Line Locator

In by Saamis Employment

McElhanney Ltd
April 25, 2024
Medicine Hat and on the road, Canada
Job Type
$18.25–$27.40 an hour
  • Medicine Hat


About McElhanney
Based in Western Canada for over 110 years, McElhanney offers innovative and practical engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. As a 100% employee-owned and operated firm, with over 1,400 staff members in 33 locations, we are proud to offer qualified staff with shareholding options in our company. At McElhanney, we work in teams to build strong connections with our staff, clients, and local communities. Our employees enjoy working here because of our varied projects, high levels of autonomy, opportunities for career development, excellent total compensation and benefits package, and collaborating with a team of great professionals.

The Opportunity:
McElhanney – Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, has an opportunity for a Line Locator to join our team in Red Deer, Ponoka or Medicine Hat, AB! Reporting to the Division Manager or the project manager, you will execute Alberta One Call and private locates throughout southern Alberta. Within this role, you will be involved in line locating on resource industry related facilities and pipelines, local construction sites, and for landowners around Red Deer, Ponoka and Medicine Hat. There is also a significant opportunity to work on major pipeline construction projects around throughout Western Canada. This is a great opportunity for an individual that is looking to grow their career in Line Locating and Geomatics Engineering with a well-established company.

  • The ability to travel and work varied hours out of town in remote areas is required.
  • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing as required. This role is designated as a safety sensitive position.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Locating and staking oilfield facilities/infrastructure in response to Alberta One Calls
  • Grid sweeping and staking oilfield facilities/infrastructure for reclamation and construction projects.
  • Manage information flow from field to office and prepare clear, concise, and accurate field sketches.
  • Ensure implementation of quality assurance, safety, and policy compliance.

Hourly Range: $18.25 to $27.40 per hour. McElhanney offers fair compensation that is commensurate with the individual’s education, experience, skills, and professional qualifications. The posted base salary range is representative of the required level of qualifications and experience for the position as noted in the job posting. The salary offered will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

What You’ll Bring:

  • At least 2 years of previous experience in a similar role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Extensive experience with Underground Utility Locating is required
  • Experience working in remote environments
  • Capable of working independently and solving problems on the job
  • Physical ability to work in mountainous and forested terrain and ability to carry equipment/supplies.
  • Willing to work in various environmental conditions with varied terrain, able to work in wildlife populated areas, and willing to work in remote areas for extended periods and varied hours
  • Line locating training and comfort locating on a variety of sites, including compressor stations and battery sites
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Experience locating within urban areas is an asset (but not required)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, good attendance, sound judgment skills, and general computer knowledge.

What Can We Offer You?

  • Flexible work hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle
  • Involvement with long-term clients in a variety of markets and industries
  • Opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team of Line Locators, Surveyors, Engineers and Environmental Professionals
  • Opportunity to be involved in one of Canada's largest private RPAS/drone programs
  • Maternity leave top-up and parental leave
  • Extended health and dental coverage, healthcare spending account, and RRSP matching
  • Employee & Family assistance program, which offers 24/7 support online or over the phone
  • A workplace culture that is characterized by respect and inclusion for all
  • Competitive salary and participation in our generous performance bonus plan
  • Continuous support for your growth through professional development reimbursement, mentorship programs, and opportunity to join numerous internal committees.
  • Opportunity to join an employee-owned firm that is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2023)

For a full review of our projects, please visit our online portfolio:

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At McElhanney, our unwavering commitment lies in cultivating a culture that aligns with our core values and fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. We celebrate the collective achievements of a team rich in expertise, experiences, and perspectives, and welcome applications from individuals of diverse ethnicities, religions, backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities, aboriginal statuses, various age groups, and those with disabilities. Requests for accommodations can be made at any stage of the selection process. If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements outlined. We’re interested in getting to know you and explore the unique contributions you can bring to McElhanney!

If this is the opportunity for you, apply now or visit to learn more. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To learn more about our recognition as Canada's Top 100 Employers (2024), visit Top Employer: McElhanney Ltd. (

Visit us on Glassdoor to learn more about our employee experience.

Our Purpose: Amaze our clients. Care for our communities. Empower our people.

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