Survey Party Chief – Fort St. John

Date Posted: January 17th, 2020
Location: B.C.
Caltech Group Ltd. is run by surveyors and project managers who are passionate about providing accurate and professional service. Our company has grown from just 2 people in 1990 to a large and diverse group of hardworking professionals. We offer a challenging and rewarding workplace and provide excellent pay, a generous bonus structure, a comprehensive benefits package and many opportunities for growth. We understand work/life balance and push ourselves to create strong teams that can take on any project.

Position Overview

As a Survey Party Chief you will be responsible for managing a field crew and performing field survey work on projects in the construction, pipeline, oil and gas, land development and legal land surveying industries. This position is based in Fort St. John, B.C., with frequent travel required.


  • Manage and perform field survey work with the help of Survey Assistants;
  • Liaise with Project Managers and clients to coordinate field survey work, to review and manage project budgets, timeline requirements, priorities and survey methodology;
  • Provide guidance, leadership, and mentorship to Survey Assistants working with you;
  • Act as a company representative, liaising directly with client field representatives, landowners and other stakeholders;
  • Prepare and communicate field notes, sketches, checklists and digital data in required formats for Project Managers, Land Surveyors, and Drafting personnel;
  • Actively participate in and proactively support the advancement of the Caltech Surveys safety program;
  • Other duties as required.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Completion of a recognized postsecondary program related to surveying and geomatics OR demonstrate an equivalent combination of education, training, and 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;
  • Actively participate in Caltech Survey Ltd.’s health and safety program;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, dedication to customer service and the ability to motivate, develop train and coach survey staff;
  • Strong commitment to excellence, attention to detail and time management.


  • Experience with the use of ATVs/UTVs, snowmobiles and chainsaws;
  • Mechanically inclined;
  • Experience in line location and legal surveys for the petroleum industry;
  • Knowledge and experience using Trimble equipment and software, RTK GPS and line locating;
  • Certification in First Aid/CPR, H2S Alive, PST, ATV Training.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Acceptable driver’s abstract per company policy;
  • Able to obtain all applicable safety tickets upon onboarding;
  • Please note that this is a safety-sensitive position, and as such, pre-employment and site-specific drug and alcohol testing may be required.

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Caltech Surveys is an equal opportunity employer with a proven history of growth and opportunity in a fast-paced yet flexible work environment. We offer a competitive wage and a robust benefits plan. We’ll look after you and you’ll help us continue to be an industry leader with our “find a way” commitment to serving the petroleum industry throughout Western Canada.

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We thank all applicants, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.