Posted on February 13, 2014 - GC1481

Company: McElhanney Ltd.
Position: Survey Party Chief
Location: Kitimat, BC
Contact Name: Becky Milos

Job Description

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. seeks a Survey Party Chief for out very busy Kitimat, BC office. This is a great opportunity to work with many seasoned survey professionals in a high production office while enjoying west coast living.



  • Take instructions from the project manager for performance of field and office tasks
  • As party chief, be in charge of a field crew for a wide array of surveys including legal, topographic, right of ways, construction layout and engineering surveys
  • Perform on-site liaison between project manager and client as required from time to time
  • Perform computations of survey data
  • Manage flow of information between field and office,  and prepare clear, concise and accurate field notes, records and calculations
  • Ensure implementation of quality assurance, safety and policy compliance

Job Qualifications

  • 2-year technical diploma in Geomatics with 3 years’ experience in industrial and construction surveying projects
  • Able and willing to work outside for extended periods of time in a variety of conditions
  • Legal surveying experience an asset
  • Effective communications skills
  • Proficiency in computer and survey software applications
  • Valid driver’s license


This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

Other Information

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, submit your resume and cover letter to We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. is a subsidiary company of McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. - a Canadian company offering outstanding engineering, mapping, surveying, planning and environmental services to its clients.  At McElhanney, you are working within a strong team that is well established in the local industry.  Our employees love working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, and the opportunity to travel to exciting projects and explore what the province of BC has to offer.  Established in 1910, McElhanney is a stable and secure employee-owned company.  McElhanney offers an excellent total compensation and benefits package, as well as a great team of professionals to work with and continuous opportunity for development. 


Northern BCs economic outlook is extremely positive with many large scale projects slated to begin including the Highway 37 Transmission Line, expansion of the Port of Prince Rupert, modernization of Alcan’s Aluminum Smelter and multiple Liquid Natural Gas projects. Residents of Kitimat enjoy a very affordable cost of living as well as year round indoor and outdoor recreational activities that include swimming, golfing, hiking, world class fishing, off-road motorsports, boating and skiing.  In addition, the community has many organized sports and activities with a particular emphasis on soccer and hockey.


McElhanney is committed to the principles of equity in employment.



McElhanney Ltd.
200-858 Beatty Street

Vancouver, BC
V6B 1C1

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