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Survey Department Manager

Survey Department Manager

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US-VA-Manassas Park

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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.


As the Survey Department Manager, you will plan, direct and coordinate all aspects of office operations, including management of project managers, staff surveyors, technicians and field operations. Additionally, you will be involved in business development and sales in all areas of company services and coordination with senior management for company operations. We are looking for someone with a unique mix of technical depth and business acumen to foster and lead the growth of a major office location. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish operational plans and staffing levels to develop an office capable of performing multiple large-scale projects
  • 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
  • Oversees writing of scope, budget, and QAQC
  • Monitor and develop professional staff to maximize their potential
  • Establish plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the market area
  • Develop and maintain positive client relationships
  • Serves as Company representative at all levels of operations
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Experience - Education and Skills

  • 10+ years of progressive surveying and management experience
  • Associates degree or higher with a concentration in Surveying a plus
  • Professional Land Surveyor license
  • A current NCEES record is preferred 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to manage operations and staffing in delivering multi-disciplinary projects
  • Demonstrated success in business development, marketing, and networking
  • Successful experience in contract negotiations, budgets, and fee estimates



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, 401K 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 unsolicited resumes or 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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