Stantec System

GIS Specialist

1 month ago(12/14/2017 1:28 PM)
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Environmental Services

Your Opportunity

2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Duties

An opportunity exists for a talented, highly motivated, and ambitious GIS Specialist in our Burnaby, BC office to provide business and technical knowledge of GIS solutions to fit the needs of our internal and external clients. Our Environmental Services group delivers projects primarily in oil & gas, mining, and infrastructure development sectors in British Columbia.


As part of our Environmental Services group, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Using ESRI ArcGIS suite of GIS/mapping tools to interpret and analyze spatial and non-spatial data
  • Producing custom thematic maps for technical reports and field surveys
  • Creating and editing shapefiles, file geodatabases, raster surfaces, and other spatial and non-spatial data formats
  • Preparing GPS data for field survey crews, including procedures to import and export to and from GPS units
  • Using geoprocessing tools and scripts to perform complex spatial analyses
  • Serving as a project lead on short and long term projects, while also supporting other GIS staff as required
  • Liaising between internal and external staff including project managers, discipline contacts, and other consultants
  • Implementing procedures for data integrity and quality control

Your Capabilities and Credentials

We are seeking a motivated individual with strong collaboration /communication skills and the ability to manage and prioritize assignments while ensuring on-time delivery and quality. The position requires someone with a high attention to detail who has strong organizational skills and works well in a fast-paced team environment.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience working with the ESRI suite of GIS applications
  • Experience developing and providing analytical spatial solutions in support of environmental assessments and practices
  • Experience with map and graphic creation in support of reporting and other deliverables
  • Experience with GPS data collection hardware and software
  • Technical knowledge and an understanding of current IT and industry specific trends is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Prior experience in the delivery of GIS products and projects as they relate to Environmental Assessments is an asset in qualifying for this role
  • Familiarity with DataBC layers such as TEM, VRI, FWA, CDC, and other government datasets is preferred
  • Experience with Python programming and LiDAR data is a definite asset
  • Experience working with Autodesk/CAD is an asset
  • Five or more years in a consulting services environment would be ideal

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