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Survey Crew / Party Chief


Koehler Engineering (KE) is a regional consulting firm working in over 8 states that provides services in civil engineering, MEP engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, planning, construction, and environmental services for public and private clients. Our employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package to include full health and dental insurance at no cost to employees, 401K program, holidays, vacation, professional development, and flexible work scheduling.

We strive to set ourselves apart from many businesses with our commitment to serve our clients, our community, and our employees. We are seeking professionals performing aligned with our core values - integrity, commitment, respect, and excellent reputation.

KE is seeking a Senior Party Chief to serve in our Survey Department at our Cape Girardeau, MO office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of construction plans and maps (i.e., site plans, boundary surveys, roadway and subdivision plans, profile and cross-sections, horizontal and vertical curves, pipeline plans, foundation plans, and map contours)

  • Directs and coordinates fieldwork for a variety of standard types of surveys

  • May perform and/or check lot, area, and intersection (bearing-bearing, distance-distance, bearing-distance) computations

  • Train field personnel in all aspects of field surveying practices and assist with Team development.

  • Accurately calculates and records field data

  • Keep, reduce, and check (for completeness and accuracy) neat and orderly field notes for standard surveying operations (i.e., leveling, traversing, topographic mapping, layout, as-built surveys, boundary surveys, and cross-section surveys)

  • Enforce Company safety procedures and policies for survey field operations

  • Implement procedures for checking and verifying calibration of equipment being used

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Five + years of survey experience/2 years as a Party Chief

  • Proficient in the use of GPS, robotics, and digital/conventional levels

  • Experience with different types of surveying (Topo, Boundary, Construction Staking, as-builts)

  • Able to perform traverse and level loop computations including closures, and precision determination

  • Experience managing field crews, scheduling, equipment, and supplies management with exceptional time management skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal staff, clients, and contractors on site

  • High School Diploma or equivalent or specialized vocational training.

  • Must have valid driver’s license

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Work outside for 8-10 hours a day

  • Walk 2+ miles

Koehler Engineering is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We prohibit discrimination and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Apply Now

To apply for our Survey Crew Chief / Party Chief Position, send your cover letter and résumé to with the subject "Seeking Employment - Survey Crew Chief."

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