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Date:  Sep 7, 2022

Delta, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Chief Surveyor

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What is the Opportunity?
Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. 

The Chief Surveyor will be responsible for the consistent, reliable and efficient translation of plans into field layout for operations, planning and engineering. The individual will provide technical information to the operations management team and crews in order for them to be effective in their work.  

What You'll Do Here:
⦁    Shaft and tunnel survey.
⦁    Conduct and complete surveys to establish and verify underground survey points. 
⦁    Setup and configure survey equipment and ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated. 
⦁    Provide work control lines that are required for accurate measurement and correct installation by field staff.
⦁    Coordinate and undertake planning and implementation of survey requirements to facilitate construction activities. 
⦁    Assist in the evaluation of potential field problems, quantity calculations and quality control.  
⦁    Prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, charts, plots, records, and all documents related to the surveys. 
⦁    Check as-built conditions that require the use of surveying techniques. 
⦁    Maintain accurate survey records, documentation and stamped submittals. 
⦁    Monitor work being completed in the field where surveying techniques are required.  
⦁    Communicate with operations, engineers and subcontractors to complete surveying tasks. 
⦁    Perform other related duties as required.


What You Bring to the Team:
⦁    Post-secondary education in Surveying or Geomatics.
⦁    Knowledge of survey practices, standards and laws.
⦁    Minimum 5 years’ experience as a lead surveyor and 10 years experience in Construction surveying. 
⦁    Experience in surveying tunnels and shafts is required. 
⦁    Experience with tunnel boring machine guidance systems and associated computer software. 
⦁    Must have a solid understanding of safety requirements on an active construction site and applicable safety policies.
⦁    Strong computer skills and proficient in the use of office, data, surveying and engineering based software.
⦁    Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills. 
⦁    Knowledge of engineering design and survey methods.  
⦁    GPS and total station experience required.



Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.