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Geomatics Manager

Tatham Engineering

  • Posted on: November 29, 2019

We are seeking a Manager of Geomatics for our Collingwood office, to be responsible for the planning, supervision, direction and production of engineering surveys, plans, documents and related services throughout the various Tatham Engineering offices (Collingwood, Barrie, Bracebridge, Orillia and Ottawa).

As the Manager, you will

  • schedule, manage and oversee daily operations of the Geomatics department, evaluate survey requests to ensure adequate requirements, and recommend and determine extent of work required for surveys and methods to be used;
  • review and assess survey equipment and technologies and provide recommendations to Senior Management for acquisition;
  • ensure survey staff are appropriately trained for use of survey equipment and technologies;
  • liaise with Tatham Project Managers and clients to establish survey costs, schedules and deliverables;
  • perform field investigations and research information sources to compile data necessary for survey projects and manipulation of survey data;
  • supervise a team of survey technologists and technicians, providing technical guidance and instruction to ensure compliance with Tatham standards and industry guidelines, and completeness and accuracy of survey data and plans;
  • assess and resolve complex or unusual survey problems;
  • undertake field services and surveys as required to supplement/complement the survey staff, particularly during peak seasons;
  • coordinate surveys with other service providers as may be required, confirming fees schedules and deliverables; and
  • provide quality control of all Geomatic related deliverables.

This position reports to the Vice President Head Office Operations.

Key Positions Requirements

  • Degree/diploma in Geomatics or Surveying, P.Eng. or CET with related field experience
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of relevant survey and/or management of geomatics
  • Understanding of coordinate geometry, coordinate systems and datums, theory of least squares, horizontal and vertical project control and the survey requirements for the planning, design and construction of transportation and municipal infrastructure
  • Understanding of survey equipment such as total stations, data collectors, global positioning receivers, theodolites and levels
  • Understanding of computer surveys application software such as AutoCAD, ground modelling, and coordinate geometry, global positioning systems (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) technology
  • Understanding of current and emerging industry standards, procedures, equipment and software to promote the implementation of new survey techniques (including use of digital mapping, LIDAR and drone surveys)
  • Understanding of statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Proven planning and organization sills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills to assess
  • Knowledge of OHSA and guidelines as they apply to survey crews
  • Versatility with respect to skill sets and the ability to undertake other engineering related and/or CADD assignments will be an advantage

Company Profile 

Tatham Engineering is a Canadian, employee-owned civil engineering firm with 30 years of experience,  specializing in Land Development, Municipal Infrastructure, Structural, Transportation, Water Resources and Water & Wastewater engineering with application to new and re-developed commercial, industrial, residential and recreational properties. Our extensive experience combined with providing premier services are key factors in our solid track record of successful projects throughout Ontario to a wide range of satisfied clients, in both the public and private sectors. Headquartered in Collingwood, with branch offices in Bracebridge, Barrie, Orillia and Ottawa, Tatham Engineering has a solid team of over 120 employees.

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