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GeoVerra Party Chief, Land Surveying in Ottawa, Ontario

Position Title :        Party Chief, Land Surveying

Division:                  ON Geomatics

Department:          Geomatics

Company:               GeoVerra Inc.

Location:                Ottawa ON

Wage:                     $26.00 to $28.00 per hour


What the position entails:

Are you looking for the opportunity to share your survey expertise with a talented and passionate team? Does the opportunity to travel and work on projects outside in the field energize you?

If you have been searching for a company that supports career development and has a proven, safety-first culture – you have come to the right place!

Our dynamic Geomatics team is looking for a Party Chief, Land Surveying in Ottawa, ON.   Joining the GeoVerra team means you’ll step into a career with wide-open opportunities. Ideally, you are organized and highly collaborative, with strong communication skills and an infectious positivity that encourages this attitude in all team members. You will have a strong handle on equipment and field tools, with a healthy respect for the outdoors and the timeline of the task at hand.

This is a permanent full-time position with 20-50 hours per week.

What you will do:

  • Manage and perform field survey work.

  • Liaise with Project Managers to coordinate field survey work, to review and manage project budgets, timeline requirements, priorities and survey methodology.

  • Act as a company representative, liaising directly with client field representatives and land owners.

  • Prepare and communicate field notes, sketches, checklists and digital data in required formats for Project Managers, Land Surveyors and Drafting personnel.

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to Survey Assistants working with you.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of industry best practices, more efficient field processes and procedures and the innovative use of new technology. 

  • Actively participate in and proactively support the advancement of the GeoVerra safety program.

  • Some office technical survey work may be required in this position; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

    What you will bring:

  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program (Diploma or Degree) related to surveying and geomatics.

  • 5+ years’ experience in land surveying as a Party Chief.

  • Strong working knowledge of survey equipment and software such as GPS and Total Stations (Including Robotic);

  • Knowledge and experience of Trimble equipment and software, laser scanning and line locating would be considered an asset.

  • Strong problem-solving skills in a field environment.

  • Excellent English Language communication skills - verbal and written; ability to produce accurate and legible field notes.

  • The ability to develop and motivate survey staff and work well in a team environment.

  • An aptitude for delivering projects on time and budget.

  • Experience with the use of ATVs/UTVs, snowmobiles and chainsaws would be considered an asset.

  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and can provide a clean driver’s abstract.

  • Completed training and valid tickets in First Aid, H2S and CSTS safety training, is an asset.

  • Security clearance for working in Ottawa from the Government of Canada is an asset.

  • All employment offers for Safety Sensitive positions are conditional upon the successful completion of a Negative Drug Screen and Passing Alcohol Screen. 

    Job conditions

  • Out of town work, possible shift work, on the road work and frequent travel required.

  • Ability to carry, lift and push 50lbs+ on a regular basis.

  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

  • Overtime hours possible.

  • Early morning, morning, day, evening, and weekend shifts are all possible.

    What we offer

  • Competitive compensation

  • Comprehensive benefits coverage, vacation, wellness days, and RRSP matching contributions

  • Tools and services to support your mental wellness

  • Work-life balance

  • Growth and advancement opportunities

  • Paid professional dues

  • Continuing education and professional development

  • Use of leading-edge technology and equipment

  • Diverse projects and a fast-paced working environment

    Please apply online at https://www.geoverra.com/careers/ . If you have any questions about GeoVerra or this position, feel free to contact careers@geoverra.com .

Please contact careers@geoverra.com if you have any questions about this role.

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