Site Surveyor
QM Environmental
Toronto, Canada
4d ago

QM Environmental is one of Canada's largest and best full-service nation-wide decommissioning and environmental remediation firms.

Always committed to health, safety and environment, QM has been experiencing consistent growth and we would like to invite you to be part of our success.

QM is currently seeking a Site Surveyor to join our team for the delivery of a major project in downtown Toronto. This is a long-term position with opportunities to leverage technical ability and innovation across our project portfolio in Canada

We offer exciting career growth, professional development, and a culture that is supported by teamwork and open communication.

At QM, you will have the opportunity to learn from, and collaborate with, some of the most talented professionals and innovative thought-leaders in the industry.


You will work closely with the Survey Manager and Project Manager to carry out survey and layout with a high level of accuracy, ensuring the design criteria are adhered to and well documented.

You will create job models for GNSS / GPS controlled equipment, evaluate three dimensional excavation block models, and create a variety of figures and data products, including records of as built conditions.

You will validate and verify field conditions and spatial system performance. Your position plays a critical role in the success and accuracy of the projects.

Survey and Geomatics

  • Interpret and extract data from an existing owner-provided 4 Dimensional (4DIM) Model for soil classification and spatial coordinates
  • Design, manage, and implement field level segregation of the 4DIM model into individual excavation blocks for reference, daily use, vehicle tracking, and GNSS-controlled equipment programming (primarily dozers and excavators)
  • Work with pipe-laying crews to lay out and check high-precision gravity drainage systems
  • Work with on-site database manager and subcontractor to correlate excavation & stockpile data with material / vehicle tracking database
  • Establish control points, reference stakes and reference laser elevations
  • Verify and validate model and field performance with drone data and field survey
  • Potentially support drone overflights and data management (Trimble Stratus or similar)
  • Perform as lead technical field support with respect to surveying (topographic, construction and similar)
  • Collect field data
  • Maintain data and data quality
  • Process field data
  • Check plans
  • Verify accuracy of survey data
  • Record the results of survey including the shape, contour, locations, elevation and dimensions of land or land features
  • Collect and record required as-built data
  • Coordinate findings with the work of engineering and construction personnel
  • Collaborate with our Team in applying and improving the work process
  • Capture data to support progress tracking and billing;
  • Create reports and figures
  • Other duties as required
  • Safety

  • Consistently act as a leader, mentor and role model with respect to QM LP’s Health and Safety Program, both on and off the work site
  • Commit to positively influence QM LP’s Safety Culture

    Education & Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, geomatics or survey engineering OR equivalent college diploma in survey science or geomatics technology with work experience and continuing education
  • CET, EIT, P.Eng. or Qualified and Licensed Ontario Land Surveyor is not required, but would be an asset
  • Experience :

  • 4+ years of experience at the professional level
  • Experience in scheduling, ordering, field supervision, quality control, field data collection
  • Experience producing models for GNSS / GPS controlled equipment
  • Experience with heavy civil / excavation
  • Experience with pipe and drain installation and with geosynthetic installation is not required, but would be an asset
  • Knowledge :

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of field surveying including, topographical surveys and construction layouts predominantly for civil construction
  • Be very familiar with earthworks, grading, excavation, fill, compaction, sloping and shoring, the related equipment and the related hazards
  • Understand survey equipment such as total stations, robotic total stations, data collectors, global positioning receivers, base stations, theodolites and levels
  • Know how to setup and run base stations and survey rovers
  • Demonstrate a solid knowledge of survey theory and GNSS / GPS technology
  • Be proficient with Trimble, Autodesk, and Microsoft suite software
  • Knowledge / experience with Trimble Stratus, Earthsoft EQuIS is not required, but would be an asset
  • Abilities :

  • Self-starter with the ability to set standards of excellence in leadership, safety, quality and productivity
  • Be able to clearly communicate survey requirements and survey / grade / limit data to site staff, specifically including equipment operators, and be able to quickly and accurately set out reference stakes and reference marks to help them complete their work.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking abilities
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work individually and as a team
  • Committed to working safe and getting the job done

  • Majority of time will be spent on job sites
  • Travel will be required
  • Use of specialized PPE, including half or full-faced respirator, may be required (training provided)
  • Work is outdoors and exposed to weather (dress appropriately)
  • Hours can be long, between 10 12 hours per day based on project and client requirements
  • We are a smart, flexible group that looks to all our people based on their commitment and their abilities, never discriminating or marginalizing on the basis of background, gender or appearance.

    You have to share our values, participate actively in decision-making, and then carry out the decisions that are made, safely and efficiently.

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