Survey Party Chief – Maple Creek, SK

Date Posted: September 17th, 2021
Location: Maple Creek

Caltech is run by professional land surveyors and project managers who are passionate about providing industry-leading service. Our company has grown from just 2 people in 1990, to a large and diverse group of over 140 hardworking professionals.

We are now looking to add a Survey Party Chief with a strong combination of construction, pipeline, oil and gas, land development and legal land surveying experience to our team. If you are motivated by success, career growth potential and a great team, we encourage you to apply today!

 

Why Caltech?

We offer a challenging and rewarding workplace, and provide competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and many opportunities for growth. For us work-life balance means working hard and playing hard; our clients and our people are our focus. We use the most current technology and have made professional development a key part of our strategic plan.

We are committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace, particularly for those who have been historically excluded from, and under-represented in the workplace, such as: Indigenous peoples, persons of color or otherwise racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women in under-represented roles, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons.

 

What will you be doing?

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. Your duties will include:

  • 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

 

What do you need to be successful in this role?

Essentials:

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

 

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

 

How to apply?

Please forward your resume to careers@caltechsurveys.com.

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