Location: Rochester Hills, MI


Mid-sized consulting engineering and surveying firm is seeking surveying crew chief(s) for meaningful and challenging work. Typical projects include standard topographical, boundary surveys and construction layout for private and public clients including contractors, municipalities, airports, and MDOT. We also provide staking on heavy-civil, commercial, and industrial projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operation, proficiency, and calibration of survey equipment
  • Ability to demonstrate accuracy, quality, and thoroughness
  • Meet budget and productivity standards
  • The operation, maintaining and organizing of trucks
  • Safety awareness / Prepared for work every day
  • Generate suggestions for improving workflow/cost savings


Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • The ability to work with others
  • Exhibit sound and accurate judgment
  • The ability to motivate survey staff within a team environment
  • Embrace working with technology and have a stable work history
  • Have the understanding of reading and interpreting construction plans
  • Previous experience as a crew chief while preferred, is not mandatory for the right candidate

Work Environment / Physical Demands

  • Work outdoors
  • Work overtime hours when needed and travel if the project requires it.
  • Take direction well and communicate effectively.
  • Stand and walk frequently; lift and carry equipment; use hands to handle tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel or crouch

Additional Information

  • Competitive wages offered including profit sharing bonus. Excellent benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k, and ESOP (Employee Ownership)
  • SDA is a drug-free workplace. All candidates will undergo a background check and must pass drug and alcohol screening
  • The applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record


Qualified applicants, please submit your cover letter and resume via email, fax, or mail to:

Spalding DeDecker
ATTN: Human Resources
905 South Boulevard East
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
fax:  (248) 844-5404