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  • 31 Mar 2021 8:13 AM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    Staff Surveyor
    Sheffler & Company, Inc.

    Firm Description:  Sheffler & Company, Inc. (SCI) is a growing Civil Engineering & Surveying firm located 12 miles north of the City of Pittsburgh in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. The company was founded by Gary A. Sheffler, Sr., PLS in 1970. The company President is Cristina L. Sheffler. Gary A. Sheffler, Jr., PE/PLS is the Principal in charge of Engineering & Surveying Services. The company is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

    Job Summary:  In support of client requirements, the Surveyor position performs boundary retracement surveying, as well as general civil site work and construction layout by planning, conducting, and recording surveys. Office preparation of boundary surveys, mortgage surveys, Subdivision and Lot Consolidation Plans, Courthouse Deed Research. Management of day to day scheduling, and office setup of stakeout data for field survey crews.

    Job Responsibilities:  Plans survey by identifying purpose of survey, such as, topographic, hydrographic, legal, construction, cadastral, and control; researching previous survey evidence, maps, deeds and related records; schedules travel arrangements. Locates and determines land by measuring and calculating points, elevations, lines, angles, areas, and contours; contributing information to Geographic Information systems (GIS); laying out roads and improvements. Records survey by preparing notes, records, drawings; writing legal descriptions; applying computer aided design technologies. Prepares legally defensible findings by following American Land Title Association (ALTA) and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) guidelines, and related federal, state, and local laws and requirements. Supports legal proceedings by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting evidence; serving as an expert witness. Completes projects by coordinating requirements with acquisition, planning, development, construction, and holdings improvement departments, and government agencies. Updates job knowledge by tracking changes and developments in property law and boundary establishment and replacement; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations. Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

    Required Skills/Qualifications: Qualified candidates should have 3 - 5 years of combined field and office experience in the Land Surveying with a working knowledge of boundary retracement surveying, as well as general civil site work and construction layout by planning, conducting, and recording surveys. Ideal candidate should be proficient in the use of office Drafting Software (AutoCAD Civil 3D).
    Candidates must display excellent communication skills and strong customer facing personality in order effectively work with clients and team members. Must also display strong organizational skills. ADA Requirements: Surveillance Skills (physical/visual), Analyzing Information, Conceptual Skills, Map Reading, Reporting Research Results, Informing Others, Verbal Communication, Documentation Skills, Legal Administration Skills, Problem Solving

    Resumes can be submitted to lkoyack@shefflerco.com

  • 30 Mar 2021 1:15 PM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    Sheffler & Company, Inc. – Job Description

    Job Title: Survey Group Manager/Senior Surveyor, PLS

    Overview: The incumbent is responsible for execution, supervision and management of all survey projects to client requirements and Sheffler & Co. standards. The Survey Group Manager's responsibilities include professional oversight, supervision of and accountabilities of staff, completion and delivery of land survey projects on time and on budget. Responsibilities include proposals, invoicing, A/R, and limited sales & marketing.

    Roles:
    • Manages projects from inception to completion while maintaining a close working relationship with Sheffler clients throughout the project.
    • Supervises office staff and field operations to ensure adequacy and accuracy of field data collection and office deliverables.
    • Develops survey group work environment to ensure team cohesiveness through project completion.
    • Recruit, develop and implement office & field survey teams with goals aligned with those of Sheffler & Co..
    • Provides mentoring, guidance, and professional development training to subordinates.
    • Perform on-site management of survey projects that ensures compliance with safety and quality of work.
    • Provides methods and ideas to accomplish tasks. Researches and investigates new techniques and equipment.
    • Assist with sales & marketing of surveying services and growth of business in accordance with Sheffler & Co. President’s strategic initiatives.
    • Maintain the Professional Image of the firm.

    Responsibilities:
    • Serve as the sole/primary leader of land surveying operations at Sheffler & Co..
    • Serve as a key link with the clients and review the deliverable prepared by the team before passing onto client.
    • Oversee all surveying projects from start to finish.
    • Assume lead role in planning, budgeting, and identification of resources needed.
    • Develop the objectives/goals of staff and assign individual responsibilities.
    • Manages project budget and client expectations.
    • Determines appropriate revenue recognition, ensures timely and accurate invoicing, and monitors receivables for project.
    • Follows up with clients, when necessary, regarding unpaid invoices.
    • Ensure that surveying activities move according to predetermined schedule.
    • Devise the project work plans and make revisions as and when need arises.
    • Co-ordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project.
    • Monitor the progress of the surveying activities on a regular basis and hold regular status meetings with all the sub-teams.
    • Maintain strict adherence to budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards.
    • Ensure project documents are complete.
    • Execute & Seal plans/documents as registered professional.

    Knowledge and Skills Required:
    • A higher learning degree in Surveying.
    • Minimum 10 years of experience in boundary & construction surveying.
    • PA Land Surveyor Registration required. OH & WV Certification to be obtained.
    • Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D is rquired.
    • Excellent Communication Skills.
    • Construction administration experience is an advantage.

