Junior Survey Party Chief

Brockville, Canada

Job Description

The Junior Survey Party Chief will be responsible for supervising survey crews in the field, performing land and engineering surveys, as well as lead administration and planning. The Junior Survey Party Chief must be an experienced professional, adept at managing survey teams. Must be comfortable with multi-disciplinary planning meetings, working with project managers, resident engineers, and contractor representatives. Ability to lead, mentor and train staff as required. Excellent attention to detail is a must. They will be someone who enjoys variety in their assignments and working with the latest survey technology. IN Engineering + Surveying services most of Eastern Ontario, providing survey support in a mix of urban, semi-urban, village, and rural areas.


  • Act as Party Chief for field survey crews working with plane and/or geodetic surveys for cadastral, construction, topographic, and control survey projects

  • Participate in pre-survey planning meetings

  • Assign and monitor work, and provide input for evaluation of members of field survey crews

  • Instruct and train survey crews in survey and mapping methods, use of equipment, and field safety procedures

  • Gather field survey data via conventional and Global Positioning System (GPS) methods; set up, adjust, and operate surveying equipment, including robotic Total Station, data collector, and GPS equipment

  • Perform complex surveying calculations using engineering calculator, laptop computer, personal computer, and graphics and coordinate geometry (Cogo) software, such as Carlson SurvCE and AutoCad-Softdesk

  • Analyze raw data for mathematical closure and geometric accuracy; provide survey information for Geographic Information System (GIS); and prepare finished grade sheets, topographic maps, records of survey, corner records, and other survey reports as needed

  • Research existing record information, including record maps, plans, deeds, easements, and right-of-way documents; and maintain field data records, survey project files, and indexing systems.


  • Minimum five years’ experience working in a land surveying team.

  • Interest in construction and engineering.

  • Knowledgeable with surveying equipment such as GNSS and total stations

  • Surveying Technologist/Technician diploma