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Conventional Surveyor, Farm Hand

Calgary, AB, T2T 1J6, Canada
March 21, 2018

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Richard Crosby

#***** ** Ave S.W.

Calgary, Alberta T2T 1J6

Home: 403-***-**** Cell: 403-***-****


Work Experience

900185 Alberta Limited –2015, 2016, 2017

Provided electronic and equipment installation and maintainance for an agricultural operation. Duties included:

Design, survey and install electric [hot] fencing

Install and maintain solar powered water pump systems

Ongoing repair and maintainence of barb wired fences

Operate diverse farm machinery

Monitor and maintain pasture for optimal usage

Oversight of animal well-being

General farm duties

Great West Resources, Calgary – September 1990 to December 2014

Advanceman/Senior Surveyor

Involved in projects ranging on average from $1/4 million to $3 million

Successfully brought projects in on time, on budget and safely

Supervised line cutting, utility and pipeline locates

Upload/download GPS mapping

Prepared thorough budgets and reports for complex projects

Provided Senior Surveyor duties, including advising clients of potential issues due to complicated topography, historical relationship challenges, and forestry.

Assisted in the preparation of detailed drawings, charts and plans

Led surveys of pipeline right-of-ways and lease boundaries

Developed standards for operations of all contractors

Ability to supervise standard industry machinery (chainsaws, mulchers, cats)

Prepared and submitted staff time sheets

Extended Remote site experience in various environmental conditions

Researched and made recommendations on Forest Management Area’s (FMA) restricted areas

Highly involved and committed to Safety Management: training, daily safety reporting, tracking and incident investigation, safety audits, Safety and Tailgate meetings, Site Inspections, and Task Hazard Assessments. Efficiently handled claims with success in early back to work cases.

Ensured adherence to emergency procedures, road and site rules

Assisted in developing a site specific Emergency Preparedness Program

Efficiently operate handheld Global Positioning System (GPS)

Ability to utilize a variety of survey equipment such as Wild T16

Maintained survey hand tools, equipment, vehicles and supplies.

Direct and thorough experience in all phases of seismic operations

People Skills

Superior skills and ability in liaising with landowners, regulatory and governing bodies, clients and other stakeholders

Communicate effectively with various government officials

Provided mentoring, teaching, supervision and work assignment coordination to teams from 10 to 60

Mentored hires new to the industry, emphasizing teamwork, best practices and safe operations

Effective communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills with a high level of dependability

Provided high levels of customer service including ensuring all work be completed to client satisfaction

Participated in hiring and termination decisions

Past Work Experience

Wilson Seismic Surveys

Senior Surveyor /Started as Cat Push and progressed to Senior Surveyor

GSI Geophysical Services Inc.

Senior Surveyor – Helicopter training

Key Highlight: Trained at GSI Survey School - Dallas

Chevron Canada Ltd.

Senior Surveyor

Acumen Engineering

Project Manager / Started as Junior Surveyor and progressed to Project Manager

Kenting Geophysical Services

Junior Surveyor / Started as Tail Chainer and progressed to Junior Surveyor

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Superior written, in-person and telephone communication skills

Budgeting and written reports

Respectful, approachable and proactive leader who knows when to step in, when to let things run and when to be firm, directive or disciplinary

Dependable and organized.

Ability to work in a fast-paced, pressured environment, with tight deadlines

Ability to problem solve complex on-site challenges, involving others in decision making when appropriate

Able to handle high volumes of work with high standards of accuracy

Proficient with industry computer applications including Ozi Explorer and Microsoft Word. I have my own laptop, printer, and 2 Garmin GPS’s.

Professional Qualifications

Tickets: All safety tickets are up-to-date

Wildlife and Wilderness Awareness


HAZID Awareness

Construction Safety Training System

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Ground Disturbance for Supervisors

Incident Investigation

Own truck (2008 Toyota Tacoma with 2-way radio) plus all necessary equipment, all in excellent condition and will readily pass all inspections

Valid class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and clean 10 yr. driver’s abstract

Current Canadian passport


Dallas GSI Survey School – one of only two attendees from Canada

Post Secondary Education

University of Calgary, Alberta

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta


Phil Hickey, Business Owner


Owner C&H Concrete

RD (Ron) McHugh, Project Manager, Self-Employed


Owner 900185 Alberta Limited

District 7 Councilman for the MD of Foothills

Kevin Trotter, Project Manager, Great West Resources


Supervisor at Great West Resources [retired]

John Fraser, Renovations Contractor [retired]


Interests and Hobbies

Member of Ducks Unlimited since September 1992

Sailing, fishing, photography, fence (plank & post, barbed wire, electric) and deck construction, travel, kayaking

Collecting vintage watches, 00 gauge trains, unusual pens, and die cast metal cars

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