Survey Crew Chief

Job ID 1760 Location Quad Cities Job Type Full-Time Apply Now

As Survey Crew Chief for Shive-Hattery’s Quad Cities office, you’ll enjoy access to the latest technology in a team-oriented atmosphere. Come to work everyday knowing there is an exciting variety of surveying, civil engineering and building projects for you. 

Shive-Hattery Inc. is an architecture and engineering firm with a regional practice in healthcare, government, commercial, industrial and education. We believe unparalleled service has contributed to our long-term success and given us the opportunity to practice our passion for design. We are looking for a motivated Crew Chief who shares our passion and collaborative style and wants the opportunity for professional growth in our Quad City Office.


Build your career as you … 

Operate survey equipment (robotic total stations, GPS survey equipment, data collectors and automatic level). 

  • Oversee survey equipment operation, maintenance and training.
  • Supervise survey assistant(s).
  • Communicate with clients and project team members (goals, challenges, schedule, budget and expectations of project).
  • Conduct research to obtain the appropriate public/ private land records, survey control data, and other pertinent information from various sources for boundaries, location, topographical and design surveys, location of right of way and utility locations.
  • Establish and set points on construction stakeout projects (curb and gutter, drop inlets, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, etc.)
  • Perform office functions including computations, reduction of field notes, filing and retrieving prints.
  • Submit daily files, including downloading of data, preparation and organization of field sketches and digital photographs.


  • Two to ten years of experience as a survey crew chief. 
  • Maintain a current driver’s license in good standing.
  • Physically able to perform all tasks including the ability to lift up to 75 lbs.
  • Willingness to work outdoors and in adverse weather conditions. 
  • Willingness to work overtime as needed.
  • An understanding of AutoCAD Civil3D software a plus. 
  • LSIT or CST certification a plus. 

About the Quad Cities Office:

Located in Bettendorf, Iowa North of 53rd Avenue in the heart of a new business district development. The office is a brand-new facility opened in July 2021. The office is surrounded by multiple restaurants and business’ within walking distance. We are only minutes from I-74 and I-80 highways for easy access to all parts of the city and our region. 

The Quad Cities is home to several Fortune 500 corporations including John Deere, 3M, Exelon and Arconic. Throughout the area, which encompasses six counties in Northwestern Illinois and Southeastern Iowa with an overall population of nearly 450,000, there are over 30,000 businesses locally-owned and beyond. The variety and success create a robust and continually growing economy.

Shive-Hattery is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Future Consideration: Yes

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