New Job Surveyor Ii In Newfoundland And Labrador

Surveyor II
Surveyor II

Surveyor II

Company : City of St. John's
Salary : $39.14 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Surveyor II

Job Number:
Position Title:
Surveyor II
Planning, Engineering & Regulatory Services
Appointment Status:
Full-Time Permanent
Employee Group:
CUPE 1289
Job Category:
Engineering & Engineering Technology
Closing Date:
June 18, 2023

Our City, Our Future

St. John's is a progressive city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of valued services to the residents of St. John's and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live and feel they belong.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Manger, Surveying, this position performs a variety of technical duties related to the collection and dissemination of Land Surveying and Engineering information as required by the City.


  • Operate a variety of surveying equipment including theodolite, level, total station, data collector, G.P.S. Receiver, scientific calculator, among others;
  • Perform property survey work for land acquisition, real property reports, rights-of-way, street widening, and sewer easements, etc.
  • Search survey records to obtain information about property boundaries;
  • Prepare grade lay-out and elevations for roads, water and sewer mains, sidewalks and ancillary services;
  • Effectively uploads and downloads survey data to the instrument and prepares the information for verification;
  • Perform coordinate geometry using MicroSurvey CAD software or equivalent;
  • Determine various ground level elevations by running profiles and cross sectioning, for the purpose of road construction;
  • Prepare curve data on the direction and width of City street construction;
  • Prepare survey level lines for the maintenance of the City boundaries in the Water Shed area;
  • Perform survey work relating to horizontal monumentation and establishment of Bench Marks;
  • Obtain survey field information for Engineering cost estimates and as built data for future record purposes;
  • Obtain water soundings for underwater ground profiles;
  • Reduce survey field notes and prepares any necessary written reports;
  • Perform regular checks on supplies and survey equipment, including minor maintenance/repairs.

Description disclaimer

The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


High School Diploma. Three (3+) Year Geomatics/Surveying Technology program from a recognized educational institution acceptable to the City. Must be eligible to become a member of the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists NL (AETTNL).

Specific Skills/Certifications –
  • Works well within a team and addresses people in a tactful, diplomatic manner.
  • A basic working knowledge of MicroSurvey CAD (or equivalent) is required. Proficient in the use of various surveying equipment and related software.

Relevant Experience
  • Two (2+) years previous experience as a survey crew chief in performing legal surveys, topographic surveys, accurate horizontal and vertical control, and calculating coordinates from azimuths and bearings.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with additional experience in laying out curves and grades, taking cross-sections, collecting sewer main inverts and running profiles.

Other - Must possess a valid "Class 5" Driver's License.

Working Conditions

  • Combination of office and fieldwork.
  • Performs surveying tasks on all types of terrain under all types of weather conditions with exposure to traffic and distracting noise levels.

Physical Requirements

  • Standing for extended periods, lifting objects on a regular basis, and repetitive tasks, etc.
  • Must be physically fit and capable of performing the above-noted duties.

Hours of Work

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily Monday to Friday (33.75 hours per week)

Applicants must be members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 1289, or should be prepared to join the Union immediately upon appointment.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John's does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.

This City of St. John's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
employment of a qualified workforce which reflects the community's diversity.