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Senior Crew Chief (O&G)

Midland, TX 79703

Posted: 05/24/2024 Industry: Land Survey Job Number: 38550 Remote/Work From Home Jobs: Fully Remote

Job Description

Are you an experienced Senior Crew Chief? If so, let’s talk!

Our client is actively seeking a talented Senior Crew Chief to work in the field in the greater Midland/Odessa, TX region.  This is a permanent, full-time Permanent position with our client for LOCAL candidates ***NO per-diem allowance unless travel is outside the greater Midland area.

*** Will be provided company truck and will be covering  projects throughout the Permian Basin and within a 3hr radius of Odessa/Midland TX area.  Will be surveying mostly well pad sites, (Upstream well pads). 

Summary: This position will be responsible for managing field data collections, managing equipment, data, and potentially junior staff members. This position will focus on energy infrastructure projects including but not limited to Right-of-Way Surveys, easement staking, boundary surveys, facilities, pad layout, construction staking, ALTA Surveys, and As-Built/After-Built Surveys.

Expected results in the role:

  • Thorough and efficient date collection, layout, and field notes.
  • Meeting project timelines and budgets.
  • Meeting client needs and Project Manager expectations.
  • Training and mentoring junior team members.
  • Having a safety-first attitude and mentality.

Essential Duties: 

  • Completing assigned field work.
  • Complete data turn in everyday field work is completed.
  • Maintaining equipment in operational condition.
  • Mentoring junior crew members.
  • Communicating with client representatives in the field.
  • Communicating with office staff.


  • Ability to anticipate survey needs based on client goals.
  • Understanding of survey language and field techniques.
  • Knowledge of all Survey Equipment.
  • Ability to take, review, and direct correction of field notes.
  • Understanding of Trimble specific file extensions and file purposes.
  • Must be able to upload and download point files and other survey related files.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Windows and folder navigation within Microsoft.
  • Experience coding for field to finish linework.
  • Understanding of map projections and state plane coordinate systems.
  • Have knowledge of ethics and technical standards and organizations such as ALTA, NGS, NSPS/ACSM and BLM. Show responsibility in the profession (i.e., attire, honesty, respect for personal property)
  • Competence in coordinate geometry.
  • Competence in reviewing legal boundary descriptions.
  • A general understanding of CAD software operations and its uses.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws, as well as agency rules and regulations.
  • Broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field including the ability to read reports, spread sheets, manuals, blueprints, plans, drawings, and correspondence. 
  • The ability to perform general math  calculations.
  • The ability to convey plan details to other surveyors.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Relentlessly Accountable
  • Has the knowledge and understanding to make safety a top priority in all situations.
  • Understanding of Personal Protective Equipment requirements for different jobs and environments, including ability to utilize effective traffic control and traffic safety measures in necessary situations
  • Interacts with the assigned PLS to ensure project completion.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Ability to maintain a cooperative relationship with those contacted in the course of  work activities.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills for client facing on-sites and interactions with superintendents/foremen.
  • Understanding of Upstream and midstream oil and gas projects, Electrical Transmission Projects, or Renewable Energy Projects.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma, or its equivalent.
  • 5-10+ years of progressive surveying field experience.
  • Equivalent to an associate degree in Surveying or related completed degree beyond an associate degree may be considered in meeting up to one (1) of the required work experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • May lead and direct the work of others.
  • Leading a two-person crew.
  • Shares responsibility for training new hires and novice employees.
  • When working as a two-person crew this position will be responsible for sub-ordinates work. All work must be reviewed by the Crew Chief.

Other Need-to-know items:

  • This position may require out of town travel for extended periods.
  • This position can require night and weekend work.
  • This position can require maintenance and upkeep of company provided vehicle and survey equipment. 
  • This position requires/may require use of a company-owned vehicle(s); must possess a valid driver’s license and have no more than two minor violations (i.e., speeding 5-10 over, defective vehicle) within the preceding 36 months, nor a major violation (i.e., DUI) within the previous 60 months.
  • This position requires the successful passing of a pre-employment drug screening/test, and possible random drug screenings as contracted within certain client agreements
  • The employee would be exposed to the possibility of the following:
    1. Seasonal extreme temperatures, wetness, and humidity
    2. Walking long distances
    3. Daily noise and vibration
    4. Conditions on or near oil & gas well sites where undetectable and hazardous gases may be present.
    5. Unpleasant odors
    6. Hazardous materials
    7. Encounters with wildlife including but not limited to snakes, scorpions, bear, bobcat, mosquitos, wasps, rodents, cattle, etc.
    8. Hazards associated with driving to and from work site locations.
    9. Hazards associated with survey work within various rights of way.
  • Able to physically move a field cart, with up to 110 lbs. of weight, across non-graded/natural terrain.
  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
    1. The ability to lift up to 30 lbs. overhead.

This is a fulltime opportunity and the client will provide a company vehicle. Upon offer, the candidate will need to be able to pass a drug test and background check.



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