Survey Field Technologist (Edmonton Office)

Lawson is a leading consulting and surveying company. We go further into remote locations, working accurately and efficiently while maintaining a high level of safety. Throughout our history, we have successfully gathered the data needed and provided the information and guidance required, no matter the location or level of difficulty presented in each project.

Embracing the continuous advancements in our field is essential to delivering the highest value service to our clients. Lawson has made it a priority to be at the leading edge of our industry, employing the most up-to-date equipment and advanced software solutions. We maintain an inventory of GNSS systems, the latest in UAV technology, robotic total stations and digital and laser levels to enable our surveyors to collect data quickly, accurately, and with high precision.

Our Opportunity

As we continue to grow, our company is currently accepting Survey Field Technologist applications for existing projects in various sectors such as Municipal, Heavy Industrial, Power Distribution, etc.

As a Survey Field Technologist with Lawson, you will conduct a broad range of field surveys, including construction, topographic, volumetric, preliminary planning, design, control and quality assurance. Responsibilities include accurately recording measurements and other data, preparing field notes, quality control for survey work, and compiling and computing survey data. Depending upon your experience, you may be called upon to assist in the RFP process of contract procurement, conduct field training, supervise, and provide mentorship to junior staff.

Our Requirements

  • Two-year diploma in Geomatics, Survey or Municipal Technology from an institute of recognized standing (equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered on an individual basis). Eligibility for registration as a Technologist is an asset.
  • Minimum five (5) years directly related experience of which two years must be in the lead role of a survey field crew.
  • Comprehensive understanding of theory, limitations and use of total and total robotic stations, electronic field books, precision verticality and leveling instruments, global positioning system (GPS) equipment (RTK), laser alignment equipment and other surveying equipment that may be used.
  • Proficient ability to communicate diplomatically and effectively, both orally and in writing, with co-workers, clients and other contractors.
  • Advanced knowledge of engineering drawings, specifications, standards and construction methods.
  • Experience with Topcon and Trimble survey instrumentations and software is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of identifying and evaluating survey control monuments.
  • Working knowledge of cadastral survey fabric is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of survey computations including adjustment computations and the derivation of coordinates in various coordinate systems.
  • Working knowledge of contract administration including the application for payment and certification of work process is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of personal computers including the use of COGO, GPS software applications and AutoCAD, including drafting principals and standards.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position, with a willingness to work in remote sites in adverse weather conditions.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.

This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

What We Offer

Empowered and motivated employees are the source of our success and the basis for our growth. We recruit energetic and motivated staff dedicated to delivering the utmost value to our clients by efficiently performing accurate surveys and providing timely professional results. We're proud of our team and committed to providing opportunities for our employees to develop both personally and professionally. You won't get lost in the numbers here, but rather enjoy positive guidance as you learn, grow and create an impact. Lawson is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types

Full-time, Contract

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