Posted on March 27, 2013 - GC1355

Company: Hemmera
Position: Geomatics Developer/ Data Specialist
Location: Downtown Vancouver, BC
Contact Name: Jami Powers-Haldane
Deadline: April 27, 2013

Job Description

Hemmera is a full service environmental consulting firm that is recognized for its strong client focus, diverse expertise, and technical excellence. The strength of our team has made us the firm of choice for some of the largest environmental projects in Western Canada. Our team of over 170 staff has specialist expertise spanning environmental sciences, engineering, planning and management. We work across a range of industry sectors, including: Mining, Oil & Gas, Real Estate & Land Development, Government, Infrastructure, Ports, and Transportation.

We provide exciting opportunities for career growth through diverse projects, high caliber teams, and excellent training and development. Hemmera is committed to supporting employee work-life balance through a strong culture of flexible working. We have a friendly and supportive work environment that empowers employees to provide ideas, strive for excellence, and create new opportunities. The firm has offices in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria, and Calgary.

Hemmera is looking for a permanent (full time) professional to help advance our Geomatics Team in terms of a variety of responsibilities within our GIS environment, as per the specifics below:


  • Work primarily within our new ArcGIS for Server/ ArcSDE environment to help build, document and maintain our data management strategy for the Geomatics Team at Hemmera, including initial data modeling for many new projects.
  • Support and liaison this data management strategy with other existing in-house database structures, as applicable and where opportunities exist.
  • Design then program new and efficient tools and processes to streamline and facilitate the workflow of both our internal and external clients on the data management front, and within the Geomatics Team itself on both the front and back end of the data management system.
  • Share knowledge and innovative ideas to help continually improve our overall Geomatics Team, and promote a spirit of collaboration within our growing company.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of 7 years’ expert knowledge within the Geomatics industry at large.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ professional experience working with data modeling in an ArcGIS for Server Enterprise/ ArcSDE environment, and establishing new projects/ schemas within that framework. A good grounding in working with other databases in general will also be considered a major asset.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ solid experience with SQL and Python programming.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related Geomatics field of study, with a preference given to candidates with a Master’s Degree within that discipline.
  • Exhibit exceptional communication and leadership skills within both an individual and team framework in the context of handling both internal and external client requests.
  • Preference given to applicants with knowledge of the Environmental Consulting industry.
  • Knowledge of field data collection units and processes an advantage.

Other Information

How to apply – please apply through our corporate Website at

1380 Burrard Street
Suite 250

Vancouver, BC
V6Z 2H3

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