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Survey Technologist


  • Posted on: December 2, 2019

McElhanney Ltd. has a rewarding opportunity for an individual to join our team as a Survey Technician to join our team in Courtenay, B.C. This position requires a motivated, highly productive person to lead a busy survey crew carrying out legal, topographic, and construction layout surveys.

The successful candidate will work within a team on land development and industrial projects . In this role you will work alongside experienced survey technicians under supervision of a BC Land Surveyor.


  • Be in charge of a field crew (2 person or independent) for various surveys including legal, land development (subdivisions), topographic, and construction layout;
  • Perform on-site liaison between Project Manager and client/contractor as required;
  • Perform computations of survey data as required;
  • Manage flow of information between field and office, and prepare clear, concise and accurate field notes, records and calculations;
  • Ensure implementation of quality assurance, safety and policy compliance.


  • 2-year technical diploma in Geomatics with at least 5 years’ previous experience in a similar role;
  • Effective communications skills;
  • Proficiency in computer systems, and survey related software applications (MicroSurvey/StarNet, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Leica GeoOffice software knowledge an asset);
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Periods of travel may be required for the role.

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

About McElhanney
Based in Western Canada for over 100 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with over 1,100 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.
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