Construction Survey Crew Chief
Ottawa, Timmins, Waterloo, ON, CA
4d ago

At GeoVerra, it’s about more than surveying land. Joining our team means you’ll step into a career with wide-open opportunities. Experience new places, challenges that grow you, and a dynamic pace of work in which two days are never the same. If you’re most at home in the outdoors—where fresh air, towering trees and occasional wildlife become your second-favourite coworkers—then our Construction Survey Crew Chief position might be the perfect fit.

Our company is in acceleration mode. GeoVerra’s growth is based on real partnerships, and we credit it to the people and culture that make us who we are to set us apart. In fact, your career here will be unique to you, and that’s how we like it. We value your sharp skills, creative mind, and technical brain.

The most important thing to know? We’re a team of experienced and professional employees who genuinely believe in the work we do. We support each other in a safe and positive working environment. At GeoVerra, you never go at it alone. Dig deeper. Broaden your horizons. We’re here for it all. And with fantastic benefits, work-life balance, and professional development options, we make it easier to chase your dreams.

The Partnership Promise
This is our commitment to provide responsive, trustworthy, industry expertise and a solutions-oriented approach to our clients, but we extend this way of thinking in all we do. It shows up in the form of work ethic, teamwork, safety and support for our GeoVerra family.

You + GeoVerra
Our new Construction Survey Crew Chief must be passionate about spending time in the field. Whether you have a technical background or love exploring every nook and cranny outside, you should have
an unquenchable thirst for seeing and doing it all.

This position requires a quick and engaged learner, with proven success in adaptability, productivity and high physical capabilities. Ideally, you are organized and highly collaborative, with strong communication skills and an infectious positivity that encourages this attitude in all team members. You will have a strong handle on equipment and field tools, with a healthy respect for the outdoors and the timeline of
the task at hand.

Key Position Details

  • Full time, flexible benefits program, RRSP match, wellness days, and paid vacation time
  • 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off rotation
  • 10-hour day and night shifts (night shifts receive premiums)
  • Travel to and from Northern Ontario mining site and accommodation included
  • Paid training for all safety tickets required

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and perform field survey work with the help of Survey Assistants;
  • Liaise with Project Managers to coordinate field survey work, to review and manage project budgets, timeline requirements, priorities and survey methodology;
  • Act as a company representative, liaising directly with client field representatives and land owners;
  • Prepare and communicate field notes, sketches, checklists and digital data in required formats for Project Managers, Land Surveyors and Drafting personnel;
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to Survey Assistants working with you;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of industry best practices, more efficient field processes and procedures and the innovative use of new technology; 
  • Actively participate in and proactively support the advancement of the GeoVerra safety program;
  • Some office technical survey work may be required in this position; and
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

Required Skills, Experience, & Behaviours

  • Our successful candidate will be a graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to surveying and geomatics or have an equivalent amount of related experience;
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a Construction Survey Crew Chief role;
  • Strong working knowledge of survey equipment and software such as GPS and Total Stations (Including Robotic);
  • Knowledge and experience of Trimble equipment and software, laser scanning and line locating would be considered an asset;
  • Strong problem solving skills in a field environment;
  • Effective communication skills - verbal and written; ability to produce accurate and legible field notes;
  • The ability to develop and motivate survey staff and work well in a team environment;
  • An aptitude for delivering projects on time and budget;
  • A valid driver’s license and can provide a clean driver’s abstract; and
  • Pre Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing;
  • All employment offers for Safety Sensitive positions are conditional upon the successful completion of a Negative Drug Screen and Passing Alcohol Screen. 

Working Conditions

Out of town work and frequent travel required;
Ability to carry, lift and push 50lbs+ on a regular basis;
Ability to work outside in all weather conditions;


At this time GeoVerra does not mandate COVID-19 vaccine for employees. With that, many GeoVerra clients have incorporated proof of vaccine practices due to COVID-19 and this may require you to provide proof of immunization when accessing their sites.

At this time GeoVerra does not mandate COVID-19 vaccine for employees. With that, many GeoVerra clients have incorporated proof of vaccine practices due to COVID-19 and this may require you to provide proof of immunization when accessing their sites.

GeoVerra has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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