Principal Surveyor


Houston, Texas, United States


Experienced Level


Full time





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Job Description

The best decision is an informed decision. Through mapping and surveying our built and natural environment, from the depths of the ocean to space. Our capabilities include aerial mapping, satellite monitoring and mapping, geospatial GIS solutions, and more. After collection, we transform data into valuable information and solutions so our clients can be sure their assets or infrastructure are designed, built, and operated safely and sustainably.

The Principal Surveyor will act as the technical lead in the surveying discipline and functionally lead teams and/or high-complexity projects to provide accurate and customized services to clients**.** This role will maintain regional recognition as an authority within the field of expertise, make decisions, and have an important impact on extensive surveying activities. The role will also be involved leading activities associated with surveying services, and leading technical development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Meet with clients, project management staff, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders to develop project requirements, field and processing procedures, progress reports, final reports, and survey plats.

  • Collaborate with the commercial manager during project proposal phases.

  • Collaborate with the project manager during project proposal, preparation, execution, post-processing, and delivery phases.

  • Develop, implement, and enforce company survey procedures in conformance with state Standards of Practice, state and federal laws, and contract requirements.

  • Direct supervision of paraprofessional staff.

  • Review, approve, and sign survey plats developed and prepared by paraprofessional staff.

  • Mentor and develop paraprofessional staff.

  • Fulfill continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

  • Manage personal land survey licenses and firm authorizations.

Job Requirements:

  • Legally Authorized to work in the United States, without restrictions.

  • ABET accredited four-year degree in Land Surveying, Geomatics, or related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years of surveying experience with emphasis on geospatial solutions

  • Successful completion of NCEES FS and PS exams.

  • Licensure as a professional land surveyor in Texas and Louisiana.

  • Willingness to pursue licensure in additional states as dictated by corporate priorities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable motor vehicle record.

  • Possess or be able to obtain a valid passport, for international travel/assignments required.

What’s in it for you?

At Fugro, our people are our number one priority and central to our purpose to create a safe and livable world. Our values set the foundation for our unique culture: we are determined to deliver, we prepare for tomorrow, we do what’s right, and we build trust. Our talent philosophy is seeded by our values and fueled by a passion for learning, developing leadership behaviors, transparency, and accountability.

Fugro offers opportunities to sharpen skills and provide career growth through on-the-job learning experiences, LinkedIn Learning access, business and technical training, and leadership development programs.

We value the mental, physical, and financial health of our employees and their families and offer a variety of flexible work models. Additionally, Fugro USA’s comprehensive benefits package ensures you have choices that fit your needs at any life stage.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**

Fugro USA posting Disclaimer

Fugro is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly at 713-369-5600, option 5 or

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