    Qualitative and Other Attributes Required:
    • Ability to plan and organize a team effort.
    • Good client management and goodwill building ability.
    • Capacity to motivate, lead and boost morale of the teams.
    • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability.
    • Capacity to handle pressure.
    • Strong focus on quality.

    Compensation: Compensation, to a large extent, depends on the personal credentials, competence, relevant work experience, qualifications, ability to develop new clients/work, and performance. In essence, the Survey Group Manager/Senior Surveyor, PLS acts as the leader of the land survey department. It is a position of great responsibility, requiring complete and thorough technical knowledge of surveying practices, techniques, and equipment, with the strongest possible focus on quality. The Survey Group Manager is the leader who conceptualizes the survey project, is responsible for its smooth organization, implementation, and completion, to the satisfaction of the clients. The annual salary of the Survey Group Manager will be consistent with the responsibilities identified above.

    Work Schedule/Transportation: The Survey Group Manager will be provided an office within the Sewickley, PA Headquarters and shall maintain a work schedule suitable for successfully managing the land survey staff. The Survey Group Manager will be issued a Sheffler owned/leased four-wheel drive truck for work related travel. Work related travel to other states/regions is anticipated.

    Ownership Opportunity: The incumbent serving as the Survey Group Manager at Sheffler & Co. is recognized as a candidate for opportunities to obtain membership interests as an owner/principal. The Survey Group Manager must identify to the President and Vice President that he/she is directly responsible for the successful implementation and operation of the Group and directly attributed to sales/revenue values in excess of 2.5 million dollars.

  • 15 Mar 2021 7:44 AM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    Brinkash & Associates, Inc.

    1713 Centre Street

    Ashland, PA 17921

    Phone 570-875-1018

    www.brinkash.com

     

    Please send resumes to Mark Brinkash mark@brinkash.com

    Requirements: Minimum 2 years of Survey Experience as Survey Party Chief / Able to Operate Robotic and GPS Surveying Equipment, AutoCAD Civil 3D experience a plus

    Position Description: Full time position in our Ashland, PA office. S.I.T. preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include the ability to perform boundary and topographic surveys. Applicant must be familiar with construction stakeout Must be able to work remotely under rigorous conditions. Must be able work independently as a one-man crew or with a 2 man crew. Assist with survey computations and data collection as needed. Must be reliable and possess excellent communication skills. Must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to work out of town (if needed) and be flexible with work area and travel.

  • 05 Mar 2021 12:04 PM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    Part-time and/or Substitute Faculty, Surveying Technology

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

    https://jobs.pct.edu/postings/20228

  • 04 Feb 2021 8:07 AM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    Survey Crew Chief

    RETTEW is a 100% employee-owned engineering design firm offering competitive salaries, professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. As an Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firm, we aim to delight our clients and our employees, with an emphasis on quality and safety. Our team-oriented culture encourages advancement opportunities for every employee, mentoring services, Hotel & Travel Group assistance, new technologies, and a variety of other resources to guide each employee into a successful career.

    We are currently seeking a strong leader for a Survey Crew Chief position to support Survey operations based out of our Lancaster, PA office. This position is responsible for supervising, assigning and reviewing the work of staff responsible for technical survey services and will also oversee and participate in all survey activities related to assigned projects.

    Responsibilities:

    • Meet with Project Managers and clients to determine survey needs
    • Perform boundary and topographic surveys in the field
    • Establish survey project specifications; interpret and apply applicable state and   local laws
    • Calculate a wide variety of survey data
    • Oversee and participate in the preparation of computer-generated maps and reports based on survey data
    • Maintain accurate records, files and documentation including field notes
    • Supervise, develop, and mentor direct reports
    • Coordinate work activities internally to provide seamless client service
    • Monitor and evaluate the overall performance of team members

    Requirements:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Minimum 2-5 years as a Survey Party Chief is desired
    • Computer skills with Civil 3D, Trimble Business Center, Microsoft Office, Word and Excel a plus
    • Skill in operating all survey instruments specifically and including Trimble GPS, Robotic Total Stations, Trimble data collectors, and automatic levels
    • Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record
    • Ability to perform moderate lifting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time and working in all types of weather conditions outdoors
    • Ability to perform fundamental trigonometry and geometry computations.
    At RETTEW, our core values guide every decision, fuel every project, and empower every employee.

    EOE/AA/Veteran/Disabled

    Please submit resume at www.rettew.com

  • 19 Jan 2021 12:17 PM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    A/I/DATA is the largest Maryland based Subsurface Utility Engineering firm currently providing SUE services in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and wherever our clients need to know what’s underground on their project sites. In addition, the firm provides limited land surveying services to select clients. 

    We have an opportunity for an entrepreneurial Professional Land Surveyor to lead our surveying team and to expand its capabilities and grow its capacity.  The ideal candidate will bring a commitment to excellence in the delivery of all professional work products with a high degree of client focused service.


