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Survey Crew Chief

RaganSmith is seeking a full time Survey Crew Chief based in our Nashville office. This position is responsible for providing surveying field support for various types of land surveying projects. The Survey Crew Chief will have the experience to ensure the accuracy of field work and supervise a two or three person field crew. This position will also perform field calculations, operate and maintain survey equipment, make proper field notes and sketches, ensure the proper maintenance of crew vehicles, adhere to all applicable safety procedures, and other duties as necessary to complete complex land surveying projects. This position may require out of town work.


  • Work primarily in the field on land surveys including control, boundary, topographic, DOT, construction layouts and more
  • Collect survey data per industry and client specifications, scopes of work, and field manager direction
  • Daily processing, uploading and downloading of data collectors
  • Supervise all members of the survey crew
  • Daily coordination with survey field manager, project managers and other office staff as needed
  • Willing and able to continually learn new techniques, processes, and equipment operation 
  • Perform office duties including data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks, and staking computations using survey computer programs as needed
  • Additional related duties as needed


  • Valid driver’s license
  • 3– 5+ years of experience in surveying as a Crew Chief, preferably in DOT or Boundary Surveying
  • Experience with GPS, Robotic total stations, and data collectors
  • Perform tasks and solve problems independently 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree or higher in a survey program or equivalent
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, Inroads and Open Roads Designer and Trimble Business Center Software
  • Scanning and drone flight experience
  • FAA Part 107 license


  • 100% covered health, dental and vision insurance, group term life insurance, identity theft protection, long-term and short-term disability coverage, telemedicine, and long term care insurance 
  • Generous PTO, paid holidays, and three additional paid days between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Profit sharing
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Focus on work-life balance


RaganSmith was founded in 1933 as a land surveying company. More than eight decades later, we have grown into an interdisciplinary consulting firm of experienced civil engineers, landscape architects, transportation experts, savvy surveyors, and brilliant land planners serving the private and public sectors. 


RaganSmith is an equal opportunity employer recognizing the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing laws.

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