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.

For more than 100 years, we’ve been an industry leader in the application of leading practices and cutting-edge technology within Surveying and Geomatics. Our survey crews and technical employees are committed to working closely with our clients in the resource, infrastructure, and construction industries, and within the communities we help build.

Role Overview
McElhanney Ltd. has an opportunity for a Party Chief to join our team in both Vancouver and Surrey! Reporting to the Project Manager or Field Supervisor, you will direct the field crew to complete projects in an accurate, timely, and efficient manner to meet contractual and legal obligations. You may also be involved in engineering, construction or legal surveying in urban and/or rural areas.
  • The ability to travel and work out of town in remote areas for extended periods of time is required
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be on-going and unscheduled as required.

  • Take direction from Project Manager to understand the following: project objectives, allocated budgets, goals, schedules and timeframes
  • Communicate scope and schedule information to team members, set expectations, and ensure project tasks are completed on time
  • Field completion of various types of surveys including well site, right of way, urban, and legal
  • Liaise between Project Manager and client representative
  • Manage information flow from field to office and prepare clear, concise and accurate field notes, records and calculations
  • Ensure implementation of quality assurance, safety, and policy compliance.

  • Two-year technical diploma in geomatics or civil engineering with up to 5 years of previous experience in a similar role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience using chainsaws and ATVs
  • Valid Canadian passport with the ability to travel to the US, and overseas
  • Physically fit, able to lift heavy equipment, willing to work in various environmental conditions with varied terrain, able to work in wildlife populated areas, and willing to work in remote areas for extended periods and varied hours
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, good attendance, sound judgment skills, and general computer knowledge.
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 right downtown – close proximity to transit, shopping, and access to virtually any other amenity that you may require makes this a great place to work.  In this location are operational branches including civil and structural engineering, surveying, and mapping, as well as the Corporate branch, which houses the Executive group as well as central services such as Marketing, Human Resources, and Safety.
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.
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This is a full-time position

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