Pipeline Survey Department Manager
Wood PLC

Job Info

Overview / Responsibilities

Are you looking for a great opportunity? Wood is currently recruiting for Pipeline Survey Department Manager to join the team in Houston.

The Pipeline Survey Department Manager is r esponsible for the overall daily activities of the Onshore Field Services Survey Department. Duties include attracting, onboarding and retaining a technically competent and professional staff to support and execute projects within the Onshore Business Unit. (BU).

Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required.


  • Developing work force plans, proposals, budgets and schedules to support stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Responsible for the management of survey team office and field personnel for all things related to survey, laser scanning and drone technologies
  • Plan, coordinate and manage the most efficient use of company resources to support projects including office and field crews
  • Manages and coordinates the scheduling and performance of office personnel and field crews in daily assignments and arranges for special location requirements for survey
  • Attends and participates in project meetings to exchange information on survey change demands and progress
  • Reviews and comments on survey plats accuracy and completeness
  • Forecasts certain incidents that may affect progress and performance of projects
  • Profit and loss responsibility for the survey department
  • Meet with clients to define scope and schedule of deliverables
  • Prepare project scopes, budget forecasts and schedules to support pipeline projects ranging from small encroachments to major capacity expansions
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders to define survey deliverables from project scoping to final as-built transmittals
  • Monitor and track project deliverables and expenditures to ensure survey commitments are on time and on budget
  • Manage proposals for all survey, laser scanning and drone projects
  • Review and approve timesheets, expense reports and invoices to clients and from suppliers
  • Is key contributor to staff development and is responsible for setting standards on technical competencies for workforce both in the field and office
  • Handles all employee appraisal and evaluations for promotions, merit increases, bonuses, and compensation decisions

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum 15 years' experience in the pipeline surveying industry including all aspects of onshore pipeline route surveying, aerial photography & mapping, topographic and boundary surveys, ALTA (American Land Title Assoc) surveys, platting, construction staking, pipeline as-built surveying procedures, as-built deliverables and preparing legal descriptions
  • Registered Land Surveyor license preferred but not required
  • Working knowledge of survey software and AutoCAD systems
  • Management experience in pipeline industry is required, 10 years' experience leading teams is preferred
  • Proven management experience in leading teams.
  • Familiar with electronic data collection techniques including GPS control networks, coordinate systems, processing and compiling preliminary and as-built pipeline construction survey data including AutoCad and Civil 3D
  • Strong organizational skills and computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the principles of effective project management
  • Ability to communicate and present information to clients and the general public
  • Willing to travel both locally and anywhere within the United States

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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