Dylan Matheson 27


Geomatics Plan Assistant


I wanted a career in construction because all the statistics say the industry has a great future.  Job security was one of my big things.  That and salary and the construction industry pays very well.  So then it was deciding what I actually wanted to do in construction.  I wasn’t cut out to do heavy work outside all day and you sure don’t want me operating equipment.  I’m good at math and I’m well organized so I thought maybe civil engineering but I wasn’t quite that ambitious.   I looked at general civil technology but then I found out about the Geomatics Technician program at college and it seemed to have everything I was looking for.  Two things I like about my job especially are that believe it or not I was always interested in maps and physical geography and second I work with a lot of really hi-tech equipment. That’s what I do really.  I use technology like GPS, remote sensing, and surveying equipment to collect all of the geographical information when they’re planning a new highway or transit alignment. There’s a lot more to it than that but it’s hard to explain.  Basically I’m involved in collecting the data but also in processing it and actually mapping out construction projects.
What to Expect
Dylan Matheson

Geomatics Plan Assistant

I wanted a career in construction because all the statistics say the industry has a great future.  Job security was one of my big things.  That and salary and the construction industry pays very well.  So then it was deciding what I actually wanted to do in construction.  I wasn’t…
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Geomatics Plan Assistant
Essentials Skills


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Decision Making
  • Computer Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
Financial Expectation

Geomatics Plan Assistant

Education Roadmap

Geomatics Plan Assistant

Career ETA: 3 years

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