K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group, an international resources company. KSPC has headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility called Bethune mine, located near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; and a world-class potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. When Bethune mine opened in 2017, it became the first new potash mine in Saskatchewan in nearly fifty years. KSPC is proud to be recognized as one of both Saskatchewan’s and Canada’s Top Employers. For more information visit www.ks-potashcanada.com.

Supervisor, Surveyor

Your Responsibilities

The Survey Supervisor is responsible to coordinate and manage the site survey personnel from a leadership, safety, and performance point of view. This individual coordinates the daily work assignments and schedules work according to the required survey work on site required by the operation and any associated operational or construction activities. This individual is the primary interface for all survey related scope on-site including survey data/database collection and management, ground disturbance permitting, 3-D scanning, and maintenance of site survey controls.

The successful candidate will:
• Lead and develop direct reports through daily interactions and Performance Management Process.
• Receive, manage, and coordinate work requests and inspect work areas in advance to identify any conflicting work and to ensure planned work is organized and ready for execution.
• Coordinate with Designers, Project Managers, Production, Engineering, and Maintenance teams to ensure their needs for survey services are met.
• Prepare Safe Work Permits as the requestor.
• Support crew members during execution with tools, consumables or troubleshooting support as required.
• Inspect completed survey tasks for compliance to site standards and trade norms.
• Inspect crew work areas and audit SWP/LOTO/FLHAs/etc and ensure all hazards are actively mitigated and communicated.
• Manage, mobilize, and direct contract survey staff and coordinate with any third-party surveyors mobilized by larger projects.
• Identify and develop any required procedures and work instructions or job aids for survey tasks.
• Lead all safety incident investigations and support the Plant Engineering Superintendent/Civil-Structural Engineer through the root cause and reporting process.
• Act as an on-call resource for ground disturbance permitting and manage on-call responsibilities of direct reports
• Act as first point of contact and person directly responsible for SaskFirst ground disturbance locate requests.
• Lead and conduct:
o Ground disturbance survey activities as Survey Coordinator
o Topographic surveys
o Aerial surveys
o 3-D scanning activities
o Pond level, erosion monitoring, cooling pond bathometric, stockpile, and quantity surveys
o Survey data management and as-building
o Ground disturbance on-call coverage


K+S Potash Canada recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Qualifying requirements for this role:
• Licensed as a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor is preferred OR Graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to surveying and geomatics or have an equivalent amount of related experience
• 10+ years’ technical supervisory experience strongly preferred
• 2+ years’ experience in conflict management
• 5+ years’ experience in a heavy industrial process or industrial construction environment is preferred
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Display a reasoned perspective and bring resolution to issues while considering all areas of impact
• Ability to provide leadership in improving performance and efficiencies within the working group
• Ability to identify opportunities for continuous improvement within working groups
• Well-developed skills to foster development of high performance by providing ongoing coaching and support
• Abilities to hold employee accountable for results and commitments
• Demonstrated working knowledge of Saskatchewan OH&S Act and Regulations
• Competent in MS Word, Excel, AutoCAD, ArcGIS and survey data management/maintenance applications
• Experience using Trimble survey tools is an asset, and the ability to set up and troubleshoot GPS (rover and permanent base), total stations, and 3-D scanners
• Civil and road design and drafting experience is an asset
• License or experience operating aerial drones is an asset
• Certification in line locating is an asset
• Must be authorized to legally work in Canada.
• Successful candidates must be eligible to travel outside of Canada as travel may be required
• Successful candidates may be entitled to relocation assistance.

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug & alcohol testing.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by February 28, 2019.


Amazing Opportunities at K+S Potash Canada while building your career.

Good People and Great Culture
Have the opportunity to be part of a team committed to building a new and diverse culture. At KSPC we are growing our operations, delivering exciting new opportunities, and investing heavily in the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth
We support your growth potential (support of professional development) and recognition of performance.

Valuable Compensation
Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay for Performance philosophy that includes two components, fixed (base) pay and short term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.
Supporting Benefits
A comprehensive, employer paid, benefits program which includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental as well as competitive Retirement benefits PLUS great extras such as:
• Paid work time to help out in your Community (volunteer with a sports team or a charity of your choice) and company money to allocate to your favourite charity!
• A Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, and the Wellness Account covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and can help pay for your gym membership.
• Employee and Family Assistance Program: supporting health at work, home and in life through counselling and various online services.
Work-Life Balance
We have a competitive time off program including:
• PLUS days – up to (40 hours) to use as needed (take care of the unexpected, enjoy a long weekend or have a “me” day.)
• 16 additional hours at two years of service and an additional 24 hours at five years of service with our competitive vacation policy.
Ground-Breaking New Site
Opportunity to work in a new facility with optimal use of technology

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