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About David Evans and Associates, Inc.

At David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) our philosophy is "To find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best."  Since its founding in 1976 in Portland, OR, DEA Inc. has become a recognized leader for progressive and sustainable design and management solutions for complex transportation, land development, energy, and water resources projects nationwide. DEA Inc.’s multi-disciplinary teams partner with clients to tailor solutions to meet the unique needs of each project. The firm has over 20 offices and employs approximately 1000 people firm wide. DEA is an employee-owned corporation and consistently ranks among ENR’s Top 100 Pure Design firms in the US.

Join our fun and growing team, and let DEA support you in your pursuit of success. Work in an environment that fosters teamwork and collaboration, where expectations are clearly defined through effective communication, where teams are accountable to the results and process, where trust in your team breeds shared success, and where initiative and creativity are rewarded.  Be part of what defines our future.

Regional Survey Manager

Job Code: 2017
Employment Type: REG
Location Search: California, Ontario, California, Santa Clarita, California, Tustin


DEA is hiring for a Regional Survey Manager who can be located in either our Santa Clarita, Tustin or Ontario, CA offices.   The responsibilities for this position will be diverse and will include being the primary owner of the operational metrics and business development activities within the California Region for Survey and Geomatics.  The key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and manage project managers and technical staff on a day-to-day basis
  • Lead business development activity through the support of client managers and staff as needed to develop proposals and secure wins
  • Ensure appropriate staffing and workload balancing for assigned projects and staff; consider available resources, staff skills sets and career development opportunities
  • Ensure the California Region meets targeted business metrics in support of DEA’s stated key results--this may include, but is not limited to, sales, quality, client satisfaction (internal and external), and profit;
  • Ensure consistency and excellence in project execution and quality
  • Ensure optimal project financial performance for assigned projects
  • Support the director of survey in development of strategic objectives
  • Partner with other region leadership and management to support employee development and career growth opportunities for staff
  • Attract, develop and retain key talent; set expectations; manage performance; reward top performance and correct poor performance
  • Share market business intelligence with management and staff within survey and geomatics and across our other business units and regions as appropriate

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have current California PLS
  • 5+ years managing a survey group or team
  • Capable of managing his/her projects, communicating well with clients and mentoring junior level staff members
  • Familiarity with state and county mapping requirements
  • Strong computer skills desired, with knowledge of Trimble business center, CAD and Land Surveying software, such as: Civil 3D, MicroStation, and Inroads, as well as the Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

Survey Jobs with DEA:

Throughout history, land surveyors have played a significant role in the development of our world. Though fundamental principles have remained essentially the same over time, the technology employed continues to rapidly advance. DEA uses the latest tools while respecting historic doctrines such as following in the footsteps of the original surveyor.  We foster a unique, collaborative work environment where specific expertise can be targeted for optimal client solutions.

Our day-to-day land surveying and geomatics activities are as varied in scope as in any career. DEA’s team is staffed and fully equipped to provide land surveying services for construction staking and layout, geodetic and control surveys, topographic and quantity surveys, and boundary surveys. As value-added services, we offer in-house, sUAS, 3D high-definition laser scanning, both static and mobile, and hydrographic survey services.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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