Party Chief - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   contract

United States


The Party Chief will supervise and direct field crew and take lead in the completion of various types of field operations including Topographic / design surveys, GNSS (GPS) surveys, Route location surveys, Construction staking, and other types of surveys as required by the company. Essential Functions

• Adjust and operate surveying instruments such as prisms, theodolites, and electronic distance-measuring equipment.

• Perform calculations to determine earth curvature corrections, atmospheric impacts on measurements, traverse closures and adjustments, azimuths, level runs, and placement of markers.

• Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, sketches, and inked tracings.

• Search for section corners and survey points.

• Position and hold the vertical rods, or targets, that theodolite operators use for sighting to measure angles, distances, and elevations.

• Lay out grids, and determine horizontal and vertical controls.

• Compare survey computations with applicable standards to determine adequacy of data.

• Snow shoveling.

• Set out and recover stakes, marks, and other monumentation.

• Direct and supervise work of subordinate members of surveying parties.

• Conduct surveys to ascertain the locations of natural features and man-made structures on the Earth's surface, underground, and underwater using electronic distance-measuring equipment and other surveying instruments.


• Safety !

• Perform various types of surveys.

• Lead and direct survey crew.

• Ability to measure distances accurately.

• Maintain neat and orderly vehicles and work areas.

• Interface between survey crew and survey manager.

• Interface with other crafts in the field and provide survey support for various projects.

• Ensure field work is performed following ConocoPhillips. Safety procedures and with the required accuracy requirements

• Be on time for all morning safety meetings.

Make all Shared Services flights on time.

• Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Required Experience

• Embrace the ConocoPhillips safety culture.

• High school diploma or equivalent.

• Read and understand construction plans and drawings.

• Proficient with the various types of survey instruments and data collectors.

• Knowledge and understanding of the many mathematic formulas used in surveying.

• Accomplished survey note keeping skills.

• 5 years experience as a survey crew party chief.

• Ability to ride a snow machine and perform basic maintenance.

• Possess a valid driver’s license.

• Ability to pass the UIC driving course.

• Possess a NSTC card (preferred) or be willing to obtain one.

• Possess a current first aid & CPR card.

• Ability to pass a ConocoPhillips background check for shotgun training.

• Pass DOT drug test.

• Live in a work camp environment.

• Disposition conducive to living and working with the same people in close quarters for at least two weeks at a time.

Physical Demands:

• Work in extreme conditions (remote/isolated areas, cold temperatures, wind, rain, snow, and insects).

• Work long hours (12 hours a day for at least two weeks straight).

• Able to lift at least 50 pounds. • Walk long distances over irregular and difficult terrain.

• Shovel snow and chip ice.

Environmental Demands:

• Live in a work camp environment.

• Arctic weather conditions.

• Outdoor environment.

• Travel from site to site.

• Work closely with others and alone.

• Potential exposure to inclement weather.

• May be exposed to dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, gases.

The physical demands 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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status or any other legal protected status. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V