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January 11, 2017

Contract Draftsperson/Survey Technologist

Polaris Land Surveying Inc is a progressive organization based in southwest British Columbia. We are a professional land surveying firm conducting legal, construction, and engineering surveys on both federal and provincial lands. Our projects take us throughout the province with the principle areas of operation being the Capital Regional District, the Cowichan Valley Regional District and the Powell River Regional District.

Polaris has a unique approach as we do not have a conventional head office. Instead we have a virtual office, where our team members are assigned to specific projects depending on their location and expertise. Currently we are seeking a contractor with the following abilities:

Required

  • Solid working knowledge of Civil 3D including:
    • Plan production
    • Surface modelling
    • Alignments, corridors and assemblies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Preferred

  • Survey related calculations:
    • COGO calculations using Microsurvey
    • Adjustments using Starnet
    • Data processing with Trimble Business Centre
  • Located within our areas of operation
  • Ability to assist with field work

As a contractor you will be responsible for providing:

  • A suitable work environment at a location of your choice
  • Computer with software
  • Communications including telephone and internet

Proposals can be sent to info@plsi.ca


December 8, 2016

J.D. Barnes Limited, a leader in the surveying, mapping and land information industry, has an immediate opening for a full time SURVEY PROJECT SUPERVISOR in our OTTAWA office.

The Survey Project Supervisor is responsible for the planning, direction and supervision of field crews and CAD operators in a cadastral and construction survey environment. This position is responsible for ensuring that completed projects are of high quality, completed efficiently, meet the client’s requirements and are produced in accordance with the firm’s technical standards and procedures. The Survey Project Supervisor liaises with clients, prepares project estimates, manages projects within the CRM system, provides feedback and guidance to staff and resolves survey project issues and survey problems. This role must oversee a variety of projects from inception to completion, meet deadlines, check surveys plans, prepare invoicing and other duties as required.

Candidates should possess a thorough knowledge of CAD systems, preferably Microstation, and have a good understanding of Total Station and Data Collector technology.  A working knowledge of Global Positioning Systems is an asset.  Candidates must have exceptional communication, organizational and time management skills as well as an aptitude for leadership.  Having a detailed oriented approach for the preparation of estimates, project management and invoicing are also necessary skills.

Candidates must either have an OLS or CLS designation or be working toward their designation as a senior articling student.  Candidates must also have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle available for use on the job. There may be occasions when out-of-town travel will be required, depending on the demands of the project.

J.D. Barnes Limited offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive employee benefit package to all permanent employees including a vehicle allowance and other industry leading benefits.  The successful candidate will be considered for share ownership following one year of employment, subject to availability.   For more information on our company and the opportunities available, please visit our website at www.jdbarnes.com.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a résumé and cover letter through our website at www.jdbarnes.com/Joomla/index.php/employment. If accessibility accommodations are required during any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.

We thank all applicants; however only those under consideration will be contacted.

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October 18, 2016

BC Land Surveyor

Overview

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. is looking for a Commissioned Land Surveyor for our Vancouver, BC branch to manage land development and infrastructure projects, utility right of way surveys, topographic surveys, construction and engineering layout, surveys on provincial and First Nations lands, and to provide advice to clients. 

Responsibilities

  • 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 LSTs’ 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.

Requirements

  • BCLS accreditation; CLS commission is an asset. Applicants nearing completion of articles through ABCLS will also be considered
  • Diploma or degree in Geomatics and at least 5 years’ progressive experience overall
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications (MSCAD and GNSS processing software at minimum)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Periods of travel will be required for the role

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

If this is the opportunity for you, visit www.mcelhanney.com/careers to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

August 23

BC Land Surveyors, Kamloops

Overview

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. is looking for a Commissioned Land Surveyor for our Kamloops, BC branch to manage land development projects, utility right of way surveys, topographic surveys, construction layout, surveys on First Nations lands, and to provide advice to clients. 

