Civil/construction survey technician


OSDC (Okanagan Survey & Design Ltd) has a tremendous opportunity for a junior survey technician to join our team. We offer world class training and mentorship while we train you to be one of the best construction surveyors in the industry.

Enjoy a rewarding career that is high demand, has loads of potential, opportunity to advance and isn’t really taught anywhere. If you have at least one year experience on construction sites and are a graduate of a civil engineering or geomatics technology program, we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you.

Our work environment includes:

  • Growth opportunities
  • On-the-job training
  • Lively atmosphere
  • Safe work environment

Do you want to make a positive impact on the communities around you?

Do you want to be on the pioneering end of new ground-breaking technology in the heavy civil industry?

This is a tremendous opportunity to work with a small team of the industries finest bringing a massive impact to the heavy civil sector whilst based out of one of the most beautiful areas in Canada!

OSDC is guided by 3 principles: Our Vision, Mission and Values


To leave the world better than we found it by unleashing potential on HCC sites throughout Canada

Mission Statement

Fusing great people, technology, processes, and innovation to design jobsite measurement and guidance systems that rapidly and dramatically accelerate jobsite productivity levels. We build safer and stronger communities that thrive for generations.

Core Values


What Is iN it for you:

  • Live in an incredibly scenic area with close to access to some of the finest ski resorts, beaches, wineries, mountain biking and hiking trails Canada has to offer
  • Work with a small team that prides itself on support and growth both as individuals and a team
  • Loads of opportunity to grow with us
  • Specially developed Survey tech training and mentoring program
  • Work with only the best
  • Technology Pioneers
  • Work on exciting projects
  • Company vehicle and above average wage
  • Benefits after probationary period
  • Moving allowance after successful probationary period
  • End of year bonus based on company and individual successes

The Role

The Construction Surveyor role is accountable for the successful completion of survey projects for OSDC.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree or College Diploma in civil engineering or geomatics
  • Have a minimum of 1-2 years on heavy civil construction sites
  • Have exceptional customer skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively use standard surveying instruments and tools
  • The ability to prioritize, schedule, and organize assigned tasks/projects to assure timely and cost-effective completion of projects
  • Easily adopt OSDCs standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Read and comprehend engineering plans and specifications
  • Physically healthy to perform job duties
  • Valid driver’s license and other documentation to support travel when and as required

Role and Responsibilities

  • Be passionate about working in a high pace dynamic environment
  • Working hard and doing your best is mandatory
  • Out of town work will be required for durations up to 3 weeks at a time
  • Liaison with the Client, other relevant parties, and our Staff both on site and in remote locations to obtain the information needed to instruct actions on site appropriately thereby ensuring the works proceed without delay.
  • Customer Management skills
  • Be readily prepared to contribute to the ongoing development and maintenance of Survey SOPs and Best Practices
  • Comply with general Company Quality System and Procedures
  • To provide visible leadership and lead by example around sites and the office
  • Represent the company to the Customer, subcontractors and the public in a professional and ethical manner
  • Maintain the company image and reputation in all facets of work and presentation whilst fostering strong relationships with Customers conducive to securing future work
  • Directly report to the Survey Lead

Job Types:

Full-time, Permanent


$32.00-$42.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company truck
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Lake Country, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Construction: 1 year (preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 75% (preferred)

Work Location:

  • In person


If you believe this position is for you be ready to show us why by submitting your application, cover letter, and resume to to the attention of the Operations Manager and include “Civil/construction survey technician” in the subject line