Survey Party Chief [2+ years]

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  • Office Location Lacey, WA
  • Post Date 2021-12-16
  • Team Lacey, WA

Survey Party Chief [2+ years]


KPFF Lacey is a collaborative and creative team that works with public agencies, developers, contractors, and architects to provide Civil Engineering design and Surveying for projects of all scales. We believe in encouraging personal and professional growth and work hard at providing a solid structure with minimal organizational restrictions.

KPFF provides immense opportunity for professional growth from within a constantly learning and teaching environment focused on excellence. We work on many types of projects and several projects at once. It’s a fast-paced environment that will provide opportunity to work with our staff of civil engineers and surveyors on small and large design projects requiring the ability to think on your feet and communicate effectively. Our survey teams work directly with clients on a wide range of projects and are often viewed as the face of the company. This position provides opportunities to work in many unique and challenging environments. We promote decision-making at the level closest to the issue in order to most efficiently and effectively serve our clients, and to promote professional growth for our staff.

KPFF is more than just the work we do, we are the relationships we build, both with our clients and with our co-workers. To foster those relationships and build up our employees, KPFF offers a number of growth opportunities and social events, even in the current virtual environment.


Are valued and empowered, collaborative and team oriented, innovative in their approach and passionate about their work. They are reliable, trustworthy and open with a high level of integrity. They value diversity, are inclusive and are committed to critically thinking through problems and finding solutions.

KPFF is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Candidate must be able to perform field duties in a party chief capacity. The candidate should have knowledge in the maintenance of field equipment, setup, operations, and proper field procedures to ensure efficient and accurate field data collection and add value to a cohesive survey team.


  • 2 years Minimum Party Chief experience
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Valid Driver’s License, and safe driving record
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Coordinate multiple project simultaneously
  • Ability to lead a crew or work alone with the appropriate field equipment
  • Ability to complete field projects the first time without unnecessary return trips
  • Ability to work effectively and maintain a good attitude with our field and office team
  • Ability to perform basic office function downloading and processing field data
  • Provide efficient, accurate, and complete survey field work
  • Take field notes including depiction sketches
  • Provide field calculations and construction staking
  • Ability to maintain quality field procedures
  • Provide equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Ability to train/mentor field technicians to effectively and efficiently accomplish the responsibilities described above


  • Ability to operate Topcon PS total station and GR5 GPS receivers.
  • Carlson Survey software and AutoCAD experience.


We believe that people are at their best when they have a purpose and are self-motivated from the core of their ideology. We believe in giving individual’s the opportunity to pursue and develop an area of expertise and practice that follows their passion and improves our team and culture. We believe in supporting these pursuits both professionally and personally. This belief is at the core of our employees and KPFF’s success.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and a letter of interest by clicking the “apply now” link below.Applications should include resume and cover letter.


  • Minimum Experience 2 years Experience
  • Minimum Education High School / GED
  • Discipline/Specialty Survey
  • Pay Range $60,000 - $80,000