Posted on April 10, 2015 - GC1568

Company: Silvacom
Position: GIS Specialist
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Contact Name: Lisa Davies

Job Description

Silvacom™ exists to solve meaningful problems that make a difference in the world.  We behave as a team with integrity and a can-do attitude that produces results.  We provide consulting and software solutions to improve land management.  We are currently seeking a highly motivated, results oriented individual to add to our GIS Services Team.

The Role:

Our GIS Services Team is responsible for the creation, development, support and maintenance of enterprise level geographic information systems primarily in the natural resource industries and various government sectors. As part of our GIS Services Team, the selected individual may be involved in spatial data management, analysis, cartography, scripting, applications development and 3D visualization using Esri, FME, Open Source and other GIS software.  The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of geospatial technologies and will work to provide expertise and solutions on a variety of projects to both internal and external clients.


Job Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is passionate about geospatial technologies and their utility in solving real-world problems.
  • Is adaptable and thrives in an ever-changing multi-project environment.
  • Communicates effectively with other team members and clients.
  • Is results oriented and efficient; good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Is adaptable – can work in a dynamic environment with both short term and long term projects.
  • Has a servant attitude when working with clients, both internal and external.
  • Is versatile - can work in a team setting, or independently without constant supervision.
  • Applies initiative and creativity when approaching challenges.
  • Pays high attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Welcomes being challenged.
  • Is committed to enhancing his or her technical skills and growing professionally.
  • Is active in the geomatics community.
  • Takes active interest in the company.

Required Experience:

  • Post-secondary education in GIS/Geomatics.
  • Expert level knowledge of GIS principles and practices, GIS architecture, spatial analysis and cartography.
  • Minimum 5 years of practical experience with Esri ArcGIS Desktop and Extensions (candidates with less experience may be considered).
  • Experience with design, development and maintenance of GIS systems.
  • Experience with Python scripting.
  • Experience with FME.
  • Experience with ArcGIS Server is an asset.
  • Experience with ArcGIS Online is an asset.
  • Experience with 3D Visualization software (e.g.: Visual Nature Studio) is an asset.
  • Esri Certification is an asset
  • GISP Certification is an asset.
  • Business Analysis training and experience is an asset.
  • Project Management training and experience is an asset.

Other Information


We offer competitive salaries commensurate with abilities, a medical/vision/dental package, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and a company sponsored RRSP plan, as well as no end to challenging opportunities!


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We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.  No phone calls please.



3912 91 Street NW

Edmonton, AB
T6E 5K7

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