Posted on September 13, 2021 - GC1713

Company: BC Hydro
Position: Photogrammetrist 2
Location: Burnaby
Contact Name: Simran Kaur
Deadline: September 24, 2021

Job Description

Source:             BC Hydro
Job Title:          Photogrammetrist 2
Job Number:     BCH-R-6363-210909E1
Job Location:    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada


We’re BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.


Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.


We’re investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We’re upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.


It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.






  • Facilitates the ongoing analysis of the Photogrammetric Engineering Section by planning photo control and writing photography specifications for new projects, designing flight plans for aerial photography acquisition, organizing and undertaking photo preparation and point transferring for aerial triangulation, providing mathematical adjustment of aerial triangulated photo control blocks including creating and editing computer files of survey and aerial triangulation, executing mathematical adjustment programs on computer facilities and analyzing computer outputs and storing and documenting final computed data.
  • Maintains liaison with and provides services to a variety of internal and external clients by providing photo interpretation and terrain analysis expertise, providing technical expertise in the use and interpretation of Interactive Digital Photography data and promoting applications of digital photography and photo interpretation within BC Hydro.
  • Provides technical advice to S&D departmental staff on photogrammetric techniques and equipment.
  • Maintains communication with various contractors and government agencies to research information and/or monitor contract performance.
  • Modifies and compiles basic computer programs.
  • May be required to perform all the duties of the Photogrammetrist 1 job.
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of the job.






  • Completion of a National Diploma in Surveying (Photogrammetry Option) from an institute of technology and additional courses such as Descartes, Microstation, Adobe PhotoShop, FME, Siteworks, Phocus and Maps 3D
  • Up to 8 years experience applying analytical photogrammetry, digital map compilation and aerial triangulation






This position is affiliated with the Movement of United Professionals union (MoveUP/COPE).


This position will be part of the Geomatics Services team which includes Photogrammetry and Surveying.


The Photogrammetry team utilizes and supports the BC Hydro Enterprise GIS. The Photogrammetry team also provides technical assistance, procurement and quality assurance for various forms of spatial data including LiDAR data, Satellite imagery, and Aerial Photography.


Our variety of services includes undertaking digital photogrammetric engineering and environmental studies, compiling digital terrain models, compiling data to facilitate route location studies, undertaking photogrammetric vegetation analysis, providing photo interpretation expertise, compiling pertinent topographic data for engineering and environmental studies, preparing electronic drawings and general mapping and drafting duties.

Please note that while the above Qualifications are preferred, we will possibly consider candidates with the following:


Minimum Required Qualifications


  • Diploma from an accredited institution in a relevant branch of Geomatics (e.g. Photogrammetry, Geomatics, Survey)


  • Technical diploma from an accredited institution plus three (3) years of Geomatics experience within a utilities and/or natural resource environment.


- Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills


Desired Technical Skills & Experience: - Solid background in Geomatics including the principles and practices of GIS, photogrammetry, LIDAR, remote sensing, and conventional surveying


  • GIS and Photogrammetric software experience
  • Working knowledge of data transformation software (i.e. FME)
  • A technical understanding of LiDAR technology, data quality, classification, and analysis
  • Knowledge of programming/scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Ability to create, use and maintain geodatabases and data management systems
  • Working knowledge of 3D surface modeling and 3D visualization concepts
  • Good Mathematical skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks and projects to complete job functions in an orderly and efficient manner
  • Ability to compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance


Standard BC Hydro office environment with regular field trips to perform required work. Work and project assignments can include frequent overnight travel from time to time around the Province, attendance at meetings and provision of on-site property service and project work.

A condition of employment in this role is that you maintain your Class 5 Driver's License in good standing.

As part of the selection process, applicants may be required to take a written test/assessment.

Please submit a cover letter with your application.


  • Please note this is a re-bulletin. Candidates who have already applied do not need to re-apply.



How to Apply


Interested candidates should submit their applications online at  by September 24, 2021


Click here to access the job posting or visit the BC Hydro “Current Opportunities” Careers page to view and apply for jobs.


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On the BC Hydro Careers site, click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Please be sure to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and include copies of your certifications, if applicable.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.


Our values guide our work. Want to join us?


We are safe.

We are here for our customers.

We are one team.

We include everyone.

We act with integrity and respect.

We are forward thinking.


BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.


We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.


We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at .


Job Qualifications

  • Completion of a National Diploma in Surveying (Photogrammetry Option) from an institute of technology and additional courses such as Descartes, Microstation, Adobe PhotoShop, FME, Siteworks, Phocus and Maps 3D
  • Up to 8 years experience applying analytical photogrammetry, digital map compilation and aerial triangulation

Other Information

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BC Hydro
4555 Kingsway

Burnaby, BC
V5H 4T8

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