The Opportunity 
McElhanney is currently seeking a motivated individual to join our team as a Survey Technologist in Terrace, BC. This is a great opportunity for a dedicated individual who is looking to gain hands on surveying experience with a multidisciplinary team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work alongside a team of survey technicians and land surveyors on a variety of legal, topographic and construction surveys.

With deep roots in the community, our Terrace office has been proud to service local and regional clients with a full range of engineering services for over 50 years. Known as one of Northern BC’s most vibrant cities, Terrace is recognized as the service, educational, medical, recreational, and transportation hub of the region. Terrace offers affordable housing, world class fishing, and recreation available during all four seasons! We’re proud to have Snow Magazine list our local “Shames Mountain Ski Resort” as one of the top ski resorts in the world!

What You’ll Be Doing
  • Interpret field data in order to create accurate survey drawings and legal plans, which will include downloading and editing field data, interpreting field notes and sketches, and processing conventional and GPS data
  • Complete calculations as needed and prepare for drafting or client project reporting
  • Liaising with Project Managers and clients regarding enquiries and issues
  • Implementing and ensuring quality assurance on all field returns
  • Take instructions from the project manager for performance of office tasks.

What You’ll Bring
  • Degree or technical diploma in Geomatics with at least 2 years’ of progressive experience in a survey tech/party chief role; experience in legal and engineering surveys is a strong asset  
  • BCLS accreditation or working towards accreditation is an asset
  • Experience with Civil 3D, MicroSurvey and Leica Geo Office is an asset
  • Knowledge of survey and boundary calculation, geodetic coordinate systems and map projections
  • Capable of computations and assessment of found legal evidence in the field when necessary
  • Understanding of the BC Land Titles system
What Can We Offer You?
  • Competitive salary and participation in our generous Performance Bonus Plan.
  • Financial assistance with relocation if applicable.
  • As a professional you may have an opportunity for share ownership (subject to meeting eligibility criteria and approval – see below)
  • 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 workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Continuous support for your professional development and growth
  • Participation in our numerous programs that support our Four Cornerstones.

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.

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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