Job Posting #22144

Surveys Technician Student

Closing Date:Fri., Mar. 29, 2019
Department:Public Works
Location:Headquarters Campbell West
Type:Temporary Full-Time
Duration:8 months from May 6, 2019 to December 30, 2019.
Union:Non Union
Salary:$19.67 - $22.95 per hour
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

Temporary Duration

Approximate Duration: 8 months from May 6, 2019 to December 30, 2019.

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


The Regional Municipality of Niagara has a temporary full-time Survey Technician Student position available from May to December 2019 (8 months) within the Transportation Services Division of the Public Works Department.

This is an excellent learning opportunity for a student enrolled in Civil Engineering, Geomatics or a related field of study.Although based out of the Niagara Region Headquarters, located in Thorold (near Brock University), the student will participate in a number of field assignments throughout the Niagara Region.Hours of work: 35 hours per weekHourly rate of pay: $19.67-22.95 per hourThe Surveys and Property Information Section is responsible to provide legal, engineering and asset surveys, property information and mapping services to many departments within the Region.The Survey Technician (student) will perform field assignments that will consist of surveys and spatial data collection anywhere within the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

The student will work as a member of a survey crew performing field related duties, working with the Survey and Mapping Analysts and the Project Surveyor.

Office assignments that will consist of processing field data, preparing survey sketches utilizing AutoCAD and GIS applications.

Other duties will consist of the preparation and maintenance of Property Information data sets as well as Regional Title Record Drawings also utilizing AutoCAD or GIS applications.

Office assignments may also include data conversion and research assignments.

In this position, the student will also receive an introduction to the workings of Regional Government.


Completion of a high school diploma
  • Must be enrolled in/returning to full-time studies in an Engineering or Geomatics program (or related course of study) in January 2020


  • Usage of surveying equipment such as total stations and GPS
  • AutoCAD applications
  • ESRI GIS applications


  • Experience with AutoCAD and GIS applications
  • Experience with field surveys preferred
  • Proficient use of the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Detailed oriented

Special Requirements

  • The applicant is expected to provide his/her own safety footwear and clothing suitable for outside work in both pleasant and adverse weather conditions.
  • Have a valid class G license

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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