WSP Group Survey Part Chief – Fort McMurray Full Time in Fort McMurray, AB

WSP Group

Branch Fort McMurray AB CA

Survey Part Chief – Fort McMurray
Fort McMurray, AB

Reporting to the Branch Manager this position will be responsible for performing field survey work on projects in the oil & gas and construction sectors….

Survey Party Chief

Fort McMurray

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In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

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WSP is currently seeking a Survey Party Chief to support our Fort McMurray operations. Reporting to the Branch Manager this position will be responsible for performing field survey work on projects in the oil & gas and construction sectors. Working at WSP you will use the latest technology including in-house customized tools and systems for field and office and you will be backed up by dedicated in-house support. If desired, there is an opportunity to progress into other roles in the organization, such as Project Manager from this role.


Working with Project Managers, you will:
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 WSP safety program


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. In addition you will also have:

Strong working knowledge of survey equipment and software such as Total Station and GNSS/RTK. Knowledge of Trimble Access is an asset
The ability to develop and motivate survey staff and work well in a team environment
Must be living in or willing to relocate to Fort McMurray
Good communication skills – verbal and written; ability to produce accurate field notes
An aptitude for delivering projects on time and budget
A valid driver’s license and can provide a clean driver’s abstract
Experience in construction survey on oil sands sites would be considered an asset


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).


To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in; please visit our World of Possibilities website listed below.


WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Fort McMurray, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-20
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