Our Team

VAST Resource Solutions Inc. (VAST) is a diverse environmental, engineering and forestry consulting company. We are a trusted advisor and regional expert, delivering professional and practical solutions for complex and challenging projects across multiple industries. VAST is a locally owned business based in Cranbrook, British Columbia (BC) and gives back to the communities we serve throughout the beautiful Kootenay regions of BC.

VAST embraces a culture that provides a welcoming and empowering environment for our employees to advance their careers, embrace new challenges, and grow their expertise while working within a collaborative, energetic, and passionate team. Employees are truly valued and respected, allowing for flexibility, creativity and an innovative approach to work/life balance.

The Opportunity

To support VAST’s strategic goals and growth, we are on the lookout for talented individuals that will embrace our close-knit culture and positive, team-oriented working environment.

We are looking for a Junior Survey Technician to support our expanding geomatics team. The position will provide immense learning opportunities to the candidate, who will be supporting our surveying team with a wide range of field tasks to support engineering and forestry projects. The candidate will support our clients throughout the Kootenay region, contribute to the department’s growth and gain experience in a wide range of sectors and scales of projects. This is a permanent, full‐time position, based in Cranbrook, BC.

Your Responsibilities

  • Support the Geomatics team as we provide survey support to VAST’s Engineering and Forestry teams;

  • Collect survey information to complete road design, bridge designs, and retaining wall designs;

  • Complete work tasks with either a total station, RTK, drone, and/or laser scanning equipment that utilizes Trimble Business Center software;

  • Liaising with clients, supervisors, and VAST’s internal drafting team;

  • Civil and natural resource construction survey layouts;

  • Prepare accurate notes, sketches and field data;

  • Ensure quality assurance of data and deliverables; and,

  • Project coordination and communication with clients and internal team members;

Frequent travel and outdoor work at project sites will be required. Outdoor tasks are performed in remote, natural settings with varying weather conditions.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Will have a diploma or degree in a surveying-related field (ex: Survey Technician, Engineering Technologist, etc.) from a recognized academic institution;

  • Will be able to register as an AScT, CTech, or another technical accreditation;

  • Brings coursework knowledge of Civil 3D and AutoCAD;

  • Demonstrates an ability to proficiently complete identified job responsibilities;

  • Will have strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills;

  • Exhibits a professional and positive attitude;

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills; and,

  • Will possess a current Driver’s License.

A candidate that brings previous field, surveying or geomatics experience from a co-op or ‘summer’ position will be beneficial, but is not required.

Our Offering

VAST prides itself on being valued and trusted by our employees, clients, colleagues, and the communities in which we live, work and play. We are focused on capitalizing on our team’s diverse skills and expertise to become the trusted name in resource consulting, with a proven track record of providing exceptional client service, offering practical solutions, and delivering projects on time, in scope and on budget.

VAST provides our employees with:

  • Challenging and rewarding work responsibilities in a collaborative team environment.
  • A friendly atmosphere, including teambuilding and social events to build camaraderie.
  • Professional development, mentoring and career advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive wages: the expected annual wage range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000, depending on education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • A comprehensive employee benefits package including a retirement savings program.

  • An annual bonus/profit-share program.
  • Support of a healthy balance between career and personal commitments.

  • Flexible schedules to align with work demands and personal priorities.
  • A ‘dog-friendly’ workspace, welcoming friendly critters to the office and in the field.
  • Unparalleled access to the great outdoors for work and play.

If you share our values, would like to experience life in the beautiful East Kootenay region of BC, and have the skills and abilities we are seeking, please email your resume and a cover letter clearly stating why VAST is the place for you to: careers@vastresource.com

All responses are confidential and only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. VAST Resource Solutions is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all persons throughout our recruitment, selection and employment processes.

Thank you for your interest in VAST Resource Solutions!