Survey Articling Student (ALSA Pupil)

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Division: Geomatics

Closing Date: August 25, 2023

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Survey Articling Student (ALSA Pupil)

Purpose of Role

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager of Geomatics and being responsive to the Principal Alberta Land Surveyor, you will be responsible for playing a key leadership role in the day-to-day operations. You will work closely with Land Surveyors, Project Managers, and technologists, on a wide variety of projects including UAV surveys, laser scanning, legal and construction surveys. When in the field, you will be responsible for leading one or more two-person survey crews conducting subdivisions, site surveys, construction surveys, boundary surveys, and RPR’s. When in the office, you will be responsible for playing a key role within the Division performing drafting, design, and computations in support of all major projects.


  • University degree or technical certificate in a recognized surveying program.
  • CBEPS qualification or nearing qualification.

Key Responsibilities

As representatives from Watt Consulting Group, ALSA Pupils make a significant impact on the business. you are required to conduct yourself in a responsible and professional manner both on and off the job. Responsibilities may vary from time to time; however, they essentially include:

Field Requirement Component (approximately 18-24 months)

  • Act as Party Chief responsible for all aspects of surveying services using UAV’s, scanners, GPS and total stations.
  • Act as mentor and supervisor for junior Party Chiefs and Surveyor’s Assistants.
  • Provide critical and timely technical advice and judgment regarding interpretation of survey evidence and other survey matters to the Alberta Land Surveyor’s as necessary.
  • Work with limited supervision and communicate regularly with Coordinator of Field Services, Alberta Land Surveyors/Project Managers and other key personnel on project details, scheduling, and project status.
  • Interpret a variety of technical drawings, architectural and legal plans, identify errors and omissions and recommend solutions.
  • Understand the requirements of the Land Titles Act and the Surveys Act and perform surveys in accordance with the ALS Manual of Standard Practice.
  • Maintain technical competence with field equipment and provide input into processes and use of technology.
  • Plan and execute timely and accurate surveys working outdoors in all weather and construction site conditions, including ability to work beyond normal working hours on an on-call basis.
  • Other duties as required.

Office Requirement Component (approximately 6-12 months)

  • Coordination of fieldwork, office computations, drafting, processing and budget tracking.
  • Represent Watt Consulting Group in all communications with the client from initial effort, throughout the entire course of agreement activity, and in post-agreement marketing activities on a regular basis.
  • Be jointly responsible with the Project Managers/ALS’s for the management of assigned larger legal survey projects.
  • Act as senior technical consultant to project managers.
  • Generate complex computer drafting and design work under minimal supervision including basic plans up to the complex larger subdivision plans, condominium plans and other plan types.
  • Progress through the articling process according to the ALSA regulations and bylaws.
  • Maintain technical competence in software platforms.
  • Initiate improvements in business processes and services.
  • Provide Quality Control – The successful candidate will assist in plan checking and ongoing review of technical processes.
  • Other duties as required.


  1. Active participation in WATT’s Safety Program and job improvement process.
  2. Performance of key job responsibilities in an accurate, efficient, courteous, and enthusiastic manner.
  3. Strong sense of professional judgement and sensitivity to cost.
  4. Active team membership, by cooperating and communicating relevant information with colleagues.
  5. Compliance with Company Policy.
  6. Adherence to Company Values (Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork)
  7. Appropriate self-management (punctuality, absences).

About WATT

WATT is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm. Since 1983, we have played a key role in the advancement of best practices by offering innovative, tailored solutions in Transportation Engineering + Planning, Geotechnical Engineering, Geomatics + Surveying, and Civil Engineering. With regional offices across Western Canada, our team of consulting professionals brings advanced local knowledge, industry expertise and passion for their community to both private and public sector projects.

WATT is an employee-owned firm. We are locally invested, and we are passionate about the work that we do in our own backyards. Our mission is to exceed expectations in the delivery of quality, innovation and customized solutions for each unique project, community, and client. You will be joining a team that is passionate about what they do and who hold themselves to a high standard of excellence.

We take our work to “HEART” – these are the values we hold high and strive to live by every day: Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork.


To eligible employees, WATT provides employer paid benefits including extended health and dental, employee and family assistance plan (EFAP), as well as other benefits, such as sick pay and a health spending account.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and to grow your career in a dynamic organization, owned and led by employees, submit your resume to by clicking on the ‘Apply Now‘ button to the right.


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Watt Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer.




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