Survey Assistant Project Manager

South Plainfield, New Jersey


MFS is seeking an Assistant Project Manager for our Survey Department based in either our office in South Plainfield, NJ or Newfoundland, NJ. This position does not allow for working remotely. This position requires a proven track record in a project-based, schedule-driven environment. This position reports directly to MFS’ Principal Land Surveyor.

As a Survey APM, you will occasionally visit project sites. You may be required to work nights and weekends. MFS provides survey services in NJ, NY and PA, and you will be expected to work on projects in all three states, and other locations as well.


  • Responsible for all aspects of the survey process including: technical aspects, staff management, staff scheduling, and playing a key role in identifying and closing new business.
  • Requires broad based knowledge of all phases of land surveying including boundary analysis, topography, GPS, 3D laser scanning, and construction layout services.
  • Coordinate multiple survey projects involving various survey tasks including estimating and proposal preparation.
  • Ability to provide supervision and guidance to field crews and office staff and communicate with client representatives and internal engineering project managers.
  • Have the ability to relate to clients and people at all levels of an organization.
  • Be accessible and responsive to the needs of clients and fellow staff members.
  • Provide billing reports to management, complete invoicing and collections for projects.
  • Be committed to the ongoing training and development of the MFS Survey team.
  • Prepare and execute quality control reviews, safety and quality assurance procedures, and the final QC of all survey documents.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret drawings and the most complex documents.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • Continually required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk or hear
  • Continually required to read technical information
  • Frequently utilize visual acuity to operate office equipment
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry items up to 25 pounds


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in land surveying, managing all types of survey projects which includes meeting with clients, budget and schedule management and coordinating field staff.
  • Must be highly professionally motivated to a high-quality deliverable and possess broad-based knowledge of boundary, topographic, control and construction layout survey practices.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D and Leica LGO/Infinity, Leica robotic total stations, GPS and data collectors. Experience with Carlson Survey and StarNet Least Squares software are desirable.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record.
  • Must be willing to travel within NJ, NY, PA and adjoining states.
  • Company background check (required)


  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in Geomatics or Land Surveying preferred, but not required
  • Experience working in NYC with NYC agencies or private parties preferred
  • Familiarity with Bentley MicroStation is a plus

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, LTD 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.