    The key responsibilities of the Director of Surveying span from technical to managerial to strategic, and include the following:

    • Staffing - Work with SUE Operations Project Managers to coordinate work within the survey team and to support the SUE operations of the firm. Play a key role in recruiting and developing survey team members, provide performance feedback and evaluate compensation adjustments and bonuses.
    • Project management – Prepare project proposals, authorization for services, budgets, reports, and invoices. Also responsible for monitoring the financial performance of the survey team.
    • Technical oversight – develop/implement standards and check the technical accuracy of work. May research, assist in, or make recommendations on the purchasing of equipment and/or software needed by the department.
    • Client management and attendance at meetings.
    • Work closely with the company owners to set goals and business objectives for the survey team (staffing, growth, performance marks, etc.)
    • Participate in business development efforts and work with the marketing team to achieve results/goals.
    • Actively participate in management meeting and leadership development meetings and leadership development programs, as requested.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be all inclusive.

    Our comprehensive benefits package includes access to health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances, 401k, and vacation/holiday/sick pay.

    Job Requirements of the ideal candidate are:

    • B.S. Surveying or related field
    • Professional Land Surveyor license in MD at a minimum with additional professional licenses   in adjacent states preferred

    • Strong organizational, technical, and communication skills
    • Active participant in National, State or local professional surveying organizations

    • Prior project and client management experience
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD and MicroStation preferred along with knowledge of State mapping standards
    • Knowledge of GIS services/ESRI

    • Proficiency with RTK GPS surveys and Robotic Total Stations
    • Experience with drone mapping
    • Experience with laser scanning
    • Experience with Trimble Field-to-Finish equipment and software

    • Valid driver's license

  • 06 Jan 2021 2:11 PM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    PA PLS with experience in Boundary & Subdivision Plans.  

    Contact Carl Bert cbert@carlbertassociates.com

  • 17 Dec 2020 2:33 PM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    EcoStrategies Engineering & Surveying, PLLC (EcoStrategies) is seeking candidates for the following full-time position at our Falconer, New York office:

    Land Surveyor

    Project Manager/Staff Land Surveyor

     Job Description:

     The primary function of this position is to take on a project manager role within the surveying division at EcoStrategies.  This may include but will not be limited to:  providing all aspects required to complete land surveying projects from start to finish.  Candidates will perform assignments under the direction and supervision of a licensed professional surveyor (PLS) or work independently as an already-licensed surveyor and will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience and grow their career.  The position is full-time including benefits (health insurance, paid time off, retirement plan).

    Requirements:

    • Familiarity with solo crew operations including robotic total station operation and GNSS receiver operation is preferred.  Familiarity with Leica brand instrumentation also preferred.
    • NY or PA Professional Surveyor’s License preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years of surveying work experience or B.S. degree in Land Surveying. 
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience in AutoCAD or Carlson Survey drafting software.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Self-motivated and committed to the highest quality work performance.
    • Flexibility to work independently across multiple projects and to prioritize work based on project timelines.
    • Willingness to work in both the field and office and travel as needed (90% of work is local but 10% may require travel).
    • EcoStrategies also provides a full suite of engineering services, specializing in environmental and water resources, and has a collaborative partnership with our sister company FORECON, Inc (FORECON), which is a forestry consulting firm.

    To apply for this position, please email resume to Matt Robinson, PLS at mrobinson@ecostrategiespllc.com

  • 25 Nov 2020 12:11 PM | Jason Tobias (Administrator)

    Indiana Office - 730 Church Street l Indiana, PA 15701
    Pittsburgh Office – 1100 Washington Ave., Suite 204 l Carnegie, PA 15106
    Phone: 724-349-2544
    www.sheesleyassoc.com

    We are looking for a licensed Professional Land Surveyor to join our team and lead our survey department. Sheesley & Associates is a full service civil engineering and land surveying firm that has been in business for over 30 years. We have offices in both Pittsburgh, PA and Indiana, PA. We are a PaDOT certified business partner and a WBE.

    We need a motivated, positive individual who wants to excel at what they do and are
    willing to work hard!
    Job duties will include managing and performing boundary surveys, subdivisions,
    topographic surveys, PaDOT ROW surveys, elevation surveys and construction stake out work in the southwestern PA region.

    Some other qualities we are looking for:
    • Organized- can take a task, break it down and make it happen
    • Personable- Networking and business development are part of this position!
    • Efficient- always looking for that "better" way to do something
    • Eager- has a desire to learn, succeed, and grow
    • Flexible- can change course when needed to without being flustered
    • Passion- we want you to love what you do

    Qualifications:
    • Must have an active Pennsylvania Professional Land Surveyors license – additional
    neighboring state licensure is a plus
    • Proficient user of AutoCAD Civil 3D, Carlson, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, the
    Internet, and e-mail (all or most) - Civil 3D and Carlson is a plus
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (whether on the phone, in
    person or via email)
    • Must be a motivated team player that gets along well with others
    • Can take direction well and work independently for periods of time
    • Must be a problem solver, multi-tasker, and a positive thinker
    • Careful attention to detail

    We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits (including health insurance and
    retirement plans), free parking, on-the-job training, growth/advancement opportunities,
    and occasional free lunches!

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