Survey Intern - Eastern Canada District - 2023


Toronto, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 167950 

Job Level: Internship 

Home District/Group: Eastern Canada District 

Department: Surveying 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 


Position Overview

As Surveyor Intern, you will play an integral role in establishing and maintaining methods for safe, accurate and efficient Survey Field Operations. You will have responsibilities over field survey operations and should plan to spend most of your time in the field performing survey field operations. Majority of the operations will be during the day Monday to Friday; however, the applicant should expect some varying times/ shift type scheduling depending on the project requirements.

District Overview

Eastern Canada District's projects include highways, bridges, mass transit, mine site development & open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams & industrial. The serve the construction and mining industries and operates in Eastern Canada.


This position is based out of Toronto, Ontario.


Field Survey Operations:

  • Implement Safety in every aspect of their working duties
  • Implementing the project survey plan specific to field operations.
  • Oversee the operation with periodic reviews of record-keeping, field procedures, and survey audits to ensure that all work is performed efficiently and professionally.
  • Maintain accurate and legible field notes; sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys in order to describe, clarify, and assume liability for work performed.
  • Verify the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites.
  • Prepare site surveying documents/ reports and present findings
  • Ensure maintenance equipment and well-calibrated
  • Setting and maintenance of control network.
  • Performing layout and drawing clarifications


  • Committed to working safely and getting the job done right the first time
  • Must be willing to work 40-45 hours per week, occasionally it may be required to work some irregular hours 
  • Surveying experience in transit is an asset
  • GPS, levelling and robotic total station experience is required with Trimble/ Leica equipment is an asset
  • Must be able to apply basic concepts of Trigonometry, Mathematics, Calculus and Geomatics to perform calculations (area, volume, circumference, proportion, percentage)
  • Good computer knowledge to use AutoCAD, Civil 3D or other computer-assisted design software is an asset
  • Self-starter with the ability to set standards of excellence in Safety, quality and productivity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to work individually and as a team
  • A dynamic thinker with the desire to lead, motivate and mentor teams
  • Working at heights trained is an asset
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Geomatics or Diploma in Civil Engineering Tech or equivalent 
  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed

Working Conditions

  • Will manage a diverse workload; must be able to handle stress and immediate deadlines
  • Must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management
  • Will be required to work in the field in many different weather conditions
  • Occasionally lift and move objects up to 30 pounds and walk on uneven surfaces
  • Would be able to safely work at heights and underground passages
  • Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours and occasional irregular hours

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.


We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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