Construction Surveyor

Construction Surveyor – Hamilton Harbour, ON

Milestone is looking for creative people who enjoy a challenge. We provide contracting excellence to our clients, daring them to let us collaborate on their toughest and most sensitive projects across Canada. Specializing in soil and ground remediation, water treatment, heavy civil construction, building decommissioning, land reclamation and rehabilitating sensitive habitats; our people thrive in a fast paced and everchanging environment. Everyone on our team believes in finding creative solutions for our clients while making a positive impact to our environment and community. This can be a tough job and isn’t for everyone. Milestone is up to the challenge, are you?

Milestone’s success comes from putting our team first. We are employee-owned and commit to keeping our people safe, offering competitive wages and benefits, and providing opportunity for professional growth and development. Putting our people first is a promise we have been able to deliver on for over 10 years and we continue growing stronger. If you think you are a fit, then we want you to grow with us.


Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc. is seeking a Construction Surveyor to support the operations for the installation of aggregate and geosynthetic materials for the capping of a sediment containment facility in Hamilton Harbour. The project is anticipated to span 18 months, Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 PM, with the potential to work outside normal business hours depending on project completion priorities. The Construction Surveyor will be based onsite and report to the onsite Construction Manager for the duration of the project. Following the conclusion of the project, the Construction Surveyor will transition to supporting Milestone’s other projects for quantity measurement and topographical surveying needs.


  • Measure and record field data accurately with a high level of detail.
  • Overseeing the preparation of accurate field data and CAD technical drawings and overseeing information flow from field to final deliverables.
  • Perform topographic surveys of the original ground and other surfaces.
  • Interface with civil engineers, and project managers to develop detailed design documentation.
  • Survey the site to gather information and precise measurements on geographic, hydrographic, and topographic features.
  • Create digital maps and reports using GIS (geographic information systems) technology.
  • Perform layout work, check as-built conditions, and stake out clearing boundaries and reference points on site.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Construction Manager.
  • Maintain survey gear and perform calibrations when needed.
  • Maintain survey as-built records and perform quantity volume calculations.
  • Perform survey control loops and maintain site control and benchmarks.
  • Conduct and oversee survey requirements to facilitate construction activities, including modelling for and layout of critical structures for projects, and to complete as-built surveys.
  • Complete data analysis from construction drawings and quantity calculations for progress billing.
  • Maintain accurate survey records and related documentation.
  • Acquire, manage, and maintain survey instruments and related assets.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to quality management systems and SOPs related to survey activities and related deliverables.

Health and Safety

  • Reads, understands and follows MECI’s Corporate Health and Safety Program, Policy and Procedures. Ensures health and safety is considered in the performance of all activities both on and off the job. Participation in H & S initiatives will be monitored and reviewed as necessary.


  • Associated degree or college diploma
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience as a surveyor
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.
  • DGPS (Trimble R12 or equivalent), Total Station (SX10 or equivalent), and or Drone (Phantom 4 Pro or equivalent) equipment operational experience
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in the use of MSOffice, AutoCAD Civil 3D, or equivalent modelling and engineering-based drafting software is an asset.
  • Self-starter with the ability to set standards of excellence in safety and quality.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to lead a team or work individually.
  • Natural ability to solve problems, communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Must be physically fit, work outdoors in various weather conditions, and can regularly carry at least 20 kg of equipment.
  • Valid Driver’s License with clean abstract.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience using a total station and GPS.
  • Effective time management, planning and communications skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a calm focus during project execution.
  • Able to work independently as well as function as an effective team member.
  • Attention to detail and ability to implement requisite QA/QC measures,
  • Experience with Mine Modelling Software, such as AutoCAD, and MineSight is an asset.


  • Onsite work environment is outdoors and subject to all weather conditions.


We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.