Survey Technician

At Halton Region, we treat everyone with respect, honesty, fairness and trust. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. Halton Region is committed to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.


If you are looking for a role where you can lead a team towards the delivery of municipal infrastructure projects for the residents of Halton, we want to hear from you. Over the next 10 years, the Region will be investing over $5 billion in transportation, water and wastewater infrastructure. We are committed to delivering high quality infrastructure for the residents, businesses and visitors to Halton Region, and are looking for dedicated, forward thinking and enthusiastic individuals to join our Public Works team!


Posting ID: 1938
Department: Public Works
Division: Engineering & Construction
Pay Range: $50,775 -$67,700

Vacancies: 2
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville 
Employee Group: OCT
Posting Date: September 12, 2023
Application Deadline: October 10, 2023



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 (2) or three (3). This entry position supports the crew in conducting 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

  • Capable in the operation and adjustment of highly specialized survey equipment including total station, conventional levels and GPS equipment.
  • Calculating heights, depths, relative positions and other characteristics of terrain and built features.
  • Computing geodetic measurements and interpreting survey data in order to determine positions, shapes and elevations of geomorphic and topographic features.
  • Skilled in mathematics to identify and solve problems with knowledge of arithmetic, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, statistics and their applications.
  • Rudimentary understanding of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of construction drawings and technical specifications.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and OTM Book 7 policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Conducts self with in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Maintains survey vehicle, reporting any deficiencies and ensuring that fleet vehicles are properly equipped, organized and fueled.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • Diploma in Civil Engineering, Survey or Construction Technology.
  • One (1) year survey experience. 
  • Exceptional customer service, attention to detail and the ability to work in a team. 
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings.
  • Basic knowledge of Health and Safety and OTM Book 7 policies, procedures and regulations. 



  • Working knowledge of Carlson 2022. 


An equivalent education and experience will be considered. 

Working/ Employment Conditions

Working Conditions

  • 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 to 100lbs, exposing features, clearing vegetation, pounding stakes and navigating varying terrain.
  • Flexibility in working hours may be required. Occasional overtime may be required in evenings or on weekends.


Employment Conditions

  • The incumbent will be required to drive a Regional vehicle. A copy of their driver's license and a driver's abstract will be required no later than their first day of employment. Additionally, the incumbent may be required to use their own transportation.
  • The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, by the 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 595,000 residents throughout Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. We are committed to the delivery of 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. At Halton, you are encouraged to grow and succeed in your career and are recognized for your accomplishments and contributions. As an employee, you will be part of a progressive, service focused and award winning employer with a diverse and inclusive work environment.