Tiller Engineering Deputy Lead Surveyor- Lower Churchill project – Muskrat Falls Contract in St. John’s, NL

Tiller Engineering

Branch St. John’s NL CA

Deputy Lead Surveyor- Lower Churchill project – Muskrat Falls
St. John’s, NL

Perform spot checks on electronic layout files using AutoCAD (and any other required tools) to verify compliance with Engineer’s drawings and models, and/or to…

(Note: the following is being executed as a contract scope of work):
The duties and job functions of the Deputy Lead Surveyor shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure contractors’ survey plans are developed and implemented, including adherence to Survey Engineering Standards, accuracies and methods of survey;
  • Ensure contractors prepare detailed procedures for all survey activities, including calibration of survey equipment, description and operation of all systems, checklists, survey work, processing of data and reporting;
  • Ensure contractors’ survey equipment and systems are well maintained, calibrated and tested, and utilize current technology;
  • Responsible, in conjunction with the Lead Surveyor, for oversight, monitoring and surveillance of all survey activities performed by site contractors for accuracy, completeness and compliance to specified requirements.
  • Maintain and periodically check the primary control points, and check secondary control points established by contractors;
  • Review various survey markers (theoretical lines, pay lines and penalty lines) set by site contractors for quantity measurements.
  • Monitor all site contractors’ works through identification of witness and hold points on Inspection and Test Plans.
  • Identify any errors, problems or potential problems that may result in delays or non-acceptance of works, or jeopardize another contractor’s work. Document any non-conformances.
  • Review of the contractors’ electronic data, survey reports, field logbook entries, “As-Built” survey mark-ups on drawings, and contractors’ records.
  • Witness and review contractors’ survey work for installation of mechanical equipment and generation systems including dimensional control survey services for checking the installation of these systems;
  • Witness and ensure contractor carries out pre-installation surveys of the worksite(s);
  • Ensure contractors submits results of pre-installation survey(s) to Engineer for review and acceptance;
  • Perform spot checks on electronic layout files using AutoCAD (and any other required tools) to verify compliance with Engineer’s drawings and models, and/or to establish independent layout check files.
  • Participate in survey audits.


  • Technical Diploma in Survey Engineering is preferred


  • 5 to 10 years of experience on civil construction projects in a survey capacity;
  • Experienced with survey equipment and systems normally utilized in heavy civil and mechanical construction;
  • Experience in performing survey-related QA/QC oversight, monitoring, and surveillance activities on civil construction projects.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, codes and standards.
  • Experience with construction of large hydroelectric projects considered an asset.
  • Previous experience with auditing survey QA programs considered an asset.
  • AutoCAD experience.


  • Safety oriented.
  • Demonstrated willingness to adhere to the Nalcor’s vision and core values;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all stakeholders;
  • Must demonstrate accountability and ownership for the assigned work area;
  • Solid knowledge of survey engineering principles, standards and regulations relating to construction;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Self-starter who identifies priority tasks and puts plans in place to complete;
  • Must be a team player but maintain the ability to work independently;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Quality Assurance principles;
  • Good AutoCAD use capability.

Job Type: Contract

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required language:

  • English

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: St. John's, NL, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-21
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