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Lead Surveyor Jobs in Minnesota (MN) at Walbec Group

Sample Lead Surveyor Job Description

Lead Surveyor

Payne & Dolan, Inc., a Walbec Group Company


Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, the Lead Surveyor will perform various land survey and land survey-related functions on projects of various sizes, from Design-Build and Transportation projects to smaller site rehabilitation projects.  The Lead Surveyor can expect to work with both internal and external customers on these projects, taking them from start to finish by conducting research and performing field work.

We are looking for a self-motivated, problem-solver that looks for the most cost effective, efficient method to meet our customer's needs.  The successful candidate should have a background in land surveying. Experience in civil engineering and construction practices are also desired.  Additionally, the candidate should be proficient in the following roles and responsibilities.  


  • Interacting with clients to determine scope of services and assisting in fee estimate and proposal generation.
  • Researching public records to determine existing property boundaries, easements and other property information.
  • Performing various types of land surveys, such as boundary surveys, topographical surveys and construction surveying, including layout staking and structure layouts.
  • Filing necessary permit applications and handle permit agency communication as requested by client.
  • Drafting surveys and performing calculations including lot dimensions, areas, volumes, cut and fills.
  • Creating and recreating proposed surfaces for construction layout purposes.
  • Work with Project Managers and Project Engineers to understand project instructions and responsibilities, scope of work, scheduling and budget.
  • Coordinate project requirements (tasks, duties, budgets, schedules, etc.) with team members and provide assistance to complete required tasks.
  • Increase efficiencies by improving company utilization of software and technology.
  • Mentor and develop less experienced survey and engineering staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.



  • Minimum two year Associate Degree in Surveying, Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Wisconsin Profession Land Surveyors license.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience performing civil site and transportation layout and planning on projects of various sizes, and field experience as a crew chief or field surveyor.
  • Ability to operate Trimble GPS systems, Trimble robotic total stations and Trimble data collectors.
  • Commercial & residential site planning/site development experience.
  • Transportation design experience
  • Storm water and erosion control design experience.
  • Must be a reliable, efficient self-starter with initiative and a sense of responsibility.
  • Strong communication and time-management skills are required.
  • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record



  • Five (5) years of experience performing civil site and transportation layout and planning on projects of various sizes and field experience as a crew chief or field surveyor.
  • Transportation & Utility design experience.
  • Structural design experience.
  • Experience with setting control and creating surfaces for machine control.
  • Michigan Registered Land Surveyors license.




Position is located in Greenville (Appleton), WI office, but extensive travel throughout the Midwest may be required.

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