The Opportunity: 
McElhanney is looking for a Geomatics Technologist to join our Geomatics Team in Vancouver Island, BC. This is a great opportunity for an individual who would like to be exposed to new and emerging geospatial technologies while working on unique and interesting projects. Within this role, you will primarily provide field services using conventional survey methods, but also have the opportunity to work with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS, a.k.a. drones), LiDAR (statics and mobile, terrestrial and aerial), bathymetric systems, and more. We are seeking motivated and driven individuals with a broad range of experience who can thrive in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

For additional information on Vancouver Island teams, visit our customized Vancouver Island careers page.

What You Can Expect:
  • Work on a variety of projects, including transportation, land development, municipal civil, environmental, construction, and more in urban, rural, and remote settings
  • Work with industry leading professionals 
  • Receive support, guidance, and mentorship to achieve your career goals
  • Work with cutting edge geospatial technologies and equipment
  • Make meaningful contributions to a team of motivated individuals seeking excellence in the field of Geomatics

What You’re Fired Up To:
  • Work with a team to understand project objectives, allocated budgets, goals, schedules, and timeframes
  • Communicated scope and schedule information, set expectations, and ensure project tasks are completed on time
  • Collect data using conventional and advanced technologies and methods
  • Manage information flow from field to office and prepare clear, concise, and accurate field notes, records, and calculations
  • Interpret data and prepare models, drawings, and plans
  • Interpret Engineering plans for layout and quantities as well as quality assurance checks on civil construction projects
  • Complete calculations as needed and prepare for drafting or client project reporting
  • Liaising with owners, clients and contractors regarding enquiries and issues 
  • Implementing and ensuring quality assurance on all field returns
  • Ensure implementation of quality assurance, safety, and policy compliance

What You’ll Bring:
  • Post-secondary education in Geomatics or Civil Engineering/Technology program with at least 2-3 years or previous experience in a similar role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Capable of working independently and taking ownership of tasks with support from senior staff and supervisors
  • Capable of conducting field data collection and layout tasks for a variety of purposes
  • Strong ability to work with technology
  • Experience with Trimble hardware and software considered an asset
  • Experience with Autodesk Civil3D and/or MicroSurvey CAD considered an asset
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Ability to work on busy sites with varied terrain and to lift heavy equipment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, good attendance, and sound judgment skills
  • Ability to travel for field positions, sometimes for extended periods 
  • Ability to work effectively in various geographical settings, weather conditions, and climates
This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

What’s In It For You?
Commonly referred as “Hawaii of the North”, Vancouver Island is a beautiful place to call home. It offers a fantastic array of culture from academia to arts to outdoors/beach lifestyles, and a fertile crescent of rich farmland, lush vineyards, heritage river and lake systems, and scenic back roads. The island also offers renowned outdoor recreation opportunities in hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and more.
Our branches offer a wide array of McElhanney services including civil and structural engineering, land surveying and environmental consulting, working on projects both locally and in the greater Vancouver Island region.

A Full Range of Benefits to Keep You Healthy & Happy
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Financial assistance to support your relocation
  • Competitive salary, participation in our generous performance bonus plan, and opportunity to join an employee-owned firm with potential share ownership
  • Continuous support for your growth through professional development reimbursement, mentorship programs, and opportunity to join numerous internal committee
  • 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
  • Hands on training and safety allowance for personal protective equipment

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

At McElhanney, we are 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. If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements outlined above. We’re interested in getting to know you and what you could bring to the McElhanney team!

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.

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.

To learn more about employee experience at McElhanney, visit us on Glassdoor 

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