Survey Manager - Western Canada

Kiewit Corporation - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Requisition ID: 83400

Position Overview
We are currently looking for a Survey Manager to play a large role in the success and accuracy of our projects. You will be responsible for managing the process from 3D modelling of the design through to overseeing the day to day field survey operations during construction. To be successful in this role you need to be a hands-on problem solver who can effectively communicate with your team and co-workers in addition to having a broad background in construction surveying.

District Overview
Kiewit’s Western Canada District is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty!
Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast of Canada.

We currently have work all across the country in large cities and small towns, so our people must be willing to go where the work is. Job assignment location will be determined closer to your start date. Must be able to travel and relocate as business requires. Some of our current projects locations include, British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

3D modelling / Office work
  • Ability to open and review 3D design models and ensure the accuracy and compliance of the models to the project contractual requirements and IFC plans
  • Able to communicate and develop processes with the design team as required on file types and the transfer of information back and forth.
  • Identify and communicate any issues with the design model with regards to accuracy or constructability to the construction and design teams
  • Extract and expand upon the information provided in the Design models to create Survey and Machine Control models
  • Work with other site personnel to help develop construction sequence/staging plans and perform quantity takeoffs
  • Manage the survey departments budget with respect to manhours, equipment and supplies
  • Maintain all data files and asbuilts in a logical manner
Field Survey Operations
  • Establish a survey control plan outlining specific field and office procedures
  • Understand how to setup and maintain project survey control
  • Understand the Project Specifications and Tolerances to ensure the correct selection of survey instruments and methods
  • Able to hire, manage and train field survey crews with a focus on Safety, Quality and working efficiently
  • Work with the operations groups in the setup, calibration and operation of Machine Control systems.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Technical Diploma in Surveying/Geomatics
  • General knowledge of engineering principles and materials for civil/structure work standards
  • Experience in the operation of Robotic Total Stations and RTK GPS systems, with knowledge of Trimble equipment preferred
  • 5-10+ years of experience in Construction Survey experience in projects, bridge and structural experience will be beneficial
  • Experienced and Licensed with Transport Canada for the use and Operation of UAV’s and Drones an asset
  • Experienced in the creation of models and the calibration of Machine Control Systems for excavators, dozers, graders etc. In lieu of direct experience with machine control systems, sufficient knowledge in 3D modelling, survey equipment and general construction knowledge and a willingness to learn
  • Mid to advanced experience in CAD programs such as Trimble Business Center, Civil3D and the ability to learn new software as required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft programs such as Excel and Word.
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail
  • Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment and move up objects up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to travel and relocate as business requires
Other common names for this role: Senior Surveyor

About Kiewit
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $8.7 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different
  • Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record
  • Named to the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada for the sixth year in a row
  • Extended health, dental and vision insurance where employees can get expert support for work, life, and everything in between
  • RRSP plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of weekly base wages
  • Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year, in addition to statutory holidays per each province’s guidelines
  • We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs
Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.