Professional Land Surveyor/Engineer

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Who We Are:

Strum Consulting is a 120-person consulting company with diverse projects throughout Atlantic Canada. Strum provides surveying, engineering and environmental services for a range of clients in the fields of Renewable Energy, Transportation, Contaminated Sites, and Commercial Developments.

Since 1995, Strum has provided a work environment that encourages career development while maintaining a work life balance in Atlantic Canada. We offer competitive pay, a dynamic work environment, and an excellent benefits package.

Strum Consulting, is presently expanding our Surveying Division and has an opening in our Antigonish or Halifax office for a Professional Land Surveyor/Engineer to join our team.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay and excellent benefits package.
  • Work on a wide range of large and small, interesting projects, including new and upcoming technologies.
  • Interact with a diverse client base.
  • Be part of a team where your input will be noticed and valued.
  • Collaboration and room for professional development and career growth.
  • Dynamic and flexible work arrangements (e.g., work from home and work from the office).

The position requires a highly motivated individual with both technical and communication skills, a positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, and strong organizational and communication skills. At Strum, we provide a professional, energetic team environment that promotes camaraderie, and collaboration which results in low staff turnover.

Role Description:

As a Professional Land Surveyor, you will support the Surveying Division by performing legal boundary retracement and subdivision surveys across the province. Consult on land use bylaw and subdivisions regulations, assist our engineering design teams with survey support, lead construction survey tasks and support for building, road layouts and certify that structures are built according to design.


  • Adhere to Strum’s health and safety program and ensure safety procedures and protocols are followed.
  • Evaluate and resolve boundary solutions
  • Prepare detailed survey approach and calculations on assigned projects
  • Identify and undertake required surveying research
  • Translate / process field data
  • Complete detailed drawings
  • Coordinate and direct AutoCAD drawing preparation
  • Review milestone and final drawings
  • Attend meetings with contractors, regulatory agencies, and clients
  • Manage projects, administer contracts, and control budgets
  • Present concepts to clients and manage small to medium size projects
  • Develop increasing competency with design programs, Word and Excel, through continuing education, training, information sharing with other employees and self-directed study.
  • Support existing teams while demonstrating ability to work independently and as part of a larger close-knit team.

Attributes and skills:

  • A degree, technical diploma or equivalent training and experience.
  • Strong academic record is an asset.
  • Registered (or eligible for registration) as a Professional Nova Scotia Land Surveyor
  • 2-years minimum experience in legal land surveying
  • Knowledgeable in the statutes, regulations, and practices of the Nova Scotia Land Surveyors Act, Municipal Government Act, Land Titles Act, Public Lands Act, and Surveys Act
  • Familiar with, and proficiency in, the operation of survey equipment such as the Total Station/Data Collector, and various Global Positioning System (GPS) methods
  • Demonstrate strong technical, documentation, and organizational skills
  • Comfortable meeting with clients and exploring new business opportunities


  • Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • A valid Nova Scotia Divers License is required.
  • Persons who belong to an employment equity group are encouraged to self identify.
  • Persons who are of Indigenous heritage are encouraged to self identify.
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