Survey Party Chief

Denton | Mickey Nance

TNP has an immediate opening in our Denton office for an experienced Survey Party Chief to become a part of an established and growing survey group.  The position provides an excellent opportunity to perform topographic surveys, boundary surveys and construction layout/staking on a variety of public & private sector projects using the latest robotic and/or GPS equipment.

Position RequirementsAt a minimum, candidates must meet the following educational, professional and personal requirements:


  • High School graduate or GED required.
  • Post-high school technical coursework, certification or degree in surveying, CAD or related field preferred.


  • Responsive and results oriented in service to clients.
  • Five (5) years of similar survey field experience required with at least two (2) to three (3) years of experience as a Party Chief preferred.
  • TxDOT experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Trimble robotics and GPS equipment preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand design/construction plans, as well as metes & bounds descriptions from deeds and other legal documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop solid working relationships with other team members.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to and implement new standards and survey procedures.
  • Commitment to quality in the collection, preparation and presentation of survey data.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to verbal instruction and direction.


  • Dedicated, reliable & punctual.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions.
  • Willingness and/or enjoyment for working outdoors in a variety of climates.
  • Strong problem solving & decision making skills.
  • Good listener.
  • Interacts positively and effectively with people in all levels of organizations.
  • Strong sense of Urgency.
  • “Get it done”/”Can do” attitude, balanced by thoroughness and cautiousness.

Responsibilities/ExpectationsResponsibilities include:

  • Collecting survey field data in accordance with established procedures, codes & the requirements specified in individual survey requests.
  • Performing hard physical labor such as cutting & clearing brush lines, driving stakes in the ground, crossing difficult terrain (including creeks, steep slopes, thick underbrush, etc.), and setting iron rods for property corners.
  • Unloading and organizing supplies.
  • Stocking work trucks with the necessary supplies and equipment to perform the daily duties.
  • Carrying heavy equipment & supplies, and setting-up tripods & equipment in the field.
  • Cleaning & upkeep of survey equipment and vehicles.
  • Organizing and scheduling work to accomplish goals on projects within established budgets and timelines.
  • Coordination with engineers and other survey team members.
  • Supervising and leading other members of a survey crew in a professional manner.
  • Preparing work notes & field sketches of pertinent field information from topographic & boundary surveys, essentially being the eyes of the R.P.L.S on the ground.
  • Assisting with the analysis and preparation of boundary surveys, right-of-way exhibits and field notes, subdivision plats and other related documents in association with a survey technician, S.I.T. and R.P.L.S.
  • Preparing daily reports.
  • Other duties & assignments as directed, including assisting the S.U.E. team with their S.U.E. related field work, if and when needed.

Compensation/BenefitsCompensation includes competitive base salary and year-end performance-based bonus opportunities.  Excellent company benefits are also provided for full-time employees including: medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, and paid time-off.


Please e-mail resume to or fax to (817) 336-2813, Attention: Human Resources

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