Responsibilities

  • 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), topographic, right of ways, 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 LSTs’ 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.

Requirements

  • BCLS accreditation; CLS commission is an asset. Applicants nearing completion of articles through ABCLS will also be considered
  • Diploma or degree in Geomatics and at least 5 years’ progressive experience overall
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications (MSCAD and GPS processing software at minimum)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Periods of travel will be required for the role

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

If this is the opportunity for you, visit www.mcelhanney.com/careers to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


August 12

Geomatics Engineer, BC Public Service Agency
Victoria BC

$60,678.23- $79,121.54 annually +4.4% Recruitment & Retention Adjustment

As the Geomatics Engineer you will provide professional advice and direction on geomatics-related standards and data (e.g., Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Geodetic Survey Monument (GSM), and other geomatics technologies), lead the ongoing operation, maintenance and modernization of geo-spatial referencing (GSR) systems and ensure services and data are accessible to the province.
 
In this position you will be accountable for providing professional expertise that directly impact executive and stakeholder decision-making and support the executive’s ability to address key provincial issues related to geo-referencing (e.g., survey of crown and private land, oil and gas tenures and infrastructure, forest tenures, transportation and utilities surveys, etc.).

To be considered for this position your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have the following:

  • Undergraduate degree in geomatics engineering or equivalent (e.g., applied sciences, including engineering, geosciences or geography).
  • Prefer specialization in geodetic and computer sciences.
  • Must be registered or immediately eligible for registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC or a BC Land Surveyor (BCLS) registered in the Province of British Columbia.
  • Surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS preferably gained through project work in BC with surveying, mapping, engineering consulting firms, and/or provincial or municipal government
  • Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions to resource management and related financial issues
  • Experience working in the field of resource management, particularly with land resources
  • Experience in leading conflict resolution processes
  • Experience resolving complex problems that involve adaptation or deviation from existing policy
  • Experience in running effective meetings
  • Experience supervising staff preferably in a unionized environment
  • Considerable experience overseeing major public service resource/planning projects to successful completion within strict deadlines and within approved budget.

For more information on this career opportunity including how to apply online by September 7th 2016, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=35097


June 16, 2016

Opportunity to Serve the Public – Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada

Public Representative on Council of the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors

The Association of Canada Lands Surveyors (ACLS) is responsible for regulating the practices of cadastral surveying (land surveying) on Canada Lands and in the Territories, including requirements for admission to the profession, discipline of practitioners, and administration and enforcement of the Canada Lands Surveyors Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Lands Surveyors Act.

Canada Lands include Indigenous lands identified in the Canada Lands Surveys Act, National Parks, Canada’s submerged lands situated under the Oceans, and all Crown lands in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The governing body of the ACLS is a Council that consists of six Canada Lands Surveyors elected by ACLS members, the Surveyor General of Canada Lands and two public representatives who are appointed by the Minister of Natural Resources in consultation with the ACLS. 

Applications are invited for appointment of one public representative to the Council as public representative. The term of appointment is three years, at pleasure, and renewable. Reasonable travel expenses and an honorarium of $7,500 (under revision) will be paid.

As a public representative, you will participate fully in deliberations and policy decisions of Council and serve on the Statutory committees of either Complaints or Discipline. Council meets via video/teleconference approximately every three weeks and face-to-face somewhere in Canada twice a year.

The individual who is appointed to this position will represent the public in Council and committee meeting deliberations. A particular area of expertise is not required; however, some experience with professional associations, basic knowledge of Indigenous and land-related issues and representation of public interests on governing bodies would be an asset. 

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your application your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups:  women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please submit your résumé and a letter of recommendation from a person with a position of responsibility within a community or a not-for profit organization by July 8th, 2016, to

Jean Gagnon, Deputy Surveyor General NCR-East, ESS/GC-SGB/ECD

588 Booth Street, 2nd Floor, Room 211, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0Y7

Telephone: (343) 292-6642

E-mail: jean.gagnon@canada.ca


May 31, 2016

Land Surveyor, Kamloops, BC

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. is looking for a Commissioned Land Surveyor for our Kamloops, BC branch to manage land development projects, utility right of way surveys, topographic surveys, construction layout, surveys on First Nations lands, and to provide advice to clients. 

