Name : Dave Austin
Industry Type : Highway - Heavy Contractors
City & State : Brandon, FL
Job Title Survey Crew Chief
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : To continue working in construction surveying field
Resume :  


To continue my position as Survey Party Chief/Field Engineer in the construction Industry, that will utilize my education and field experience to contribute to the corporations continued success.        


Pre-Con Construction 2010-2011 Survey crew chief

   .  Layout locations of exterior precast panels on high rise buildings

               Miami-Dade College, student support building , Miami , Florida

               Wolfsons Childrens Hospital , Jacksonville , Florida


Compass Point Surveyors   2008-2010   Sr. Party Chief

         Appointed to mentor other Party Chiefs in Construction Layout.

         Entrusted to Calculate and Layout all aspects of the Bascule Bridges of Johns Pass.

         Responsible to recover control, and calculations for various Pre-Cast buildings,such as,

         The University of South Floridas Baseball Complex ; St.Petersburg Veterans Eye Clinic.

         Accepted duties as liaison between Engineer, Contractor, Inspector and  Surveyor on reconstruction of five miles of Interstate Highway I-275,St.Petersburg,Florida

         Accurately recovered and set control, for both horizontal and vertical alignment, for the layout of various roadways, buildings, Parking ,drainage and numerous pipeline projects.


Foresight Surveyors   2007-2008   Sr. Party Chief

         Assigned primary surveyor, responsible for all geometric control, calculation and layout for the Bascule Bridge of Hatchett Creek in Venice ,Florida.

         Accepted responsibilities for alignment, horizontal and vertical, for the completion of 4 miles of Interstate 275, all access roadways and four bridges.


Crosstown Surveyors     2006-2007   Party Chief

         In charge of construction survey crews.

         Trained new personnel.

         Responsible for Geometric Control for various Pre-Cast structure layout.

         Layout of all phases of sub-divisions, above and below ground.


Foresight Surveyors    1998-2006   Sr. Party Chief

         Assigned to set all geometric control, and layout of the Indian Shores Bascule Bridge.

         Served as liaison between contractor and survey field crews.

         Instructed field crews on accepted survey techniques.

         Entrusted in calculation of all phases of various civil survey projects. Including but not limited to bridges, roadway, building, lift Stations, pipelines and parking areas.


Misener Marine   1991-1993 & 1994-1998   Survey Party Chief

         Head surveyor on Bridge Projects:


The Gandy Bridge, Tampa, FL

         Responsible for all Geometric Control and layout of 2.6 mi. bridge

         Assigned to train all survey personnel for standard bridge survey layout.

         Strong skills at Interpreting plans, and revisions.

         Acted as liaison between Engineers and Contractor.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Bailey Bridge, Panama City, FL

         In charge of all Geometric control.

         All surveying layout from pile location to bridge deck elevations.


The Bridge over Lagoona San Jose, Puerto Rico

         Responsible for the training of survey personnel.

         Verified all geometric control.

         Entrusted with all computations and surveying layout to facilitate the erection and alignment of 1.4 mi. bridge.



Cone Constructors   1993-1994    Survey Party Chief

         Assigned all computations and surveying layout for a three mile section of the Veterans Expressway.


Traylor Brothers    1987-1988 & 1990-1991   Survey Party Chief


The Bayside Bridge, Clearwater, FL

         Assigned to set all survey control, Horizontal and Vertical, for the construction of 2.6 mi. bridge.

         Assigned deep water section for surveying layout


The Howard Frankland Bridge, Tampa, FL

         Head surveyor of bridge project.

         Set all control for project.

         Entrusted with all geometric computations for completion of 3.0 mi. Bridge.


S.E.U. Construction   1988-1990   Field Engineer

         Assigned to oversee survey crews.

         Verify all calculation by surveyors.

         Maintain acceptable tolerances for the construction on roadway projects: West Waters Ave., Bears Ave.


Nelson Construction   1986-1987   Survey Party Chief

         Responsible for Geometric control and layout on special design build construction projects, such as The Lowery Park Zoo, Tampa, FL.


Kissinger, Campo & Assoc.   1985-1986  Survey  Inspector


Apalachicola Bay and River Bridges, Apalachicola, FL

         Assigned as surveying Inspector to verify control, alignment, and elevation of both bridges combined length 22.4 mi.




SKY.C.E.I.   1982-1985  Survey Party Chief


The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, St.Petersburg, FL

         Assigned as Inspector of surveying, high level approach.

         Responsible for checking control and alignment of 5.5 mi.  of a Pre cast , Pre Stressed , Post Tensioned ,  segmental , Cable Stayed Bridge.

         Required to verify tolerances of pre cast segments in casting yar






                                1978-1981  U.S. Army National Guard                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                Received two Outstanding Service Awards for Surveying




                              1982   FDOT, Construction math and plans reading

                               Certificate of completion

                              1979    Defense  Mapping School, Fort Belvoir, VA.                                                                                                                                                             

                               Certificate of completion, Construction Surveying.

                              1977  E.A. Laney High School, Wilmington, NC.

                               Diploma of Graduation.



                              Worked in construction surveying field over 32 years.

                              Over 20 years in heavy civil marine construction.

                              Skilled in plans reading and interpretation.

                              Understands and operates all survey instruments, Electronic and manual, including

                              Topcon Hyper Pro, Hyper Lite and GR3  GPS units.

                              TDS software, Recon and Ranger Data collectors           

                              Strong abilities to calculate geometrical control

                              Self motivated, detail oriented, interacts well with others.





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