Posted on September 4, 2014 - GC1535

Company: Employment Office
Position: Survey Party Chief
Location: Edmonton, Kindersley, Unity, Drayton Valley, Grande Prairie
Contact Name: Please DO NOT APPLY BY EMAIL - please apply online at
Deadline: September 25, 2014

Job Description

At Caltech Surveys Ltd., our expertise extends well beyond traditional surveying boundaries. Our experience runs the gamut from major pipelines to extensive as-built and well-site surveys.

Back in 1990, Caltech launched with a team of just two people. As our reputation for speed and accuracy grew, so did the size of our company. Now with a team of 140, we use cutting edge technologies and a wealth of experience to get the job done. Still owned and run by surveyors, we are licensed to survey anywhere from Alberta to Manitoba, from the foothills to the prairies.

Safety is deeply embedded in our company culture and our absolute commitment to it not only protects our employees, but also our clients, the public and the environment.

For more information about us, please visit our website

About the Opportunity

Caltech has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Survey Party Chief in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.   

As part of the Field Operations team and working closely with project managers, you will conduct field surveys in accordance with the applicable survey legislation and practices.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Perform field surveys using both GPS and total station technology; 
  • Prepare quality field notes and submit them for processing in a timely fashion; 
  • Supervise and coordinate field survey activities and the work of the Survey Assistant;
  • Complete relevant administration, including timesheets, forms and reports;
  • Facilitate consultant and landowner contact;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Ideally, you will have a Diploma in Geomatics Technology and prior experience, or an equivalent level of on-the-job training and experience. Bush surveying experience and Midstream Pipeline surveying experience will be considered a definite asset, as well as any of the following safety tickets: H2S Alive, First Aid, WHMIS, TDG, Ground Disturbance, ATV Training, Wildlife/Bear Awareness, eGSO, PST and Chainsaw Faller Safety Certification are preferred.   

As Survey Party Chief, you will be field based. As such, you will be accustomed to travelling and possess a valid drivers' licence and an acceptable drivers’ abstract. Working in all weather conditions, you will also have the manual dexterity required to use a laptop, peripherals and complete manual drawings. 

About the Benefits

This is a great opportunity to get away from the city and advance your career in a supportive team environment.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will receive an industry competitive salary, based on your skills and experience. You will also receive a great range of benefits, including:

  • 100% company paid Medical and Dental benefits;  
  • Disability and Life Insurance;
  • Matching RSP up to 5%;
  • 3 weeks of annual vacation;
  • Annual bonus program (discretionary);
  • Provision of company truck, cell phone, laptop, printer; and
  • Compensation for use of personal quads/snowmobile/truck. 

As a flexible and dependable team player, you will also be guaranteed 150 hours per month.   

With opportunities for professional development and career advancement, you will also enjoy a friendly and social team environment, complete with annual Christmas party, golf events and staff recognition. You will also enjoy working with the latest technology and equipment, including GPS units, Total Station, quads and snowmobiles. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your career and join a successful and innovative team – Apply now! 

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Other Information

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1133 Melville Street

Vancouver, BC
V6E 4E5

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