Survey Party Chief at Ardurra

Posted in Other 28 days ago.

Location: Corpus Christi, Texas

Job Description:

Ardurra has been recognized as one of the fastest growing firms in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industry. Ardurra prides itself on its reputation as an emerging leader in the engineering consulting business, and we understand that our reputation is wholly founded on the strength of the professionals that work hard every single day to serve our clients and our communities. Ardurra was ranked 190 in ENR’s 2021 Top 500 Firms and has made Zweig Group’s prestigious Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists in 2019, 2020 and 2021!

Ardurra is seeking a Survey Party Chief to join our staff in Corpus Christi, TX. This is a full-time position requiring at least 3 years of survey field experience, a good attitude, and the ability to work with a team.

Primary Function

The survey party chief supervises the work performed by surveying groups in the field. Must have knowledge of, experience with, and be able to operate a variety of survey instruments including total stations, GPS receivers, data collectors (and their software platforms), and automatic levels in the execution and documentation of measurements and observations towards the successful completion of all types of surveys (boundary, topographic, construction layout, asbuilt, quantity, control, special purpose, etc.)

 Primary Duties

  • Accurate surveys of potential construction sites play a key role when determining design, costs, planning processes, and even the feasibility of a potential project.

  • They research previous surveys and any relevant building documentation for the plot of land for the current survey.

  • The chief then schedules how many surveying parties will be needed and creates a plan for accurate determination of distances, gradients, and other necessary components of a useful survey.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Supervise their staff on the job site, ensuring that proper procedures and accurate reporting occurs, and that supporting photographic analysis is collected.

  • Conduct surveys and once all necessary findings are collected, the chief ensures data is although planning and reporting work takes place in an office setting.

  • Possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

  • Pass vehicle insurance underwriting to become a qualified driver of company vehicles.

  • Ability to occasionally travel and work out of town from time to time as workload requires..

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work requires using a machete, shovel and sledgehammer or other appropriate tools. Lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. over rough terrain may be required. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of field equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms, speak, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and smell. Able to get in and out of vehicle multiple times a day; drive 30 to 60 miles daily. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. The employee works outside in all types of weather conditions, possibly for extended periods of time. The terrain may be rough, steep, wet or swampy. Vegetation may be dense, and insects, snakes or animals may be encountered.

Why Ardurra?

While Ardurra offers competitive compensation and rich benefits programs, it is our culture that truly sets us apart from our peers. We nurture a family-like culture, striving to create a work environment that is enjoyable, challenging and rewarding but also fun.  We are acutely focused on developing our staff, whether through our internal Ardurra Academy or through our industry-leading Leadership program. We have made a deliberate and focused commitment to nurture a people-centric culture where people are: valued as individuals; supported in their professional and career development with multiple, varied career paths; provided the tools and resources to be successful, engaged, and satisfied in their work; and positive benefits, time-off programs, and flexibility to help maintain a healthy balance between work and home. 

Ardurra is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


Ardurra does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Agency Agreement, Ardurra will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. If a resume or candidate is submitted to any hiring manager without a previously signed agreement, Ardurra reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. These candidates will be considered property of Ardurra. We’re not currently looking to add any more agencies to our list of approved vendors, so please do not contact any of our managers or recruitment team with sales calls or details of your candidates.

Requisition ID # A000740
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