Co-op Student - Survey

Looking for an exciting job opportunity that will launch your career? Halton Region’s co-op program provides a paid professional opportunity that allows you to gain valuable experience and develop the skill set you need to build a successful career.


We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community. As a co-op at Halton, you will gain professional growth and development working alongside your mentors. You will be part of a progressive, service-focused and award winning employer.


Posting ID: 2582 
Department: Public Works 
Division: Engineering & Construction 
Pay Range: $18.96 - $21.98
Job Type: Co-op Student 
Contract Duration: up to 8 months starting May 2024
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre - 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Employee Group: OCT 
Posting Date: December 6, 2023
Application Deadline: Posted until filled


To be eligible to apply for a co-op student position, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada as a student.
  • In possession of a Social Insurance Number (card) at time of hire.
  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis and returning to school upon completion of the co-op work term(s).


This position will require the successful incumbent to provide proof of co-op eligibility, a transcript and tax credit form(s) from their school’s co-op department.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor of Technical & Design Services and working under the direction of a Survey Crew Chief, the incumbent will work in a crew of two or three.  This position conducts survey measurements, calculations, data compilation and establishes field reference points to assist Project Managers, consultants and contractors in the design and construction of Regional infrastructure projects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform survey duties related to the pre and post construction of Municipal Infrastructure
  • Operate G.P.S, Total Station, Data Collector, Levels and other related tools and equipment
  • Check reductions of field leveling notes, utility measurement sheets & detail notes
  • Assist with traffic control operations
  • Ensure Survey Vehicle is organized, clean and stocked daily
  • Pound/set survey stakes in the ground
  • Adhere to health and safety policies and procedures
  • Assist in other areas of the Engineering & Construction team

Skills & Qualifications


  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary Civil Engineering program
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel
  • Organization and communication skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to work in a team setting



  • Civil Technology 8 month coop program. 
  • Prior experience in inspection, survey or utilizing Carlson or Civil 3D software.

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions:

  • Travel will be required. The incumbent must supply own transportation and possess a valid G2 or G driver’s license. 
  • The incumbent will be required to safely work in live traffic, on active construction sites, at rail crossings and at Regional plants. Additional hazards may include working in various environmental conditions such as sun, heat, cold and noise.
  • Must be able to perform all the necessary physical tasks associated with the position including walking long distances, carrying equipment, moving maintenance manhole covers up to100lbs, pounding stakes and navigating varying terrain.
  • Flexibility in working hours may be required.


Employment Conditions:

  • The incumbent will be required to provide a copy of their driver’s license and a driver’s abstract by their first day of employment.

Important information about your application:

  •  In accordance with requirements in Ontario Regulation 191/11 – Integrated Accessibility Standards and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Region will accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform the Talent Acquisition representative of the nature of the accommodation(s) you require.  
  •  Please submit your application online. We will accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities and others who are not able to apply online. If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.   
  •  Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date specified on the posting.
  •  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
  •  Personal information collected through the job application process will only be used for the purpose of determining qualifications for employment.
  •  If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.

Halton Region serves more than 624,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to delivering high quality programs and services that make Halton a great place to live and work. We engage great people who contribute to meaningful work that makes a positive difference in our community.