Apply By: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Fewer than thirty individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Amended - Senior Project Surveyor

Ministry of Transportation
Transportation Infrastructure Management Division, Design and Engineering
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
PS0412 - Barg-LS 04 Land Surveyor
$85,933.00 - $125,796.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
NOTE: Posting has been extended, revised posting dates are: February 24th to May 23rd, 2023. This is a continuous posting and will be posted until filled. Screening and selection processes will begin after March 10, 2023. This posting may be extended but could close at any time after this date without notice. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.

Do you want to lead, supervise, plan and advise on the production of engineering and legal surveys, maps, plans, reports and documents required for the planning, design and construction of transportation facilities? If yes, then consider these exciting opportunities with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO).

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• lead, supervise, plan, and advise on the production of engineering and legal surveys, maps, plans, reports and documents required
• direct and certify the production of legal survey plans and documents for the acquisition and disposal of real property, and the assumption, designation, transfer, closing and removal of highway status, as required under provincial and federal legislation
• lead, direct, and advise on survey-related projects, including developing Terms of Reference (TOR), estimating, scheduling, researching information and compiling survey data
• act as the legal survey expert on Land Titles/Registry title issues, cadastral and MTO highway surveys and boundaries, and provide professional survey advice and expertise to ministry staff, clients and private sector surveyors

How do I qualify?


• The position requires the successful candidates to have a valid class G driver's licence or equivalent. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver's licence upon being hired.
• You must be licensed as an Ontario Land Surveyor by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors.

Technical Knowledge

You have:
• knowledge of policies, procedures, standards, case law, federal and provincial statutes and regulations to plan, supervise and direct the production of engineering and legal survey plans
• knowledge of principles and practices of legal and engineering surveying and techniques, methods and tools used in the survey industry, including geodetic control surveys, global navigation satellite surveying, photogrammetric surveys, Geographic Information Systems, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS)
• knowledge of project management methodologies, techniques, processes, and tools

Essential Skills

You have:
• interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to communicate with internal and external clients, and contractors
• negotiation skills to negotiate and discuss project scope(s) and costs with internal clients and external service providers, to reach equitable agreements and solutions
• analytical and problem-solving skills to accurately assess, interpret, and review legal survey information, plans, historical information, evidence, and associated documents, and resolve technical issues
• leadership skills to lead end-to-end aspects of medium and large-scale survey projects, and provide leadership, expertise, and guidance of a highly technical nature to ministry staff, external stakeholders and consultants regarding survey plans, and land surveying regulations

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 1355 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, East Region
Compensation Group:
Professional Engineers, Government of Ontario
Lands and Resources
Posted on:
Friday, February 24, 2023
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • T-MT-195906/23
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 23, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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