Abaci Consulting, Inc. is seeking a full-time Land Survey - Crew Chief to join our team in Grimes, Iowa.   Prior land survey experience is required in order to lead land survey and construction staking projects in the Des Moines metro and throughout Central Iowa. 

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Position Responsibilities

As a Land Survey - Crew Chief you will function as the leader of a field survey crew team and report to the Land Survey Director.  This will include reviewing project scope to determine needs and ensure job accuracy.  You will be required to communicate with contractors and developers on-site, operate survey equipment to accurately and efficiently collect field data, and provide technical assistance to crew members.  You must be willing to work outdoors and perform physical tasks while maintaining a professional, positive attitude. 

Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years  land survey experience required
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Mechanical/math aptitude
  • Strong communication and time-management skills
  • Valid driver’s license, insured in Iowa
  • Prior knowledge of CADD, civil engineering and/or construction industry preferred

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to carry at least 40 pounds over various terrain
  • Occasionally lift at least 80 pounds

About Us

Mark McMurphy, PE, PLS, is the President and CEO of Abaci Consulting, Inc. He has directed the company from the outset and has over 30 years of site civil experience in Central Iowa.  Our mission is to enhance our community through civil engineering and land surveying services.  We value our client's success, their time and budget and deliver service with honesty, integrity and teamwork. To learn more, visit

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