Survey Technologist

McElhanney Ltd. - Prince George, BC (30+ days ago)

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About McElhanney:
Based in Western Canada for over 100 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee owned and operated firm, with over 1,000 staff members, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. Our teams work hard to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities.

For more than 100 years, we’ve been an industry leader in the application of leading practices and cutting-edge technology within Surveying and Geomatics. Our survey crews and technical employees are committed to working closely with our clients in the resource, infrastructure, and construction industries, and within the communities we help build.

Role Overview:
McElhanney Ltd. is looking for a Survey Technologist to join our Survey Team in Prince George, BC. This is a great opportunity for a dedicated individual who is looking to gain hands on surveying experience with a multidisciplinary team. In this role, you will primarily be in the office and have the opportunity to work alongside various disciplines on a variety of legal, engineering and construction surveys.

Responsibilities :
  • Interpret and edit field data, notes and sketches, complete calculations as needed and prepare for drafting or client project reporting
  • Preparation of legal survey plans and various engineering related plans
  • Liaising with Project Managers and survey crews regarding enquiries and issues
  • Implementing and ensuring quality assurance on all field returns
  • Interpret Engineering plans for layout and quantities as well as quality assurance checks
  • Degree or technical diploma in Geomatics with at least 3 years of progressive experience in a survey tech/party chief role; experience in legal and engineering surveys is a strong asset
  • Experience with AutoCAD and survey computation software and Trimble Business Center
  • Experience with Civil 3D an asset
  • Experience with UAV (Drone) or Terrestrial Laser Scanners is an asset
  • Knowledge of survey calculations, geodetic coordinate systems and map projections
  • Capable of computations and assessment of found legal evidence in the field when necessary
  • Strong communication, leadership, and motivational skills
  • Ability to travel for field positions, sometimes for extended periods
  • Ability to work effectively in various geographical settings, weather conditions, and climates.
This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Known as BC's northern capital, Prince George is a leader in business, healthcare, education, shopping and culture. Residents of Prince George enjoy lower costs of living which allow residents to enjoy a higher discretionary income. Recreation opportunities are second to none and range from golfing, skiing, fishing and hiking to any team sport you can think of. With over 300 days of sunny weather every year, you won't find a better place for outdoor adventures!
McElhanney is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion which celebrates the successes that comes from a team diverse in expertise, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, welcoming all ethnicities, religions, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability, or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.
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