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Parsons Corporation Survey Crew Chief in Edmonton, Alberta

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Survey Crew Chief to join our team! In this role you will get to conduct construction layout and engineering survey services. This role is to support the delivery of the Edmonton Valley Line West LRT Project.

R esponsibilities:

  • Conduct topographic surveys, engineering surveys and as-built surveys.

  • Building and structural layout and structural quality control surveys.

  • Earthwork surveys and earth volume and cut-fill management surveys.

  • Collecting field data using various survey instruments.

  • Overseeing QC of data collection, ensuring that field notes and daily downloads are complete.

  • May be asked to assist last-minute with unplanned or unexpected discoveries and complete the task ad-hoc, whilst completing all documentation and follow through.

  • Take accurate, clear, concise field notes and able to complete rapid calculations.


  • 8 years’ experience in surveys.

  • Experience and knowledge of operating robotic total stations and Windows-based data collectors, GNSS technology and other data collection technologies.

  • Minimum 2 years’ construction surveying experience.

  • Experience and knowledge operating GPS equipment.

  • Experience using MS Office software; AutoCAD Civil 3D experience an asset.

  • Completion of 2-year minimum college program in geomatics technology or equivalent combination of relevant work experience.

  • Must be proficient in setting up, operating and troubleshooting conventional and GPS survey equipment.

  • Must be comfortable with static control surveys, high-precision layout work and 1st order leveling techniques, or wiling to learn.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and follow up.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Unwavering commitment to environmental health and safety in the workplace.

  • Willing to mentor and train other colleagues.

  • Willingness to work in either field or office settings in any type of Alberta weather and able to complete field reports in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license, preferably with a clean abstract.

  • Valid applicable safety tickets (Confined Space, Fall Protection, Aerial Lift) an asset. Training can be provided.

  • Complete accountability and oversight for field survey work as assigned.

  • Complete site communication accountability.

  • Full countability and ability to support, direct and assess Location Management and Survey Standards.

  • Equipment maintenance, control, repair and inventory accountability.

  • Completion, interpretation of, and execution of, Project Manager field direction.

  • Data collection and field measurement downloading and accuracy.

  • Advanced calculation skills and angle/ distance measurement.

  • Ensures the completion of Field Hazard documentation and assessment.

  • Responsible for their own safe conduct within the field and for identifying and rectifying any hazard and/ or unsafe working situation.

  • Municipal engineering and land development projects an asset.

  • Familiarity with sewer, water main, dirt survey, earthworks and road construction materials, methods and processes.

  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications.

  • Must be able to transport and carry up to 50 lbs. of field gear and ale to negotiate terrain on in-progress build sites.

  • May be asked to work afternoons and weekends on a rotational basis.

  • Sound judgment and able to make good decisions on your feet.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as health, vision, dental, employer paid provincial care premiums, Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), life insurance, paid time off, sick leave, all province observed holidays off, and gym membership discounts to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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