Survey Department Manager

  • CEC
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description

CEC is looking for a Survey Department Manager to help grow our Allen, TX team.


• Plans, directs and coordinates all aspects of SAM operations of the Allen office to develop an office capable of performing multiple projects.

• Provides servant-leadership to department, practice and company; embraces and models CEC values. Engages department in setting and achieving goals and objectives that contribute to CEC’s vision, purpose and strategic plan.

• Develops, fosters and maintains client relationships. Pursues repeat or follow-up work with current clients. Collaborates with Marketing and Business Development staff to respond to new business opportunities, including engaging in preparation of proposals, interviews and presentations.

• In collaboration with other offices, implements SAM procedures and systems, including quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) processes, to maximize operating efficiency. Assists in the development and coordination of divisional and inter-departmental standards and procedures.

• Performs various personnel functions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, performance management, salary and position recommendations, mentoring and employee development. Plans and schedules work for the department, ensuring the appropriate and effective distribution of assignments and manpower, space and equipment for efficient performance of duties. Reviews and approves timesheets for accuracy and completeness.

• Reviews performance data (financial, budget, project and activity reports) to monitor and measure productivity and goal progress.

• Maintains awareness of and executes corporate policies and procedures to ensure consistent departmental application and compliance.

• Complies with and ensures staff adheres to all safety policies, practices and procedures. • Performs other duties as assigned.


• Leadership

• Communication proficiency

• Critical thinking

• Technical capacity

• Project management

• Financial management


• Five years’ experience as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor.

• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

• Ability to pass background check and pre-employment drug/alcohol testing. Department of Transportation (DOT) sensitive positions subject to annual and random drug testing.

• English language skills: ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to common or sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write presentations using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to employees, management, public groups, and/or board of directors.

• Mathematical skills: ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

• Reasoning skills: ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.). Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

• Proficient personal computer skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, MicroStation, Trimble, AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or GEOPAK preferred.

• Organizational skills: ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple clients and tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


• Heavy physical activity performing strenuous day activities of a primarily productive/technical nature. Intermittently, sedentary physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature.

• Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials. Ability to manipulate computer mouse up to eight hours a day when working in office.

• Ability to stand and walk up to ten hours per day. Intermittently, ability to sit up to eight hours per day. • Ability to traverse uneven terrain and climb over or crawl under obstacles. Ability to occasionally bend, crouch or stoop.

• Ability to hear and talk to communicate and give verbal direction.

• Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; ability to adjust focus; depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).

• Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds regularly and 50 pounds occasionally.


• Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.), dust, dirt, cuts, bites, or stings.

• Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.

• Moderate noise.

• Requires use of protective and/or safety equipment.


• Monday through Friday normally; occasional weekend work may be required.

• Flexible schedule with extended hours may be required.

• Frequent heavy overnight travel (up to 50% or ten days a month); occasional extensive overnight travel (over 50% or more than ten days a month).