The Opportunity: 
McElhanney Ltd. has a rewarding opportunity for an individual to join our team as a Field Survey Technician to join our team in Peace River, AB. We are a unique office that provides a wide range of engineering services to clients throughout Northwestern Alberta.

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 a variety of projects including Land Development, municipal infrastructure, and road construction. In this role you will work alongside experienced survey technicians under supervision of an Alberta Land Surveyor. This role is ideal for a coachable individual who is excited to be a part of a growing team in a fast-paced industry.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Lead a field crew (2 person or independent) for various surveys including legal, land development (subdivisions), topographic, and construction layout.
  • Provide on-site contractor inspections to monitor the quality and progress of the work being performed
  • 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.
  • Be forward thinking; understand the construction progress and be able to learn the specifications and requirements of the work which they will be inspecting
  • Help prepare monthly progress payments and other associated Contract Administration tasks
  • Provide mentorship and leadership to junior or support staff.
  • Understand, commit to, and fulfill responsibilities under the McElhanney Quality Management System, ISO 9001 and all client quality, safety, and environmental management systems

 What You’ll Bring 
  • 2-year technical diploma in Geomatics with at least 5 years’ previous experience in a similar role
  • Periods of travel will be required for the role
  • Willingness to commit to construction projects for the duration of the project
  • Experience with Municipal, Highways, or Bridge construction projects is an asset
  • Proficiency in computer systems, and survey related software applications (MicroSurvey/StarNet, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Trimble Business Centre software knowledge an asset)
  • Ability to foresee potential issues and problems so these items can be addressed and resolved
  • Exceptional organization and follow-up skills; ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment, meticulous note keeping
  • Clean driving record and the ability to comply with client-driven D&A testing requirements
  • Effective communication skillsKey Characteristics for Best Fit: Desire to work on construction projects in various locations throughout Northwestern AlbertaEnjoy working outdoors with willingness to work in adverse weather conditions and at nightAbility to work well with contractors and thrive in team environments
  • A curious individual who is eager to learn new skills, including the progression construction from drawings and specifications to a completed product.
  • The flexibility to learn new skills and expand your areas of expertise

What Can We Offer You?
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle 
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave 
  • 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 
  • A family-like culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all 
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth 
  • Ability to become a shareholder in an employee-owned company 

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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 1,000 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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McElhanney’s Prairies region boasts successful operations in Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore, and Saskatoon. Our clients rely on us for consulting projects in Transportation and Municipal Planning and Design, Structural Design, Landscape Architecture, and Environmental services.

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