The Opportunity:
Are you an experienced Leader who is ready for the challenges and rewards of team management?  We are seeking an exceptional individual with strong leadership capabilities to join our Edmonton survey team as Division Manager! We are seeking an individual to lead a team of skilled professional and technical staff in a variety of survey projects. You will be supported by senior technical specialists with extensive market relationships.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a technically proficient self-starter with supervisory skills, business development, project management and client management capabilities. This role offers eligibility for shareholding privileges in our employee-owned company.

While working collaboratively with other McElhanney branches in a strong team environment, the Division Manager will lead a team of approximately 12 field staff, 3 drafters, and 2 project managers, while contributing to branch and regional strategic planning, controlling division budgets and scopes, as well as development of new and existing business, marketing of the branch’s services, and liaising with clients on project matters. 

Situated at the gateway to central and northern Alberta, our Edmonton office work closely with the oil & gas, transportation, construction, and development industries. Our local team offers Surveying Geomatics (including legal survey), Engineering, Landscape architecture, Materials testing, and Environmental services to Edmonton and surrounding areas. Our Edmonton branch applies emerging technologies to solve unique problems and assigns teams to work closely and collaboratively with clients. Our employees are as comfortable working on high-precision tunnel surveys in the downtown core as they are working on a well site hundreds of kilometers from the closest center.

Deadline to apply: September 19, 2022

Vaccination Requirement:

In accordance with the recommendations and guidance provided by government health authorities, McElhanney strongly encourages all employees to get fully vaccinated to protect themselves and others against the health and safety risks and the transmission of COVID-19 to others.  This position requires that the successful candidate is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and as such, proof of vaccination will be required prior to the first day of employment. McElhanney will consider all accommodations required due to a protected ground under applicable human rights legislation.

What You’ll Be Doing:  
As a seasoned professional, the Division Manager will work closely with the Branch Manager and project managers to achieve operation excellence, collaboration and resource sharing across the region and company. The successful candidate can rely on a very capable and established operational and support teams and a strong, cohesive, branch culture that incorporates and prioritizes our shared commitments to safety, project management excellence, and client satisfaction. The Division Manager empowers and develops their team and effectively contributes to our local community.
  • Lead survey division operations including management of business development, workload, staffing, equipment, safety, quality, and financial outcomes
  • Participate in technical and financial aspects of projects, participate in their execution as required
  • Contribute to the branch survey budget development and achieve financial KPI’s and targets
  • Achieve all other non-financial KPI’s
  • Supervise and mentor survey staff to assist with professional development and foster an engaged culture with strong technical capabilities
  • Manage staff performance and facilitate development of employee learning plans.  Establish effective talent acquisition and retention plans 
  • Develop new and efficient technologies and processes that will enable field and office staff to deliver more value, better outcomes, and increased productivity  
  • Prepare survey aspects of branch strategic plans and budgets
  • Represent McElhanney to the external environment including clients, businesses, and professional associations to enhance McElhanney’s positive public profile
  • Nurture existing and develop new strategic relationships with key clients, agencies, and partners
  • Ensure the branch has the right survey people, in the right positions, doing the right things; aligned perfectly to fulfill our company purpose: ACE: Amaze our clients, Care for our communities, Empower our people
  • Champion and promote a culture of safety and adherence to McElhanney HSE policies and Safe Work Methods  

What You’ll Bring:
  • Diploma or degree in Geomatics and 7+ years’ experience in consulting or management
  • Possession of a current Alberta Land Surveyor (ALS) Commission and current good standing with the ALS or an equivalent Canadian provincial land surveying commission with the ability to quickly obtain an ALS commission
  • Possession of a current Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS) commission is an asset.
  • A proven track record of deploying technology to streamline survey practices. 
  • A keen interest in advanced survey technologies
  • Experience working closely with other disciplines like civil engineering is an asset.
  • Demonstrated success in business development and fostering long-term client relationships
  • Substantial project management experience with demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and budget
  • The ability to lead, develop, and motivate a team and work well in a team environment; prior supervisory or management experience is required
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

What Can We Offer You:
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your lifestyle
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by safety, respect, and inclusion for all
  • A modern office including free on-site parking
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Competitive salary and participation in our generous Performance Bonus Plan
  • Participation in our numerous programs that support our Four Cornerstones: people & communities, clients & partners, processes & technology, and financial.
  • Opportunity for the right candidate to become a shareholder in an employee-owned company
  • Great benefits, including extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching
  • Employee and Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support for all employees and their families either online or over the phone
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth including access to courses on our Learning Hub, paid professional development, mentorship program, and encouragement to join internal committees such as, Young Professional, Women at McElhanney, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, and technical service groups. 

This role is a safety sensitive position.

For a full review of our projects, please visit our online portfolio:

Application Instructions:
Please include the following in your application:
  1. An updated resume that is relevant to the position
  2. A cover letter that includes:
    • Why do you want this role?
    • What relevant experience do you have?
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 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.
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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Our Edmonton team works out of a modern office building located on the premises of Westmount Shopping Center - a commercial shopping complex located in the northeast of the city's downtown district offering convenient access to public transit, residential buildings, grocery stores, restaurants, gas station, movie theater, community parks, and recreation centers to name a few! Edmonton is a vibrant urban center in the heart of the wilderness, the largest northernmost metropolis, and the capital of Alberta, Canada. Experience what 18 hours of sunlight a day feels like in the summer, or how the first snowfall transforms the river valley in winter. No matter the season, Edmonton is made for exploring and we welcome you to be a part of it!McElhanney is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion which celebrates the successes that comes from a team diverse in expertise, experiences, and perspectives. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, welcoming all ethnicities, religions, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, or people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be made at any stage of the selection process.
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