Survey Crew Chief (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.

Our Opportunity

As we continue to grow, our company is currently accepting Senior Surveyor. As a Senior Surveyor with Lawson, you will be responsible for planning and conducting a broad range of field surveys for the installation of transmission line towers and components including, pile and foundation layout, topographic and as-built survey, and quality control and quality assurance surveys. Responsibilities include preparing field data, accurately recording measurements and other data, preparing field notes, carrying out quality control for survey work, and compiling and computing survey data for submission to the client.

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 seven (7) years directly related experience of which three years must be in the lead role of a survey field crew.
  • Comprehensive understanding of theory, limitations and use of robotic total stations, electronic field books, precision verticality and leveling instruments, GNSS GPS (Global Positioning Systems) 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 Trimble survey instrumentation and software is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of identifying and interpreting survey control monuments.
  • 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, for extended periods of time.
  • 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, Permanent, Fixed term contract


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability


  • Surveying: 7 years (required)
  • Survey as Crew Chief: 3 years (required)


  • English (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (preferred)

Work Location:

One location

Send resume to:


View More

Unite Interactive