Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

JR Survey Party Chief

1 month ago(12/22/2017 12:10 PM)
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Under the direct supervision of the Survey Division Manager and Sr Survey Party Chief, the Jr Survey Party Chief performs technically complex paraprofessional field surveying duties to support Machine Control Paving, including profilographing, and construction staking and performs other duties as required on heavy highway and commercial projects.


The Ideal candidate would have construction survey experience including, staking, setting project control points, running levels, experience with Trimble and Leica survey equipment, understanding of plans, machine control models, surfaces, experience with Trimble business center. Experience with staking building grid lines, footings, wall lines.


The new hire will be working in a team and eventually task with solo responsibilities - the responsibilities could change depending on the assignment.


The hours (40-70+ hours a week) will be long and the ideal candidate needs to be willing to work at least 6 days a week during the summer months (peak construction season).  


  • Assist in making plane and/or geodetic surveys for construction, topographic, right-of-way, and control survey projects.
  • Participates in pre-survey planning meetings with project managers, resident engineers, and contractor representatives.
  • Assist in survey and mapping methods, use of equipment, and field safety procedures.
  • Gathers field survey data through use of conventional and Global Positioning System (GPS) methods.
  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates surveying equipment, including Robotic total station, data collector, and GPS equipment, in order to measure distances, elevations, and angles.
  • Prepares field notes and drawings; and performs field surveying for roadway, bridges, including installing surveying construction stakes, and locating or establishing vertical and horizontal control, right of way.
  • Performs complex surveying calculations using engineering calculator, laptop computer, personal computer, and graphics and coordinate geometry (Cogo) software, such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D.
  • Prepares finished grade sheets, topographic maps.
  • Maintains field data records, survey project files, and indexing systems.
  • Ensure compliance with contract specifications.
  • Proactively upholds all safety polices and standards.
  • Maintains strict adherence to Company policies and procedures.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as directed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Associate degree or higher in Civil Engineering or Construction Management or technical degree or equivalent experience with related trainings / education is desired, but not required
  • A minimum of 1 year of survey experience in field operations
  • A minimum of 1 year of survey experience with a heavy Civil / Highway construction company is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience with Trimble and Leica equipment, Trimble business center and understanding of plans, machine controls models, surfaces.
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written, and able to work well with others on crew.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools including Word, Excel, and MS Outlook Exchange.  Also, basic computers skills are desired such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, Civil 3D
  • Must be willing to work solo, nights, weekends, and be willing to travel (from time to time).


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