Manager - Land Surveying Services

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Mackin Engineering Company
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Phone: 4127880472
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Manager - Land Surveying Services


Pittsburgh, PA 


$60,008 - $110,032

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Job Description:

Position Summary 

This position is responsible for overseeing all land surveying department project activity, including planning, scheduling, and coordinating the preparation of documents or activities for multiple projects and monitoring survey crews – including all aspects of staff supervision and delegation of duties. Additionally, the manager is responsible for maintaining current relationships and building new relationships with clients, leading and supporting key pursuits, functioning as a project manager on major projects, and managing business and strategy development for the department.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

Essential Duties

  • Manage, direct, and supervise surveying tasks and projects for all land surveying activities
  • Responsible for business and strategy development, client management, operational oversight, staff development, and overall leadership
  • Observe new markets, transition prior and current relationships and pursue new geographies
  • Implement yearly business goals, as well as multi-year strategic business plans for the department
  • Establish budgets and schedules for the department
  • Develop and implement effective quality control procedures
  • Develop, establish, and nurture partnerships with new and existing clients
  • Develop strategies to grow the department’s revenue, profitability, service offerings, and geographic presence
  • Responsible for guidance, team-building, and organizational development of individuals, and crews, with less experience – including mentoring, training, and reviewing work
  • Responsible for planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, and providing training
  • Maintain billability percentage set by supervisor/leadership
  • Prepare and review reports, cost estimates, specifications, tabulation of quantities, and marketing field views/presentation figures for RFP’s and SOI’s
  • Initiate, support the preparation, and review of submissions and proposals related to land surveying
  • Execute or assist with statement/letter of interest preparation and technical and price proposals
  • Participate in interviews and presentations, as applicable, and provide input for interviewing, hiring, and terminating employees
  • Manage multiple clients, tasks, and schedule commitments
  • Perform field views, site reconnaissance, and land surveys, where applicable

Non-Essential Duties

  • Assist with surveying work for other departments
    • Attend meetings for other departments’ projects, assist in staying on time and under budget, etc.
  • Participate in job fairs and career fairs to support marketing initiatives and talent requisition
  • Participate in marketing initiatives to develop and maintain partnerships and business relationships
  • Participate in professional surveying society conferences 
  • Contribute and serve on a survey committee and/or subcommittee
  • Participate in research and development opportunities and projects
    • Review scopes of work, schedule, and budgets
    • Work with the marketing department to design/format project proposals
    • Attend pre-proposal meetings and project interviews
  • Support internal departments with land surveying services required to execute projects
  • Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, client relations, and/or inter-departmental relations
  • Contribute to the overall success of Mackin by supporting internal departments, providing exemplary service to clients, and striving to meet on-going initiatives to grow and develop the company
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice
Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervisory Responsibilities: This role has direct supervision over the Land Surveying department staff

System or Specialized Knowledge

To perform this job successfully, an individual might have knowledge of:
  • GPS & AutoCAD programs
  • Surveying instruments and equipment
  • Deltek Ajera
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
  • Computers, Printers, and Electronics

Education and/or Experience

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience: Minimum of 5+ years experience in the land surveying field or equivalent combination of education and experience (management experience is a plus)
Education: BA or BS Degree required
Degree or Formal Training: Land Surveying, Civil Engineering, or a related discipline
License, Certificate or Registration: Registered Professional Land Surveying (PLS) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.

Work Activities 

  • Interact with computers
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Update and use relevant knowledge
  • Communicate with supervisors, peers, subordinates, and/or with individuals outside of Mackin employees
  • Coordinate the work and activities of others (if applicable)
  • Get and process information
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work
  • Develop objectives and strategies
  • Think creatively


Basic Skills

  • Critical Thinking, Speaking, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning
Social/Problem Solving Skills
  • Coordination, Persuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Problem Solving
Technical/System Skills
  • Trouble shooting, Marketing Analysis, Resource Management, Judgment and Decision Making
Desktop Computer Skills
  • Databases, Internet, Navigation, Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Research

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Mackin is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, Mackin complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Valuing the contributions of a diverse workforce, Mackin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.