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Survey Department Manager

Survey Department Manager

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Founded in 1994, SAM, LLC has become one of the largest geospatial services companies in North America and is an undisputed leader in providing geospatial solutions to a wide variety of industries. SAM is a technology leader that offers professional land surveying services, digital aerial mapping, terrestrial, mobile, and airborne LiDAR, hydrographic surveying, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), utility coordination, geographic information systems (GIS), and construction phase services. As part of the SAM Family of Companies, SAM's partner companies include SAM-Construction Services, LLC (SAM-CS) and SO-DEEP | SAM NC, Inc. SAM is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development, and growth opportunities for employees across a wide range of positions.


We are searching for a talented and qualified Survey Department Manager to direct a team of professionals working on multiple, large-scale projects in our Orlando, Florida office.


Position Summary:


Successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to oversee day to day operations for a large group of employees, including project managers, staff surveyors, survey technicians and field personnel. This senior-level leadership role will include maintenance of departmental backlog/staffing forecast, oversight and approval of employment decisions for office personnel, including but not limited to, interviewing, hiring, pay reviews and corrective action.  In addition, the Survey Department Manager will be accountable for the oversight and enforcement of departmental QA/QC procedures, and will oversee the development of proposals and project budgets.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement procedures and systems to maximize operating efficiency
  • Review performance data (financial, budgets, sales and activity reports) to monitor and measure productivity, goal progress and activity levels
  • Monitor and develop professional staff to maximize their potential
  • Assist in establishing plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the market area
  • Serves as Company representative at meetings and presentations

Required Experience - Education and Skills

  • 10+ years of progressive surveying and management experience within the Transportation, Telecommunications or Utility industries (Florida Department of Transportation experience is preferred.)
  • Professional Surveyor and Mapper - Florida 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to manage multiple licensed surveyors, technicians and field crews to deliver large multi-disciplinary projects
  • Demonstrated success in business development, marketing, and networking
  • Successful experience in contract negotiations, budgets, and fee estimates
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


A strong mission, vision and values culture is what drives SAM Family of Companies’ success.  Our Core Values:  Integrity & Ethics, People, Excellence in Service, Safety and Community defines who we are.  We are looking for talented people who embody these values to join our organization. 


We offer a best in class benefits package that includes company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental and life insurance.  SAM provides a VERY generous 401 (k) plan, 401 (k) profit sharing AND performance-based bonuses. Come join our team of professionals that are leading the way for the surveying industry! 


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAM and need special assistance to apply for a posted position, please contact (512) 685-3556 to leave a message or send an e-mail to


SAM, LLC is not seeking nor intends to consider neither unsolicited resumes nor other information on job candidates from third parties, such as recruiters, placement agencies, etc. If, despite this notification, a third party decides to submit a candidate's resume or other information to SAM and SAM chooses to hire such a candidate, SAM has no obligation and expressly disclaims any liability to provide any remuneration or compensation for the hiring of such candidate.


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