Survey Party Chief

South Plainfield, New Jersey


This position is based in our South Plainfield, NJ/New York offices, and would perform field surveys throughout the NY/NJ Metropolitan area and beyond. The Party Chief would work solo and/or with an instrument operator. Experience with Leica data collection software is required, including running the data collector, along with downloading/uploading files in accordance with company procedures. Knowledge and ability to collect data in a manner acceptable for field to finish procedures is highly desirable. Successful candidate must have valid driver's license and be physically capable and willing to perform full day outdoor work in this position.


  • Run and supervise a one or two man field crew
  • Prepare field notes, sketches, and photos
  • Collect and code data for topographic, utility, structural monitoring, boundary, wetlands, other types of surveys
  • Perform construction layout
  • Utilize robotic total stations, optical/digital levels, and GPS
  • Perform daily downloads of data collector files
  • Adhere to company protocols for maintenance and upkeep of survey equipment and vehicles.
  • Interface and report to MFS' Principal Land Surveyor or project managers as assigned to a project

As a Surveyor assigned to a field position you will be expected to perform work year round, in varying weather conditions that may be wet, cold or hot. You will have to carry equipment and lift heavy objects. You may be required to work nights and weekends. MFS provides survey services in NJ, NY and PA, and you will be expected to work in all three states, and other locations as well.

Physical Requirements:

  • Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually required to read technical information
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate office and field equipment
  • Continually required to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Occasionally required to climb and balance
  • Frequently required to lift, carry, and push items up to 75 pounds
  • Continually exposed to outside weather conditions
  • Frequently work near moving mechanical parts
  • Frequently work near loud noise or very loud noise
  • Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals


  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Party Chief
  • Experience with Leica robotic total stations
  • Wide range of experience in topographic/boundary survey and construction layout
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to react positively to difficult project assignments and/or client representatives
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, yet follow defined procedures within reason
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record
  • Must be willing to travel within NJ and adjoining states
  • Background check


  • Experience with laser scanning
  • Structural monitoring experience
  • Ability to be the lead party chief on large multi crew projects

About The Company:

MFS is #24 best places to work in NJ (NJ BIZ 2018).

MFS is #92 on the Top 100 Engineering firms in NYC (ENR 2018).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.