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CAREER OPPORTUNITY
POSITION TITLE: Land Surveyor in Training
STATUS: Permanent, Full Time
LOCATION: Kelowna, BC

The Opportunity

McElhanney is looking for a Land Surveyor in Training for our Kelowna, BC office to manage land development and infrastructure projects, utility right of way surveys, topographic surveys, construction and engineering layout, surveys on provincial and First Nations lands, and to provide advice to clients.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic new graduate looking to kick start their career in geomatics. The successful individual will undergo training and mentorship under the experienced guidance of a senior land surveyor to further develop their project management and technical skills.


What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Working in a team setting to establish project scope, budget and schedule, and other project or client expectations
  • Leading survey crews on projects; communicating scope and scheduling information to crew members
  • Managing project budgets and financial reporting
  • Managing various survey project types including statutory surveys including land development (subdivisions) and infrastructure, topographic, engineering and construction layout
  • Liaising with both internal (McElhanney) and external Project Managers and clients
  • Managing information flow from field to final deliverables
  • Ensuring quality assurance procedures are carried out for proposals, field returns, drawings, legal plans, documents, and other deliverables
  • Providing advice to clients on property and legal survey matters
  • Other duties as required.
What You’ll Bring:

  • Registered Land Surveyor in Training or eligibility to register
  • Two-year technical diploma in Geomatics and previous experience in a similar role
  • Proficiency in computer applications (MSCAD and GNSS processing software at minimum)
  • Ability to travel out of town for periods of time
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Physical ability to work in mountainous/forested/coastal terrain and remote areas
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, good attendance, sound judgment skills, and general computer knowledge.

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.


What Can We Offer You?

  • Great benefits, including extended health & dental coverage, healthcare spending account, & RRSP matching
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Competitive salary and participation in our generous Performance Bonus Plan
  • Financial assistance with relocation if applicable
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth
  • Employee and Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support for all employees and their families either online or over the phone

For a full review of our projects, please visit our online portfolio: through this link


About McElhanney

Based in Western Canada for over 110 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As an employee owned and operated firm with over 1,100 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high level of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.


Our Purpose: Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.

Geomatics/Survey Technologist
  Polaris Land Surveying Inc. is looking for an experienced survey/geomatics technologist to join our team. Polaris is a progressive firm with projects ranging from simple one lot topographic plans, through to large scale strata and air space developments. The Polaris model allows team members to work virtually, from any location and a work a flexible schedule. Polaris is looking for an office-based Geomatics/Survey Technologist with the following skillsets:
  • Survey calculations such as least squares adjustments, volumes, alignments etc.;
  • Processing conventional and GNSS survey data;
  • Working with point clouds;
  • Preparing survey files to assist with field work;
  • Checking survey data;
  • Plan checking;
  • Drafting;
  • Data management;
  • Ability to communicate with fellow team members and project manager.
If you have all or some of these skills and you are self-motivated, enjoy working in a dynamic and progressive environment where quality of work and client service are at the forefront, Polaris is the team you have been looking for.
TThis position is designed for flexible lifestyles, with the successful candidate working from a home office. If you want to skip the commute and have more free time, please contact Brent Taylor at btaylor@plsi.ca to learn more about this opportunity.
Land Surveyor in Training/Survey Technologist – Salt Spring Island

Polaris Land Surveying Inc. is looking for an experienced survey/geomatics technologist to join our team. Polaris is a progressive firm with projects ranging from simple one lot subdivisions, through to large-scale stratas and land development. The Polaris model allows team members to work virtually, from a home office, and to work a flexible schedule.
Polaris is looking for a Land Surveyor in Training or an experienced Survey Technologist with some or all of the following skills:
  • Field survey using robotic total station and GNSS
  • Experience in legal, topographic, and construction surveying
  • Survey calculations such as least squares adjustments, volumes, and alignments
  • Checking and processing conventional and GNSS survey data
  • Preparing survey files to assist with field work
  • Research Land Title and Crown Land records
  • Ability to communicate with team members, project managers, and clients
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with 3D laser scanning
  • Processing scan and RPAS data

If you have all or some of these skills and you are self-motivated, enjoy working in a dynamic and progressive environment where quality of work and client service are at the forefront, Polaris is the team you have been looking for.

