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Survey Crew Chief

LFA is currently seeking someone to be a full-time member of our Surveying Engineering team. If you’re a highly motivated self-starter who wants to join a firm that pushes the boundaries of innovation in geospatial sciences, then LFA is the place for you! Our award-winning, multi-disciplinary firm can offer you the challenge, responsibility, and growth potential you desire. LFA’s experienced survey staff is uniquely qualified to provide support and guidance along with the larger collective group of professionals with the firm that affords great opportunity for mentorship and growth. The successful candidate shall share our passion for the challenge of merging the art of science and mapping. We are seeking a Survey Crew Chief – With 4+ Years’ Experience in our South Bend, IN office location. The successful candidate will have experience in topographic, utility, and boundary surveys. The Survey Crew Chief will work with and under the direction of our Survey Operations Supervisor to manage either a 2-person field crew or be the sole member of a 1-person field crew as project assignments dictate.

Typical surveys will focus on small and large-scale municipal projects including, but not limited to, street reconstruction, pavement rehabilitation, intersection improvements, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, utility upgrades and extensions, water distribution and transmission, sanitary sewer force mains and pump stations, stormwater and sewer collection and treatment facilities, hydraulic modeling, environmental permitting, and regulatory licensing.


  • High school diploma; undergraduate-level courses in Survey or related field a plus;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license in good standing;
  • 4 years prior experience in topographic, boundary and utility surveys;
  • Full range of bodily movement including but not limited to lifting and pulling up to at least 50 lbs.; ability to sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, kneel, climb, and be on your feet for extended periods of time;
  • Effectively work outside in less than favorable conditions including, but not limited to, extreme temperatures, rain, wind, snow, ice; you must sometimes wade water, cut brush, and navigate uneven or rough terrain;
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical and judgment capabilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team with co-workers and managers;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Experience with Trimble instruments and data collectors a plus;
  • Familiarity with current local, state and surveying regulations a plus;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft, Trimble, AutoCAD or Civil 3D software a plus;
  • Extended travel outside of the local area is infrequent;
  • Company vehicle included;


  • Collects field data for preparation of surveys by using surveying equipment and software;
  • Applies knowledge and techniques of surveying and advanced mathematics;
  • Remains current on surveying practices, guidelines, and best practices; attends internal and external training to expand knowledge and skills;
  • Recommends new approaches and ideas that continuously improve efficiency and services performed; and,
  • As necessary, assists with office tasks including but not limited to CAD drafting, data download, deed and map research.

    Applicants shall have a desire for increasing responsibility and willingness to make significant contributions in a team-oriented environment.

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