Senior Surveyor

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/30/2024 12:21 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Senior Professional Land Surveyor for our Richmond, VA office to provide professional oversight and management for entitlement surveying services, focusing on and specializing in Boundary/ALTA Surveys, record and condominium plats, zoning exhibits, and writing legal descriptions. Applicant must be responsible, highly motivated, detail oriented with proven experience and demonstrated track record in boundary determinations, following local zoning ordinances, coordinating with title companies and attorneys in the Northern Virginia region. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. The selected individual must be committed to advancing the goals of our Land Surveying / Engineering team and overall surveying, design and consulting practices. Applicant must be able to work in a fast paced environment, manage multiple projects, engage in daily coordination with Survey Manager, Engineering Manager, Project Managers, key office staff, clients, prepare proposals and be successful in supporting business development and managing personnel who perform relevant support roles on specific project assignments.


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 is 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.



  • Managing Boundary Survey Services, resolving matters of possession pertaining to boundary and easement rights and preparation of plats
  • Project coordination with clients, attorneys and the engineering / surveying staff
  • Review performance on actual projects from a quality, financial and client satisfaction perspective.
  • Coordination with management, assist in creating opportunities for staff development
  • Validate client satisfaction of Dewberry’s performance and determine opportunities for improvement. As areas for improvement are identified, advocate internal changes necessary to improve performance.
  • Computing, computations, and drafting of plats.
  • Oversee / manage staff assisting with drafting and preparation of plats.


Required Skills & Required Experience

  • AAS or BS Degree in Surveying is preferred.
  • Licensed Land Surveyor in Virginia preferred, LSIT required.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in all aspects of land surveying; project management.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Manage and oversee Boundary Surveys, ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys and As-built plans.
  • Manage and oversee production of Record Plats, Easement, and Right-of-Ways.
  • Manage and coordinate projects with multiple team members.
  • Prepare legal descriptions.
  • Prepare cost proposals and cost estimates.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Carlson Civil and Survey.
  • Experience with VDOT surveys is a plus.
  • Experience with Microstation is a plus.
  • Experience with Trimble (TBC and TGO) and Carlson (Civil Suite, SurvCE) a plus.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance is a plus.
  • Ability to obtain licensure in other states a plus.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements:

  • Have the ability to work out of town if required, flexible with work area.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and pass Dewberry requirements related to clean driving record (no restrictions) in order to operate company vehicle.
  • Must be able to pass drug/alcohol screening.

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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