Crew Chief

Ascent Geomatics Solutions - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)4.5


Summary: In addition to the tasks and skills necessary for proficiency outlined in Field Tech II, conducts field surveys, topographic mapping, boundary surveys, construction layout, and cadastral research. Supervises Field Tech II performance. Communicates effectively with clients in the field to ensure proper definition of project scope and specification. Works with Client Services-dispatch to facilitate job scheduling and promote efficient field time.

Position Purpose:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical, skilled survey work in the field; supervises a survey crew, performs related work as required.

Expected Results/Outcomes:
Perform the duties of a Field Land Surveyor responsibly, staking, collecting data, keeping good field notes, performing/overseeing end of day duties once back from the field and maintaining equipment.

Essential Duties:
Supervises others in following all safety protocols and standard operating practices.
Oversees the fundamental training and supervision of selected field personnel when required.
Performs field calculations (COGO) for stakeout and coordinate data for use in GPS navigation.
Interacts with clients in a positive and professional manner.
Conducts and supervises differential level work.
Conducts and supervises the field performance of land surveys for maintenance, location, and relocation of section corners per the in charge PLS.
Uses a variety of instruments including levels, total stations, and GPS equipment.
Uses and maintains company-owned vehicles.
Coordinates with Client Services/Project Managers/Survey Managers to schedule equipment use for job sites.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned by management.

Additional Responsibilities:
Serves as a technical resource; works effectively individually and as a team member; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, co-workers, inspectors and employees in other departments and others encountered in the course of work.
Provides feedback regarding the performance of junior survey technicians when needed.

Skills & Abilities:
Exceptional organizational & communication skills.
Exceptional customer focus.

Strong effective manager of others:
Fosters teamwork.
Mentors, coaches and develops project team members.
Provides performance feedback.
Effectively assigns and delegates work once in the field for the completion of daily work assignments when required.

Strong effective strategic leader:
Is decisive and makes solid decisions.
Is visionary and innovative; recommends strategies with consideration for organizational resources capacity and capability, and business sustainability.
Is authentic and engaging with others.
Models company core values always.
Strong track record of being relentlessly accountable.
Takes independent actions and calculated risks.
Is a kickass teammate.
Strong record of consistently delivering results.
Understanding, monitoring, and reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Adapts to the changing work environment and managing competing demands.
Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Regular and predictable attendance required.

Advanced knowledge of survey field techniques and survey language.
Intermediate knowledge of State and Federal laws, and agency rules and regulations
Advanced knowledge of the use of sophisticated GPS equipment, total stations, and other electronic surveying equipment.
Advanced knowledge of plumb range rods and level rods; the use of conventional surveying equipment such as rods, chains, tripods, levels, and tribrachs.
Working knowledge of database and system administration techniques used to move data and files between applications and repositories and performing database queries.
Ability to maintain a cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of work activities. Familiarity with map projections and state plane coordinate systems is required.
This position requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field including the ability to read reports, spread sheets, manuals, blue prints, plans, drawings and correspondence. Also, required is the ability to perform general math calculations.
The ability to convey plan details to junior surveyors is a necessary part of this job.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Interacts with the assigned PLS to ensure project completion.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Have knowledge of ethics and technical standards and organizations such as ALTA, NGS, NSPS/ACSM and BLM. Show responsibility in the profession (i.e. attire, honesty, respect for personal property)
This position requires/may require use of a company-owned vehicle(s); must possess a valid driver's license and have no more than two minor violations (i.e. speeding 5-10 over, defective vehicle) within the preceding 36 months, nor a major violation (i.e. DUI) within the previous 60 months.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
May lead and direct the work of others.
Possibility of supervising a two-person crew under certain restrictions.
Responsible for training new hires and novice employees.
Qualifications
High school diploma or its equivalent with three (3) to five (5) years' progressive surveying experience.
Equivalent to an Associate's Degree in Surveying or related completed degree beyond an Associate's Degree may be considered in meeting up to one (1) of the required work experience.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position may at times require travel within the Rocky Mountain region, or other areas, dependent on work requirements.

10% of work is regularly performed in an office setting in an environmentally controlled room.

Environmental Factors:
Work is regularly performed for sustained periods outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold, or inclement weather; and work exposes employee to possible bodily injury while performing field work. This position does contain 80 % of field work.

The employee would be exposed to the possibility of the following:

Seasonal extreme temperatures, wetness and humidity
Daily noise and vibration
Conditions on or near well sites where undetectable and hazardous gases may be present
Unpleasant odors
Hazardous materials
Encounters with wildlife including but not limited to snakes, scorpions, bear, bobcat, mosquitos, wasps, rodents, cattle, etc.
Hazards associated with driving to and from work site locations
Hazards associated with survey work within various rights of way

Physical Demands:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to walk, stand or sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands to repetitively finger, handle, feel or operate standard computers and other field and office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.

Employees are regularly required to be current on their safety training; handle time pressures; prepare for emergency situations; handle frequent change of tasks; and irregular work schedule/overtime.

While working in the office: Typically sit at a desk or table. Occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 30lbs. While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; and interact with staff and other organizations; and supervisors, co-workers, inspectors and employees in other departments and others encountered in the course of work.

While working in the field: Regularly walk, stand, or stoop. The employee is occasionally required to lift objects weighing over 50 pounds. Frequently lift, walk up to 10 miles per day at a brisk pace while carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. Carry equipment up and down steep mountainous terrain. Walk, stand, crouch, or run on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Regularly drives a field truck; occasionally operates rugged off terrain vehicles.

Work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to detail in highly analytical situations requiring an extremely high degree of accuracy. Use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. Distinguish between shades of color and communicate via cell phone or radio. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.