Surveying is a crucial early step in the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, and other structures. Accurate surveys of potential construction sites play a key role when determining design, costs, planning processes, and even the feasibility of a potential project. The survey party chief supervises the work performed by surveying groups in the field. As a supervisor, the survey party chief is first involved in the planning portion of ground surveys. They research previous surveys and any relevant building documentation for the plot of land for the current survey. The chief then schedules how many surveying parties will be needed and creates a plan for accurate determination of distances, gradients, and other necessary components of a useful survey.
Survey Party Chief Tasks
Calculate and verify computations, and create and verify sketches and CAD drawings.
Review plans, plats, and legal documents to appropriately plan and schedule work.
Supervise, participate in, and coordinate surveying projects and goal establishment.
Use GPS and survey equipment to collect and validate data, process that data, and create reports.