Survey Party Chief – Fort St. John, BC

Date Posted: March 23rd, 2021
Location: Fort St. John

Caltech Surveys 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. We use the most current technology and we have made professional career development a key part of our strategic plan.  If you are motivated by success, career growth potential and a great team, we encourage you to apply today!

 

 

Position Overview:

The Survey Party Chief is 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.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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

 

 

Requirements:

  • Completion of a recognized postsecondary program related to surveying and geomatics OR demonstrate an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Willing 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

 

 

Assets:

  • 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

 

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • 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

Essential Certifications:

  • H2S Alive – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • Standard First Aid – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • Ground Disturbance Level II – three-year expiry
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence
  • WHMIS – three-year expiry
  • TDG – three-year expiry
  • ATV Safe Rider Course – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • AMA Safe Winter Driving
  • CSTS – no expiry
  • eGSO – no expiry
  • Hazard Awareness – three-year expiry
  • Incident Investigation – three-year expiry
  • HSE Orientation
  • Wildlife Awareness (Bush Crews only)
  • Client Orientations

 

 

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily field work; in all weather conditions ranging from -50C to +40C between seasons
  • Frequent long-distance travel (driving), extensive time spent in hotels
  • Frequently lifting, pushing, pulling, walking, standing with items up to 20 lbs
  • Occasionally lifting, pushing, pulling, walking, standing with items up to 50 lbs
  • Constant balancing, climbing and walking on uneven ground and terrain
  • Frequent bending and reaching
  • Operate ATV/UTV/Snowmobile
  • Frequent use of arm strength to pound in markers/pins/stakes/post
  • Frequent exposure to loud noises
  • Constant communication (spoken, written, reading)
  • Manual dexterity required to use laptop computer and peripherals; and for manual drawings
  • Overtime as required based on workload

 

 

Conditions of Employment
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Acceptable driver’s abstract per company policy
  • Participate in training on technology and methodology
  • Obtain and maintain valid safety tickets and essential certifications
  • Demonstrate completion of a recognized postsecondary program related to surveying and geomatics OR demonstrate a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

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We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.