DLZ Corporation

  • Survey Department Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
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  • About DLZ

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    DLZ Corporation is an award-winning, full-service organization, which has provided complete project management, surveying, construction administration, engineering and architectural design services for nearly 100 years. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest.  In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms, a Top 100 Pure Design Firm, Top 50 Program Management Firm, Top 100 Construction Management for Fee Firm; and a Top 50 Trenchless Design Technology Firm. DLZ has also been recognized by Roads & Bridges magazine as a Top "Go-To" Design Firm for road and highway, storm water, and mass transit design.


    Our mission is to build on our reputation for excellence by becoming the preferred architectural, engineering, and environmental firm. We focus on meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and are known for our competence, integrity, and contributions to the people and communities we service and in which we live.


    Job Description

    DLZ Corporation is looking for a Survey Department Manager in our Columbus, OH office.  #LI-DM1



    • Organize and direct the efforts of the project managers and staff reporting to this position or assigned on specific Survey projects.
    • Ensure consistency and high quality in all work produced by the Survey division.
    • Improve business development within the firm's business development program.
    • Initiate and maintain contacts with key professionals and officials of other organizations and companies, maintaining working relationships at all levels.
    • Recommend facilities, personnel and funds required to carry out the programs which are directly related with and directed toward fulfillment of overall Survey division objectives.
    • Prepare and monitor department’s operating budget, while maintaining budgetary guidelines and profitability.
    • Advise subordinates on professional development and recommend ways for them to advance.
    • Review staff and is responsible for morale of the department.
    • Maintain continuous communications with all offices and business development staff to ensure that maximum utilization is made of all company capabilities.
    • Monitor all work to assure schedules are met and work is performed within budget.
    • Direct the planning and development of project scopes, procedures, budgets and overall project schedules.
    • Work with Division Manager to prepare quarterly projections, invoicing and closeout for the department.
    • Plan, manage, coordinate and administer all work assigned to the department.
    • Coordinate established performance standards and evaluate work against these standards.
    • Work with the Division Manager in developing long and short-range plans for the advancement and growth of the department.
    • Become an active member in civic/professional activities, societies and organizations, and encourage subordinates to become involved in similar activities.
    • Ensure contractual commitments are met and work is being performed according to the client's instructions.
    • Review all functions and activities of the division and recommend such actions as are necessary to achieve improvement in design and production and/or cost reduction.
    • Review job assignments to verify that all health & safety concerns are addressed.
    • Assure quality control on all projects within the department.
    • Perform the general functions inherent in all supervisory and managerial positions.
    • Possess aptitude to act as a positive representative of the company and its core values.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in related engineering field
    • 5 – 10 years field surveying and project management experience
    • Registered Professional Surveyor in the state OH, or the ability to become registered within 6 months
    • Construction layout experience preferred
    • ODOT Right-Of-Way experience preferred.
    • Must have the ability to travel to job sites
    • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites, complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.


    At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!


    DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.



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