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Survey Party Chief (Wellsville, OH)

Requisition ID:  217782

  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Project No.:  26173
  • Grade:  23
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No 

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


Role Overview:


The Survey Engineer/Party Chief reports directly to the Project Lead Surveyor. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provide technical direction to direct-hire survey crews
  • Provide support to both Field Engineering and Field Supervision
  • Support the survey team’s implementation of the project safety, quality and environmental programs
  • Responsible for the accurate layout of construction work, recordation of field data according to job specifications and appropriate methods of performing survey activities
  • Perform duties of a Party Chief on a 2 or 3 person direct-hire survey crew
  • Utilize survey instruments in conjunction with Bechtel survey procedures
  • Develop and maintain survey data
  • Perform Calibration Baseline checks of survey instruments
  • Support the administration of the survey work request program
  • Perform and/or check survey computations as required in the performance of duties
  • Provide Civil project completion documentation including "As-Built" records
  • Perform verifications of subcontract survey work
  • Support updating and maintaining the as-built model
  • Responsible for the training of subordinates


Successful candidate must be willing to:


  • Maintain a safe work ethic and work environment at all times
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team-based environment, able to formulate a working relationship with other departments and contractor
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Work under time constraints and must be adaptable to changing conditions
  • Able to work extended work schedules and night shift as required


Basic Qualification


  • Six (6) years minimum surveying experience
  • Three (3) years of industrial party chief experience
  • Experience in the use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) survey technology and Robotic Total Station equipment and Digital Levels
  • Advanced knowledge of data downloading.
  • Intermediate level use of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Must have work authorization and right to remain in the United States of America


Preferred Qualification


  • College Degree in Surveying or related Engineering discipline
  • Ability to prepare survey CAD drawings as required in the performance of duties, including generation of Digital Terrain Models (DTM) and volumes computations
  • Recent experience as Party Chief on a Bechtel construction project
  • Recent experience as Party Chief on an industrial construction project
  • 3D Laser Scanning experience a plus


Additional Information


Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.)

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.