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WHPacific Survey Project Manager in Portland, Oregon

Description/Job Summary

WHPacific, Inc. currently has an opening for a Project Manager in our Survey Division in our Portland, Oregon office. This position will plan, direct and supervise a variety of in-office and field tasks to include cost estimating, planning, proper work execution, quality management and other related activities. Responsibilities include assessing project requirements and developing a sound approach to meet the needs of the project and the client.


  • Assists with all aspects of a surveying and mapping group (field and office) consisting of field crews and supporting technical staff involved with public and private sector improvement projects.

  • Confer with clients to obtain timely decisions and approvals to ensure that the project flows smoothly, monitoring any changes in established budget or contract.

  • Plan, organize, and supervise survey crews, technicians and other staff members.

  • Assist with contracts and managing projects.

  • Interpret, organize, execute and coordinate assignments within a team of project managers.

  • Schedule and assign work to meet completion date.

  • Assist in planning and development of surveying projects, including those with unique or controversial problems.

  • Maintain accurate notes, records and sketches to describe and certify work performance.

  • Determine methods and procedures for establishing or reestablishing survey control and the collection of survey data.

  • Ensure the successful and accurate completion of the field portion of projects.


  • 5 or more years of progressive experience in surveying from the field and in the office required.

  • Capable of managing his/her projects, communicating well with clients and mentoring junior level staff members

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Working Knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word or comparable programs

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Able to work effectively in a team atmosphere


  • Professional Land Surveyors license in Oregon

  • Understanding of project management including Integration, Scope, Schedule, Budget and Project Accounting, Quality, Human Resources, Communication, Procurement and Risk.

  • Strong self-motivational and organizational skills, experience with survey computations and platting using Trimble Business Center and AutoCAD Civil3D.

  • Experience working with Oregon Department of Transportation or other local agencies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geomatics, Civil Engineering, or related field


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee may be asked to walk on uneven surfaces, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, hike up and down steep slopes carrying up to 50 pounds of survey equipment, bend, squat, dig monument holes, pound in stakes and rebar monuments, carry and use brush cutting equipment, drive a four-wheeler or snowmobile, climb stairs, sit for extended periods of time, work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time, type/key-in data, and answer telephones frequently as needed. The employee will be required to adhere to the company's policies, safety plan and the project safety plan.