Hydrographic Surveyor

Date posted: November 15, 2023
Location: Various - Lower Mainland, BC

JJM Construction is involved in all aspects of heavy civil construction including structural, marine construction, and environmental and navigational dredging. JJM is committed to providing every project with a highly skilled work force, a highly respected management team, highly developed quality control and safety programs and a commitment to growth, stability, quality and performance to get the job done right. JJM Construction Ltd. is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace with safety as a primary consideration in all we do.

The Opportunity

JJM Construction is looking for a Hydrographic Surveyor to join the team various projects in the lower mainland, BC.


The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of the essential functions, while providing the highest quality construction services and products safely, effectively and efficiently to ensure JJM Construction’s principle of “Building to Last” endures for future generations.

  • Responsible to map the sea bed to precisely determine the position of all the surface features.
  • Utilize specialized equipment to record original sea bed before construction (i.e. before removal or placement of any material) and at any stage during construction.
  • Record tide or water level measurements to provide a vertical reference (mean lower low water) for water depths.
  • Perform surveys to determine sea floor material (i.e. sand, mud, rock), which is important for anchoring, dredging, structure construction, pipeline and cable routing, and fisheries habitat.
  • Perform other site duties or functions, consistent with status or vocational ability as may be required from time to time.
  • Ensure a safe work environment for our people, clients, subcontractors, and the public.
  • Represent JJM to the public in a manner that is consistent with corporate values and goals.
  • Lead by example.

Operational Performance and Best Practices

  • Observe user level maintenance of positioning and geophysical equipment and sensors.
  • Configure and operate various hydrographic and navigation instrumentations including, but not limited to: winches, coring equipment, side scan sonar, single beam echo sounders, multi-beam sonar, temperature/salinity sensors, magnetometers, sub-bottom profilers, GPS, DGPS, USBL, RTK and other systems as required.
  • Perform, under supervision, equipment calibration, data collection, and data quality.
  • Preparation and quality control of field data acquisition.
  • Responsible for log entries and maintenance of work logs or records sufficient for quality assurance.
  • Ability to configure and operate land survey equipment (Total Stations, Level, RTK and Static GPS), including troubleshooting techniques.
  • Basic maintenance and repair of systems in the field as well as in the office tech shop.
  • Work independently and efficiently to carry out assignments from start to finish, meeting client commitments in a timely and accurate manner and within budget constraints.
  • Use computer operating systems and specialized software efficiently.
  • Review all safe work practices and procedures associated with the job prior to ask execution.
  • Carry out work in a manner that will not jeopardize own/others safety.
  • Wear, and participate in the ongoing training of, the required PPE for the position/task at hand.


JJM Construction Ltd. is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace with safety as a primary consideration in all we do.

  • Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to surveying and geomatics (industry related).
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ hydrographic surveyor experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with the collection of any/all single and multi-beam, side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profilers, magnetometer and familiarity with hydrographic data processing and analysis software, such as Hydropro, Hypack, HYSweep, SonarMap, Autocad and other related 3D software programs.
  • Network/ IT troubleshooting required.
  • Proficiency in Windows, Office and technical software applications required.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract (per company insurance requirements).
  • CSTS-09 certificate (or CSTS-2020 or SiteReadyBC certificates as equivalent).
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
  • WHIMIS-2015 certificate (valid within 3-years).

Health and Safety

  • Strictly adhere to the JJM Construction OHS Manual.
  • Follow JJM Construction safe work practices and safe job procedures.
  • Follow the BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, specifically, Part 16.
  • Ensure a safe work environment for our people, clients, subcontractors, and the public.

To Apply

Please forward your resumé along with a cover letter stating how your experience and qualifications are a match for this opportunity as well as your salary expectations.

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