Project Manager, Canada Land Surveyor


Surveying the mountain top

Position Overview

The Project Manager is a land surveyor responsible for managing all phases of their projects. From defining each project’s scope, timeline, and fees all the way through to project execution. The Project Manager assigns appropriate personnel and monitors their progress and project costs to ensure they are meeting their targets. The Project Manager also meets regularly with clients to keep them informed regarding the overall status and any project issues that arise.

The Project Manager provides supervision to both field and office staff and keeps them accountable for the tasks assigned to their team. The Project Manager is responsible for maintaining a high level of service quality and monitors the performance of any personnel on a project including visiting sites and completing field survey tasks as required.

As a Canada Lands Surveyor, this person would also review and submit Plans of Survey to the Canada Lands Surveys Records and the Land Titles Office.

This position will be located out of Yellowknife, NT and will report to the General Manager. The successful candidate must live in Yellowknife or be willing to relocate and is eligible for relocation assistance as required.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Meets with clients to discuss project requirements and drafts proposals based on the agreed scope of work
  • Develops each project plan and assigns tasks to appropriate field and office staff
  • Continuously monitors project progress against budgetary and profit targets, and initiate appropriate changes as required
  • Ensures each project is carried out according to the standards set out by the company’s health and safety program; regulatory requirements; professional requirements; and Challenger policy and procedures
  • Keeps abreast of technical, professional or regulatory developments affecting the field and office procedures and is knowledgeable to expert in their use
  • Provides the information required for the development of client invoices and assist in collections on an as-required basis


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with logistics of working and travelling in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
  • Solid working knowledge of MicroSurvey, AutoCAD and the operation of Leica and Trimble GPS and Total Station instruments.
  • Experience in the survey of mineral claims in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut an asset.




  • Minimum of 5 years field 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.


Corporate Overview:

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.

We offer challenging and rewarding employment along with on the job training and educational courses that allow our team members to rise to their full potential. We pride ourselves in offering opportunities for growth across all our offices. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to our employees. We are always looking for “talent”- people who will be challenged and engaged in a growing company. We know that it is through our talent that we can continue to attain our goals and realize our vision


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