survey party chief resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Reliable Party Chief with over 20 years of surveying experience. Detail oriented team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to adapt to the situation and determine what course of action and what method of surveying is needed to most accurately and efficiently get the project finished. Able to offer and communicate insight based on 20 years of experience and always open to others suggestions and understand that we are constantly learning in this line of work. Looking forward to working with and keeping up with new technologies and ready to start to focus on acquiring my NYPLS.

  • Crew leadership
  • Team management
  • GPS proficiency
  • Robotic Total Stations
  • Auto Level
  • Laser Scanner
  • Amberg Cart
  • Problem resolution
  • Terramodel AutoCAD
Work History
03/XXX7 to 10/2020
Survey Party Chief David Evans And Associates Ontario, CA,
  • Performed all surveying aspects on multiple housing developments including : deed research, boundary and topo survey, grade stakes, curb and drainage stakes, foundation stakeout, foundation pinning, foundation location, final grading and final as-builts.
  • PSEG work including : route surveys and scanning for underground and above ground utilities, substation existing condition and as built surveys and scans, overhead wire scans, construction lay out, training employees on methods and procedures used by PSEG
  • USDA work including : deed research, interpreting and calculating deeds and closures, boundary and easement survey.
  • Miscellaneous typical survey work : boundary, topo, stakeout, scanning, GPS control, inverts, locating mark out, level runs, flood certs, column lines,
05/XXX1 to 02/XXX7
Survey Party Chief David Evans And Associates Seattle, WA,
  • Constitution Pipeline Project for Williams Gas Company my duties included: training, mentoring and assigning work to crew members, setting GPS control to work off of, providing a route survey for and staking 121 miles of proposed pipeline, easements and work space. I was responsible for coordinating with 2 other surveying firms, my office as well as personnel from many different disciplines of construction from Williams ( surveyors, engineers, land agents, landowners and local authorities). Also responsible for reviewing my own work through Trimble office, red lining plans, making daily field reports, following safety guidelines. This project had many challenges such as working 3 hours from our nearest office as well as having to deal with landowner permission issues requiring on the fly decision making while remaining efficient and staying within the guidelines and scope of work.
  • Railway Surveys which included : work for the NJ Port Authority, providing level runs and Amberg rail scanning for monitoring surveys, work for WMATA, setting scan targets, Amberg rail scanning, conventional and GPS surveys for above ground stations.
  • Gas Pipeline Surveys for Williams Gas duties included : performing as builts including editing and red lining plans, cataloging pipe and fitting size, type, coating, serial numbers etc. used to reconcile materials bought vs used. Locating markout, boundary and topo surveys. There were about 6 different sites hundreds of miles apart in the North Carolina/Virginia area all at different stages of construction. I was successful in the charged task of coordinating with each stations manager to come up with when to be at each site each day as to avoid any downtime on the survey end of the project.
  • Typical surveying, boundary, topo, stakeout, setting areial and GPS control etc.
05/2003 to 07/XXX1
Instrument Operator to Crew Chief Mc Kim & Creed Stafford, TX,
  • Started as instrument operator on a 2 man crew. Deed research, title work, large and small boundary and topo surveys, stakeout for construction, level runs, making cut sheets, column line stakeout.
  • Drafting using Autocad, (specifically Terramodel), to calculate closure errors, resolving overlaps and gores, determine boundaries, generating contours, providing finished deliverable maps to PLS for approval.
  • XXX4 promoted to Crew Chief : responsibilities included those listed above as well as training new employees with no survey experience to be competent and efficient workers as well as training them on Terramodel.
  • Spectra Energy 5 mile gas pipeline replacement. This was my first job as quasi project manager where I was responsible for directing my crew and a crew our firm sub contracted. We were responsible for the following : using a metrotech to locate and mark out a 5 mile run of pipe. Calculating and staking out the easement and work space based on that location, Stationing and cataloging all removed pipe, performing an asbuilt of the new line including each pipe type, manufacturer, serial number, coating type, bend and fitting. Preparing a final as built map showing all of the information as well as ground cover and each weld and x-ray number on the line.
09/1999 to 07/2001
Rod Person Robert Poole PLS City, STATE,
  • This was my first experience in the world of land surveying. I worked for a land surveyor that worked 99% of the time doing land surveys for Real Estate Companies.
  • As a part time employee ( 3 days a week) I learned how to be a Rod Person and within the first 6 months was taught how to run a total station. Deed research, looked for evidence, title surveys, set property corners.
Expected in 05/2003
Associate of Science: Surveying Technology
Paul Smiths College - Paul Smiths, NY

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School Attended

  • Paul Smiths College

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  • Survey Party Chief
  • Survey Party Chief
  • Instrument Operator to Crew Chief
  • Rod Person


  • Associate of Science

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