Survey Crew Chief

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CA - AB, Edmonton
CA - AB (Field Location)
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Infrastructure (Construction/Quality/Safety/Inspection)
In a world of possibilities, pursue one with endless opportunities. Imagine Next!

When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

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.


  • 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+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.


Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.


Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

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

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We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

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We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.


Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

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Parsons has a long-standing reputation as an industry leader in domestic and international engineering and construction projects. The company also has a solid history supporting federal government work.”

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