The ideal candidate for this role is located on Salt Spring Island and is looking for a blend of field work and ‘office’ work. This position is designed for flexible lifestyles, with the successful candidate working from a home office. If you want to skip the commute and have more free time, please contact Jordan Litke at jlitke@plsi.ca to learn more about this opportunity.
SENIOR PARTY CHIEF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
WATSON & BARNARD is a Land Surveying, Geomatics Engineering firm which has been practising in Delta (Tsawwassen) since 1974. We have a variety of work in urban, rural, and waterfront areas. We have a full time position available for an experienced Senior Party Chief with minimum 3 years following completion of education.

WE OFFER:

An attractive compensation package with competitive wages, overtime, a shared Benefits program, flexible time off, a professional work environment, potential for articling toward a BCLS,CLS Commission and time as an Engineer in Training.

DUTIES:

Field surveys for legal, topographic, and construction surveys. Office processing following field survey. Manage field crew, ensure work quality, and implement safe work practices. Work with Leica Total Stations, Leica Scanning Total Station, Leica Robotic, Leica RTK GPS measurement equipment, and digital levels. DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone. All work is local.

REQUIREMENTS:

Individual should produce quality work and be detail oriented Motivated, experienced, capable, and reliable Ability to complete field calculations Valid BC Drivers Licence Familiarity with Microsurvey and AutoCAD software would be an asset Good Communication skills Advanced RPAS Certification is an asset

POSITION IS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY, IS FULL TIME, AND IS PERMANENT
Apply in confidence to: contact@wbsurveys.ca
CROWN SURVEYOR
Apply By: Monday, October 11, 2021 11:59 pm EDT
Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division: Corporate Management and Information Division, Mapping and Information Resources Branch
City: Peterborough
Job Term: 1 Permanent
Job Code: PS0312 – Barg-LS 03 Land Surveyor
Salary: $82,315.00 – $114,578.00 Per Year
Posting Status: Open
Job ID:
167508
Do you have proven experience to be a Crown Surveyor? Do you have expert knowledge of the crown survey systems, land law and statutes? If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to act as a Crown Surveyor for the Province of Ontario, consider this position with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. Challenge your surveying career by joining the Office of the Surveyor General while making a meaningful contribution to Crown title integrity and Indigenous Land Claims.
About the Location
Whether you choose to live footsteps from downtown or on a serene lake, Peterborough and the Kawarthas offer a number of affordable housing options without long commute times. With ample recreational activities, cultural experiences, year-round entertainment options and unique restaurants, there’s something for everyone. Peterborough is also home to Trent University, Fleming College and a new 500-bed hospital for all your health care needs.
About the Mapping and Information Resources Branch
The Branch is an essential partner in the management of Ontario’s natural resources. We ensure decisions are supported by the best available data and advice through leadership in Crown land surveying, mapping and information management. The Office of the Surveyor General oversees all legal descriptions used to issue surface and mineral rights on Ontario Crown land, land claims settlements and regulatory control on land development and use.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
  • act as the Ministry’s Crown Survey expert, serving staff of the ministry, other government agencies, private surveyors and the public
  • provide advice to clients, and represent the provincial Crown on legal survey matters during tri-party negotiations with Canada and First Nations
  • manage ongoing projects and provide technical direction to staff preparing or reviewing surveys/descriptions for Crown patents, Mining Claims and Regulatory plans
  • participate in the development of survey-related legislation, regulations, policies and procedures for the Province

How do I qualify?
Mandatory requirement:
  • you must be licensed as an Ontario Land Surveyor by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors

