Layout/Survey Carpenter - Concrete Formwork

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Full Time
Field Operations



Do you want to be a part of a close-knit, family-run organization where management appreciates and recognizes your hard work and values your input? If you are ready for a financially rewarding yet challenging position that promotes personal and professional growth, keep reading!

Pagnotta Inc. is a mid-sized, full-service provider of structural concrete, general contracting, and tower crane and hoist services with job sites located throughout Western Canada.  We provide value-added construction services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the construction process. To learn more, visit or click here to view a short video about our company culture and values.

We are currently recruiting a Layout/Survey Carpenter for concrete formwork construction high-rise projects in Edmonton, AB. This role reports into the Superintendent and/or Foreman.


  •  $34 - $44/hr depending on experience, negotiable


  • Employer-paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family
  • Life insurance 
  • Travel insurance
  • RRSP matching up to 4% of regular earnings
  • Year-round, full-time work
  • Opportunities for advancement - wage increases and promotions are regularly extended to those who take initiative, work hard and take pride in producing quality work


  • Our employees would describe the work environment as fast-paced and entrepreneurial-focused. We believe in hiring "A" Players who are self-motivated and intrinsically driven to succeed. These types of people thrive because they are resourceful and can seek out information on their own to make informed decisions



  • Review blueprints and construction drawings with Project Coordinator /Site Superintendents 
  • Review scope of work with Superintendents and determine layout requirements
  • Ensure layout equipment and tools are always maintained and available


  • Responsible for all elements of layout and elevation requirements and ongoing monitoring checks
  • Document and maintain "as-builts" for submission as required
  • Arrange for survey checks and updates at various stages of projects
  • Ensure work site and tools are organized and cleaned at the end of each day


  • Record and maintain all calculations and equipment; maintain and troubleshoot technical equipment
  • Completion of daily work records, daily diary, and equipment reports as required
  • Review site for accuracy and keep current documentation on hand while working on the project.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work in a team or alone
  • Detail orientated
  • Able to prioritize quickly
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to set and maintain your own schedule to meet project requirements
  • Works well under pressure with strict deadlines
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Self-motivated


  • Certified Journeyman Carpenter or equivalent non-ticketed experience
  • Survey degree or diploma or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience working on high-rise, mixed-use, commercial and institutional projects preferred
  • Experience reading blueprints and construction drawings
  • Experience with Trimble Robotic Total Station and other survey equipment and tools
  • Experience with layout work preparation in AutoCAD  
  • WHMIS2015 (can provide if needed)
  • Fall Protection (can provide if needed)

Working Conditions:

  • 44 hours a week plus overtime and work on the weekends as required 
  • Two paid 15 minutes breaks and one ½ hour unpaid lunch break per day
  • Working at heights
  • Must be able to stand, crouch, kneel, walk and climb for long periods of time
  • Exposure to hot and cold extremes. Must have appropriate gear for the weather.
  • Exposure to noise, dust and pollution.

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