Posted on August 21, 2014 - GC1533

Company: Talisman Energy
Position: GIS Application Specialist
Location: Calgary
Contact Name: Pablo Franco
Deadline: September 3, 2014

Job Description

GIS Application Specialist

Talisman Energy Inc. is a global upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada. Talisman has two core operating areas: the Americas (North America and Colombia) and Asia-Pacific. Talisman is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. Talisman is listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TLM. Please visit our website at

Req Id: 31221

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Employment Type: Permanent

Closing Date: September 3, 2014


Reporting to the GIS Team Lead, this GIS Application Specialist role will require a candidate with a high level of GIS applications and data management expertise and experience along with considerable data and database knowledge in oil and gas. You will work closely with GIS users, the Petrotechnical Applications group and various IT Demand groups.


  • Define and build our GIS data management processes using FME and other ETL/Integration technology
  • Manage and maintain a file-based spatial data repository and a global spatial data replication processes
  • Generate new GIS workflow documentation and provide solutions to workflow problems
  • Provide GIS/Geomatics expertise to various Talisman project and infrastructure groups
  • Provide ArcGIS technical support and formal training to all GIS users
  • Populate and optimize spatial data stored in Image Server and SDE

Job Qualifications


  • Degree or Diploma in a GIS related discipline
  • 5+ years GIS experience
  • Certified FME Professional (preferred)

Required Skills

  • Expert knowledge of GIS applications (ESRI, FME)
  • Expert knowledge of enterprise databases/servers (Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Understanding of common spatial data structures, formats and terminology
  • Strong understanding of coordinate systems and geodesy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the oil and gas industry
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and within in a team
  • Proven organizational and time management skills

Technical Qualifications

  • Enterprise GIS standards creation, implementation, and governance
  • Spatial data management (ArcSDE, Web, File-based, FME Desktop, FME Server)
  • GIS application integration (PPDM, IHS, Petrel, Geographix, etc.)
  • GIS workflow development and documentation
  • Programming - Python, SQL, HTML, ArcObjects
  • Linux Operating Systems and various shell scripting

Other Information

Additional Information

  • Only candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered.
  • Relocation will be provided for the successful candidates if required.

Contact Info:

If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity, please apply online at and search for the job Req Id # 31221. 

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Talisman Energy
888, 3rd Street SW

Calgary, AB
T2P 5C5

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