Surveyor - Hydrographic - relocate to Vancouver area
Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc.

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 the Northwest Territories.

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.


  • Calibrate, operate, maintain and troubleshoot FRPD surveying and positioning equipment including multi-beam 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


  • Post Secondary education in Hydrography, Geomatics, Cartography, Geography, Natural Sciences, Engineering, or other 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

Special Requirements

  • 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 requires 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.

We offer a top-level compensation package including an industry leading comprehensive benefits package and a company paid pension plan. Come join our growing, award winning company!

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application stating the job title in the email subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • hydrographic survey: 2 years (Preferred)