Posted on August 2, 2017 - GC1643

Company: HARTerra Spatial Solutions Ltd.
Position: Senior GIS Specialist / Project Manager
Location: Castlegar, British Columbia
Contact Name: Jason Hart
Deadline: August 25, 2017

Job Description

HARTerra Spatial Solutions Ltd. is seeking a full-time senior level Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Specialist with project management and client liaison abilities to be involved in our growing business in the West Kootenays of British Columbia.  We are based in the heart of the West Kootenays in Castlegar, half way between Red Mountain and Whitewater ski resorts and minutes from some of the best fly fishing in British Columbia on the Columbia River. 

Our non-traditional, flexible office environment is appreciated by the people who work here.   When you come to our office you are typically greeted by one of the canine office mascots.  It is not uncommon to find us heading over to the pub for a Friday afternoon meeting.  We forego the starchy office politics and prefer to head out on a company retreat to talk geospatial tech around a campfire and a beer beside our favorite lake.  Our door is always open to our clients, family and friends and it is not unheard of to have the boss lend you his motorhome or take you out for an evening fish on the river. We have been very busy lately and the projects keep coming. We are looking for a technically strong and self motivated individual to share the workload with and help us grow and expand our business.  We are looking for that geospatial nerd with a passion for technology that can help us and our clients succeed.  Whiteboard skills are a must as well as an above average understanding of enterprise GIS solutions and technologies as it relates to utilities and local government. 

We are agile and creative.  We are collaborative and supportive of each other, our clients, sub-contractors and competition.  We are not afraid to share our knowledge; we are secure in our work and we are great at what we do.  We are not afraid of what we don’t know; we love a challenge and our collective past experiences will enable us to succeed.

If this sounds good, please get in touch with us!  Below is the obligatory list of skills and experience that every job description must have… but we will know when we meet you if you will fit in with the group and are right for the job.

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, abilities and experience:

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience with esri ArcGIS Desktop and Server tools.
  • Esri Enterprise Geodatabase experience with schema design and change management including versioning workflows.
  • Experience with enterprise geospatial change management procedures and processes
  • Enterprise SQL database experience with MS SQL Server, Postgres or Oracle.
  • Experience in GIS processes and associated data related to infrastructure and local government.
  • Experience with data migration, quality control and spatial data management.
  • Experience with Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) or esri Data Interoperability extension.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently while collaborating with a larger team to successfully deliver projects for our clients.
  • Experience managing GIS projects and small project teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • GIS development experience with Python, specifically arcpy.  Other development experience in javascript and HTML would be desirable.
  • Experience with version management using git or other version control systems.
  • ArcFM experience would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of other commercial and open source geospatial technologies, solutions and systems will be an asset.

Other Information

For more information, please send a resume or link with your experience and background to  Only qualified candidates currently residing in Canada will be considered for this position and only those short listed will be contacted for an interview.  Lesser qualified individuals who have a real passion for GIS and geospatial technology may be considered.  

HARTerra Spatial Solutions Ltd.
1410 Columbia Ave.

V1N 3K3

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