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Registered Land Surveyor

at TRC Companies (view profile)
Location Midland, TX
Date Posted Mar 15, 2017
Category Landman
Job Type Full-Time
Requires Travel Yes


SUMMARY: The Registered Land Surveyor will be licensed in both Texas and New Mexico. Approves and submits survey documents as required by the state and/or local governments. Has the role of TRC qualified Surveyor in the field. Responsible for the planning and performance of contracted survey activities required on a project. Implements project survey policies, guidelines, and procedures. Orients assigned survey personnel on project requirements and assigns tasks to carry out the performance of survey activities. Monitors survey personnel performance and documentation to assure quality, consistency, and compliance to project requirements. May administer and coordinate the field survey data review and processing activities in conjunction with the mapping coordinator. Coaches, motivates or disciplines survey personnel as necessary to meet project schedules, budgets, and objectives. Resolves survey performance issues with the client representative and land owners that threaten the timely completion of the project survey activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

•Responsible for working in accordance with TRC’s Core Values – Through Leadership, Excellence and Accountability: Safety – Honesty & Integrity – Our People – Our Customers – Superior Financial Performance – Vision & Innovation – Effective Communications

•Reviews project survey requirements and develops a written plan for the execution of the activities needed to meet those requirements. The “Execution Plan” should include a description of the scope of work to be performed, a time schedule reflecting the key tasks necessary for the completion of the activities, a budget reflecting the estimated costs of completion, an organization chart reflecting the number and management structure for personnel required to complete the necessary activities, a listing of office space and equipment necessary to carry out the survey activities, a listing of key objectives, permits or milestones and the outside inputs required to complete the necessary activities, copies of documents, records, and reports necessary to record the survey activities, and procedures for controlling changes in work scope, documentation, safety, emergency response, and quality.

•Requests assignment of personnel (by classification and number) and equipment needed to carry out the required survey activities.

•Orients survey personnel, as they are assigned, on TRC Values, safety, survey policies and procedures, and project schedule. Assigns tasks to each survey personnel and explains the requirements for documentation of those tasks. Ensures survey personnel are capable of performing their assigned tasks.

•Monitors the survey personnel’s performance of activities, completion of documentation, personal conduct, work ethics, and interface with others. Evaluates these actions and provides guidance, coaching, motivation or discipline as necessary to reinforce his\her role on the project.

•Monitors the overall survey tasks for compliance to project requirements. Identifies changes in work scope, variance in scheduled completion or budgeted costs. Implements the necessary actions to incorporate work changes and if possible maintain progress schedules and budgeted costs. Document any required changes in schedules and budgeted costs as a result of work scope changes.

•Processes and reviews survey data for completeness and accuracy.

•Monitors documentation control and filing systems to assure the ready storage and retrieval of project documents, records, and reports.

•Maintains close communications with the Project Manager/Client Representative to report survey progress, problems with and possible resolution to pertinent issues hampering project survey completion.

•Ensure the review of all survey personnel time and expense reports for completeness, accuracy, and approval.

•Perform and document personnel performance evaluations monthly and upon termination/job completion of each survey personnel. At job completion, notify the appropriate TRC’s Services Manager, within 24 hours, upon the release of personnel, giving the exact date and time of their leaving the work site.

•At project completion, supervises the preparation and submission, to the Project Manager / Client Representative, of the complete documentation for all survey activities performed into a project completion package.

•This position serves as manager and supervisor for survey personnel assigned to a project. On a larger project he\she will have responsible charge over the survey coordinators assigned to the job. Responsible for the overall project survey activities. Responsible for personnel performance review, evaluation, and project orientation to related survey activities. Identifies negative trends, problem issues, and implements resolution to reduce or eliminate adverse impacts on overall project survey performance.


•B.S. Degree in Land Surveying or Cartography or other Land Information Sciences.

•Minimum experience required is five years surveying experience with previous supervisory assignments.

•Must be knowledgeable in the methods and techniques of cross country pipeline surveying.

•Five to ten years combined surveying and mapping experience.

•Must have knowledge in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) survey methods, electronic data collection, the processes and computer programs necessary for survey data review and transfer to mapping.

Licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in Texas and New Mexico

•Requires good oral communication skills.

•Must be able to write clearly and concisely to prepare reports, specifications and correspondence.


•Basic knowledge to support technical, administrative and financial analysis.

•Comprehensive understanding of algebra, geometry and trigonometry


•Identify and solve complex technical and administrative problems.


•Effective problem solving skills, especially when dealing with conflicting personalities.

•Good working knowledge of project management, team development methods and TRC project operations.

•Practical experience in the application, modification and adaptation of standards, techniques and procedures.

•Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.

•Ability to travel as dictated by job requirements.

•Proficiency in PC computer operation, including spreadsheet and word processing programs. Experience in database operations and the use of engineering programs desired. Experience in Intergraph CADD or AutoCAD desired.

•Must have the ability to walk several miles a day, sometimes in rough terrain, in order to supervise the activities in the field.


•Outdoor environment. Must be able to perform job duties in a variety of terrain ranging from swamps to deserts to forests to mountains and extreme climates, including weather, ranging from -10 degrees and snowing to 110 degrees desert heat. Will likely be exposed to a variety of plants (poison ivy, oak, and sumac) and creatures such as bears, snakes, spiders, insects, and other wildlife.

TRC offers advancement potential and a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k) plan with company match. For more information please visit

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