Posted on April 12, 2013 - GC1360

Company: Western Forest Products Inc.
Position: GIS Analyst
Location: Campbell River, BC
Contact Name: Michelle Connolly
Deadline: May 2, 2013

Job Description

WFP is seeking a highly-motivated, innovative thnker with an aptitude for data manipulation and analysis, demonstrated skills in geographic information system operation, and the ability to work both independently and in a leadership role. This position will support strategic forest analysis and corporate data management with a focus on automation of repetitive tasks. Familiarity with LiDAR and other remote sensing technologies would be an asset.


  • Geospatial Analysis: capture and edit spatial features; convert data into formats appropriate for analysis being performed; undertake advanced geoprocessing, analysis and reporting tasks; prepare resultant overlays for strategic planning and reporting.
  • Corporate Dataset Management: prepare and implement quality checks for updating corporate data with ArcSDE environment; acquire external information as required; incorporate LiDAR and other remote sensing products into datasets and analyse; develop routines, standards, procedures and templates for geomatics personnel.
  • Mapping: produce and maintain map templates for tactical and strategic planning initiatives.

Job Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge in use of full suite of ESRI ArcGIS products
  • Skilled in maintaining and updating a Corporate GIS database, conducting spatial data conversions and working with imagery data and large volues of digital files
  • Working knowledge of scripting and programming in Python
  • Ability to perform advanced SQL queries against Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server databases
  • Familiarity with Cengea Resources, Feature Manipulation Engine (FME), Crystal Reports, LP360, Summit Evolution, Java and Visual Basic are beneficial.
  • Awareness of statistical analysis, timber/habitat supply modeling, or forest growth modeling would be definite assets.

Other Information

Western offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance incentives. If you believe that you have the talent that we are looking for, please submit your resume and cover letter, citing Reference Code GIS CR, in confidence to the Human Resource Department. For more information, visit us at As only short-listed candidates will be contacted, WFP thanks you in advance for your interest in our Company.

Western Forest Products Inc.
435 Trunk Road
3rd Floor

Duncan, BC
V9L 2P9

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