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WHO WE ARE

OUR TEAM

The Van Bower management team has a wealth of over 60 years of experience and offers an array of services throughout all phases of construction. Each of our projects are carefully managed and executed to achieve our standards of communication, education, and safety.

 

Our team is committed to providing our clients with the necessary resources and education to allow for full utilization of their assets. Our knowledgeable technicians provide construction management, survey, 3D scanning, and drafting support to clients where in-house resources may not exist.

 

Our dedication to provide quality support and innovation has allowed us to deliver our diverse array of projects on time and budget. We welcome you to contact us to discuss your next construction project needs.

Highways & Infrastructure 

Airports

Educational Institutes 

Marine & Coastal

Bridges

Mining

Oil & Gas 

Ports & Marine Terminals 

Environmental / Habitat Protection

Dams

Single / Multifamily Developments

Landscape Architecture

Retrofits / Renovations 

Mass Timber

Sports Facilities 

David

Arnott

President/Sr. Construction Supervision/Construction Managment

darnott@vanbower.com

Michael

Buness

Vice President/

Construction Supervision/

Geomatics Tech/CAD Tech

mbuness@vanbower.com

Scott

Harkness

Vice President/Geomatics Tech/

3D Scanning Specialist

sharkness@vanbower.com

Kyle

Gray

Business Development & Marketing

kgray@vanbower.com

Brandon Masschelein, C.Tech

Construction Supervision/

Geomatics Tech/CAD Tech

bmasschelein@vanbower.com

Brett

Biech

Construction Supervision/

Geomatics Tech

bbiech@vanbower.com

Jay

Manyk, C.Tech

Construction Supervision/

Geomatics Tech

jmanyk@vanbower.com

Alana

Eugenio, C.Tech

Civil/CAD Technologist

aeugenio@vanbower.com

Mike

Savage

Construction Supervision/

Geomatics Tech

msavage@vanbower.com

Alex

Turner

Construction Assistant/

Geomatics Tech

aturner@vanbower.com

Jim 

Turner

Senior Geomatics Technologist

jturner@vanbower.com

David

Hawksworth

CAICE/CAD Technologist 

dhawksworth@vanbower.com

Opportunities

​       DELIVERABLES

  • FF/FL Analysis

  • Deviation Analysis

  • Scan to BIM (LOD 100-350)

  • Clash Detection

  • MEP BIM Services

  • 3D Visualization

  • Wet Concrete Scanning

  • 2D/3D Floor Plans

  • Historical Documentation

  • Elevation drawings

Geomatics Tech

Van Bower Construction Services Ltd. is a Construction Management/Survey company based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The principals of the company have over 60 years of design, survey, and construction experience primarily for highway, mining, and infrastructure projects. We are currently seeking a Surveyor to join our Burnaby, BC Office.

Responsibilities Reporting to the Project Manager you will:

  • Manage and perform field surveys, including construction, topographic, design, volumetric, and control surveys

  • Liaise with Project Manager and client regarding scopes of work

  • Accurately record measurements and other data, perform quality control for survey work

  • Prepare accurate 3D models for field layout or machine control

  • Ensure all equipment is calibrated and maintained as per equipment standards

  • Prepare and communicate field notes, sketches, checklists, and digital data in the formats required as per Van Bower Construction Services Specifications

 

Requirements As the successful candidate you:

  • Are a graduate of a recognized post-secondary program related to civil engineering, surveying or geomatics and/or have 5+ years’ experience in Construction and Engineering surveys

  • Can use and understand GPS and Robotic total station survey instruments

  • Have experience with Trimble Access, Survey Pro, TBC, and Autodesk Civil 3D

  • Have experience in field surveys and road building

  • Have knowledge in heavy construction procedures and techniques

  • Have a valid driver’s license and clean abstract

  • Have the ability to use and adapt to the latest survey equipment and software

  • Are able to work with minimal supervision

  • Provide direction and training to junior staff

  • Are able to work in a fast-paced industrial construction environment

  • Knowledgeable in BC MoTI and MMCD Survey and Drafting Standards

Job Type: Full-time

​       DELIVERABLES

  • FF/FL Analysis

  • Deviation Analysis

  • Scan to BIM (LOD 100-350)

  • Clash Detection

  • MEP BIM Services

  • 3D Visualization

  • Wet Concrete Scanning

  • 2D/3D Floor Plans

  • Historical Documentation

  • Elevation drawings

3D Laser Scanning Tech

You’d be a great fit for our team if:

  • You have a genuine interest and knack for learning the latest tech. You understand that technology is driving our future and you want to be at the forefront of it.

  • You love small teams. You’d rather work with a handful of “A” players than many people who don’t share your work ethic.

  • You are a great communicator through verbal, written and visual means. You can illustrate your ideas to anyone.

  • You are a creative and out-of-the box thinker who can work collaboratively to solve problems, but at the same time, you aren’t afraid to speak up if you’re feeling stuck.

  • You have impeccable attention to detail. You understand that there are many moving parts to being successful and you don’t cut corners.

  • You have always been an outlier in terms of drive and work ethic.

 

What you’ll be doing:

As a 3D Technician with Spatial Acuity, you will be collaborating with a team to develop and execute the project plan. You will travel to project sites, communicate with clients and stakeholders, and capture the required field data with the latest technologies. You’ll be fully trained in 3D scanning methodologies (LiDAR), as well as drones, in order to provide comprehensive reality capture data of complex buildings and sites.

 

Day-to-day

  • Business development and sales

  • Evaluate project field requirements in order to develop a plan of execution

  • Schedule and manage the appropriate equipment and personnel needed to complete the project field work phase

  • Travel, up to 75% of the time, to field sites and execute field work utilizing reality capture devices (laser scanning and drones)

  • Apply an elaborate software workflow to generate 3D point clouds from field acquired laser scanning data

  • Engage and interact with internal and external stakeholders while positively representing the company

  • Determine issues and risks and proactively work with the team to forecast and resolve challenges

  • Identify opportunities to apply new tech to increase productivity and results

 

Qualifications and Technical Skills (preferred)

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university with an architectural, engineering or construction background

  • Experience working with 3D scanners (Faro), drones, and 3D scanning software (Not a must)

  • Business development and sales on a technical level

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • AutoCAD

  • Revit

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