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Survey Department Manager

West Des Moines


Veenstra and Kimm, Inc. has been deeply rooted in the upper Midwest for nearly 60 years.  Our engineers, planners, and surveyors have been offering a full complement of services to our clients since the company’s inception.  We have prided ourselves on a high level of commitment to assisting our clients achieve their goals and making their homes a better and safer place.  Our employees enjoy a flexible, relaxed work environment from which to work and grow.  Access and exposure to a breadth of individuals and project types allow for both professional growth as well as personal growth.    


We are currently seeking a full-time PROFESSIONAL LICENSED SURVEYOR in our WEST DES MOINES, IOWA office to serve as the SURVEY DEPARTMENT MANAGER. Our survey department is vital to assisting engineers on a wide array of civil, municipal and environmental projects. We are seeking a Professional Licensed Surveyor who would work with Land Survey Chiefs, Engineers and Construction Observers. The preferred candidate will have previous supervisory experience and have a strong desire to be a team player.   


  • Manage and provide guidance for survey crews and coordinate survey schedules  
  • Communicate with clients, contractors, and internal design teams
  • Ability to prepare ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys and other boundary surveys. 
  • Ability to prepare topographic surveys, subdivision plats, legal descriptions and exhibits 
  • Support field crews with the production of field data and preparation of calculations 
  • Visit job sites and consultant offices as needed to support project efforts 
  • Work within project scopes, deadlines and budgets 
  • Quality control for all survey deliverables 


  • Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Iowa   
  • Associate’s degree in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology or equivalent 
  • 10+ years of surveying experience with a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory role preferred  
  • Intermediate to experienced level of expertise with all major technical aspects of surveying 
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D, Carlson Surv CE, Trimble Access and Microsoft Office
  • Possess sound communication and writing skills.
  • Possess positive organizational and team management skills.
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