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Survey Project Manager

RaganSmith is seeking a full-time Survey Project Manager based in our Chattanooga office. This position is responsible for planning and directing project schedules for a variety of clients in the public and private sectors. The Survey Project Manager requires technical staff and proposal management. This role will also collaborate with civil engineers, landscape architects, and other land surveyors to assist our clients in developing commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects.


  • Schedule field and office projects with support
  • Create project staffing requirements
  • Prepare project timeline, scope, and budget 
  • Stay up to date on project timelines
  • Provide QA/QC and peer review of surveys 
  • Perform staff management tasks
  • Manage control, boundary, topography, ALTA, right of way, and construction surveys
  • Oversee CAD standards for employees, subcontractors, and field crews
  • Work with other departments to smoothly orchestrate multi-discipline projects
  • Maintain strong relationships with clients and participate in business development
  • Responsible for full project lifecycle, including financial objectives
  • Additional related duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Professional Land Surveyor license in Tennessee 
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Survey, Geomatics, GIS, or a related field 
  • 7-8+ years of related office experience 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of surveying fundamentals, principles, and equipment operations 
  • Proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Familiar with Trimble equipment and Trimble Business Center
  • Ability to work closely in a team environment.
  • Effective internal and external communication
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong problem solving ability
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can manage multiple tasks and adjust to changing priorities
  • Experience with contracts, negotiations, budgets and estimating
  • Leadership capability to manage and support staff for multi-disciplinary projects
  • Ability to write and convey technical information clearly and effectively present information

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient with GEOPAK, MicroStation, and OpenRoads
  • Experience with LiDAR capabilities such as 3D laser scanning and point cloud registration


  • 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 bonus
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Compensatory time paid out as PTO or additional pay if over 40 hours worked in a week
  • Flexible work environment
  • 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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