Survey Party Chief / Instrument Operator

Department: Survey Engineering

Reports To: Survey Manager


The purpose of the Crew Chief is to supervise survey crew in moderate to large-scale surveys.  The Crew Chief works under the guidance of the Survey Manager


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two (2) years Instrument Operator experience with progressive crew chief duties

Essential Job Duties:

Internal Operational Responsibilities: 

  • 3 years minimum recommended field and/or office land surveying experience to include: Boundary Surveys, Topographic Surveys, GPS Applications
  • Working knowledge of manual & robotic total stations and data collection
  • Ability to work with managers & co-workers in a variety of exciting, challenging environments
  • Strong sense of responsibility, self-motivation, and willingness to learn and to advance from within the firm. Desire to obtain surveying license preferred.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills
  • Valid drivers’ license and excellent driving record

Other Job Duties:

  • Optimizes productivity by proactive planning for efficiency and by keeping the job going in the face of obstacles such as equipment issues or other unknown conditions that may arise
  • Consistently delivers high profitability, quality, and production through sound management of crews. Fully accountable for the accuracy, production, and profitability of the crew


  • Maintains current knowledge of regulations regarding land survey and OSHA
  • Good mathematical skills
  • Experience with field data collection software
  • Knowledge of GPS receivers and software
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with a variety of people
  • Effective problem solving and negotiating techniques
  • Ability to work as a team member

Physical Demands


Must be able to read documents, use computers and see other materials necessary for the ongoing development and serving of clients


Must be able to hear and speak clearly


Must be able to sit in a seated position; moving about on foot to accomplish tasks

Lifting/Repetitive Motions/Fingering:

Ability to lift survey equipment; make substantial movements of the writs, hand and/or finger; picking, pinching typing or otherwise working primarily with the fingers rather than the whole hand

Working Conditions and Environmental:

Travel required as necessary.  Must also be able to attend meetings, etc.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled:

Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.