Posted on February 13, 2014 - GC1482

Company: McElhanney Ltd.
Position: Survey Project Manager
Location: Kitimat, BC
Contact Name: Becky Milos

Job Description

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. is looking for a Survey Project Manager to join our busy and successful Kitimat office.  This is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate your surveying career with exceptional mentorship from the best in the industry.



  • Leading survey crews on projects; communicating scope and scheduling information to team members, setting expectations, and ensuring timeliness of project tasks; delegating responsibilities, monitoring progress and supervising crews and office staff
  • Oversee Interpretation of field data in order to create accurate survey drawings and legal plans, which will include downloading and editing field data, interpreting field notes and sketches, and processing conventional and GPS data
  • Providing mentorship, guidance, and training to assist with employee professional development
  • Liaising with other Project Managers and clients regarding enquiries and issues; preparing accurate field notes and managing information flow from field to CAD technician to client.
  • Implementing and ensuring quality assurance on all aspects of deliverables

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in a surveying role; experience in legal, engineering, and construction surveys is a strong asset
  • Degree or technical diploma in Geomatics
  • Registration as a Canadian Land Surveying professional or registration as a LST with ABCLS an asset
  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated leadership and motivational skills
  • Experience with survey calculations software, MicroSurvey and/or Civil 3D an asset
  • Organized, high degree of initiative
  • Good communication – verbal and written; ability to produce accurate field notes


This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

Other Information

If this is the opportunity for you, please apply through our Careers portal at 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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