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Stantec Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst in AMHERST, New York

Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst - ( 230004GY )


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’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

The Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst is responsible for providing GIS services to a multidisciplinary team to deliver solutions to our internal and external clients in a shared services environment. As a GIS Analyst with Stantec you will provide technical support that includes web-based mapping, database administration, spatial analysis, and map production, as well as project coordination and support for assigned projects. The GIS Analyst determines client and business needs and proposes optimal GIS and geospatial technologies and solutions to meet those needs.

This is an exciting full-time position working within our Northeast region Environmental Services (ES) business operating unit within Stantec. In the Northeast region, Stantec’s ES group works with clients primarily in the Power, Transportation, Renewables, Federal, and Infrastructure Development sectors. We provide GIS and mapping services to a diversity of projects, such as environmental assessments, environmental permitting, routing & siting, Phase I & II site assessments, spills and remediation projects, wildlife and habitat monitoring, and heritage studies The position will be joining an existing dynamic 6-person GIS group to support exciting projects across North America and beyond. The desired candidate should be well rounded across the entire GIS platform.

Additionally, you can draw on the expertise of 200 GIS professionals that work for Stantec worldwide.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Apply GIS theories, principles, and software to efficiently meet project demands

  • Understand and manage defined budgets over the life cycle of a project

  • Complete both basic (e.g., georeferencing) and complex (e.g., suitability modeling) desktop GIS tasks and analyses

  • Configure and develop mobile data collection applications

  • Configure and develop web-based applications

  • Create maps and perform a wide range of geospatial analyses in support of environmental permitting, environmental field surveys, and construction compliance for a variety of power-related projects, including, but not limited to, high voltage transmission lines, wind and solar energy facilities, transportation infrastructure and oil and gas pipelines

  • Adhere to established cartographic standards and Quality Assurance / Quality Control processes

  • Manage a wide variety of project-specific and reference geospatial data in accordance with defined data management standards

  • Support geospatial field data collection efforts for a variety of environmental field surveys

  • Collaborate with existing GIS and CAD staff members across the company

  • Provide quality control / quality assurance of outgoing GIS deliverables

  • Perform other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Well established understanding of GIS theory and principles (e.g., vector, raster, coordinate systems, projections, transformations, cartography)

  • Advanced knowledge and experience working with the Esri ArcGIS Platform (Desktop, ArcGIS Online, Enterprise), preferably in a virtualized environment

  • Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS Pro

  • Strong foundation in data acquisition, exploration, management, editing, analysis, and visualization

  • Strong understanding of coordinate systems, projections, and transformations

  • Advanced cartographic skills for both desktop and web-based maps

  • Familiarity with ArcGIS Online associated applications (e.g., Dashboards, Web App Builder, StoryMaps, Experience Builder, Hub Sites)

  • Proficient with ArcGIS Online and/or Portal to publish project sensitive data within custom web maps and applications for data consumption by project teams, the client and/or public

  • Experience configuring ESRI mobile data collection applications (e.g., Field Maps, Survey123) to meet a wide variety of project field data collection needs

  • Understanding of remote sensing general principles and applications (e.g., LiDAR) and experience using derived data products (e.g., las dataset, DEM, DSM)

  • Familiarity with GIS / CAD data interoperability

  • Familiarity with Trimble Pathfinder Office and Trimble TerraSync data interoperability

  • Familiarity with 3-D visualization techniques within ArcGIS Pro

  • Basic experience with python scripting to automate tasks and/or strong interest in developing python scripting skillset

Key Characteristics

  • Vast knowledge of cartography and at least some understanding of graphic design

  • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

  • Meets project deadlines and understands how assigned tasks relate to project goals

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships

  • Prioritizes, organizes, and performs multiple work assignments simultaneously

  • Performs work accurately in a detail-oriented environment

  • Understands the big picture of a project and how that relates to the GIS tasks at hand

  • Enjoys challenging GIS tasks

  • Exceptional visual, written, and verbal communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and attention to detail

  • Significant technical knowledge and awareness to recognize when technical problems are developing, and takes corrective actions to solve them using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation

  • Interested in keeping up to date on emerging geospatial technologies

  • Self-motivated to learn new GIS skills and continuously improve on existing skillsets

  • Able to occasionally travel overnight to support field data collection.

  • Holds valid state drivers license

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or an advanced degree in GIS, geology, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, life science, environmental science, or related field with demonstrated GIS training or coursework

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional applied experience providing GIS services

  • Prior experience within an environmental consulting environment valuable but not required

  • Article VII and Section 94-c experience preferred but not required

  • Advanced Web App Development experience preferred but not required

  • Advanced enterprise database management experience (Server, SDE, SQL) would be beneficial but not required


  • GISP is an asset but not required.

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.

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Salary Range(s):

  • $57,100.00 - $82,800.00 Min/Max Pay Range(s) for postings located in NYC/NY

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-New York-Amherst

Other Locations : United States-New York-Albany, United States-New York-Rochester

Work Locations :

Amherst NY

Organization : BC-1956 EnvSvcs-US East Northeast

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Oct 30, 2023, 7:50:45 AM

Req ID: 230004GY

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