Posted on June 13, 2022 - GC1724

Company: BC Hydro
Position: Photogrammetrist 2
Location: Burnaby, BC
Contact Name: Kristine dela Rosa

Job Description

Source:             BC Hydro
Job Title:           Photogrammetrist 2
Job Number:     BCH-R-6363-220610E1
Job Location:    Edmonds 07, 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.



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 GIS.

* 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 photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, LIDAR, and conventional surveying.

* Strong Photogrammetric, GIS and CAD software experience including Microstation, TerraSolid, ESRI, Global Mapper and Smallworld.

* Advanced working knowledge of data transformation software (i.e. FME).

* Knowledge and experience with stereo vision and data collection.

* A comprehensive technical understanding of LiDAR technology, data quality, classification, analysis and relevant industry standards.

* Knowledge of programming/scripting languages.

* Working knowledge of 3D surface modeling and 3D visualization concepts.

* Experience with PLS-CADD modelling software.

* Experience with using and optimizing the latest drone technology for LiDAR & imaging.

* Ability to create, use and maintain geodatabases and data management systems.

* Good Mathematical skills.

* Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational 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.

* Drone Pilot Certificate - Advanced operations.

* 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.


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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

BC Hydro
4555 Kingsway

Burnaby, BC
V5H 4T8

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