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Surveyor III-Party Chief

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald has an opportunity for a Survey Party Chief in our Morristown, New Jersey office. You will be responsible for completion of complex survey assignments with the use of robotic theodolites, the supervision of a survey field crew and related surveying responsibilities.

We, as a company, provide quality surveying products to our internal and external clients. Our team provides timely, accurate and cost-effective surveying for the success of every project. We use the most advanced technology, instrumentation and software in the field and office. We complete boundary, topographic, route, hydrographic, bathometric, cadastral, transportation and environmental surveys in support of all branches of the Mott MacDonald team.

  • Provide day-to-day supervision of assigned survey field crew on quality and survey methodology, including training and mentoring of subordinate employees.
  • Find and locate property line control (i.e. Monuments, Pins, Pipes and all other evidence of property possession) and make appropriate decisions regarding how to proceed with the survey.
  • Gather all necessary information needed to properly conduct the survey in the most time efficient manner and assign tasks to crew members.
  • Discuss work with clients and supervisors, as necessary.
  • Work safely with minimum exposure to risk of injury or property damage.
  • Make calculations and maintain records essential to survey.
  • Download all survey data and insure it is safely stored, backup data as required.
  • Insure that assigned survey vehicle is properly maintained.
  • Maintain and inventory all assigned equipment.
  • Respond appropriately to all employee performance issues of assigned survey field crew.
  • Communicate with management for efficient assignment of resources and man-hours.

Candidate Specification

  • High school diploma or GED, Survey course work toward Bachelor's Degree in Surveying preferred.
  • Current 40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper & 10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health preferred.
  • Courses in mathematics and geomatics.
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of field experience working on a surveying party.
  • Prior Party Chief experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD (LLD and Civil 3D) preferred.
  • Familiar with field procedures for performing boundary and ALTA/NSPS land title surveys.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of data collected for topographic surveys, route surveys, environmental surveys and as-built surveys.
  • Through knowledge of total station, GPS and data collection, with the ability to adapt to new equipment and technologies.
  • Ability to work outside in all seasons.
  • Some travel may be required with this position.
  • A valid New Jersey Driver’s license is required.
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