Technical knowledge and skills:
  • knowledge of Crown Survey systems, constitutional law, common law and statutes, such as Canada Lands Surveys Act, Canada Lands Surveyors Act, Public Lands Act, Mining Act, Beds of Navigable Waters Act
  • knowledge of land-related provincial and federal statutes, regulations, and Ontario treaties
  • proficiency in the use of computers/software related to surveying, mapping and business processes

Research, analytical and problem-solving skills:
  • research, analytical and problem-solving skills to investigate records, evaluate and formulate opinions and identify solutions to project, staff and/or client problems

Interpersonal and communications skills:
  • strong interpersonal, negotiation and supervisory skills to provide direction to staff, resolve conflicts, and negotiate with staff and partners
  • advanced oral and written communication skills to convey complex ideas, opinions or decisions with clarity, and to prepare affidavits, correspondence, and reports in a timely and sensitive manner

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism: We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace. We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.
Additional Information
Address:
  • 1 Permanent, 300 Water St,, Peterborough, East Region

Compensation Group: Professional Engineers, Government of Ontario Schedule: 6
Category: Lands and Resources
Posted on: Friday, September 17, 2021
Note:
  • T-NR-167508/21

The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
How to apply:
  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
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  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment. Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, October 11, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted. The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code
Nova Scotia Land Surveyor
Looking to return to the Maritimes? Want to work for a great local company where you can make a difference? Strum Consulting, a leading engineering, survey, and environmental company since 1995, has an opening for a licensed Land Surveyor in our Antigonish or Bedford Office. We are in growth mode and expanding to meet our client’s needs. The position requires a highly motivated, organized individual, a positive attitude, and strong communication skills. At Strum, we provide a professional, energetic Team environment that promotes camaraderie, collaboration, and low staff turnover. We invite you to explore the possibility of joining our Team by submitting your resume to bbeaton@strum.com. Responsibilities
  • Evaluate and resolve boundary solutions
  • Prepare detailed survey approach and calculations on assigned projects
  • Identify and undertake required surveying research
  • Translate / process field data
  • Complete detailed drawings
  • Coordinate and direct AutoCAD drawing preparation
  • Review milestone and final drawings
  • Attend meetings with contractors, regulatory agencies, and clients
  • Manage projects, administer contracts, and control budgets
  • Present concepts to clients and manage small to medium size projects
Qualifications
  • Registered (or eligible for registration) as a Professional Nova Scotia Land Surveyor
  • 5-years minimum experience in legal land surveying
  • Knowledgeable in the statutes, regulations, and practices of the Nova Scotia Land Surveyors Act, Municipal Government Act, Land Titles Act, Public Lands Act, and Surveys Act
  • Familiar with, and proficiency in, the operation of survey equipment such as the Total Station/Data Collector, and various Global Positioning System (GPS) methods
  • Demonstrate strong technical, documentation, and organizational skills
  • Comfortable meeting with clients and exploring new business opportunities
Work With Us Comprehensive benefits package including matching RSP plan Work on a wide range of tasks each day Interact with a diverse client base Be part of a Team rather than just a number
Junior Survey Party Chief – Calgary
We’re seeking multiple Survey Party Chiefs to work on a Southern Alberta construction project, about 2 hours outside of Calgary. This is a temporary contract position, ideal for a Junior Party Chief or experienced Survey Assistant, and there is the potential for additional contracts or to become a permanent role after the project is completed. During your rotation, you will need to be able to spend two to three weeks out of town, staying in a hotel. You will be using the GPS / GNSS RTK rover to support layout and collecting other survey data as needed. This construction project requires speed and accuracy, so prior experience and physical fitness are a must. You will be reporting to the field resource manager and regularly coordinating with the Project Manager and other technical staff. This is a field position, so even though you will be located out of our Calgary office, you will primarily be working on site. Challenger Geomatics is an employee-owned firm that provides a wide range of legal and construction surveying services. Compensation is competitive with other firms and we offer many other employee benefits to ensure we attract the top talent in our industry. General Responsibilities:
