Survey Department Lead (RLS)

Land Survey Department · Minneapolis, Minnesota
Department Land Survey Department
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOQ

The Survey Department Lead is a licensed land surveyor and is responsible for coordinating the entire Land Survey Department and Aerial Operations Team. Day to day tasks will include distributing and managing projects and providing guidance and review to other project managers. A primary duty will be reviewing and signing surveys and plats. 


  • A minimum of five years’ experience as a Licensed Land Surveyor
  • A licensed Land Surveyor in Minnesota, or ability to be licensed within four months
  • Ability to be licensed in other states
  • Knowledge in using AutoCAD and Civil3D
  • Good communication skills are a must
  • Experience in business management practices
  • Possess the ability to take the initiative in analyzing and resolving project problems
  • Build successful working relationships with clients and public representatives
  • Ability to properly assess staff skill level and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to lead others
  • Capable of running a variety of survey equipment such as levels, data collectors, total stations and GPS


  • Developing and tracking the department budget
  • Developing and maintaining the department business plan
  • Setting marketing and productivity goals; implementing the marketing plan
  • Developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Work with the Crew Coordinator to coordinate field and office operations to ensure crews are working competently and efficiently
  • Prepare, supervise and certify land surveys to meet client and regulatory requirements
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to department staff
  • Maintain and demonstrate exceptional internal and external client relations and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams
  • Work directly with clients, consultants and contractors. Perform quality control reviews of survey deliverables.
  • Mentor and develop survey specific skillsets within the organization
  • Prepare accurate estimates for the preparation of contracts by others
  • Read and interpret legal descriptions and title work
  • Prepare surveys, exhibits, ALTA surveys, Plats and Legal Descriptions
  • Knowledge of field and office survey operations and basic understanding of Total Station, GPS and Drone technologies
  • Work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects
  • Under certain circumstances, this position will also be required to work as a team to assist others with project drafting or fieldwork as necessary

BenefitsHealth, dental, vision,  life, disability, paid holidays, PTO, 401K employer contribution, transportation allowance, technology reimbursement, professional registration renewal fees and annual educational allowance. 

Social BenefitsAnnual employee appreciation nights, annual family events, monthly happy hours, monthly birthday & anniversary celebrations, volunteering opportunities, networking opportunities, fun and flexible atmosphere.

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  • Location
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Department
    Land Survey Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation