Survey Crew Chief II

LDC, Inc - Woodinville, WA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $42,000 - $58,000 a year

Job Description and Profile

The Survey Crew Chief II, working as a 1 Person Crew or leading a 2 Person Crew, will conduct field surveying, draft survey documents, manage timelines and interface with clients, contractors and field/office personnel. The Survey Crew Chief II must be able to conduct complex field surveying duties.

Reports to: Survey Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform field surveys using Total Stations, GPS receivers and levels to obtain coordinates and elevations

· Prepare and communicate field notes, sketches, checklists and digital data in required formats for Project Managers, Land Surveyors and Drafting personnel

· Reduce field data notes and verify their accuracy

· Research legal and survey records to obtain information about property boundaries and areas to be surveyed

· Perform field data collection and corner staking, boundary and easement surveys, topographic mapping, plat and condo documents, and construction staking

· Work with field and office personnel, both as a team member and independently, to produce topographic surveys, record of surveys, A.L.T.A. surveys, boundary line adjustments, easement exhibits and any document required for project completion

· Adjust surveying instruments in order to maintain their accuracy

Skills and Specifications

· Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of Land Surveying

· Possess field experience in all types of physical land surveying: Boundary, topographic, construction staking

· Possess field experience in data collection and instrument operations

· Must be experienced in computing and staking of complicated construction projects, including but not limited to: Slope staking, bridge and highway construction, storm drain, sewer, water, walls, ponds, roads, curbs, lot corners

· Familiarity with Leica Robotic Total Stations and GPS equipment

· Communicate and coordinate project layout with contractors and clients in the field

· Represent LDC in a responsible manner

· Be responsible for meeting budgets for field time and managing requests for additional work in field with Survey Manager

· Care and maintenance of equipment

· Ability to travel overnight for select projects

· Ability to carry up to 70 pounds and able to endure working in inclement weather conditions

· Collaborate with other Crew Chiefs and Survey Department in order to refine processes and procedures


· Possess the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

· High-level proficiency in computer software program related activities

· Self-motivated, hardworking, highly ethical, and dependable employee

· Possess excellent rapport with management and co-workers, positive can-do attitude, excellent customer service, marketing and people skills

· Have the ability to handle a heavy workload in a fast-paced environment

· Detail-oriented, organized, multi-tasking and good follow-through skills

Education, Experience, Qualifications

· 8 years minimum field surveying experience in land development and construction projects

· Land development project experience specific to the Puget Sound region

· Experience working with local municipalities including King/Snohomish/Pierce counties

· Current Washington State Professional Land Surveyor registration a plus

· Valid Washington State driver’s license including a clean driving record and ability to meet company insurance requirements

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

· Excellent stress management and time management skills

· Ability to work discretely with sensitive and confidential information

· Willing to contribute and pitch in wherever there is a need within LDC, without being specifically asked to do so

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule