Posted on September 17, 2013 - GC1432

Company: McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd.
Position: Party Chief
Location: Edmonton,Ft. McMurray, Lloydminster, Fort St. John & Calgary
Contact Name: Leila Manalili
Deadline: November 30, 2014

Job Description


The Party Chief supports operational excellence by taking directions from the Project Manager and providing field survey services by directing a single field crew to complete projects in an accurate, timely and efficient manner to meet contractual obligations.



  • Work towards the achievement of the company vision statement.
  • Field completion of various types of surveys including well site, right of way, urban, and legal.
  • Communicate scope and schedule information to team members, set expectations, and ensure project tasks are completed on time. Delegate responsibilities, monitor progress and supervise team members to complete field work accurately and on time.
  • 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.
  • Comply with all company policies including safety policies and WCB regulations and provide up to date information to team members about changes in safety procedures. Ensure survey crew complies with safety policies, conduct safety meetings with members of the field crews and report incidents. Comply with all company policies.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Effective communication skills and detain-orientated.
  • Proven supervisory abilities.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as; Total Station, GPS, and Calc Software.
  • Experience using chainsaws and ATV’s.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • 2-year technical diploma in Geomatics with up to 5-years of previous experience in a similar role, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Information

About McElhanney

After more than 100 years in business, the McElhanney name is synonymous with the progress and prosperity of Western Canada. It is our commitment to innovation, safe work practices, and guaranteed quality that has made McElhanney the dominant Geomatics firm in Western Canada that it is today.

The McElhanney family of companies are wholly owned and managed by their senior employees, with a team of professional staff behind them dedicated to providing the highest quality service in a team-oriented atmosphere. We support our staff in expanding their professional qualifications and experience, challenge them with exciting projects and the use of leading edge technology, and encourage them to apply original ideas and approaches to developing sound, effective, and practical solutions. The result is a professional team providing high quality, innovative and committed service tailored to our client’s needs.

McElhanney’s commitment to health and safety is unparalleled in the industry. Safety is not just about policies and procedures – it is a way of life, a shared responsibility, and a priority for all employees. As a McElhanney employee, you can expect to take an active role in health and safety and proactively care for the safety of yourself and others. 

The people in our family of McElhanney companies also have strong community values. McElhanney provides corporate support for various initiatives every year, but the staff at McElhanney’s various offices also contribute personally to community projects in their region, and fundraise to support good causes.


To apply:

View all of McElhanney’s current career opportunities by visiting our careers website: www.mcelhanney,com/careers

McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd. believes in celebrating diversity and in leveraging the differences in expertise, skill, and opinion that come from employing a diverse workforce. McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd. is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, women, and people with disabilities. 





McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd.
138, 14315- 118th Avenue

Edmonton , Al

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