Surveyor - Hydrographic

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD) is Canada’s largest Marine & Infrastructure, Land Foundations and Dredging contractor. The company is privately owned with operations mainly in Western Canada and projects reaching across the country.

We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of all aspects of hydrographic surveying including GNSS, tides,
mapping, sound velocity, multibeam and single beam echosounder operation, sidescan collection and
interpretation, and vessel mobilizations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Calibrate, operate, maintain and troubleshoot FRPD surveying and positioning equipment including multibeam echo sounders, Motion Reference Units, GNSS receivers and Gyros
  • Coordinate with the project team, review project plans at all stages to identify and resolve problems.
  • Accept responsibility for assigned tasks and the following all quality control standards, review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures, and suggest improvements as necessary
  • Ability to collect hydrographic and terrestrial data in a variety of environments including offshore, foreshore, estuarine, lakes and ponds
  • Analyze and process data using project-specified software packages
  • Follow all QA/QC controls during acquisition and subsequent processing of hydrographic and terrestrial data
  • Update supervisor with project progress, maintain survey logs, update records, and write field operation reports
  • Assist with mobilizing and demobilizing survey vessels in the field
  • Assist with designing and installing project control networks in the field
  • Assist with vessel operations and vessel crew duties as needed
  • Complete all company required HSE training; actively participate in regular safety meetings
  • Ability to identify errors, anomalies, and data quality issues during data collection

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Post Secondary education in Hydrography, Geomatics, Cartography, Geography, Natural Sciences, Engineering, or another relevant discipline
  • 2+ years of hydrographic survey experience utilizing current technologies is preferred
  • Some Multibeam experience preferred
  • Candidate must be legally able to drive
  • Working knowledge of applicable software packages such as AutoCad C3D,
  • Microsoft Word and Excel, and Trimble Geomatics Office
  • Basic knowledge of hydrographic acquisition and post-processing software including QINSy, HYPACK, HydroPRO, Clamvision and Caris
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain Small Vessel Operators Proficiency (SVOP) training
  • Work duties are performed in both office and field environments.
  • Field work is performed outdoors and may take place in inclement weather and extreme temperatures.
  • Hydrographic survey work requires working on a vessel for extended periods of time.
  • Both field and office work require occasional heavy lifting of survey equipment.
  • Responsibilities may require an unconventional work schedule, long days, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to meet Fit for Work code of practice and testing
  • Travel is required.

This position is challenging, interesting and will be well suited to an individual looking to further expand their existing skill set and build an exciting career within a strong and healthy work environment.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application by sending an Email to: careers@frpd.com (please state job title in email subject line)

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We thank all applicants for their interest; all candidates meeting the minimum experience criteria will be contacted.