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 1,000 staff members, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. Our teams work hard to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities.

At McElhanney, we use state of the art drones, LiDAR, and other equipment to be the eyes in the sky, on the ground, and below the water’s surface. We use spatial tools, 3D models, and virtual/augmented reality to analyze, visualize, and communicate our insights. This has allowed us to uncover hidden cities in Cambodia, monitor Canadian LNG projects, and create crowd-sourcing apps to help improve our local neighborhoods. By working with our clients, we develop custom solutions to help them understand more than just the map, but a comprehensive landscape of valuable data. 

Role Overview
McElhanney Ltd. is seeking a motivated individual looking to join our team as a Geospatial Technician Vancouver, B.C. In this role, you will specialize in working with large geospatial data within a variety of projects. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual looking to gain exposure to LiDAR data.

  • Process GPS survey data
  • Create point clouds from RPAS/drone photography
  • Process point cloud data from LiDAR and Aerial photography
  • Produce accurate digital elevation and terrain models
  • Customize scripts and software applications to manipulate point cloud data
  • Handle large data sets and file management
  • Liaise with subcontractors - communications and quotations
  • Contribute to technical proposals and reports.

  • Degree or Diploma within Geomatics or related field
  • Working knowledge of software (Applanix PosPac, ArcGIS, Grafnav, Civil 3D, Microstation, Global Mapper, TerraScan/TerraModeler) is an asset but not a prerequisite
  • Thrives within fast pace and team environment
  • Motivated to learn and share ideas
  • Multitasking and being proactive to ever-changing project tasks
  • Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and attention to detail.
If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit www.mcelhanney.com/careers to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

McElhanney’s Vancouver office is conveniently situated downtown, just steps away from BC Place and Yaletown and in close proximity to transit, shopping, and restaurants.  In this location are engineering, surveying, and mapping branches, as well as the Corporate head office services including Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Business Technology, and Health, Safety & Environment departments.
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, disability, or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.
McElhanney is aware of activities where individuals have received fraudulent job offers. Please be advised that McElhanney will not ask applicants for any form of monetary exchange at any point in the recruitment process. To learn more visit: www.mcelhanney.com/careers/fraud-warning

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This is a full-time position

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