Survey Crew Chief

Job Locations US-MN-Baxter
ID 2023-5250
Position Type


Survey Crew Chief

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Survey Crew Chief to join our team. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. This position will lead a survey team in the field collecting data to support design activities, boundary surveying, providing sketches, and layout to support construction activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise to internal and external clients
  • Perform field work for land surveying scopes of work including construction staking, boundary location, ALTA, and topography for various project types
  • Organize field staking materials as necessary
  • Operate GPS, total stations, scanners, and data collectors
  • Transfer files between data collectors and internal company project folders
  • Provide communication to the office teams regarding project status, daily progress and issues
  • Maintain productive working relationships with clients and coworkers
  • Adhere to the company’s Safety, Quality Management and Equipment Maintenance policies
  • Ensures division, regional, and company policies and practices are consistently followed within the survey service.
  • Lead by example – display solid judgment, good values, trust, honesty, openness, and professionalism.

Required Skills

  • Physically mobile in and around construction sites and field assignments
  • Ability to carry survey equipment and supplies in remote, rural or urban surroundings
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk long distances
  • Ability to work in outdoor conditions subject to weather, insects, and changing environments

Required Experience

  • Ability to effectively lead a survey crew and train/mentor survey crew members
  • Must be able to operate a total station and GPS in both static and RTK modes surveying activities pertaining to control networks, boundaries, ALTA’s, topography, and construction staking.
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle with a valid license and clean driving history
  • OSHA 10 and CPR/First Aid or ability and willingness to acquire it
  • Must be able perform tasks and solve problems with a high degree of independence
  • Basic “office suite” computer skills

Preferred Experience

  • An Associate’s Degree in Surveying, Engineering Technology, or related area of study
  • Land Development, both Commercial and Residential, and Public Infrastructure Projects
  • Coordinating activities with office personnel, including surveying technicians and engineering staff
  • FAA Part 107 UAS License
  • Ability to travel and remain on a project site for extended periods

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multi-discipline professional engineering firm that serves wind, solar, battery storage, EV, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from over 25 offices across the U.S.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-winning projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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