Posted on January 24, 2013 - GC1335

Company: Golder Associates Ltd.
Position: Junior/Intermediate GIS Analyst (2013-8833)
Location: Vancouver or Nanaimo, British Columbia
Contact Name: Human Resources
Deadline: February 24, 2013

Job Description

????As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. From more than 180 offices worldwide, our over 8000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.

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Job Responsibilities:

We are building our Geospatial Solutions and Visualization service area and have an immediate vacancy for a Junior/Intermediate GIS Analyst with a passion for GIS and an interest in supporting sustainability, planning, environmental assessment and design. We strive to provide elegant solutions for a diverse array of topic areas such as climate and energy strategies, official community plans, and environmental impact assessments. As a GIS analyst, you would be working with other GIS team members to create a wide array of mapping and analysis products ranging from environmental network analysis to land use plans and 3D visualization in support of both our planning and design teams as well as for other Golder offices, which are located throughout the world. If you see GIS as a tool that can make data speak through engaging imagery, we are interested in speaking with you. The work is highly varied, innovative and fast-paced.

This position is available in either the Vancouver or Nanaimo offices, providing support for staff located in both offices as well as other Golder offices as needed.

The Vancouver office is located in historic Gastown in a renovated heritage building. Numerous amenities are within easy walking distance. Vancouver offers year round recreational and cultural activities. The Nanaimo office is located between the City Centre and the historic Old City Quarter. Nanaimo is centrally located with access to the many recreational and cultural activities on Vancouver Island as well as Vancouver. You will be part of a talented, welcoming, motivated, team-oriented group of GIS professionals with a passion for sustainability and strong sense of community.

Job Qualifications

?Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate must have at least 3 years’ experience working with Geographic Information Systems, be highly creative and numerically literate, have strong organizational and problem-solving skills, be focused on providing high quality service and products, and have a track record of completing projects and tasks on time and with professionalism. An education or experience in urban planning and design, environmental or transportation planning or related disciplines is preferred. As you will be consistently working with clients and staff at various levels within our company, strong interpersonal skills are highly valued. Responsibilities include the following:

- Diploma and/or Undergraduate degree in related discipline, or comparable experience;
- 3 to 5 years of experience with geospatial technology is required;
- Experience using ESRI products and data formats, in particular ArcGIS version 10 and its associated extensions particularly spatial analyst, network analyst and 3D Analyst;
- Working knowledge of Python, and any other scripting languages used in GIS;
- Experience using ESRI ModelBuilder is required;
- Experience with problem-solving, statistics, and raster processing;
- Familiarity with a variety of spatial data types, formats, projections and datums;
- Understanding of quality control measures appropriate for information management and cartography;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Project and client focused with regard to timelines, team engagement, communication, and schedules; and
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Other Information


Interested applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at in the Career/Canada section.  No phone calls please, only those candidates whose background closely matches the opportunity will be contacted for an interview. Competition will close when a suitable candidate is found. Thank you for your interest in Golder Associates Ltd.

Golder Associates Ltd.
500-4260 Still Creek Drive

Burnaby, BC
V5C 6C6

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