Page 1 of 3 Position Description Senior Surveyor I Department: Surveying/Engineering Reports To: Team Leader Effective Date: 10-22-01 Location: All Pay Type: Hourly Salaried Non-Exempt Exempt Schedule: Full time Part time I. Purpose: What is the overall purpose and objective of this position, why does it exist? This position functions as a senior member of a RAI client services team, with the purpose of facilitating the completion of assigned projects and tasks by providing leadership, direction, training and mentoring to junior staff within the team organization, and coordination and cooperation with other teams and personnel within the firm. The objective of this position is to deliver survey services to the client that meets the requirements of our agreement as to type and quality of services and timeliness of completion while meeting company goals of team and firm profitability. II. Essential Duties: What would someone have to be able to do to achieve the desired results of this job? 1. Plan, organize and lead the daily survey activities of assigned staff in the accomplishment of client project tasks. Identify and manage priorities of assigned staff to meet client, team and corporate goals. May function in a lead position with respect to actual accomplishment of tasks and/or may function as technical consultants to other team members. Schedule and assign field crew work daily, and coordinate the work of subcontractors as needed. 2. Function as a primary contact point for the client concerning the surveying aspects of his/her project, including conflict resolution, with RAI. Facilitates good communications among the client, all RAI departments and team groups and applicable governing bodies. 3. With the Team Leader, attend and participate in initial client meetings regarding new project proposals as well as new project kickoffs to ensure a clear understanding of the complete project in order to be able to effectively contribute to the preparation of proposals & contracts and to facilitate the proper completion of assigned tasks. 4. Assist Team Leader in preparing proposals for clients including a clear and complete scope of work, pricing, time schedule and resource requirements (both RAI and subconsultants). 5. Review and approve a) the technical approach to project tasks and b) the intermediate & finished work product to ensure that they meet objectives of client while adhering to local, state and federal laws. Also assure compliance with company procedures and quality assurance/control standards. 6. Coordinate with applicable government agencies and attend meetings as appropriate to assure that client projects comply with agency regulations and are approved by them. 7. Ensure that additional work requested by the client that is outside the scope of the original contract is identified, and that AWRA’s are issued and approved by the client before this additional work is done. 8. In cooperation with the Team Leader, assure that all internal paperwork such as project proposals, contracts, budget reviews, time card reviews & submittals and invoicing follow established company policy, procedures and standards, and are accomplished in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. Review and approve field and office timecards daily to ensure correct allocation of time to projects or overhead accounts. 9. Perform initial QA/QC and final review of the survey documents if surveyor of record. Page 2 of 3 Position Description Senior Surveyor I 10. Supervise and lead assigned staff in accomplishing their essential duties related to client and government agency communication & relationships and RAI internal paperwork. 11. Participate in the establishment and implementation of staff training & professional development programs, and lead in affecting daily technical and administrative on-the-job skills training of assigned staff. Function as a mentor to assigned staff. 12. As directed by the Team Leader, participate in the routine and special evaluations of staff work. Participate in performance reviews; hiring, promotion, discipline and termination decisions and other appropriate Human Resource functions affecting assigned staff. 13. Ensure that staff is aware of and abides by all appropriate safety and loss prevention guidelines and policies. 14. Participate in the marketing efforts of the firm by ensuring that, in the course of conducting normal project tasks, clients are made aware of all the related services that the firm offers. Be alert to information about potential upcoming projects that might require RAI services, and alert appropriate firm personnel to pursue. 15. May function as a Project Surveyor when one is absence or when the team is too small to support a separate Project Surveyor function. 