Survey Party Chief

Wagman, Inc.
May 3, 2024
Newark, DE
Job Type


Wagman, Inc.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and employment practice of the Wagman that there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability in the recruiting of applicants for employment or in the hiring of employees. Wagman's policy of nondiscrimination applies to all work-related actions; including but not limited to employment, promotion, transfer, discharge, training, or retraining under programs to which the company subscribes; recruitment or recruitment advertising. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified disabled persons according to existing state and federal law. Requests by qualified disabled persons for reasonable accommodation are encouraged by the company. All employees are requested to encourage women, persons of minority races and disabled persons to apply for employment with the company.

City: Newark
State/Territory: Delaware
Employment Type Full Time Salaried

Education Requirement: Associates Degree or BA/BS preferred in Civil Engineering or Survey Technology.
Experience Requirement: Minimum of three (3) year of experience in layout of structures (i.e., bridges or other structures) and roadway (and land) surveying preferred
Special Skills: Proficient in calculations for geometry and quantities (i.e., bridge or other structures)
Travel Requirement: Open to travel

Position: Surveyor Party Chief

Travel: primarily in Newark, DE. Some regional travel possible in PA/MD.

We are currently seeking a Surveyor Party Chief whose a team player, motivated to work hard, and develop in our Heavy Civil team. There will be a focus on bridge structures and roadway (land). Experience in heavy civil construction needed, as well as understanding of lay outs of structures, calculations for geometry and quantities (i.e., bridge or other structures). This candidate will aid in project management and completion. They will provide assistance to Superintendent and/or lead team on our Delaware project as well as support field crews and supervision. Familiar in using total station and GPS equipment. Capable of working independently. This is a safety sensitive position requiring work on construction sites with various safety hazards inherent in heavy construction.

This position is subject to drug testing and compliance policies associated with our status as a Federal Contractor.

Wagman is a multi-faceted construction firm with operations in heavy civil, general construction and geotechnical construction services. Founded in 1902, Wagman is a fourth-generation family-owned company with offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Wagman Heavy Civil Inc. has grown to become a nationally recognized leader within the industry. Wagman Heavy Civil Inc's core competencies include design-build, infrastructure, marine construction, modified concrete, grooving and grinding and geotechnical construction services.


  • Associates Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred in Civil Engineering or Survey Technology.
  • Minimum of five (3) years of Heavy/Highway experience , including laying outs of structures and roadway.
  • Familiar with drawings, stake-outs, drainage, bridge structures, retaining walls.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to read and organize drawings and keep revisions updated.
  • Coordinate survey operations to support all field operations
  • Plan and perform necessary stake-out work for each operation of construction on the project.
  • Must schedule layout work so that no crew is waiting on a stake-out.
  • Determine degree of accuracy of stake-out in conjunction with requirements of the operation (i.e., piling vs. beam layout) and capabilities of the crew leader, group leader, or foreman performing the operation.
  • Maintain updated as-built information after structural construction completions
  • Records all stake-out work in project field books for future reference.
  • Must operate the various instruments (i.e., transept, level, distance meter, and the autolight) in performance of stake-out duties.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot GPS and UTS machine control systems

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds from ground level to waist level
  • Continuous standing and walking required throughout a scheduled work shift
  • Must be able to climb ladders.
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 150 feet
  • Must be able to bend, squat, kneel and crawl occasionally throughout a scheduled work shift.
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping and fine manipulation tasks with both hands
  • Must have the ability to reach, lift and perform work above shoulder height - and the ability to work on uneven surfaces and in confined spaces
  • Required to have acceptable corrected vision (in both eyes) and acceptable corrected hearing.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in wet, muddy, cold, hot and humid weather.

Job Benefits:

Wagman wants to keep employees and their families happy and healthy and offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees that includes:

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Healthcare and Dependent Care
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • Wellness Programs that include Orthopedic Care
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Matching Contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Our Values

Wagman's Core Values of integrity, mutual respect, safety, innovation, sense of urgency, and community are an integral part of every decision and every plan made at Wagman and these values have laid the foundation for our success and longevity for our past, present, and future.
Consistently being recognized with national and regional awards for projects, safety and community is a testament of our commitment to these values. Beyond the buildings and bridges which connect and improve our communities, Wagman has community engagement programs and initiatives which help to build better, for our people.

Wagman Culture
Wagman is committed to cultivating a workforce and preserving a culture built on our core values. Our people are our most valuable assets. We value the diverse identities, experiences, perspectives, backgrounds capabilities and talents that our people bring to Wagman.

From hiring to training, development, and promotions to special events, Wagman is committed to providing equal and equitable opportunities and rewarding experiences. As a family business providing a safe and healthy work environment in accordance with our mission, we foster diverse and inclusive work experiences and a sense of belonging.

Wagman is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We recognize and value our diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Wagman is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


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