Professional Surveyor

Position Title: Professional Surveyor
Classification: Professional Level I-V
Department: Surveying /Laramie, WY
Category: Exempt
Last Revised: October 2017

Position summary:

This position shall be competent in planning, conducting, and directing work of one or more survey parties engaged in surveying earth’s surface to determine precise location and measurements of points, elevations, lines, areas, and contours for construction, mapmaking, land division, titles, mining or other purposes. This position shall research previous survey evidence, maps, deeds, physical evidence, and other records to obtain
data needed for surveys; shall determine methods and procedures for establishing or reestablishing survey control; Keeps accurate notes, records, and sketches to describe and certify work performed; coordinate findings with work of engineering personnel, clients, and others concerned with projects.

Must be well versed in construction layout.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will assign work to staff to obtain maximum utilization of assigned personnel.
  • Will work with the surveying group, engineering group, support services, and administrative group. Will have regular contact with clients and may be the assigned client contact for the company.
  • Will monitor work done on project engineers and surveying/engineering technicians on assigned projects.
  • Coordinates efforts, as needed, with municipal agencies, other consulting engineering and surveying firms, and vendors. Insures that any necessary notification, informational meetings, or other contacts are made.
  • Works with the Coffey staff and clients in a way which will promote the goals of teamwork, client satisfaction, continual company improvement, and profitability.
  • Will follow established company procedures.
  • Will provide technical support as a member of a project team for other Project Managers.
  • Review project invoices of assigned projects.
  • Work with Project Managers on the following.
  • Performs Professional level work and review of boundary surveying and mapping projects.
  • Performs all or specialized surveying related work based on needs and criteria established by review agencies, clients, government agencies, vendors, utilities, contractors, or other governing parties. These projects may be characterized by unique or complex circumstances.
  • Manages projects as needed but shall not neglect administrative duties if technical functions can be effectively delegated.


  • Management of Personnel Resources – Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. (Level Required: 5)
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Systems Analysis – Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Personal Strengths:

  • Reasoning Abilities – The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. The ability to interpret an extensive array of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form that deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. The ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry and financial functions.
  • Comprehension/Expression – The ability to listen, to understand, and to communicate information and ideas through a variety of techniques and
    processes. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals, and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and general public. The ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical publications, and governmental or agency regulations which may influence the functionality of the department.

Experience & Education:

  • 4+ year’s industry experience.
  • Professional Surveyor in the State of Colorado
  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, possibly for extended assignments.
  • The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.