Responsibilities

  • 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), topographic, right of ways, 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 LSTs’ 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.

Requirements

  • BCLS accreditation; CLS commission is an asset. Applicants nearing completion of articles through ABCLS will also be considered
  • Diploma or degree in Geomatics and at least 5 years’ progressive experience overall
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications (MSCAD and GPS processing software at minimum)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Periods of travel will be required for the role

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

If this is the opportunity for you, visit www.mcelhanney.com/careers to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


May 30, 2016

Land Surveyor, Vancouver Island, BC

Polaris is looking for a Commissioned Land Surveyor or Land Surveyor in Training to join our team. We are a well-established firm, working on projects throughout Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast. Our client base is diverse and includes:

  • Rural land development
  • Urban land development, including air space subdivisions and strata title surveys
  • Canada Lands Surveys on Indian Reserves
  • Treaty Settlement Surveys
  • A variety of Land Title Act, construction and engineering surveys

We offer a dynamic, collaborative work environment and are looking for motivated individuals to join our team. Inquiries and resumes can be sent to info@plsi.ca

www.plsi.ca


May 26, 2016

Survey Party Chief, Surrey, BC

McElhanney seeks a Survey Party Chief for our busy Surrey office. This is a great opportunity to work with many seasoned survey professionals in a high production office while enjoying west coast living.

Responsibilities

  • Take instructions from the project manager for field and office tasks
  • Be in charge of a field crew for a wide array of surveys including legal, topographic, right of ways, construction layout and engineering surveys
  • Perform on-site liaisons between the project manager and clients
  • Perform computations of survey data
  • Manage flow of information between field and office, prepare clear, and accurate field notes and calculations
  • Ensure implementation of quality assurance, safety and policy compliance

Requirements

  • Technical diploma in Geomatics or similar education
  • 7+ years’ experience legal and engineering experience ; experience in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley is strongly desired
  • Open to learning new techniques and staying current with today’s technology
  • Willing to work outside for extended periods of time in a variety of conditions
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Proficiency in computer and survey software applications
  • Valid driver’s license

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

If this is the opportunity for you, visit www.mcelhanney.com/careers to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


March 21, 2016

Licensed/Chartered/Registered Land Surveyor required having at least 2 years post-qualification experience. This position is in Bermuda. Must be willing and able to work on own initiative within a busy land survey team involving cadastral, setting out and topographic surveying. The successful candidate will also be thoroughly proficient in both automated Leica survey equipment as well as Carlson Survey software. A large percentage of time will be site-based involving lay out for a major construction project. 

This is initially a 6 month contract but there is a possibility of extension.

Only applicants demonstrating outstanding initiative and proven reliability need apply for this position. Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Bermuda is a British island located about 640 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Bermuda has strong Canadian ties and is served by Air Canada and Westjet as well as major U.S. airlines. Flight time from Toronto to Bermuda is just under 3 hours.

Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence, and should be submitted with detailed curriculum vitae to C.H.B. Crisson Ltd., Attention: Land Surveyor Employment, P.O. Box HM640, Hamilton, HMCX, Bermuda or to hcrisson@crissonrealestate.com.


March 15, 2016

Overview

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. is searching for a commissioned British Columbia Land Surveyor with extensive experience to join our team in Campbell River, British Columbia, as a Survey Division Manager.  The incumbent will lead a variety of interesting and challenging regional surveys.

This is an incredible opportunity for a skilled and motivated individual with good leadership and business development qualities who is interested in advancing his or her professional career.