  • Completes construction layout and field surveys as directed.
  • Communicates effectively with the project manager and other survey crew as well as client representatives and the general public when required.
  • Interprets plans / maps with respect to survey assignment.
  • Provides comprehensive survey notes/sketches, computations, and data in support of all field surveys.
  • Performs all health and safety duties as identified in the company’s safety procedures.
  • Ensures all company equipment and vehicles are properly operated and maintained.
  • Skilled with the use of GPS/GNSS Rovers, Total Stations, Underground Locators and other survey equipment.
Qualifications
  • Must have prior geomatics education or previous survey experience
  • Previous GPS Rover experience is a must
  • Physical fitness is a must
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Any valid safety certificates an asset (i.e. H2S, First Aid, CSTS, Wildlife Awareness)
To Apply Online, Please Visit this link
Survey Party Chief – Yellowknife
We are seeking the right individuals(s) to join our Northern Team at Sub-Arctic Geomatics for a seasonal role. Our surveyors and experienced project managers have worked in nearly every community and region over decades of working in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The Survey Party Chief is accountable for effectively and efficiently carrying out field survey assignments. Reporting to the Branch Manager, you will rotate in for your shift (usually two to three weeks), carrying out a variety of surveys before rotating out for breaks. General Responsibilities:
  • Administers a crew that conducts field surveys as defined by the project manager.
  • Communicates effectively with the project manager as to their progress.
  • Provides comprehensive survey notes/sketches, computations, and data in support of all field surveys; ensures all documents conform to company standards.
  • Monitors each project from start to completion, as to the quality of service provided and results achieved.
  • Performs all health and safety duties as identified in the company’s safety procedures.
  • Ensures all company equipment and vehicles are properly operated and maintained.
  • Skilled with GPS, Total Stations, and other survey equipment.
Qualifications
  • Must have completed a recognized geomatics post-secondary program OR be able to demonstrate they have equivalent experience;
  • Willing and able to work outside in the field in all weather conditions;
  • Willing and able to travel extensively and be away from home frequently;
  • Must be able to pass drug and alcohol testing as required to access work sites.
  • Willingness to work alone
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
Assets
  • Safety Training (i.e. H2S, First Aid, CSTS, Wildlife Awareness)
  • Line Locating Certifications
  • Microsurvey, Carlson, or AutoCAD experience
Physical Demands:
  • Walking – Frequent
  • Lifting ±25lbs
  • Carrying ±25lbs – Frequent
  • Driving (sitting) – Frequent
To Apply Online, Please Visit this link
Survey Party Chief – Fort McMurray (Fly in)
We are looking for a Survey Party Chief to join our team for a rotational position at an oil sands site near Fort McMurray. The shift will be 14 days on and 7 days off, flying in and staying in camp for the duration of their work shift, adjusting with the seasonal workload as required. This is a position for someone with significant experience working in the energy sector as you will most often be required to work on your own. You will collaborate with our experienced project managers to complete a variety of field survey assignments. This position will be located outside of Fort McMurray so would be an excellent opportunity for those already residing in the area. There are also regular flights to and from the site for those living in the Calgary and Edmonton areas. General Responsibilities:
  • Setup and operate various survey equipment including GPS/GNSS Rovers, Total Stations, Locators, etc.
  • Performs a variety of field survey assignments, working closely with the project manager and other staff.
  • Communicates effectively with the project manager and the rest of the team.
  • Prepares comprehensive field notes, computations, and other documentation as required.
  • Performs all health and safety duties as identified in the company’s safety procedures.
  • • Ensures all company equipment and vehicles are properly operated and maintained.
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Geomatics or related field
  • 3+ years of previous survey experience, preferably working in the energy sector
  • Physically fit and able to work outside in the field in tough conditions
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Any valid safety certificates are an asset (i.e. H2S, First Aid, CSTS, Wildlife Awareness)
To Apply Online, Please Visit this link
Survey Party Chief – Sherwood Park
