Jacobs Survey Project Manager, RPLS in Austin, Texas

Survey Project Manager, RPLS


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

The Austin office of Jacobs is looking for a self-motivated Registered Professional Land Surveyor. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing Survey related services for various types of projects, on time, within budget and to agreed specifications. The candidate will function as a team lead for Survey related projects including acting as the liaison to internal departments as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Duties would include field data collection, office calculations and data processing.

  • Duties will include managing and directing Field Crews and Surveying Technicians in the collection and calculation of data.

  • Provide effective, skilled project management to help reduce the costs of delivering projects and adding value to the business by applying proven project management techniques.

  • Manage and supervise various of types of surveying related projects and tasks including, but not limited to: Boundary Surveys, Topographical Surveys, Platting, ALTA\ACSM Land Title Surveys, Horizontal and Vertical Control Networks, Construction Staking, Legal Descriptions, and various mapping exhibits.

  • Acts independently to lead a team to accomplish project commitments and timing for both internal and external clients. Plans, directs and supervises various aspects of surveying to include planning field work, overseeing and reviewing office work and other related activities. Review, verify and approve survey computations for technical accuracy and quality control.

  • Assesses project requirements, while developing and recommending a sound approach or application to meet the needs of the project and client. Ensures that project deliverables satisfy project requirements. Prepares and/or reviews proposals, budgets and invoices.

  • Manages and enhances project quality by providing ideas and suggestions to the team aimed at improving the effectiveness of their role, and of the project activities in general.

  • Mentors team members in project management methods, procedures and activities related to surveying services.


  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred

  • At least 10 years of field/office experience is required

  • Minimum of 5 years as a Survey Project Manager is required

  • Must have Transportation/TxDOT experience is required

  • Must be a Texas registered RPLS is required

  • Must be TxDOT certified or able to obtain certification within one (1) year

  • Must have extensive knowledge with Trimble GPS field equipment and Trimble office software

  • The more successful candidate will be proficient user of Autodesk Civil 3d, Carlson Survey, MicroStation and GeoPak, and Microsoft Office products.


Jacobs is 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, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Austin

Travel Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: BIA00007D

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