Programmer – GIS Specialist (CO OP or  INTERN)

POSTED:  Feb. 24, 2020

Chinook Environmental Services Ltd. (CESL) is in need of an individual to assist in their online web app development; primarily in the GIS portion. This position is partially funded by a Government Grant, and some educational, residency, and other requirements must be met. To qualify, the right candidate must have:


  • If you currently study at a university or college in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math (STEAM) and Business, you qualify!
  • You must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have Refugee status.
  • Students on a work permit or visa are not eligible.

The right candidate will have opportunity to obtain & expand their basic knowledge & skills in web application development.

  1. Web Application Programming
  2. Programming Language and skillset development
  3. Team Development of a functioning web application

Upon initial familiarization with the current database and WebApp, the individual will focus on:

  1. Updating or integrating a GIS system, which uses Aerial imagery to markup aerial maps.
  2. Integrate the GIS data into the current database, with storing & retrieval (using local web caching and dB parameters); it is important to have offline capabilities
  3. calling on various resources to obtain a local library of aerial imageries to assist in offline capabilities.
  4. Testing will be extremely imporant, to ensure data transfer and integration to other important aspects of the Web Application.

The candidate should

  • have very good access to a PC or laptop with excellent internet communication.  Location is not important; some office and field visits will be required for meeting/testing on infrequent occurances.
  • have proficiency in various communication vectors: email, chat, text, verbal & written.
  • have excellent technological skills with PC, mobile devices, email, and any other variety of technology that can enhance efficiency of the position and company as a whole.

The best possible candidate will hold

  • positive, inquisitive attitude with intelligence to learn from others as well as their own growth & mistakes, integration of theoretical knowledge and skills.
  • Precision & Accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Understanding of web applications, GUI and end-user functionality.
  • Knowledge in core framework + web API, angular 2+ framework, Leaflet web mapping applications.
  • Programming Languages: Javascript, C#, JSON, MySQL. Python
  • Have very good understanding of basic GIS principles, with some good understanding of principles of mathematics, environment & rural settings, oil & gas industry, and a variety of other hard science principles.
  • A knowledge or willingness to learn about oilfield and Environmental industry is highly valuable.
  • Knowledge of various provincial (AB, SK, MB, BC) boundaries and LSD system, as well as Lat/Long.
  • Excellent Proficiency in a variety of hardware & software products (MS Office, Adobe, GIS)
  • High availability to communicate with management & field personelle
  • Systematic, deductive problem-solving skillsets.
  • a customer-focus, networking and company-growth through positive attitude will help this position grow into a longer-term opportunity and/or career.
  • Experience or familiarity with the (upstream) oil & gas industry is an asset.

Currently, this is preferred for a Co-op Position.  The Co-Op will be a minimum of 1 of 6+ weeks/term.

Hours are FLEXIBLE; dedication of a minimum 10hrs/week is preferred, but up to 40 hrs./week is possible if your schedule allows.

Salary is dependant on experience and suitability of the candidate:  $18- $25/hr. depending on Education & Experience.

There may be some opportunity for permanent placement; depending on the success of the WebApplication.

Please send resumes to :                      Reference:  P-GIS #20200224

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