Area Survey Manager

May 25, 2021
  • Location: Alexandria, Va – 22314
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #10788

AREA SURVEY MANAGER required by our Client, an construction company, to be hired on a full-time basis, located in Norfolk, VA.

Duration: Permanent


  • Performs calculations and designs for alignments, drainage, structures and roadway modeling 
  • Creates, manages and maintains the survey control network, project layout and construction data 
  • Manages survey equipment resources, including routine verifications and annual calibrations 
  • Processes the raw data captured by the field crews using Microstation Openroads/GEOPAK, Trimble Business Center and Civil 3D software. Keeps all survey files on the Project Common Data Environment in a neat and organized manner, as directed by the Project Survey Manager
  • Establishes and maintain standardized machine control/survey 3D models and construction survey data for project level operations 
  • Coordinates and schedules work of the department with Construction Managers and Superintendents on a daily/weekly basis 
  • Works with engineering and construction operations to establish survey needs 
  • Find potential issues ahead of time and be able to problem solve 
  • Ensures the work performed within the department is in compliance with the QA standards 
  • Helps create and implement internal and external department-level Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) 
  • Manages the professional development and growth opportunities for the members of the team 
  • Has the ability to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency 



  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum ten years’ surveying experience
  • Minimum one year experience managing survey teams in heavy infrastructure projects 
  • Special requirement for Tunnel Survey Manager: Minimum Five years of demonstrable experience in TBM projects. 
  • Special requirement for Marine Bridges Survey Manager: Minimum Five years of demonstrable experience in marine bridge projects.
  • Special requirement for Island Expansion Survey Manager: Minimum Five years of demonstrable experience in heavy civil marine projects that involve underwater works (island expansion/rehabilitation, dredging, diking, rock placement, etc.).
  • Special requirement for Roadway Survey Manager: Minimum Five years of demonstrable experience in heavy civil highway projects.
  • While performing essential job functions, the employee is required to frequently inspect and supervise job operations and may be exposed to ongoing construction. Ability to access all areas of a jobsite is required for the position. 



  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Sound knowledge of geometry, probability, statistical inference, survey control networks, least squares adjustment and common survey procedures that lead toward high accuracies. 
  • Demonstrable experience with Microstation Openroads/GEOPAK, Civil 3D and Trimble Business Center 
  • Demonstrable experience with 3D Machine control 
  • Ability to communicate with a vast range of support entities including Engineers, Superintendents, and Architects 
  • Possess strong problem solving abilities to address and solve survey challenges associated with construction operations 
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications and translate into survey data for layout in the field 
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies 
  • Organized, accurate and thorough 
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 


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