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Crew Chief - Midland, TX (O&G)

Company: Ascent Geomatics Solutions
Location: Midland
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

This position will be responsible for managing field data collections, managing equipment, data, and potentially junior staff members. This position will focus on energy infrastructure projects including but not limited to Right-of-Way Surveys, easement staking, boundary surveys, facilities, pad layout, construction staking, ALTA Surveys, and As-Built/After-Built Surveys.
Expected results in the role:

  • Thorough and efficient data collection, layout, and field notes.
  • Meeting project timelines and budgets.
  • Meeting client needs and Project Manager expectations.
  • Training and mentoring junior team members.
  • Having a safety-first attitude and mentality.

    Essential Duties:

    • Completing assigned field work.
    • Complete data turn in everyday field work is completed.
    • Maintaining equipment in operational condition.
    • Mentoring junior crew members.
    • Communicating with client representatives in the field.
    • Communicating with office staff.


      • Ability to anticipate survey needs based on client goals.
      • Understanding of survey language and field techniques.
      • Knowledge of all Survey Equipment.
      • Ability to take, review, and direct correction of field notes.
      • Understanding of Trimble specific file extensions and file purposes.
      • Must be able to upload and download point files and other survey related files.
      • Understanding of Microsoft Windows and folder navigation within Microsoft.
      • Experience coding for field to finish linework.
      • Understanding of map projections and state plane coordinate systems.
      • Have knowledge of ethics and technical standards and organizations such as ALTA, NGS, NSPS/ACSM and BLM. Show responsibility in the profession (i.e., attire, honesty, respect for personal property)
      • Competence in coordinate geometry.
      • Competence in reviewing legal boundary descriptions.
      • A general understanding of CAD software operations and its uses.
      • Knowledge of State and Federal laws, as well as agency rules and regulations.
      • Broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field including the ability to read reports, spread sheets, manuals, blueprints, plans, drawings, and correspondence.
      • The ability to perform general math calculations.
      • The ability to convey plan details to other surveyors.
      • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
      • Relentlessly Accountable
      • Has the knowledge and understanding to make safety a top priority in all situations.
      • Understanding of Personal Protective Equipment requirements for different jobs and environments, including ability to utilize effective traffic control and traffic safety measures in necessary situations
      • Interacts with the assigned PLS to ensure project completion.
      • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.
      • Ability to maintain a cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of work activities.
      • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills for client facing on-sites and interactions with superintendents/foremen.
      • Understanding of Upstream and midstream oil and gas projects, Electrical Transmission Projects, or Renewable Energy Projects.

        Required Education and Experience:

        • High School Diploma, or its equivalent.
        • 3+ years of progressive surveying field experience.
        • Equivalent to an associate degree in Surveying or related completed degree beyond an associate degree may be considered in meeting up to one (1) of the required work experience.

          Supervisory Responsibilities:

          • May lead and direct the work of others.
          • Leading a two-person crew.
          • Shares responsibility for training new hires and novice employees.
          • When working as a two-person crew this position will be responsible for sub-ordinates work. All work must be reviewed by the Crew Chief.

            Other Need-to-know items:

            • This position may require out of town travel for extended periods.
            • This position can require night and weekend work.
            • This position can require maintenance and upkeep of company provided vehicle and survey equipment.
            • This position requires/may require use of a company-owned vehicle(s); must possess a valid driver's license and have no more than two minor violations (i.e., speeding 5-10 over, defective vehicle) within the preceding 36 months, nor a major violation (i.e., DUI) within the previous 60 months.
            • This position requires the successful passing of a pre-employment drug screening/test, and possible random drug screenings as contracted within certain client agreements


              • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available) available from your 1st day on the job.
              • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) - Accrual starts immediately.
              • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 4%.
              • Employee Assistance Program - Your mental health is our priority.
              • Support for continuing education and training opportunities.

Keywords: Ascent Geomatics Solutions, Midland , Crew Chief - Midland, TX (O&G), Other , Midland, Texas

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