Internship

Geospatial Analyst

iTOTEM Technologies Solutions Ltd.


  Posted: April 28, 2021

  Location: Vancouver - Working remotely, British Columbia

  Internship Program: Natural Resources

  Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000

  Hours per Week: 30

  Start Date: July 12, 2021

  End Date: January 10, 2022

Job Description

iTOTEM has 3 important projects we are supporting to advance responsible and diversity inclusive natural resource development. iTOTEM is working with two Forestry companies and one major Mineral Exploration industry associations over the next six months. in all cases, the Geospatial Analyst will help our clients to establish a data-driven educational communications campaign about responsible resource development + integrate requirements of big data analytics necessary for AI in resource development.

Here is the background onus.
iTOTEM works with organizations to collect, analyze and process huge amounts of data into useful information necessary for authentic public, customer, employee, funder and investor communications. We allow for the safe outsourcing of data collection, analysis and reporting in a cost efficient and performance based way.

Gone are the days of management sifting through tonnes of spreadsheets and paperwork to find the information needed.

iTOTEM provides a turn-key service and specializes in data modelling pertaining to:
• Environment, Social and Governance performance to advance equity, diversity, inclusion and decarbonization linked to UN Sustainable Development Goals;
• Regulatory filings;
• Indigenous tourism;
• Due diligence and labour relations;
• Supply chain and community investment impact; and,
• The data management of technical working groups and committees; as well as community investments and other competitive processes.

Our experience ranges from geo-mapping Indigenous and local businesses in B.C.’s natural resource supply chain; to managing the data associated with a $16M federal COVID-19 recovery fund; to quarterly socio-economic impact reporting on a major energy project; to collecting and processing data to support labour relations in forestry. iTOTEM strategic services also includes maximizing an organization’s positive social impact and building sustainable brands through strategic storytelling and communications. We know that telling an engaging story, based on validated data, gets everyone on the same page – creating progress for the good.

An indigenous-affiliated firm based in Vancouver, B.C., iTOTEM team includes mathematicians, data scientists, policy analysts, technology developers and client support leaders. Our clients include major project proponents, not -for-profits, industry associations, Indigenous tourism sector, and natural resource businesses from across Canada.


About the work our Geospatial Data Analyst leader will need to perform:

iTOTEM has been in operation since 2014. Initially we started with a simple spreadsheet to deliver our services. Our business grew and now we are leaders in simplifying data collection, cleaning, analysis, visualization and storytelling.

We require a Geospatial Data Analyst to contribute to the evolution of iTOTEM. We need this GIS expert to help us map the benefits of capital allocation, demonstrations of environmental leadership and the diversity of our communities. This team member should be familiar and have competencies with mapping conventions used by federal, provincial, territorial, indigenous and municipal government agencies.

You will contribute to the ongoing business operations by effectively providing high-level management and delivery of assigned consulting projects and other customer services. You will also have an opportunity to contribute to a new release of iTOTEM, and therefore we will need you to support the requirements/architecting, designing, developing and deploying GIS based applications.

One of the most important functions of iTOTEM’s Geospatial Data Analyst is to provide spatial data management required to support Business Intelligence, Open Data and data analytics programs and processes. The incumbent analyzes existing and proposed data, systems and procedures, designs and develop scripts to create and maintain data models and data loading procedures.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities
• Consults with our data scientists and data base manager in analyzing existing and proposed data model, system procedures and requirements; recommends, designs and develops computer system solutions for problems of varying complexity
• Prepares detailed specifications for and writes new geodata management process and programs and revises existing data models and programs utilizing all available and applicable software aids and languages
• Provides technical assistance for and coordinates the development and integration of data and programs. Provides technical recommendation and direction to managers, programmers, and clients as needed.
• Prepares and maintains detailed user, systems and operations documentation; prepares and provides presentations
• Evaluates the need for and develops general purpose, reusable data models, programs and processes to facilitate computer system and technology implementations
• Manages and administers databases, data, software and technical platforms such as servers and operating systems.

Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
• Completion of a two year diploma course in computer programming, database administration, or systems development at a technical institute or community college plus considerable related work experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience
• Completion of ESRI certification (Enterprise Geodata Management Professional 10.5) or an equivalent combination of training and experience preferred
• A minimum of 3 years experience (preferably in a municipal and/or GIS environment) in the development and maintenance of computer systems in a networked environment; integration of applications and databases across platforms; using a variety of the programming languages, DBMS and other software tools

Duties and Responsibilities

• Consults with our data scientists and data base manager in analyzing existing and proposed data model, system procedures and requirements; recommends, designs and develops computer system solutions for problems of varying complexity
• Prepares detailed specifications for and writes new geodata management process and programs and revises existing data models and programs utilizing all available and applicable software aids and languages
• Provides technical assistance for and coordinates the development and integration of data and programs. Provides technical recommendation and direction to managers, programmers, and clients as needed.
• Prepares and maintains detailed user, systems and operations documentation; prepares and provides presentations
• Evaluates the need for and develops general purpose, reusable data models, programs and processes to facilitate computer system and technology implementations
• Manages and administers databases, data, software and technical platforms such as servers and operating systems.

Knowledge and Skills

• Thorough knowledge of information technology specifically web development, client-server, relational databases, object-oriented programming, and network concepts; Microsoft operating systems; office productivity software
• Knowledge of relational database concepts , experience in MySQL is preferred. Understanding of the use of an ESRI Geodatabase v 10.x and above with the demonstrated ability to design, maintain, and manage geodatabases. Working knowledge of Python or another object-oriented language
• Considerable knowledge of the programming languages and software development tools in prevailing use in the GIS and CADD Services Branch
• Considerable knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and/or Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), their use in a municipal environment and of their interaction with business processes and other systems
• Working knowledge of Business Intelligence, Open Data and data analytics concepts and practices
• Some knowledge of the operations, procedures and policies of various city departments
• Excellent organizational, time management and self-starting skill
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing on technical and non-technical matters with all levels in the organization, and with external clients
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels in the organization, and with external clients
• Ability to work effectively with changing and competing priorities with frequent interruptions within a multiple task environment

Education Required

• BCIT GIS Advanced Diploma / Completion of a two year diploma course in computer programming, database administration, or systems development at a technical institute or community college plus considerable related work experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience

  How to Apply

To apply, send your resume to Colleen@itotem.ca.

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