• Crew Chief

    Job Locations US-GA-Lawrenceville
    Job ID 2019-1144
    # of Openings
    Survey and Mapping
  • Overview

    The Crew Chief will support the project team by leading field aspects of a project, assisting Project Managers in creating and monitoring project budget, maintaining project schedules, training and mentoring crew members as well as other team members, communicating with management, and assembling and managing project teams and progress, all under minimal supervision. In this role, an employee will be expected to develop and demonstrate proficiency in regards to the essential functions of the job found below.


    • Maintain safe work environment by complying with Atwell and/or site-specific Health and Safety Plans by: using proper Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), obtaining and maintaining First Aid and CPR certification, participating in the Atwell medical monitoring program, and maintaining OSHA HAZWOPER certification.
    • Perform survey activities such as leveling, traversing, topographic mapping, construction layout, as-built surveys, boundary surveys and profile and cross section surveys.
    • Perform physical tasks such as line clearing, pounding stakes, setting monuments, and locating critical underground objects.
    • Record field notes legibly and accurately while following Atwell established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
    • Review Crew Member’s field notes prior to submitting to the project team.
    • Provide leadership to field crews including supervising, training, coaching and mentoring Crew Members.
    • Assist the Team Leader with performance reviews for Crew Members and foster teamwork within the field crews.
    • Recommend changes in specifications, budget, and schedule, consistent with project objectives.
    • Meet client needs and achieve project profitability by maintaining project budget and schedule and report results to management and/or team.
    • Ensure product quality and Atwell reputation by following Atwell Product Quality Manual and established standards.
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge including reviewing professional and market segment publications and participate in applicable professional societies and trade associations as authorized by Team Leader.
    • Maintain a current driver’s license and keep in good standing.
    • Perform routine maintenance on vehicles.
    • Maintain survey equipment, ensure proper performance of equipment including cleaning, calibration, and software updates.
    • Illustrate initiative and resourcefulness and workload management skills.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Communicate effectively with Crew Members and other survey staff using surveying terminology.
    • Communicate with other Crew Chiefs, Project Manager, and Team Leader on workload status in order to meet designated chargeability goals.
    • Communicate with client, regulatory agencies, and general public as needed. This communication should be directly controlled by the Project Manager.


    • High School Degree or General Education Degree (GED) required. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Land Surveying or related field preferred.
    • License or Certification (PS, CST) desired.
    • Highly proficient in mathematics and measurements.
    • Two (2) years of experience is required.
    • Demonstrate high level of proficiency at the Survey Crew Member level.
    • Proficient in care, cleaning and use of a variety of surveying tools and equipment.
    • Proficient in the principles of performing basic surveys (i.e., leveling, traversing, etc.).
    • Proficient in basic plan reading (i.e., topographic surveys, boundary surveys, etc.).
    • Knowledge of survey ethics and technical standards.
    • Proficient in construction procedures and safety procedures and practices.
    • Previous survey or survey-related internship experience desired.
    • Understanding and application of the following technical skills:
      • Boundary surveys and ALTA NSPS Land Title surveys
      • Leveling and traversing
      • GPS
      • Total stations
      • Data Collectors, Computers, and Email
      • Tree identification
      • Legal descriptions, plan interpretation, and real estate document interpretation (e.g. deeds, easements).


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