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Survey Manager

City of Atlanta

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted March 24, 2021.

General Summary

The Survey Manager reports to the Construction Project Manager II. The Survey Manager coordinates, trains and supervises skilled personnel performing all phases of land surveying.  This position possess strong organizational, time management and supervisory abilities, including the ability to make independent field decisions.

The Survey Manager establishes and maintains effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public. Under general supervision, this position exercises project leadership over complex projects and trains other professionals. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities   These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Supervise field surveys, prepare and certify survey plats, including right of way, easement and property surveys.
  • Read, interpret and prepare metes and bounds descriptions.
  • Supervise horizontal and vertical control surveys, construction staking and field layout of projects for the Department of Watershed Management and other City of Atlanta departments. This requires extensive knowledge of surveying, engineering and construction methods.
  • Performs and interprets property research, including deeds, records of surveys, parcel maps, property descriptions as well as historical plats, plans and survey notes.
  • Operates and supervises others using surveying instrumentation and software, including levels, transits, total stations, electronic distance measuring devices, Global Positioning System survey equipment and AutoCAD. Make complex survey calculations to derive data.
  • Aids the Survey Services Project Manager and Support Services Manager on daily operations.
  • Provides technical advice and supervision to daily field activities and assists in the timely completion of assigned projects.
  • Works with project engineers to determine desired survey product and selects proper surveying techniques and equipment to accomplish the task.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Knowledge of Land Surveying and Engineering terminology; knowledge of city ordinances, state and federal regulations relating to Land Surveying; knowledge of preparation and review of reports.
  • Good organizational and communication skills; advanced computer software skills; skill in the use of basic hand tools; skill in operating all survey tools.

Additional Requirements

  • Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc., May commit department to action.
  • Has managerial authority over a group of professional employees and/or a group of professional, technical, or administrative employees with multiple intermediate supervisors and/or team leaders.  


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • 5 years of related field engineering experience including 3 years’ in a leadership or supervisory role.
  • Associate degree (AA) in Land Surveying, or related Civil Engineering field or Surveying Certificate from an accepted institution as established by the State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Licensures and Certifications

  • Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License
  • Must be a Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Georgia.
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