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AECOM Senior Survey Lead in San Diego, California

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Senior Survey Lead for our utility clients. As a member of our program team, the Sr. Survey Lead will oversee all Survey related activities, manage the coordination of all survey contractors and or subcontractors, and manage the scope, schedule, and budget for Survey related efforts.

The Sr. Survey Lead will assist with the development of survey scoping packages to attract well developed proposals and competitive fees from survey firms. The Sr. Survey Lead will work with all stakeholders and client as needed to conduct surveys effectively and efficiently and use the output for next steps of the project (engineering, design, and construction).

The Sr. Survey Lead will coordinate with all stakeholders to ensure that survey works are efficiently and effectively coordinated and executed in a timely manner that meets the requirement of assigned projects portfolio. The Sr. Survey Lead with proactively review deliverables with survey team leadership to identify and cause correction individual or programmatic deficiencies and promote best practices and lessons learned from survey teams.

The job responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Shall serve as lead representative for E&D with regards to survey discussion within subcontract and contract survey pool.

  • This position will work on both an office environment and field locations as needed.

  • Provide professional & technical oversight and guidance. Perform project research, logistics and management, review plats and prepare legal descriptions.

  • Has extensive experience with base mapping and associated processes including deed and record map research, existing monumentation survey, field data reconciliation, boundary line analysis and final map preparation.

  • Coordinate with other stakeholders such as design, construction and permitting.

  • Manage bid and award process to onboard survey contractor as needed.

  • Has experience with evaluating survey firm proposals and awarding survey work.

  • Expected to be a self-starter and result oriented individual with strong interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, collaboration and leadership skills and ability to communicate and coordinate project goals to the rest of technical staff and other team members.

  • Experienced in checking completed Survey job packages for adequacy of design and documentation.

  • Provide input on control, boundary, subdivision, heavy civil, topographic & design surveys, and aerial mapping control.

  • Understand and identify basic sources of measurement errors. Perform mathematical calculations and check field data.

  • Perform data reduction, field note reduction, calculations, data checks and staking computations using survey programs and AutoCAD / Civil 3D.

  • Experienced in working with a diverse team of professionals including, but not limited to: project managers, construction managers, project controls professionals, estimating, public outreach, procurement professionals, environmental professionals, consultants, engineers, safety professionals, risk management etc.

  • Has ability to effectively communicate expectations and requirements with both clients and team members.

  • Able to assist with new recruitment, mentoring and training of other staff and team members.

  • Can perform other department and/or program duties as required.



  • BA/BS + 10 years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Valid U.S Driver's License and as a condition of employment, must pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records Review

  • If working outside of San Diego, selected candidate must be able to travel to San Diego once a month, for a minimum of three days staying during each trip.


  • BS in Land Surveying, Civil Engineering or closely related field.

  • Master’s degree in technical discipline

  • CA Professional Land Surveyor (PLS)

  • 2+ years of leadership in program execution and operations of relevant systems.

  • 11+ years experience in Utility underground survey experience

  • Experience with installation of aboveground and subsurface equipment, especially as related to design/upgrade of distribution circuits.

  • Knowledge of Power distribution equipment and construction means and methods.

  • Proficient with survey, base mapping, geographic information systems (GIS), LiDAR, and interpretation of contours.

  • Demonstrated experience delivering work in fast paced projects and/or programs with high quality on schedule and within scope and budget.

  • Resident of San Diego County

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • As a condition of employment, candidates must pass a drug screening.

Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $130,000– $180,000 annually exempt.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10097699

Business Line: Energy

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Survey & Estimation

Work Location Model: Hybrid