Requisition Number: 2018-112
Job Title: Director of Survey/Mapping
Required Education: Bachelors
City: Baton Rouge
State: LA

Director of Survey/Mapping

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Description/Job Summary


Responsible for the coordinated management of multiple complex related survey projects, and in most cases, ongoing operations which are directed toward a common objective.  The Director of Survey has overall responsibility in the following areas:

• Business Development
• Client Management
• Professional & Technical Development/Oversight of Survey Team
• Project management
• Financial management
• Build and manage a tight survey program


Required Qualifications


Responsible for overall fiscal management of the location including revenue growth, profitability, cost containment, etc. including: 

• Profit & Loss
• Manage/reduce write-offs
• Manage UBR and A/R
• Monitor utilization for the office and manage unbilled hours
• Track and control overhead costs
• Prepare annual operating budget for the location


Business Development and Sales

• Develop and maintain client, broker, and vendor contacts to generate new and repeat business.
• Plan and execute development projects
• Procure, plan and execute development opportunities for 3rd parties such as corporate and government clients
• Promote and market survey and the other services and products offered in the office/company.
• Develop proposals for survey projects according to customer specifications.
• Follow-up on proposals to close sale and secure client decision on project.

Survey Management and Development

• Administration and coordination
• Project accounting and reporting
• Project management on multiple related projects and operations
• Review and edit of contracts
• Familiar with scope and project objectives
• Familiar with the role and function of each team member
• Assembles project team
• Assigns individual team members key responsibilities
• Identifies project resources needed
• Coordinates activities of the team
• Develops and manages project schedule
• Responsible for all aspects of the project over the life of the project (initiate, plan, execute, control, close)
• Coordinates management of multiple related projects and ongoing operations directed toward a common objective
• Works with constituent project managers to monitor cost, schedule and technical performance of component projects and operations
• Determines and coordinates resources among the constituent projects
• Generates construction documents
• Takes active role in winning projects



• Adheres to quality standards
• Ensures adherence to quality standards
• Reviews project deliverables
• Develops and enforces project/program specific quality standards



• Contacts are normally made with others both inside and outside WHPacific and are usually made with other work groups and departments. 
• Interfaces with all internal and external stakeholders affected by the project demands. 
• Contacts may be either by phone or in-person and frequent discussions contacting confidential /sensitive matters necessitating discretion at all times.



• Responsible for prudent use of assets. 
• Works with and is accountable to internal and external stakeholders.
• Position involves extensive travel, substantial overtime and the availability of being on call and for evening meetings.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Require abilities, mental activities, skills, training and/or knowledge base equal to a Bachelor degree or equivalent.  Skills and abilities may include math, operation minor or small equipment, reading of directions, etc.

• Working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word or comparable programs
• Working knowledge of MS Project and MS Outlook of comparable programs
• Efficient organizational skills
• Effective interpersonal skills
• Able to work in a stressful work environment
• Able to work in effectively in a team atmosphere
• Active role in winning projects
• Negotiating skills
• Strong client skills
• Understanding of project management including

Integration, Scope, Schedule, Budget and Project Accounting, Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Procurement and Risk

• Project accounting skills
• Experienced in using Resourced Loaded Schedules and Earned Value Management on large or complex projects and programs



• Bachelors’ degree in a relevant technical field or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ survey experience, with a minimum of 5 years in project management.
• Prefer completion of internal or equivalent project manager program


• Louisiana Professional Survey License required


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Prolonged sitting or standing for long periods of time.
• Frequent walking.
• Frequent bending, stooping, reaching, pushing and pulling.
• Occasionally will lift up to 20 pounds.
• Normal vision range.
• Normal sensory ability to smell.
• Frequent rapid mental/hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity.
• Continuous talking in person and by phone in a clear and audible speaking voice.
• Continuous hearing in person and by phone from normal or whispering voice.
• Usual office environment.


Preferred Qualifications


• Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred

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