Construction Surveyor

Construction Surveyor
City of Guelph
Post Date: May 9, 2022
Apply Before: May 22, 2022

Job Overview

Location

Guelph

Province

Ontario

Salary

$28.60

Category

Engineering & Environmental

Commitment

Full Time

Job Description

Construction Surveyor

When you join the City of Guelph, you join a team of 2000 full and part-time employees who deliver services the community relies on every day. Together, we are bringing to life Guelph’s vision of an inclusive, connected, and prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

As a regional top employer, the City of Guelph values its employees and offers competitive salaries, excellent benefit packages, opportunities for professional development, a healthy work-life balance, and many roles with  flexible work options. Our corporate values are integrity, service, inclusion, wellness, and learning. Guelph is consistently ranked as one of the best places in Canada to live, work, and play—all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

The Opportunity

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Construction Surveyor with the Engineering and Transportation Services department. The successful candidate will focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the  achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Hours of work

From the Sunday of the third full week of November to the Saturday to the first full week of April shall work thirty-five (35) hours per week composed of seven (7) consecutive hours per day. From the Sunday of the second full week of April to the Saturday of the second full week of November shall work forty (40) hours per week composed of eight (8) hours per day.

Your role

  • Operate various survey instruments including but not limited to level, transit, total station, data collectors and GPS units.
  • Set up and operate survey equipment for pre-construction data collection including establishing bench marks and base lines, running traverse lines, leveling for cross-sections and profile and picking up topographical information.
  • Complete field notes and drawings using AutoCAD and Civil 3D and correspond with Design staff.
  • Set up and operate survey equipment for the purpose of layout of municipal construction projects including setting lines and grades for sewers, roads, watermains, curb and gutter, culverts and ditches; take cross-sections for calculations of volume of earth excavation or fills, stakes vertical and horizontal curves; and check accuracy of contractor’s work.
  • Set up and operate survey equipment on City property including streets, parking lots and right-of-ways for data collection, permanent record and design purposes.
  • Collect post construction and as-constructed information and surveys of sewers, roads and other municipal services for permanent records.
  • Complete field notes for record of information and performs measurements and calculations in the field to set grades, layout curves and establish alignment controls.
  • Provide instruction, leadership and field direction to survey staff (full-time and part-time) and ensure work is carried out efficiently and accurately.
  • Read and interpret construction plans and specifications related to municipal and construction projects.
  • Act as liaison with other City Departments when conducting surveys for projects and obtain necessary information for assigned projects including drawings, registered plans, plans of subdivision, field books and specifications. Advise peers and supervisors on survey matters.
  • Act as Party Chief on designated projects.
  • Perform all aspects of safety on the job.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned including field inspection of sewers and other construction projects and all aspects including completion of Inspectors notes, and contact administration as required.

Qualifications

  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a 2-year diploma in Civil Engineering technology or closely related field with 2 – 3 years’ experience related to construction surveying. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess a valid ‘G” drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Preference will be given to those who are certified as a certified technician/technologist with OACETT or those willing to obtain certification within one year from start date in the position.
  • Knowledge in municipal surveying, general inspection and/or advanced sewer and watermain construction inspection is required; completion of relevant OGRA/MEA courses is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience operating various electronic survey instruments such as total station, data collectors, and GPS units.
  • Proven proficiency in AutoCAD and other relevant civil design software packages such as Civil 3D or LANDesk Development (LDD).
  • Previous construction inspection experience would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction safety as outlined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Traffic Control and First Aid.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with limited supervision.
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check would be required at time of offer.

In accordance with the City of Guelph’s employment practices, new employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire, subject to accommodations required in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Rate

$28.60 – $35.09 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, May 22, 2022. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Job Overview

Location:

Guelph

Province:

Ontario

Starting Salary:

$28.60

Category

Engineering & Environmental

Job Type

Full Time

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