Junior GIS Technician

Requisition ID
Work Location
CA-NL-St. John's
Additional Work Location
Department / Discipline
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Looking to expand your career horizons as a member of one of the world’s leading environmental engineering and consulting firms? This is an exciting opportunity for a Junior GIS Technician to service our public and private sector clients across Canada.


Wood is currently seeking a Junior GIS Technician to join our dynamic Multi-Disciplined Team, working out of our or St. John’s, NL or Dartmouth, NS office.


You will work under the guidance of Engineers, Archaeologists Biologists, and other GIS Specialists on projects that will include aspects of ecosystems, civil, geotechnical, mining and environmental engineering. The qualified candidate should be self-motivated and able to work on moderately complex multi-disciplined engineering projects.


 Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with various multidisciplinary professionals, geophysical & GPS data collection teams, and project managers to prepare drawing packages, report figures, design concepts, technical specifications, and calculations
  • Basic raster analysis and manipulation, including elevation (DEM/DSM) surfaces and image georeferencing
  • Generation of high-quality mapping products
  • Geodatabase design, maintenance and reporting
  • GIS documentation, metadata creation and reporting
  • Coordination with other team members and other units in related operations
  • Assure accuracy, quality and delivery of products

Skills / Qualifications

  • University degree or equivalent technical diploma and experience in a related discipline
  • Experience in GIS and Geodatabase technologies=
  • Experience with the following programs:  ESRI ArcGIS (Desktop/Pro, including 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst extensions, ArcGIS Online, Survey123 and Collector/FieldMaps)
  • Work within a standardized means of operation for GIS/CAD users allowing for file sharing between members of design team and partners
  • Excellent understanding of coordinate systems, projections and datums
  • Familiarity with GPS technology and field data collection techniques and the construction of web apps in ArcGIS Online & Survey123
  • Good organizational, technical, writing, communication, and computer skills
  • Highly motivated, conscientious, and keenly detail-oriented individual
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to follow directions, work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under short timelines and able to efficiently prioritize tasks in a high volume, multiple project environment
  • Valid driver’s license and passport

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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