Party Chief

South Plainfield, New Jersey


Innovative, dynamic engineering and surveying firm, looking for driven, career-minded individual to fill Party Chief position. This position would be based in our South Plainfield, NJ and would perform field surveys throughout the NY/NJ Metropolitan area and beyond. The Party Chief would work solo and/or with an Instrument Operator. Experience with Leica data collection software is required, including running the data collector, along with downloading/uploading files in accordance with company procedures. Knowledge and ability to collect data in a manner acceptable for field to finish procedures is highly desirable. Successful candidate must have valid driver's license and be physically capable and willing to perform full day outdoor work in this position.


  • Run and supervise a one or two man field crew
  • Prepare field notes, sketches, and photos
  • Collect and code data for topographic, utility, structural monitoring, boundary, wetlands, other types of surveys
  • Perform construction layout
  • Utilize robotic total stations, optical/digital levels, and GPS
  • Perform daily downloads of data collector files
  • Adhere to company protocols for maintenance and upkeep of survey equipment and vehicles
  • Interface and report to MFS' Principal Land Surveyor or project managers as assigned to a project

As a Surveyor assigned to a field position you will be expected to perform work year round, in varying weather conditions that may be wet, cold or hot. You will have to carry equipment and lift heavy objects. 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 in all three states, and other locations as well.

Physical Requirements:

  • Continually required to stand and walk.
  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Continually required to talk and hear
  • Continually required to utilize visual acuity to operate field equipment
  • Frequently required to climb (ladders/stairs)
  • Frequently required to twist, bend, stoop, kneel, and/or squat
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry items less than 40 pounds
  • Continual exposure to outside weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.)
  • Regularly travel to job sites


  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Party Chief
  • Experience with Leica total stations
  • Wide range of experience in topographic/boundary survey and construction layout
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to react positively to difficult project assignments and/or client representatives
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, yet follow defined procedures within reason
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a clean driving record
  • Must be willing to travel within NJ, NY, and adjoining states.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Undergo a background check (required).


  • Experience with laser scanning
  • Structural monitoring experience
  • Experience with robotic total stations is a plus
  • Ability to be the lead Party Chief on large multi crew projects

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, Disability Insurance (long and short), 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.