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Stantec Intermediate GIS Specialist in Burnaby, British Columbia

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a talented, and ambitious GIS Specialist in our Burnaby or Sidney BC office. The successful candidate will provide GIS solutions to fulfil the requirements of our internal and external clients. Stantec’s Environmental Services group delivers projects primarily in Oil & Gas, Mining, Forestry and Infrastructure Development sectors in British Columbia.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Manage GIS projects including spatial data, budgets and timelines as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships, be a liaison between internal and external staff including project managers, discipline contacts and other consultants

  • Serve as GIS lead on projects of varying lengths while supporting other GIS staff as required

  • Implement procedures for data integrity and quality control

  • Interpret and analyze spatial and non-spatial data

  • Perform complex spatial analysis using scripts and geoprocessing tools

  • Create and edit shapefiles, file geodatabases, raster surfaces and other spatial and non-spatial data

  • Prepare data for field survey crews, including GPS, Trimble and ArcCollector applications

  • Produce custom thematic maps for technical reports and field surveys

  • Maintain health and safety protocols

Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • Experience working with the ESRI suite of applications

  • Experience developing and providing analytical spatial solutions for multi-disciplinary teams

  • Experience with map and graphic creation in support of reporting and other deliverables

  • Experience with mobile data collection hardware and software

  • Ability to work within a team environment

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Prior experience in the delivery of GIS products and analytical solutions as they relate to Environmental Assessments for mining, oil and gas, wind farms and government projects is an asset

  • Familiarity with DataBC and other provincial and federal government datasets

  • Experience with PEM and TEM datasets

  • Experience with Python programming

  • Experience with FME

  • Experience with LiDAR data

  • Experience using Autodesk/CAD

Education and Experience

A GIS diploma or a bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum of 5 years of experience as a GIS Specialist. Experience in a consulting environment is ideal. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Environmental Assessments, oil and gas, forestry, mining and permitting.

Typical office environment working with computers and primarily desk based. Travel is not anticipated.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: GIS

Primary Location: Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby

Other Locations: Canada-British Columbia-Sidney

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: 190001LH