Surveyor - Party Chief - Solar

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Date: Jan 28, 2024

Location: Vidalia, GA, US Orange, VA, US Pilgrim, KY, US Kirksville, MO, US Plant City, FL, US Dulles, VA, US Mart, TX, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

 

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Company : Overland Contracting Inc  

Req Id : 101369 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : Yes 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Oversee land surveys. Plan out each study, check the characteristics of the ground and surrounding land, evaluate its potential as a construction site, and manage personnel on a survey team. Provide lead direction and supervise the survey crew to make exact measurements and determine site layout to support all disciplines with a quality layout for unit installation. Provide data relevant to the shape, contour, gravitation, location, elevation, or dimension of land or land features on or near the earth's surface for engineering, construction, and other purposes. #LI-KC1 #surveyor #solar 

By joining our BV Construction group, you will have the ability to develop and enhance your skills in an on-site, hands-on environment. We are committed to providing our construction professionals with expert training, career development, and career advancement to allow for continuous professional development. Our management is committed to the latest advances in technology, above class support and sustainability to bring our clients the best service in safety, quality, and final product. Functions in our group include safety, project field management, construction management, quality control, start up and decommissioning and field engineering.

 

Key Responsibilities

Be able to perform all the principal duties and accountabilities of craft workers under his/her supervision. *Utilize various systems including Google Earth, BlueBeam Revu, Agtek, AutoCAD *Read and understand L1 Schedule and drawings *Create models in Leica, Topcon, Trimble *Become Drone Certified for TOPO * Verify the accuracy of survey data including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites. *Calculate heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain or current installations. *Prepare, maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed. *Utilize AutoCad to prepare or supervise preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys. Import/Export/Convert/Create, including LN3 files. Pull measurements for takeoffs. (file Extension examples- LN3 (Topcon Linework File), TP3 (Topcon Project File), TIN, DXF(Autocad File), DWG (AutoCad File), LOC, CSV, KMZ (Google Earth File) , CAL (Trimble Calibration), SVD (Trimble Surface), DC (Trimble Data Collector File), VCL *Be Competent in the Setup of Machine Controlled equipment Such as Bull Dozers, Motor Graders, Tractor, PD-10’s with GPS systems such as (Leica, Trimble, Topcon, Carlson, etc.) *Compute geodetic measurements and interpret survey data to determine positions, shapes, and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features. *Determine longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas using N&E, transits, levels, and GPS. *Record the results of surveys including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features. *Coordinate findings with the work of engineering and architectural personnel, clients, and others concerned with projects. *Establish fixed points for use in making maps, using geodetic and engineering instruments. *Train Instrument-man, Rodman, and helpers, and direct their work in such activities as performing surveys or drafting maps. *Adjust surveying instruments to maintain accuracy. *Troubleshoot issues with GPS connecting with equipment. *Plan and conduct ground surveys designed to establish baselines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements. Site calibration/localization. *Analyze survey objectives and specifications to prepare survey proposals or to direct others in survey proposal preparation. *Lead and support all safety related processes and programs as requested. Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional. If needed, use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved. *Understand the scheduling, material control and unit man‐hour performance reporting. Become familiar with the Field Progress Management System.*Be able to set and execute crew goals based on the project unit rates. *Review crew's timecards for correct hours and phase codes. *Report all accidents and near misses to supervisor. Participate in investigation process as needed. *Lead, complete, and sign off on daily pre‐job safety planning in the appropriate format. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate or mitigate hazards. Assure all crew members understand, participate, and sign all pre‐job safety planning tools at start and end of shift. *Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back‐up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, etc.).*Understand, support, implement, and follow lockout/tag out procedures. Attend site specific training and assure you follow all procedures as out lined in training.

Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

One of more of the following certifications:

Drone certification with TOPO experience

NCCER Site Layout

NCCER Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

NCCER Project Supervision

NCCER Project Management

Solar construction experience is preferred.

Be able to create and execute a one-week schedule. 

OSHA 10

OSHA 30

Minimum Qualifications

At least 5 years of experience working in the industrial construction field with layout or survey responsibilities, with some supervision experience. Must have working knowledge of using mathematics to solve problems, verify mathematical calculations, gather physical survey data, document technical design details, utilize auto cad to overlay detailed designs to check/troubleshoot discrepancies, analyze physical, survey, or geographic data, survey land to measure or determine features, create maps, determine operational criteria or specifications, PDF using Bluebeam, coordinate activities with suppliers, contractors, clients, or other departments or disciplines, direct surveying activities, train personnel on proper operational procedures, calculate geographic positions from survey data. In addition, must have all necessary tools (see Rod buster tool list). Must be able to use tape measure and calculate decimals of a foot. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Certifications

Drone certification with TOPO

NCCER Site Layout

NCCER Fundamentals of Crew Leadership

NCCER Project Supervision

NCCER Project Management

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move in and around confined and cluttered places, and uneven areas, see and hear naturally or with correction.
  • Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties.
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure.
  • Requires repetitive movement.
  • Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds.
  • Work up to a 12-hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions.
  • Standing and walking the majority of the workday
  • Typical construction site environment
  • Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.
  • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc.
  • Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions
  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Work around hazardous equipment.
  • This position is considered a safety sensitive position.

Salary Plan

CNS: Construction Services

Job Grade

002

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