Careers: Fort St. John

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.

 

Survey Assistant – Fort St. John, BC

Date Posted: January 13th, 2021
Location: Fort St. John

Position Overview:

The Survey Assistant is responsible for assisting the Party Chief in conducting land surveys in accordance with appropriate survey legislation and practices.

 

 

Responsibilities/Job Duties:

  • Operate survey instruments, GPS and computer
  • Record measurement and other information obtained during the field survey activities
  • Assist in the determination of precise geographic locations with GPS equipment
  • Place survey monuments and marker posts with a sledgehammer
  • Dig holes and clear brush from sightlines
  • Operate ATVs, UTV, snowmobile, company truck, jackhammer, pipe locators
  • Set up worksites
  • Mark well-sites and pipelines with wood stakes
  • General equipment maintenance
  • Other duties as required

 

 

Decision Making:

  • Accountable:
    Party Chief in regard to completing all tasks assigned
  • Consult:
    Party Chief in regards to questions related to the job
    Safety Manager regarding any safety-related concerns or incidents
  • Inform:
    Party Chief of any issues with clients/landowners, tools, materials, technology, etc

 

 

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily fieldwork; 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
  • Occasionally works out of line site of Party Chief
  • 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

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Can frequently lift and carry items up to 50 lbs
  • Work outside in the field in all weather conditions
  • Willing and able to travel extensively and be away from home frequently
  • Must be willing to work longer days, and some weekends
  • 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
  • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail
  • Willing and able to learn new processes and procedures
  • Flexibility in adapting to a wide variety of tasks and functions

 

 

Assets:

  • Diploma in Geomatics
  • Experience in legal surveys for the petroleum industry
  • Working knowledge of GPS, total stations and survey data collection in the field

 

 

Essential Certifications:

  • H2S Alive – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • Standard First Aid – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • Ground Disturbance Level II – three-year expiry
  • WHMIS2015 – three-year expiry
  • TDG – three-year expiry
  • ATV Safe Rider Course – three-year expiry (In-Class)
  • CSTS – no expiry
  • eGSO – no expiry
  • HSE Orientation
  • Wildlife Awareness (Bush Crews only)
  • Client Orientations

 

 

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 & essential certifications
  • Grade 12 diploma or diploma in Geomatics

 

 

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

 

 

Benefits:

  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Vision care

 

 

Schedule:

  • 10-hour shift
  • 12-hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends

 

 

Experience:

  • Survey Assisting: 1 year (Preferred)

 

 

Contact:

  • Please click HERE to apply for this position

 

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