Location: Plymouth, Michigan

  SME is seeking a full-time, experienced Survey Crew Chief to join our busy Survey group in our Plymouth, Michigan Office.

Responsibilities for this position will include:
• Review and understand SME safety standards and procedures to perform fieldwork. Creating and maintaining a safe working environment around you and others.
• Understand and operate surveying levels, conventional total stations and robotic instruments, GNSS receivers, ability to work with collecting 3D scanning information a plus.
• Provide written field notes to record site details and non-digital measurement information.
• Interpret survey deeds and boundary maps, perform survey boundary computations, and understand field evidence as it relates to boundary surveying.
• Perform topographic surveys and utility investigations.
• Interpret design plans and perform construction staking/layout.
• Perform basic survey calculations on data collectors and tablets. Knowledge of math, geometry and trigonometry.
• Follow SME survey standards for conducting a variety of surveys, performing checks and meeting proper accuracy of field measurements for each project.
• Communicate with other field members and office personnel to complete tasks.
• Lead, motivate and train crew/staff members on proper field procedures.
• Communicate in a professional manner with client, contractor, etc.

Requirements for this position include:
• A minimum of 4 years of experience using levels, conventional total stations, robotic instruments, GNSS surveying equipment while collecting field survey data for different types of surveys.
• Prior experience with 3D Scanning preferred but not required.
• Experience using Trimble GNSS and Survey Controller or tablet.
• Knowledge and experience with Boundary Alta surveys.
• Ability to work extended hours, including some weekends.
• Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather and terrain conditions.
• Ability to lift approximately 50 lbs. and do repetitive work such as lifting, bending and standing for long periods of time.
• Proven experience providing excellent customer service.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment.
• Strong organizational, time management, attention to detail and analytical skills.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
• Required to have a valid driver license with a clean driving record.

SME offers excellent opportunities for professional development and growth in a flexible, fast-paced working environment. Our robust benefits package for regular, full-time team members includes: Medical/Prescription coverage with no premiums required; dental/optical, life, disability and long-term care insurance coverage; matching 401(k); Profit Sharing; tuition reimbursement (up to $5000 per calendar year); and generous bonus and paid time off programs. SME is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran/military status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. SME is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

For immediate consideration, please email cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, to: recruiter@sme-usa.com.