Challenger Geomatics has an opening for a Survey Party Chief based in the Edmonton region. The Survey Party Chief collects data in the field and works with our experienced project managers on a variety of survey assignments. This includes legal and construction surveys, working either on your own as head of the survey crew. This position will be located out of Sherwood Park, but projects may be located elsewhere in Alberta. Candidates should have a willingness to travel to where the work is. You will have the chance to work on different types of projects and grow your geomatics career through participation in our training and development programs. Challenger Geomatics is an employee-owned geomatics firm and offers extended health and dental coverage, RRSP matching, and other employee benefits. General Responsibilities:
  • Completes field surveys and works closely with the Project Manager to ensure all client objectives are met.
  • Provides necessary documentation to office staff including any field notes, computations, and other survey data.
  • Communicates effectively with team members and ensures tasks are completed on time.
  • Performs all health and safety duties as identified in the company’s safety procedures.
  • Skilled with the use of survey equipment (GPS/GNSS Rovers, Total Stations, Locators, etc.) and ensures all company equipment and vehicles are properly operated and maintained.
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Geomatics or related discipline as well as previous survey experience.
  • Experience in the energy sector or construction is an asset
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Any valid safety certificates an asset (i.e. H2S, First Aid, CSTS, Wildlife Awareness)
  • Physical fitness – party chief must work outside in tough conditions, often carrying equipment long distances
To Apply Online, Please Visit this link
Edmonton, AB  Vice President – Geomatics
Location: AB Qualifications:
  • Geomatics degree supported by a minimum of 15 years of office/field experience including supervisory responsibilities.
  • Alberta Land Surveyor (ALS), Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS), or other professional designation preferred.
  • A solid understanding of survey operations including budgetary and financial measurements.
  • An exceptional people leader with a commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to efficiently manage and grow our Edmonton business.
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Moncton, NB  Land Surveyor
Location: NB Qualifications:
  • Licensed by the Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors, or eligible to obtain certification
  • Proficient in CAD
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Operate total station, GPS, and other survey related equipment
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Edmonton, AB  Vice President – Geomatics
Location: AB Qualifications:
  • Geomatics degree supported by a minimum of 15 years of office/field experience including supervisory responsibilities.
  • Alberta Land Surveyor (ALS), Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS), or other professional designation preferred.
  • A solid understanding of survey operations including budgetary and financial measurements.
  • An exceptional people leader with a commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to efficiently manage and grow our Edmonton business.
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Duncan, BC  Draftsperson / Field Survey Technician
Location: BC Qualifications:
  • Diploma or Degree in surveying/geomatics.
  • Minimum 2 years field survey and/or CAD drafting experience.
  • Excellent computer skills and able to learn new software programs.
  • Able to understand legal and building plans for input into CAD software.
  • Able to perform survey calculations and prepare survey plans.
  • Knowledge of Leica GNSS and Total Stations and Microsurvey FieldGenius data collection software.
  • Physically fit.
  • Valid BC drivers license.
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Edmonton Manager/Surveyor
Location: AB Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of field and project management experience
  • A degree or diploma from a Geomatics Engineering Technology program
  • Proficient with UAV and 3D Laser Scanning Equipment and software for data processing, point clouds, and 3D modeling
  • Any valid safety certificates are an asset
  • UAV / drone pilot license considered an asset
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Ontario Land Surveyor – Monument Geomatics
Location: South Central Ontario Qualifications: We are looking for a qualified Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) • 5+ years in the industry preferred • Project Management Experience would be considered a plus • Must pass a police background check Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Ontario Land Surveyor
Location: London, West Region & North Bay, North Region Qualifications: You must be a licensed member (Cadastral) of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors • The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid class G driver’s license or equivalent. Job type: Permanent, Full Time
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