Geomatics/Survey Crew Chief

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-VA-Tysons Corner | US-NC-Raleigh
Regular Full-Time


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About the Position

VHB’s growing Mid-Atlantic offices have immediate needs for Geomatic/Survey Crew Chiefs to join our growing Geomatics team.



  • Supervises members of the geomatics/survey crew
  • Mentors junior staff in VHB’s data collection/processing standards
  • Formulates workflow plans to complete various types of geomatics projects based on site-specific features and constraints
  • Analyzes and interprets public records research (e.g., deeds, plans, other pertinent documents for the project)
  • Supervises operation of data collection systems (e.g., manual and robotic total station, digital and auto levels, GPS instruments, reality capture equipment: laser scanner, UAS, 360 Cameras, etc.)
  • Ensures accurate layout and measurement of land surfaces
  • Ensures proper maintenance of equipment and vehicles
  • Communicates with the public as needed
  • Digitally documents all phases of work through field notes, daily reports, and other project documentation

Skills and Attributes

  • Thorough knowledge and extensive experience in the field using surveying equipment (e.g., GPS instruments, manual and robotic total station, reality capture equipment)
  • Experience in the use of geomatics software: Civil3D, Microstation, TBC, Register360, or similar
  • Solid knowledge of survey data collection principles, practices, methods, and procedures
  • Proficient in reading and understanding engineering, architectural and structural drawings
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills


  • 5+ years of geomatics/professional land surveying experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Degree in Geomatics, Survey Engineering, or Engineering preferred (college degree can substitute for experience)
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Civil3D preferred
  • Experience with Microstation, Inroads and OpenRoads preferred
  • Experience with Leica and/or Trimble survey equipment desirable, but not required
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) desirable, but not required
  • Exposure to Reality Capture Hardware/Software
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs

This position requires COVID-19 vaccination per client requirements

About Us

WE ARE VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.

  • Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation.
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects.
  • Amazing co-workers
  • A focus on learning and development
  • Flexible, hybrid workplace

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing and we hope you’ll join us!


 VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.





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