The Opportunity
McElhanney Ltd. is seeking a Utility Locate Technician to join our Geomatics Engineering team in Vancouver, BC. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and labeling underground public and private utilities which may include a variety of storm, sewer, sanitary, water lines, underground telecom, power and gas lines. Your role will be focused on locating, identifying, and marking underground utilities prior to surveying, engineering design, and construction. This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to grow a rewarding career with a well-established firm.

Our team offers a welcoming culture which allows staff to learn, grow, and build meaningful relationships. Most importantly, we have nurtured a fun and family like environment, making McElhanney a workplace where our staff choose to grow long-term careers. In addition, we have established programs that support the growth of our future leaders. We have built and sustained a reputation of taking great care in developing our people and fostering a positive, friendly, and rewarding work environment.

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Conduct site visits to image the underground environment, with an emphasis on detecting and mapping subsurface utilities.
  • Perform desktop analysis, mapping and AutoCAD drafting.
  • Utilize a wide range of geophysical tools including EM and GPR.
  • Verify, identify and label public and private utility mains and other services located primarily underground
  • Conduct research on history of utility in area, document irregularities, enforce utility separation requirements, and provide support for clients as needed.
  • Other tasks and duties as required.

What You’ll Bring
  • 1-2 years of related experience as an Underground Utility Locator
  • Registration with ASTTBC as a Registered Underground Utility Locator Technician (RULT) is an asset
  • Knowledge of or interest in underground utility construction methods
  • Strong ability to improvise and trouble shoot in the field
  • Ability to think about objects in three dimensions, visualize patterns and draw conclusions from limited information
  • Strong computer skills, expertise in AutoCAD and GPS a significant advantage
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Experience with Geophysical Surveys/ Land Surveying / Geomatics an asset
  • Valid BC Driver’s License to use company vehicles as necessary

What Can We Offer You?
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your lifestyle
  • Great benefits, including extended health & dental coverage, healthcare spending account, & RRSP matching
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Competitive salary and participation in our generous Performance Bonus Plan
  • Financial assistance with relocation if applicable
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth
  • Employee and Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support for all employees and their families either online or over the phone
  • Participation in our numerous programs that support our Four Cornerstones: people & communities, clients & partners, processes & technology, and financial.
About McElhanney
Based in Western Canada for over 110 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As an 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. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high level of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.
Our Purpose: Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.
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If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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