Survey Department Manager

Posted Date 2 months ago(12/18/2023 9:08 AM)
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking an experienced Survey Department Manager to manage and expand Surveying and related Mapping Services within Dewberry’s Charlotte NC Office. Applicant must be responsible, highly motivated, and a detail oriented individual interested in joining our Land Surveying department. Applicant must be able to work in a fast paced environment, manage multiple projects, daily coordination with Raleigh Survey Department Manager and key office staff, prepare proposals and be successful in business development and managing the surveying staff while assisting in the performance of boundary, ALTA, topographic, platting, right-of way acquisition, transmission line, transportation, and construction surveys utilizing the latest equipment and surveying technology.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Supervises a staff of surveyors.
  • Plans, schedules, or coordinates the preparation of documents or activities for multiple major projects, or is responsible for an entire program.
  • Coordinate with Survey Project Manager, office staff & field staff with daily workload, schedules and needs.
  • Follow policy & procedures to insure all deliverables are done accurately and efficiently.  
  • Prepare budgets / proposals, marketing / business development and monthly invoicing.
  • Work both independently and in group environments.
  • Work both in an office environment and a field environment.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Must have High School Diploma, AAS degree in Land Surveying preferred. Four-year Bachelors degree in a related field is a plus.
  • Active Land Surveying license required for North Carolina or ability to obtain; Multi-State licensure is a plus.
  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of survey experience and project management.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work and interact with clients.
  • Must be proficient with all aspects of computing, drafting, and CAD standards.
  • Must be proficient with AutoCAD, Carlson Civil, Survey Suite. Microstation/GeoPak is a plus.
  • Must have a diverse survey experience including: Boundary surveys, topographic surveys, route surveys, construction stakeout and transportation surveys.
  • Must be proficient with GPS/GNS systems and use of RTK/VRS and post processing of survey data (Static - Network Least Squares Reduction).
  • Experience with laser scanning is a plus.
  • Must have the ability to perform deed research, process field data collector files; resolve boundaries and prepare CAD files, metes and bounds descriptions, and final plats.
  • Must have the ability to perform all aspects of an ALTA Survey.
  • Must be dependable, conscientious, self-motivated and driven.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required.
  • Must be willing and able to do short term travel.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.
  • Must pass a mandatory drug test.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry 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.


*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.




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