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Position Description

Survey Party Chief
Business Line Geomatics
ID # 11575
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable




WSP is currently seeking a Survey Party Chief to join our Geomatics department, located at our Thornhill office.  Reporting to the Project Manager this position will be responsible for performing field survey work on projects in the engineering, land development, construction, legal land surveying and pipeline industries.


  • Complete field survey work with the help of Survey Assistants
  • Liaise with Project Managers, Coordinators and Land Surveyors to coordinate field survey work, to review and manage project 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 use of innovative technology
  • Actively participate in and proactively support the advancement of the WSP safety program
  • Other duties as assigned/required.


  • Ideally a graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to surveying and Geomatics and/or have experience in the land surveying industry in a variety of related land surveying disciplines.
  • 1 to 5 years of experience in the Survey Party Chief role
  • Strong working knowledge of survey equipment and software such as GPS and Total Stations (Including Robotic)
  • Good communication skills - verbal and written; ability to produce accurate and legible field notes
  • An aptitude for delivering projects on time
  • Strong problem-solving skills in a field environment
  • Cadastral experience is considered a strong asset
  • Knowledge and experience of Trimble equipment and software, and laser scanning would be considered an asset;
  • Experience with the use of ATVs/UTVs and snowmobiles would be considered an asset
  • A valid driver’s license and can provide a clean driver’s abstract
  • Completed First Aid safety training is 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).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Thornhill, ON

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