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Geographic Information Systems Technician


  • Posted on: May 23, 2023

About the job

We are PETRONAS Canada, one of the largest natural gas resource owners in Canada. As part of PETRONAS, a Fortune 500® company, we produce and deliver energy solutions in a responsible and sustainable manner. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our employees, partnerships with First Nations and our respect for the environment.

People are fundamental to our success. We foster a culture that depends on trust, honesty and empowerment. Because of this, our people are able to collaborate, innovate, find opportunities and make them happen.

With our ambitious growth plans, we are looking for new team members who are up to the challenge of making PETRONAS Canada a global leader of unconventional energy, all while making an impact in the industry and communities in which we work.

The Role

We’re expanding our Land team and have an opportunity for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician, located in Calgary, AB. Reporting to the Manager of Land, you will be responsible to oversee GIS applications and data management as well as play a critical role in the development and implementation of process improvements.

How You Will Contribute

  • Provide a variety of desktop and web based ArcGIS products and analysis services to Land, Regulatory, Operations, Environment Health & Safety & Emergency Management groups
  • Develop geographical information databases, manipulate and update data, generate reports and data summaries all while being well versed in projections and various coordinate systems
  • Optimize data workflows within FME and output processes
  • Expertise with the development and implementation of orthophoto and LiDAR datasets
  • Participate in department projects and initiatives; provide input, support research, manage assigned tasks, deliverables and timelines
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to support area review activities and initiatives by researching industry best practices and emerging trends, summarize findings, and present ideas to senior management

What You Bring

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in a GIS Technician Role
  • Detailed knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Suite (ArcGIS Pro), various GIS file types, FME and Global Mapper
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills along with the proven track record to handle multiple tasks concurrently and effectively
  • A post-secondary education in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, or a related field; equivalent work experience will be considered instead of a degree.
  • Experience in upstream Oil and Gas, preferably British Columbia is an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Familiarity with computer language scripting is considered an asset
  • Some travel and field work may be required to meet business objectives

Job postings are typically only open for applications for two weeks so please submit your resume today.

Why You Should Join Our Team

  • Flexible arrangement options including working from home and a compressed work week with Friday afternoons off (office-based roles)
  • Dress for your day – a casual yet professional environment
  • Ability to contribute to a dynamic organization with large growth ambitions
  • Competitive compensation and bonus programs
  • Top tier benefit package, including a generous Health Spending Account and Savings Plan
  • Making a positive difference in our communities through volunteerism, community support and providing opportunities to those in the areas where we operate
  • Annual employee-directed charity donation program
  • Support for training and professional development

PETRONAS Canada would like to thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team; however only the candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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