Major Construction Company: Party Chief II in Houston, TX

Major Construction Company

Opportunity Title: Party Chief II
Location: Houston, TX

Closed Date: 06/16/2017
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Over the past 50 years, this major construction company has become one of the largest and most respected construction companies in the U.S. They are searching for a Party Chief located in the Houston Area.

Job Description

The position of a Party Chief II is responsible for the actual field work of a survey party on various job locations and for the organization, efficiency, and accuracy of the work performed and obtained.


  • Locates, reviews, and researches job locations for identifying landmarks, physical objects, and significant land changes that would affect the required survey; supervises the work; evaluates priorities and coordinates and organizes the work efforts.
  • Supervises the standard of work being performed and derives the necessary field calculations from work completed; responsible for the instruments and equipment; ensures that the angles, distance, and information are accurate and conform to regulations and standards. Able to notice anomalies & inconsistencies in data.
  • Knowledge of field surveying practices and techniques, including radial staking; uses and capabilities of survey instruments, including electronic total station, data collectors.
  • Performs the most technically complex paraprofessional field surveying duties.
  • Records, draws, and illustrates, in note form, a neat and legible reproduction of work performed.
  • Operates computer, assists and directs the final computations; ensures that the final map of plat represents a comprehensive and accurate description of the field survey.
  • Performs complex surveying calculations using engineering calculator, laptop computer, personal computer.
  • Performs administrative functions, such as completing time sheets and vehicle mileage reports, maintaining expense accounts, and documenting subsequent expenditures.
  • Whatever enhances the operations of the company.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures. Report all unsafe activities to Safety Representative and/or supervisor.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience 

  • 7+ years’ experience with highways/roads/bridge projects is required

Licences and Certifications

  • Driver’s License, OSHA10/30

Language Skills 

  • Knowledgeable with the English Language in speaking & writing. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.
  • Familiar with civil engineering and survey technical terminology.

Mathematical Skills

  • Knowledgeable in the concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Above average ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret drawings.

Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Working Conditions 

  • Outdoors but in an enclosed vehicle protected from extreme weather conditions.
  • Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.)

Physical Activity Level 

  • Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.

Manual Dexterity

  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers.
  • Ability to physically maneuver by foot minor obstacles at construction projects.


Based on Experience

How to Apply 

 Email your resume to

All applicants must meet NextOp’s minimum program requirements:

  • Post 9/11 Veteran
  • Honorable Discharge
  • Able to pass a Background Check and Drug Screening
  • Have a Valid Drivers License and Driving Record
  • E-7 and Below



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