Survey Assistant (Full Time)


McElhanney Ltd


The Opportunity::
McElhanney Ltd. is looking for a Survey Assistant to join our team in Prince Rupert, BC. This is a great opportunity for a dedicated individual who enjoys working in the great outdoors, looking to gain hands-on surveying experience. Working closely with collaborative Field Supervisors and Party Chiefs, you will be a key player in assisting our survey team to provide our clients with industry leading survey solutions that are cost-effective and timely. The successful candidate will be involved in working on a wide variety of municipal, construction, oil, and gas surveys.

This part-time position offers the ability to work flexible hours. The hours will vary between 20-35 hours weekly. The ability to travel and work out of town for extended periods and pre-employment drug & alcohol and fitness for work testing is required.

What You’ll Be Doing::
      • Set-up and operation of conventional survey and GPS equipment.
Follow directives received from Field Supervisor or Party Chief to assist the survey team.
Prepare accurate field notes, when required.
Clean and maintain equipment, maintain supplies, stock company vehicle, and ensure necessary physical resources are available in the field, with minimal supervision.
May be required to use tools and equipment such as axe, sledgehammer, shovel, metal detector, and survey tripod in order to complete assigned tasks.
May be required to use hand and power tools to clear line quickly and efficiently.
What You’ll Bring::
A high school diploma; technical diploma and previous experience is an asset but not required.
Physical ability to lift heavy equipment.
Willingness to work in varied environmental conditions, including wildlife populated areas and in remote areas for extended periods and varied hours.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Ability to travel out of town for up to three-week periods.
Good written and verbal communication skills, and general computer knowledge.
Pre-employment drug and alcohol and fitness for work testing is required.
What Can We Offer You?:
Flexible work hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle
Employee & Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support online or over the phone
Great benefits, including extended health & dental coverage, healthcare spending account, & RRSP matching
A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
Competitive salary, participation in our generous performance bonus plan, and opportunity to join an employee-owned firm
Financial assistance to support your relocation
Continuous support for your growth through professional development reimbursement, mentorship programs, and the opportunity to join numerous internal committees.
About Prince Rupert:
Prince Rupert is one of the potential “red-hot” economic areas in the province that is on the brink of unprecedented industrial growth opportunities. Located in stunning natural surroundings, it is a thriving port center with the amenities of a busy municipal center yet the feel and charm of a small town. Located on BC’s Northwest Coast close to Haida Gwaii and the Alaska Panhandle, it boasts opportunities for amazing outdoor opportunities such as fishing, kayaking, deep powder skiing, and golfing, as well as having a unique history and culture. New development opportunities lead the way to what will continue to be a prosperous economy. For more information check out
About McElhanney:
Based in Western Canada for over 110 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with over 1,000 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation, and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.
Our Purpose: Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.:
If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit to apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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