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Survey Crew Chief #1921

Ayres Associates is an employee owned, nationally recognized, multi-specialty architectural/engineering and geospatial service firm providing services from a network of 12 offices in four states. Land survey services are provided by a cohesive team of crew chiefs, technicians, professional land surveyors, and project managers who bring consistency and flexible resources to our employees and clients.

The Land Survey Group at Ayres Associates is seeking individuals in our Madison and Waukesha, WI office locations. This is an ideal position for an experienced candidate who has the technical expertise to serve in a crew chief role and motivated for career growth.


Job Responsibilities
  • Perform a variety of field/office survey and mapping tasks.
  • Proficient use of survey field equipment, such as GPS/GNSS, robotic total stations and Microstation/Civil 3D CADD platforms.
  • Assist Project Managers in support of their duties as well as Professional Land Surveyor in preparation of land survey documents.
  • Adhere to OSHA and required safety practices.
  • Overtime and occasional out-of-town travel is anticipated.


Required Qualifications
  • 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Technically sound in the use of survey equipment and software.
  • Ability to keep thorough notes and perform necessary survey calculations.
  • Physical ability to walk over uneven terrain and lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and project managers.
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record.


Desired Skills and Experiences
  • 5+ years of relevant experience within the following surveying services:
    • Design surveys, including transportation, utility, municipal, and site development.
    • Geospatial control and LiDAR QA/QC.
    • Construction layout for transportation, utility, building, and municipal projects.
    • Land surveys, including ALTA and WisDOT right-of-way plats.
  • Experience with Trimble survey equipment and software.
  • Experience with Civil3D/AutoCAD and Microstation.
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret construction drawings.
  • Pursuing Wisconsin Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) license or currently a PLS.
  • Previous project management skills or interest in developing these skills.