McElhanney is hiring a Survey Assistant in Duncan, British Columbia


McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. is looking for a part-time Survey Assistant to join our branch in Duncan, BC. This is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate your surveying career with exceptional mentorship from the best in the industry.

The incumbent will, under the direction of a Surveyor or Party Chief:
Clear line utilizing different hand and power tools
Set up and take down survey equipment
Maintain, clean, organize, and monitor/report condition of equipment and vehicles, maintain field supplies, and ensure necessary resources are available in the field
Under direction, assist surveyor and other staff with taking survey measurements
1-2 years' experience as a field survey assistant/chainman
Formal training/post-secondary education in survey technology; a combination of education and experience is an asset
Ability to work in a variety of outdoor settings including wilderness/backcountry environment for extended periods and varied hours
Physically fit and able to lift heavy equipment
Willing and able to work out of town on an as needed basis (up to two weeks away at a time)
Excellent attention to detail, attendance, judgment and communication skills
McElhanney offers highly competitive wages and excellent benefits, as well as a great work environment and continuous opportunities for development. 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.

Duncan is the unofficial capital of the Cowichan Valley, a fertile crescent of rich farmland, lush vineyards, heritage river systems, and scenic back roads in the south-eastern corner of Vancouver Island. Dubbed the "City of Totems," Duncan has more than 80 First Nations carvings located throughout town, and is also home to the Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre. Duncan is also known for great shopping and dining, the Saturday Farmer's Market, Aboriginal experiences, BC Forestry Discovery Centre, and its historic old-town quarter.

McElhanney is an Employment Equity employer.

Category:  Technical  |  Address:  Duncan British Columbia

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