16. React to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned. III. General Description: Describe this job as you would to someone who has never done it. This senior level client services position is part of a client services team and is responsible for organizing, leading and managing a staff of junior level survey personnel in fulfilling the land surveying portion of a clients’ land development project needs. This includes participating in a) initial meetings and proposals, b) accomplishment of project tasks, c) coordination and communication with clients, d) coordination with applicable government agencies and subcontractors, e) interim and final QA/QC reviews and f) successful delivery of the final product to the client. This position coordinates the production and delivery of RAI services with other team members, clients and their subcontractors on all assigned projects. Position also involves a) professional development of assigned staff technical and management skills, b) participation in the firms marketing efforts and c) upholding the firm’s standards of technical practice, policies and philosophies. IV. Experience & Education A. Work experience (including length of time), training, and/or level of education necessary for this position High school diploma or equivalent required. Two or four year surveying degree or equivalent desired. Minimum of 1 year of experience in survey project management with progressive growth in technical and managerial skills. One year field experience as a Party Chief III, minimum. Professional Registration as a land surveyor in the state of Georgia required. Demonstrated ability in the management of multiple or large projects. B. Required technical skills (typing, computer skills, etc.): Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Project desktop software and AutoCAD® and Terramodel® CADD software is required in order to be able to perform all essential duties of this job. Applicants with demonstrated skills with other similar software products will be considered but will be expected to quickly develop their skills with these products. Demonstrated sound judgement and technical & professional competence in land surveying. Page 3 of 3 Position Description Senior Surveyor I C. Special training and/or abilities necessary to qualify for this position. Good verbal and written communications skills required. Familiarity with applying financial data to project management; thinking and planning strategically; the building, organization and leadership of teams and an understanding of project management skills is highly desirable. Must be able to handle multiple projects and tasks at one time. V. Working Conditions & Physical Demands: Particular working conditions and/or physical demands associated with this position that should be noted (i.e., working environment, hours of work, travel, work space, walking, lifting, etc.). Work hours are normally early morning to late afternoon (7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, for example) Monday through Friday but may vary depending on weather, client needs, company priorities and workload or other considerations. Some overtime and/or Saturday work may be required. Position is mostly office work at a computer terminal with occasional visits to job sites to observe work and conditions. This may involve walking through difficult terrain in all types of weather conditions. Some overnight travel may be required. Firm maintains a smoke-free office environment. VI. Special Considerations A. How closely supervised is this position? Closely, Moderately, Minimally Position requires someone who is self-motivated who can work with minimal supervision from the Team Leader while accomplishing the essential duties of this position. B. Does this position have supervisory responsibility (i.e., responsible for hiring, firing, performance appraisals, etc.)? Yes, No. Usually directs and supervises the work of one or more technical personnel. Shares in directing and supervising the work of an administrative assistant. Makes recommendations concerning hiring, promotion, discipline, termination and performance appraisals relating to those under his/her supervision. C. Does this position have access to confidential information? Yes, No May have knowledge of clients’ confidential business plans. Prepares and reviews proposals and invoices containing confidential information. D. Does this position have access to or handle company funds? Yes, No May be assigned a company credit card. May be responsible for administering a local petty cash account. May receive advances to cover per diem expenses for out of town work. VII. General Notes or Comments A Senior Surveyor is expected to demonstrate an “ownership mentality” with respect to the operations of his/her team as a part of the overall company. Although successful operation of the team is of high importance, equally important is the cooperation among all company personnel toward achieving overall client satisfaction and corporate goals. All supervisors of the firm need to be able to adopt a style of management that includes leading by serving. A Senior Surveyor must understand and actively support all of these concepts. The firm has adopted a Purpose Statement and a Statement of Core Values. All employees, especially managers and supervisors, must understand, accept and apply these statements as guiding principles in the daily conduct of their business. There are some fundamentals that we need for all employees to grasp as an essential part of being a successful member of the Rochester & Associates, Inc. team: 1. You are needed at your job every day and you need to be on time. 2. You should dress appropriately for the job you will be performing. This includes dressing for safety where applicable. 3. The desire and motivation to improve and grow needs to come from within you. 4. If the company does not make a profit, its ceases to exist along with all the jobs there. 5. Stretch, don’t be afraid to try new things. Ask for help as soon as you need it.