Posted on February 9, 2011 - GC1029

Company: Mainstream Renewable Power
Position: Junior GIS Specialist
Location: Mississauga, ON
Salary: Negotiable
Contact Name: Nicole Herbert

Job Description

Canada Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. is seeking a highly motivated full-time Junior GIS Specialist for our Mississauga office, to support the development of a variety of renewable energy projects. The Junior GIS Specialist is responsible for spatial data management as it pertains to renewable energy project development. This includes sourcing, storing, structuring and creating data layers, providing maps and reports to aid in visualization, and informing development decisions based on spatial analysis. The Junior GIS Specialist primarily supports on-shore wind and solar development activities in North America, but will occasionally assist in other markets with both on and off-shore development. • Project Development • Assist development staff with GIS data management • Maintain project geodatabases in accordance with standard formats and procedures • Run GIS-based site identification/selection process for North American markets • Procure required GIS data for thorough site identification and analysis • Aid developers in identifying constraints to site development • Run geoprocessing tasks to illustrate geographical features and constraints • Provide maps for various development activities • Provide materials for land agents to present to land owners • Occasional site visits required to confirm mapping • Support & Research • Participate in Mapping and GIS Community of Best Practice • Assist in maintaining GIS Resources page on SharePoint • Provide training and materials for less experienced GIS users • Provide mapping and illustrations to executive committees for presentation materials • Development of geoprocessing models and customized tools for use in ArcGIS Desktop • Development of Microsoft SharePoint map parts, using ArcGIS Server • Development of ArcGIS Server map services and user functionality

Job Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in GIS, geography, environmental science, planning or another related specialty, or equivalent education at a technical college 3+ years experience with ArcGIS Desktop 9.3/10 and/or ArcGIS Server 10 Proficient with ArcGIS 9.3/10 and understanding of geodatabases Familiar with ArcGIS extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3-D Analyst) Experience incorporating GIS data into Google Earth Knowledge of AutoCAD and integrating CAD data with GIS Excellent design, visualization, and cartographic skills Knowledge of basic cartographic principles Critical thinker who can find creative so lutions to unique spatial problems

Other Information

Mainstream Renewable Power
125 Lakeshore Road East
Suite 202

Mississauga, ON
312 445 3737
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