Project Manager & Survey CAD Operator

Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Wellington,FL
Job Title Project Manager & Survey CAD Operator
Relocation Preferences : None
Objective :
Resume :  
Johannes Christoffel Schabort

Wellington, FL, 33414-7649


20 years of experience in a broad range of Civil Engineering skills.
Strong leadership, productivity and attention to detail qualities.
Skilled at learning new concepts quickly, working well under pressure, communicates clearly and effectively.
Strong technical abilities including computers, surveying equipment, software, trouble shooting, hand tools and power tools.
Extensive managerial and supervisory experience.
Good problem solving skills.





Almeda College and University
Masters Degree of Science in Civil Engineering
United States
Vaal University of Technology**Bachelors Degree of Science in Civil Engineering
South Africa


**Evaluation of education, training and experience as completed in South Africa, was done by the University of Southern California and it was found that I attained the equivalent of a Bachelors Degree of Science in Civil Engineering.

Career History

Dates Employed
Job TitleCompany
06/26/2007 Present
Project Manager & Survey CAD Operator
A & B Engineering, Inc.

Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, aerial photography, and other topographical data to plan projects.

Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.

Develop criteria for survey methods and procedures.

Plan and conduct ground surveys designed to establish baselines, elevations, and other geodetic measurements.

Search legal records, survey records, and land titles to obtain information about property boundaries of areas to be surveyed.
Perform computations and computer-aided drafting in office.

Operate surveying instruments including:-
Trimble S-6 robotic total station & Topcon GTS 4A total station,
Trimble R7 GPS receiver,
Trimble R8 & R8 GNSS GPS rovers,
Trimble TSC2 controllers,
Trimble TM3 radio
and cellular phone modems.

Operate industry specific software including:-
Auto CAD,
Auto CAD Land Development Desktop,
Trimble Geomatics Office (TGO),
Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint
and Survey Controller (Trimble).

Install firmware and software upgrades on equipment.

Performs topographic surveys, canal cross sections, boundary surveys, special purpose surveys, design surveys and site calibrations.

Work on projects for South Florida Water Management District, School Board, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Community Colleges, Florida Department of Transport, Loxahatchee Groves Water Control District, developers, architects and contractors.

Dates Employed

Job Title


11/2006 06/18/2007 Sales Engineer
Southern Laser, Inc.

Operated surveying instruments such as Trimble S-6 robotic total station, Trimble R8 GNSS GPS base & rover combination, Trimble 5700 GPS receivers, Trimble DINI electronic level, Trimble 5600 total station, Trimble HPB450 data radio, Trimble TSC2 controller, cellular phone modems and Nokia total stations.

Operated industry specific software such as AutoCAD, Trimble Geomatics Office (TGO), Survey Pro (TDS), Survey Controller (Trimble) and Trimble SCS900.

Arranged for technical demonstrations and / or presentations of equipment.

Stayed informed on industry news and trends, products, services, competitors, existing and emerging technologies, and the latest product line developments.

Provided technical assistance to customers.

Dates Employed

Job Title


05/2004 10/2006
Surveyor / Survey Crew Chief
A & B Engineering, Inc.
(Formerly Adair & Brady Engineering, Inc.)

Operated surveying instruments.

Performed relevant computations, calculations and closures by means of industry specific software.

Led the field crew with regard to all daily surveying activities.

Responsible for coordinating, supervising, managing and training of others.

Provided specific training by means of demonstrating.

Dates Employed

Job Title


11/1990 - 8/2003
Engineer Govan Mbeki Municipality

Divisional head of water and sewerage sections - in total 28 000 lots.

Responsible for 30 subordinates.

Management and co-ordination of all day to day functions of water & sewerage sections.

Surveying, construction and design survey work.

Managing of earthworks, paving and grading.

Contracts, tenders, specifications, contract management.

Responsible for efficient operation, planning, management, maintenance and problem solving .

Responsible for essential service delivery (water & sanitation) as well as after hour and weekend/holiday availability.

Development and implementation of working guidelines, duty sheets & procedures.

Writing & compiling of reports, memorandums and letters.

Compilation, sketching and drafting of graphs, tables, spread sheets and maps.

Compiling, monitoring & executing of budget.

Ensure optimal & efficient use of material, equipment, plant and labor.

Investigations regarding incidents, loss control & safety.

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