Posted on September 17, 2013 - GC1434

Company: McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd.
Position: Survey Assistant
Location: Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Lloydminster, Fort St. John
Contact Name: Leila Manalili
Deadline: May 30, 2014

Job Description


Reporting to the Field Supervisor or Party Chief, the Survey Assistant provides assistance to the survey team for the timely and efficient completion of surveys and assignments in order to meet contractual and legal obligations. The incumbent may be involved in engineering, construction or legal surveying in urban and/or rural areas.



  • Set-up and operate conventional survey and GPS equipment.
  • Follow directives received from Field Supervisor or Party Chief to assist the survey team.
  • Prepare accurate field notes, when required.
  • Clean and maintain equipment, maintain supplies, stock the company vehicle, and ensure that all necessary physical resources are available in the field, with minimal supervision.
  • May be required to use tools and equipment such as; chainsaw, machete, axe, sledge, hammer, shovel, metal detector, and survey tripod in order to complete assigned tasks.
  • May be requires to use hand and power tools to clear line quickly and efficiently.  

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma required. One year technical or post-secondary education and previous experience is an asset.
  • Physically fit, able to lift heavy equipment, willing to work in varied environmental conditions, able to work in wildlife populated areas, and willing to work in remote areas for extended periods and varied hours.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. May be required to possess or acquire Fist Aid Level 1, First Aid Transportation Endorsement, and Chainsaw safety certification.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, reliable, dependable, sound judgment skills and general computer knowledge. 

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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