Surveyor Supervisor in McMurdo Station at PAE

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Surveyor Supervisor

Provide surveying/field engineering support of all USAP surveying/field engineering activities in support of construction, maintenance projects, science projects and all airfields in Antarctica. Deploys to Antarctica during the Austral summer.

GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):

• Responsible for design, layout of Williams Field Skiways and Phoenix Runway, including the upkeep of airfield NAVAIDS and flagging of road systems.

• Coordinate with Air Traffic Control Contractor on obtaining information for Airfield Approach Plates and Ground Control Approach Surveys (GCA) for ALL airfields.

• Report to Airfield Manager the status of all airfields.

• Provides surveying support to various science groups/field camps as needed.

• Provides surveying/field engineering support, including surveying layouts of buildings, construction/earthwork projects, topographic projects and Ice Shelf projects.

• Provides final updated topographic and site drawings to Operations Manager and other pertinent managers and project engineers.

• Provide surveying/field engineering support for sea ice safety of airfield operations on Annual Sea Ice Runway.

• Performs weekly sea ice monitoring, sea ice analysis, sea ice deflection procedures (aircrafts/structures) for the Annual Sea Ice Runway site, sea ice access roads and transitions between the Annual Sea Ice/Ross Ice Shelf/Ross Island.

• Provide surveying/field engineering support for monitoring of Annual Sea Ice Shipping Channel route.

• Provide surveying/field engineering support for science construction/support for science groups, science related field camps and skiway/runway support for field camps.

• Provide surveying/field engineering support for Fleet Operations, South Pole Traverse Operations, South Pole Station, and Project Engineers- providing data for surveying/field engineering activities.

• Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, in a professional and tactful manner.

• Keeps the Operations Manager and Area Directorates, informed of the status of surveying/field engineering activities, and assists other engineers in the gathering of engineering data.

• Coordinates with Project Engineers and Operations Manager or designee on Field engineering activities relating to construction/site design.

• Supervises surveyor and assistants from the operations department.

• Is required to work outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.
• Performs other duties as required.


• High school diploma required. AA degree in surveying preferred.

• Professional Land Surveyor License (PLS)

• Survey data collection programs – Trimble TSC3/Access software.

• AutoCAD C3D 2017 and or Carlson Survey 2017 software.

• Trimble Business Center software preferred.
• Global Mapper software preferred.

• Trimble R8 & R10 GNSS survey system/Geomatics GPS software.

• Seven years of responsible field engineering/surveying experience related to the construction of facilities and systems.

• Proficiency in the use of data collectors and GNSS equipment (RTK and Static) is required. Be able to complete a project from "Field to Finish".

• Knowledge of sea ice dynamics and properties is preferred.

• Interacts with National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, in a professional and tactful manner.
• Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
• Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
• Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
• Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
• Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
• US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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