General Manager


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Position Overview

The General Manager will oversee technical staff and administrative staff. This position is responsible for survey operations and delivering high quality and cost-effective geomatics services as well as staff development, budgeting and financial control, identifying and implementing process improvements, regulatory compliance, and business development.

This position will be located out of Yellowknife, NT, and reports to the Vice President, North of 60. The successful candidate must live in Yellowknife or be willing to relocate and is eligible for relocation assistance under our relocation policies.


General Responsibilities

  • Regularly monitor and assess the allocation of operational resources to ensure quality service is maintained and continuous improvement is achieved.
  • Prepares and continuously monitors budget and project performance in meeting budgetary and profit targets, and initiates appropriate changes as required.
  • Works in collaboration with the Business Development group in identifying potential opportunities; provides technical input into client presentations; prepare proposals.
  • Identifies technical or professional development training needs and initiates employee training as required.
  • Ensures staff’s performance is evaluated on a yearly basis and on-going as is required; feedback on performance is provided to staff in a timely manner; address employee relations issues and problems.
  • Ensures corporate policies are implemented and followed and fulfills the “Management Responsibilities” as listed in the company’s health and safety manual.
  • Assume Project Management duties as is necessary to maintain a financially sustainable operation.


What Skills and Experience You’ll Need

  • Experience with MicroSurvey, AutoCAD and the operation of Leica and Trimble GPS and Total Station instruments.
  • Exceptional customer service and communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in the survey of mineral claims in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut an asset.
  • Knowledge of logistics in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut an asset.



  • Minimum 10 years of office and/or field experience in Geomatics, including supervisory responsibilities, or, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Canada Lands Surveyor (CLS) or a Provincial Lands Surveyor who can obtain their CLS commission through Labour Mobility.
  • Degree in Geomatics Engineering is considered an asset.


Who we are:

Sub-Arctic Geomatics Ltd. (Sub-Arctic), a Challenger Geomatics Ltd. company, is a professional northern survey firm with headquarters in Yellowknife and a seasonal field office in Iqaluit. Since 1992, Sub-Arctic has provided quality survey and geomatics services for a wide range of projects in Yellowknife, Iqaluit and across the Canadian North. Sub-Arctic has an excellent history of managing the relationships, logistics and delivery of survey and geomatics services for projects in nearly every northern community and region. Since its inception, Sub-Arctic also holds the distinction of having been involved in the exploration and construction of every diamond mine in the north, and of having prepared approximately one-third of all Plans of Survey registered in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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