
  • Accurately run and adjust survey measuring instruments including Trimble digital levels, robotic total stations, scanning total stations, GPS receivers and Trimble data collectors.
  • Must be proficient with electronic data collection systems and processes; must be able to download and process data files, perform survey computations using various software programs (i.e., Trimble Business Center, Civil3D, etc.).
  • Review and/or take accurate and clear notes, by recording survey measurements, descriptive data, and sketches.
  • Thoroughly inspects and checks deliverables for accuracy and correctness; Deliverables include field books, electronic data collection files, computation sheets
  • Provides coordination and serves as Lead for field survey crew personnel
  • Perform other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School Diploma or GED required including a background in math, geometry, and trigonometry; Bachelors or Associate degree from an approved Surveying Curriculum or related program desirable
  • 4+ years’ survey experience, including 2+ years’ experience as Survey Crew Chief
  • LSIT Certification preferred
  • 3D scanning experience desirable
  • UAVs experience and FAA 107 certification a plus
  • Must have good working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of plans and specifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sources of measurement errors and have thorough knowledge to perform analysis of survey data to ensure completeness, accuracy, and precision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of monumentation, construction staking and field markings.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of boundary evidence, searching for GLO corners and accessories, property corners and other lines of public and private ownership.
  • Demonstrated abilities of the following: complex problem solving, listening, reading comprehension, learning, time management, critical thinking, speaking, equipment selection, judgment and decision making, problem solving, and demonstrates “best practices” techniques and a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to download field data collector into an AutoCAD drawing file and provide thorough review and edits of codes and line work
  • Must be physically able to work long hours and carry heavy loads
  • Possess good interpersonal skills, and effective written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able and willing to travel up to 2 weeks at a time
  • Attendance, punctuality and reliability are essential requirements
  • Must be able to work in inclement weather
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet company insurability guidelines required

If this position sounds appealing, we are anxiously awaiting to hear from you.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, dealing effectively and reasonably with stress in the workplace without lost time or undue strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may be asked to walk on uneven surfaces, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, hike up and down steep slopes carrying up to 50 pounds of survey equipment, bend, squat, dig monument holes, pound in stakes and rebar monuments, carry and use brush cutting equipment, operate UTV’s / ATV’s, climb stairs, sit for extended periods of time, work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, and type/key-in data as needed. The employee will be required to adhere to the company’s policies, safety plan and the project safety plan.


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, 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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