Surveying Assistant Superintendent

Surveying Assistant Superintendent

Come join the worlds largest independent renewable energy company active in wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. Our vision is to be a leader in the transition where everyone has access to affordable zero carbon energy. Being part of the RES team means shaping the worlds energy future.

RES offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401K + employer match, life insurance and AD&D, paid time off, paid sabbatical, paid parental leave, alternative work schedules, fitness center membership, tuition reimbursement, and professional development.


Under the daily guidance of the Surveying Field Operations Manager the Surveying Assistant Superintendent will be responsible for implementing through multiple crews the over-all surveying schedule, execution plan, safety plan & QA/QC plan as set by the Surveying Field Operations Manager & project management teams for all RES Solar, T&D & Preconstruction projects.

The Surveying Assistant Superintendent coordinates all site surveying activities as required to successfully complete the surveying project on schedule and within budget. They will actively communicate with the offsite Surveying Field Operations Manager & the onsite project management team to ensure RES surveying & onsite expectations are being met. They will be mentored and provided daily support from the Surveying Field Operations Manager where necessary to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to work more autonomously in the future as a Surveying Superintendent.

Specific duties:

Safety Accountabilities:

  • Leads by example to show that safety is the most important function, ensuring that all employees follow safe practices while working.

  • Accountable to continually reinforce safe behaviors and correct at risk behaviors.

  • Adheres to and ensures all site team members understand standard operating procedures.

  • Ensures new hires receive job- and task-specific training prior to work commencing.

  • Supports the surveying site team in technical, quality and safety, utilizing systems in place.

  • Ensures surveying employees are adhering to the company safety policy.

  • Promotes job site safety, encourages safe work practices and rectifies job site hazards immediately.

Client Relationship and Management:

  • Provides excellence in the management and delivery of the project, in-line with the clients expectations.

  • Maintains positive relationships with customers, contractors, suppliers and other employees.

  • Manages surveying project expectations, concerns and Right of Way access.


  • Provides information about surveying activities across all RES Solar, T&D & Preconstruction projects including construction staking, TOPOs, pile pinning, surface comparisons, surveying production rates, as-builts, all general onsite data capturing to the project management team & Surveying Operations Manager.

  • Schedules and ensures appropriate staffing for surveying activities.

  • Identifies potential schedule changes, workflow, and staffing issues as it relates to surveying.


  • Directs, guides, and coaches Surveying Foremen to ensure surveying activities on site are understood and are following established processes through quality checks as expected by the project management teams

  • Follows processes for systems and communication lines across all RES Solar, T&D & Preconstruction projects and ensure implementation is consistent.

  • Assists project management with managing surveying site personnel.

  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Ensures that multiple surveying teams are utilizing Safety Management Systems (SMS), Quality Managements Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and technical procedures as they relate to surveying.

  • Identifies and mitigates potential surveying employee relations issues.

  • Subject Matter Expert to help resolve onsite surveying issues with the project management team.


  • Manages surveying quality control program to ensure processes are implemented according to the plan and are consistent.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Advance Level of knowledge in :

  • Safety and OSHA requirements

  • Interpretation of a surveying project schedule

  • Interpretation of scopes of work

  • Surveying & construction staking industry practices

  • Understanding of surveying file types

  • Interpreting state rules and regulations

  • How to record & transmit surveying data & associated file types

  • Survey crew production rates & management

  • Detailed functionality of Trimble surveying equipment

  • How control points are used & checked

  • Conducting survey grade TOPOs utilizing standard surveying & UAV equipment

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Trimble Business Center

  • DJI flight controls

  • Intermediate Level of Knowledge in:

  • Implementation of surveying project schedules

  • Understanding surveying budget Analysis and controls

  • Understanding of surveying estimating work efforts

  • Implementation of surveying QA/QC processes

  • Implementation of surveying processes and procedures

  • Implementation of Surveying Quality Management

Basic level of knowledge in:

  • Surveying Management

  • Fleet & Equipment management of surveying equipment & trucks


  • At least 5 years of experience working in a construction environment.

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.

  • Organization: Utilizes strong organizational skills.

  • Communication: Displays strong written and oral communication skills and employs effective listening skills.

  • Problem Solving: Analyzes problems and makes sound decisions in a

  • timely manner based on objectives, risks, implications and costs.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Tactful and mature demeanor with well developed

  • interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities

  • Part 107 License

  • Travel Expectations: 25%-50%

Physical requirements and environment:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Construction site environment includes planning, auditing through finished project. Travel with driving to remote sites along with office work in field conditions is also included.

We maintain a drug-free workplace. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we currently are not providing visa sponsorship or hiring individuals who will need visa sponsorship in the future.

Anticipated base salary range: $78,000 - $95,000

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. This position is bonus eligible.

RES is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Salary Range
$51,000.00 - $91,000.00
per Year
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Austin, TX, 78716, US