The Opportunity:
McElhanney Ltd. is looking for a Commissioned British Columbia Land Surveyor for our Fort St. John, BC branch to manage oil and gas development surveys, land development and infrastructure projects, utility right of way surveys, topographic surveys, construction and engineering layout, surveys on provincial and First Nations lands, provide support to our geomatics team and advice to our clients. Our culture of teamwork, mentorship and career growth make this position ideal for the successful candidate to both mentor junior staff, and to be mentored by senior management and surveying specialists within our organization.

Live in Fort St. John:
Located in the heart of the majestic Peace River country, Fort St. John is the largest city in Northeastern BC and supports a trading area of more than 70,000 people in the city and outlying service region. The population is dynamic, young, and energetic and, as the population continues to grow, so does the supply of retail shopping and other amenities. The friendly, small-town feel is matched with big city amenities, creating a fantastic combination for many to call home. Fort St. John offers top-notch indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, and being “The Energetic City”, has hundreds of events taking place every year that entertain people of all ages and interests.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Working in a team setting to establish project scope, budget and schedule, and other project or client expectations
  • Leading survey crews on projects; communicating scope and scheduling information to crew members
  • Managing project budgets and financial reporting
  • Managing various survey project types including legal, land development (subdivisions) and infrastructure, topographic, engineering and construction layout
  • Liaising with both internal (McElhanney) and external Project Managers and clients
  • Preparing accurate field notes and drawings, managing information flow from field to final deliverables
  • Providing mentorship, guidance, and training to assist with subordinate’s professional development
  • Ensuring quality assurance procedures are carried out for proposals, field returns, drawings, legal plans, documents, proposals and other deliverables
  • Providing advice to clients on property and legal survey matters
  • Other duties as required.

What You’ll Bring:
  • BCLS accreditation is required and CLS commission is an asset. Commissioned Land Surveyors from other jurisdictions with intent to attain ABCLS commission will be considered
  • Diploma or degree in Geomatics with strong data processing/computations skills
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications (MSCAD or Civil3D and GNSS processing software at minimum)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Periods of travel may be required for the role

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

What Can We Offer You?
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching
  • Employee & Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support online or over the phone
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Competitive salary, participation in our generous performance bonus plan, and opportunity to join an employee-owned firm with potential share ownership
  • Financial assistance to support your relocation (if applicable)
  • Continuous support for your growth through professional development reimbursement, mentorship programs, and opportunity to join numerous internal committees.
  • Working and living in Northern BC and enjoying all the year-round recreation activities it has to offer

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

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.

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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Department: Geomatics
This is a full-time position

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