Property Development Skills
Mark Robertson's Imagination for Land Surveying
Survey Equipment Competency:
  • Leica Totalstations (TC1700, TC600, TRC305, TRCA703)
  • Thales RTK (Z-Extreme, Z-Max)
  • Sokia SDR33
  • Carlson Explorer (SurvCE)
  • TDS Ranger (Survey Pro)
  • and more (ask)
Software Competency:
  • AutoCAD
  • Civil 3D
  • Land Desktop
  • Star*Net
  • Carlson SurvCE
  • MS Office Applications
  • and more (ask)

Construction Equipment Competency:

  • Skid Steer
  • Backhoe
  • Excavator
  • Front Loader
  • Scraper
  • Forklift

Other Skills:

  • Team/Workforce Management (Field and Office)
  • Project Management (Client Coordination, Budgeting, Proposals, Planning, Research, Design, Mapping, Billing)
  • Boundary Analysis
  • Legal Descriptions
  • Agency Coordination
  • Commercial ALTA Surveys
  • Subdivision Mapping
  • Large Tract Surveys
  • Engineering Base Maps

Obviously, the above list is abbreviated. If your position or project requires skills not listed above, please be sure to ask. Suffice it to say that I have a wide variety of skills in survey and construction equipment gleaned from my 13 years in the industry.

Additionally, some skills are more abstract and cannot be reduced to a piece of equipment:

  • The ability to visualize a project comprehensively
  • Reading clients' visions for their projects, which they often cannot articulate, and transforming them into the finished product.
  • Multitasking: Not only many different jobs at the same time, but different KINDS of jobs at the same time. E.g., not just surveying and construction-related tasks, but management of the workforce, orchestration of budgets, deadlines, and the myriad demands of civil agencies.
  • Communication: Nothing in the engineering/surveying world could ever get done without communication. There has to be open lines of communication between client and professional, professional and technician, professional and agency, not to mention the essential communication between professional and professional! Perhaps communication is the most important skill of all?
  • Coordination: This is taking communication one step further. Surveying, Engineering, and Land Development require the coordination of all the facets of the industry. Effective communication involves coordination between client, professional, and agencies. Often the deadlines of industry agencies dictate the priorities of the professional. The professional has to be aware of the standards of the applicable agencies.
  • Streamlining: AKA Efficiency, This is the grease that helps make everything come together. The failure to smoothly transition from one job to another can break a budget or miss a deadline. Because there are many ways to perform survey work it is important to know which methods fit the situation for the sake of speed and cost effectiveness.

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