Principal Professional Land Surveyor

South Plainfield, New Jersey


Seeking a driven, career-minded individual to fill the Principal Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) position.

The PLS will report directly to the firm's Managing Partners. Assistant Project Managers and Project Managers report directly to the PLS. The PLS leads the hiring, discharging, promotion, demotion, and disciplining of personnel in the Survey department. Specific fields include: Boundary & Topography Surveys, ALTA/ACSM, Land Title Surveys, As-Built Surveys, Riparian Surveys, Route Surveys, Monitoring Surveys, Construction Layout and Stakeout, Subdivisions, Legal Metes and Bounds Descriptions.

This position reports to the headquarters in South Plainfield, NJ, while frequently working out of the Newfoundland, NJ office.


  • Supervision of field and office staff
  • Planning the continued development of the group
  • Proposal writing
  • Developing, monitoring, and maintaining project estimates and budgets
  • Client contact
  • Invoice preparation
  • Development of survey drawings, reports, and deliverables
  • Determining project goals and tasks
  • Serving as liaison between office and field survey crew staff on projects
  • Supervising the maintenance, quality, and filing of all information provided by the survey crews at the conclusion of each project assignment.
  • Perform or supervise a variety of different survey functions, including data reduction, construction calculations, boundary determinations and the preparation of legal descriptions.
  • Perform or oversee the creation of plats, plot plans, and real property surveys.
  • Provide professional seal on all plats surveys and legal descriptions as necessary.
  • Providing training to field personnel on surveying techniques
  • Other tasks as may be requested of you.

Physical Requirements:

  • Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate office and field equipment
  • Exposed to outside weather conditions when on project sites
  • Occasionally required to bend, stoop, and kneel
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry items less than 25 pounds


  • Bachelor’s Degree in land surveying or related field
  • A minimum of 10 years’ of experience practicing professional land survey including organizing, maintaining and supervising field survey crews.
  • Current Professional Licensed Surveyor (PLS) in New York and New Jersey
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and MicroStation or similar applications for data processing, analysis, and mapping.
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Strong time management and communication skills
  • Ability to see projects through to completion
  • Some travel
  • Undergo a background check (required)


  • Prior experience at trade shows and conferences.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About the Company:

MFS is an independent and innovative consulting engineering, surveying, and construction management firm headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey. We share a total commitment to excellence both internally and externally. Externally, we offer clients expertise in site/civil, structural, geotechnical and foundation, survey, geotechnical drilling, and construction management services. Internally, to those eligible, we offer excellent benefit packages that include: Paid Vacation, Sick, and Holidays, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Training, and Tuition Reimbursement. MFS is an EEO/AAP Employer.

Notice to Third Party Agencies:

Please note that MFS, which is comprised of MFS Consulting Engineers and Surveyor, DPC, MFS Construction, LLC, MFS Consulting, LLC and MFS Consulting Engineers, CORP, does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to the HR Department or any job sourcing ad of MFS, in the form of an e-mail, fax, or mail will be deemed to be the property of MFS. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request from MFS' HR Department, MFS reserves the unrestricted right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without incurring any liability (financial or otherwise) to the recruiter, agency, and/or staffing firm.