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Job Code:  2013-15201
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Water/wastewater
Experience Required:  1 year
State/Province:  AB - Alberta
City:  Lethbridge
Job Description:  Overview:

Stantec, founded in 1954, provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. Continually striving to balance economic, environmental, and social responsibilities, we are recognized as a world-class leader and innovator in the delivery of sustainable solutions. We support public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets at every stage, from the initial conceptualization and financial feasibility study to project completion and beyond.

In simple terms, the world of Stantec is the water we drink, the routes we travel, the buildings we visit, the industries in which we work, and the neighborhoods we call home.

Our services are provided on projects around the world through approximately 12,000 employees operating out of more than 190 locations in North America and 4 locations internationally. Stantec trades on the TSX and on the NYSE under the symbol STN.

Stantec is One Team providing Integrated Solutions.


The Lethbridge office is seeking a GIS / IT Support Technician. Our office provides comprehensive planning, design, and engineering services for all phases of municipal and industrial projects, including land development, water, wastewater, transportation, wind power, buildings, and related civil projects. This is the place where great ideas and rewarding careers can really take off. With a unique multidisciplinary team approach, we’re equipped with state-of-the-art survey tools, simulation models, specialized design software, and computer-aided design and drafting (GIS/CADD) facilities.

This position will also incorporate responsibilities as an IT Support Technician to provide internal support and services with respect to desktop computer hardware, software, Server maintenance, Storage, and Backup Administration.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

GIS Responsibilities:

  • Management and administration of spatial data for various projects, including maintaining data integrity, quality and completeness (including metadata), and working with 3 rd party vendors;
  • Provide technical services including advanced GIS data modeling, 3D analysis, cartography, script writing, web-map publishing and geo-processing in support of specific project tasks;
  • Assists with spatial database design and administration, directing best practices with the IT support team and an understanding of GIS programming;
  • Provides GIS services in support of CAD activities;
  • Develop documentation including workflow diagrams, GIS procedures and GIS work instructions.

IT Responsibilities

  • Advanced configuration/reconfiguration of hardware, including workstations and printers;
  • Analyze and resolve end-user hardware, software and connectivity issues
  • Create and update accurate and consistent records;
  • Monitor progress on problem resolution and advise users on status of issue;
  • Acquire and maintain current knowledge of relevant product offerings and support policies in order to provide technically accurate solutions to our internal clients;
  • Routine daily maintenance of network backups and network security.
  • GIS specific training during undergraduate program or subsequent diploma in Geomatics Engineering Technology
  • A wide-ranging and in-depth understanding of GIS and geomatics concepts, spatial analysis, GIS and related software integration, and spatial modeling
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS suite of software (i.e. ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server)
  • Proven ability to develop and implement geo-processing models for analysis, reporting, and modeling activities, batch processing and automated report generation. Data driven pages experience would be an asset
  • Experience with hydrological modeling, land planning, and related mapping considered an asset.
  • Your expertise also includes a solid knowledge of PC hardware and the ability to set up, configure, and rebuild workstations.
  • Strong communication skills
  • A willingness to work in a team atmosphere
  • Strong organizational skills, along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and demonstrate a flexible approach to work assignments
  • Imagination and enthusiasm in their work and willingness to add value to projects where possible.

Located in Southern Alberta, the Lethbridge office has a vibrant and dynamic team environment with excellent opportunities for personal professional growth. Lethbridge is a family oriented community with over 89,000 residents with highly accessible recreational facilities, park systems and a variety of schools, including a respected college and university. Lethbridge has one of the lowest cost of living levels among Alberta cities, and is 1.5 hours from the Rocky Mountains including Waterton National Park and less than 2 hours from Calgary, Alberta’s largest city.

Qualified candidates who are highly motivated and eager to commit to Stantec’s strategic initiative to become a Top 10 global design firm should submit their resume and cover letter, online at .

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