Reno, Nevada

Survey Party Chief

Compensation: DOE
Employment type: full-time

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Summit Engineering Corporation is looking to fill a full-time position for a Party Chief land surveyor in our Reno office. Requires being proficient in mapping with reading and understanding record maps, ALTA Surveys, base maps, etc. Strong business development skills and ability to handle tight deadlines for a busy multi-disciplinary company needed. Tasks also include records research, assisting in managing survey crews, cost estimating, preparation of proposals, etc.  Experience with Civil3D, TBC, and Global Mapper is a plus, but not required.  Room for advancement. Salary DOE. Email resume and contact information.

Survey Party Chief


Must have experience in all facets of field land surveying including boundary, topographic, cadastral, mining, control, construction staking, and field calculations.



  • Adhere to the Mission Statement and Core Values
    • Summit Engineering Corporation strives to add value to our clients through the delivery of innovative, economical, and timely solutions to all types of engineering projects while honoring Western traditions, the values of our community and state, and respecting the environment.
    • Core Values: Family, Integrity, Knowledge, Professionalism, and Respect
  • Work under the direction of the Surveying Department Manager.
  • Conduct daily time entry.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace.
  • Follow all safety and administrative regulations.
  • Complete Vehicle Inspection Reports when using company vehicles.
  • Comply with SEC’s Employee Handbook, Safety Manual, and other company policies and procedures.
  • Nurture existing client relationships and pursue company growth through business development.
  • Facilitate the betterment of SEC through suggestions and actions.
  • Evaluate the acceptance or authenticity of survey monuments.
  • Search for section corners, property monuments, and survey points.
  • Assist in field and/or office calculations.
  • Read and interpret civil improvement plans and/or survey maps.
  • Read and interpret recorded documents and maps.
  • Collaborate with staff engineers and other surveyors.
  • Communicate effectively with contractors, subcontractors, laborers, home/property owners, and city, state, or county officials.
  • Supervise surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth’s surface, using GPS, electronic-distance-measuring equipment, and other surveying instruments.
  • Compile information needed to carry out new surveys, using source maps, previous survey data, orthophotography, computer records, and other relevant information.
  • Operate and manage land-information computer systems, performing tasks such as storing data, making inquiries, and producing plots and reports.
  • Compare survey computations with applicable standards to determine the adequacy of data.
  • Direct and supervise the work of subordinate members of surveying parties.
  • Provide assistance in the development of methods and procedures for conducting field surveys.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she may be required to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.



Drug Testing, Valid Driver’s license & DMV Driver Report

  • Pre-employment and random quarterly drug testing mandatory
  • Employees must maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record



Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials. Repetitive movements and lifting 50 pounds will be required. Visual acuity with or without corrective lenses that allow for maintenance of driver’s license.


Mathematics Knowledge

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.


Communication skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, exceptional customer service skills, over the phone and in person, and fluent in the English language.



Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.



Employees should be well groomed and dressed appropriately for the business and for their position. A professional appearance is important when employees work with customers or potential customers. The employee is dependable daily and is punctual.



  • Civil3D, TBC, and Global Mapper are a plus, but not required.
  • Employees with knowledge of Autodesk software are preferred.
  • Knowledge of Trimble GPS equipment, Trimble Business Center, and AutoCAD required.


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