Senior Survey Project Manager

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/8/2024 12:39 PM)
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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.


NV5 is growing and seeking a full-time Sr. Project Manager - PLS in Columbia, SC. The Survey Project Manager will manage all survey activities related to conventional, GPS and Laser Scanning surveys and be responsible for project management on all survey projects. The most frequent and essential work activities include:

  • Supervise SC survey staff.
  • Assist Group Manager, Project Managers, Survey Technicians, and Survey Coordinators with directing the activities of Survey staff.
  • Monitor and improve upon production levels and staff utilization.
  • Participate in and support development of goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate training opportunities for staff.
  • Provide quality control and quality assurance on Survey deliverables.
  • Assume legal responsibility for work.
  • Maintain high level of customer service with existing client base.
  • Work with Survey Group Managers to achieve department goals.
  • Generate new business leads.
  • Assist with CAD mapping as needed (AutoCAD and Microstation).
  • Participate in professional and civic organizations.
  • Analyze activities, costs, operations and forecast date toward goal attainment.
  • Enforce company policies with respect to safety, protocol, and procedures.
  • Assist in the development of new procedures and technology.
  • Market all NV5 services to clients.
  • Support SUE and Utility coordination staff as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience
  • SC Professional Licensed Surveyor
  • GA Professional Licensed Surveyor a plus
  • 5+ years of previous management experience
  • Working knowledge and experience in AutoCAD and Microstation
  • SCDOT experience a plus
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment

Work environment and physical demands of this position

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the organization), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Work will primarily be in the office setting with limited opportunities to be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Work will be primarily working with fingers by picking, pinching, typing and grasping often with repetitive motion.
  • Must have visual acuity for viewing a computer screen, the ability to talk, hear and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Weekend and overtime work and/or overnight work and travel may be required.
  • Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.


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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