The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:  

  • First-rate compensation package including competitive salary, full benefits, RRSP plan, and annual performance-based bonus
  • Opportunity to become a company shareholder
  • Familial and friendly feel of a smaller operation, with the advantage of being backed by a long-standing, established, and highly profitable company
  • Highly sought-after location – enjoy the Vancouver Island lifestyle

Requirements

  • Candidates MUST possess a current British Columbia Land Surveyor (BCLS) Commission and be in current good standing with ABCLS, or an equivalent Canadian provincial land surveying commission with the ability to quickly obtain an BCLS commission
  • Candidates who also hold a Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS) commission are preferred
  • 5 years’ experience post-commission is preferred; 10 years total experience in surveying, ideally in municipal and land development-type projects
  • Demonstrated experience in Business Development and Project Management with the ability to deliver projects on time and budget
  • Ability to lead, develop, and motivate a team of survey staff and work well in a team environment; prior supervisory or management experience is a definite asset
  • Experience in the North Vancouver Island  market would be a strong asset
  • Good oral and written communication skills

If this opportunity looks like the next step in your career, we want to hear from you.  To apply online, please visit www.mcelhanney.com/careers. If you would like further information about this opportunity, please contact Mark DeGagne, at mdegagne@mcelhanney.com

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, but only fully qualified shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


March 11, 2016

Overview

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. is looking for a Commissioned Land Surveyor for our Kamloops, BC branch to manage land development projects, utility right of way surveys, topographic surveys, construction layout, surveys on First Nations lands, and to provide advice to clients. 

Responsibilities

  • 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), topographic, right of ways, 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 LSTs’ 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.

Requirements

  • BCLS accreditation; CLS commission is an asset. Applicants nearing completion of articles through ABCLS will also be considered
  • Diploma or degree in Geomatics and at least 5 years’ progressive experience overall
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications (MSCAD and GPS processing software at minimum)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Periods of travel will be required for the role

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

If this is the opportunity for you, visit www.mcelhanney.com/careers to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


January 21, 2016

Alberta Environment and Parks is dedicated to managing Alberta's land base and we are looking for an experienced Geomatics Engineer to assist the Director of Surveys in his legislated responsibility of coordinating the establishment, maintenance, and preservation of the Provincial Land Survey System. In this position, you will report to the Manager, Land Surveys Unit, and will provide professional advisory services on land survey matters to members of the Alberta Land Surveyor's Association, Land Titles Office, other government agencies and the public. In addition, you will actively participate at meetings and discussions with stakeholders to ensure that the land survey system is properly developed and maintained.
 
https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/postings/?id=1033911


January 20, 2016

Geomatics Technician-North Bay

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced Geomatics Technician looking to be part of a dynamic, progressive team? Would you like to work in a technically advanced shop, using your skills and knowledge to support the design, construction and maintenance of Ontario's highways? If so, this job with the Ministry of Transportation is for you!

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this challenging and technically diverse role, you will:
• create and assess legal and engineering survey products
• process and review engineering survey and legal survey products
• assist in data management and data analysis
• produce themes, maps, and spatial databases
• research engineering and title records
• assist project staff by providing technical guidance and support.

Location: North Bay

How do I qualify?

Technical Expertise:

• Demonstrated knowledge of CAD and GIS software.
• Demonstrated knowledge of GIS technology and practices.
• Demonstrated knowledge of standard office software.

Land and Engineering Survey Knowledge:

• Demonstrated knowledge of legal survey plans and practices with ability to interpret relevant legislation.
• Demonstrated knowledge of land registry records and practices with ability to prepare legal survey plans and associated documents.
• Demonstrated knowledge of engineering survey principles, practices and procedures, such as control surveys, digital terrain modeling and alignments.

Other Essential Skills:

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Excellent analytical and research skills.
• Effective organizational skills to coordinate and organize own work activities on multiple projects with varying levels of complexity.

Salary Range: $1,039.00 - $1,248.31 per week

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, 447 McKeown Avenue, North Bay, North Region

Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 88973, by Thursday, January 28, 2016. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

www.ontario.ca/careers