GIS Analyst


Are you someone with leadership and technical capabilities? Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a trusted partner and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.

Your opportunity

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of a GIS Analyst, in our Calgary office. You will be a member of Dillon’s Spatial Information Management team within the Planning and Design group, which comprises policy, physical and development planners, urban designers, landscape architects, graphic artists and transportation & transit planners located in our offices across Canada. You will be a key part of our multidisciplinary group serving our private sector, public sector (federal, provincial and municipal), and Indigenous clients.


What your day will look like

Provide GIS technical support related to GIS components of operational projects (internal and external); GIS support may include data management, spatial analysis, and visualizations in various GIS and data management software

Collaborate with multidisciplinary project teams including, planners, engineers, scientists, and technologists

Work closely with clients (internal and external) to build effective working relationships and respond effectively to requests

Contribute to business development activities including proposals, client meetings and presentations and conducting field work upon request

Contribute to the development and management of existing and innovative technical systems, standards and procedures to maintain high standards of efficiency and quality in products and services

Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development

Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring

Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees

Business travel to other Dillon offices upon request


What you will need to succeed

A degree in GIS, Geomatics, Geography, Surveying, Science, Engineering or related field

Completion of a one-year technical program in GIS, or equivalent

A minimum of 3-5 years’ professional experience, preferably in the consulting industry, or technical program equivalent

Demonstrated abilities in use of ESRI GIS software (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and supporting applications)

Report and Proposal writing, organization and interpersonal skills

Versatile, organized, adaptable, and willing to conduct a variety of tasks

Proactive and self-motivated leader and team player with a proven record of providing solutions and effectively collaborating with project teams


Demonstrated abilities in multidisciplinary project teamwork and coordination

Understanding of spatial analysis, spatial statistics, remote sensing and working knowledge of ESRI analysis tools (Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst)

Development of mobile applications (Survey123, Collector, Field Maps) and ArcGIS Online\ArcGIS Enterprise web applications

Proficient in data compilation, analysis, relational database design, and extract and transform datasets

Experienced in standard and custom coordinate systems, transformations and datums (vertical/horizontal)

Designing custom data collection tools and models with automated reports

Proficient in responding and writing of proposals

Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, organizational and presentation skills

Working knowledge of the following programs and programming languages would be considered an asset: AutoCAD, FME, CityEngine, PowerBI, Tableau, Python, ArcPy, JavaScript, and Arcade

RPAS\UAV\Drone experience and valid drone license would be considered an asset

Dillon’s commitment to the growth and development of our people is a driving force of our success. With over a third of our staff participating in this program, our young professionals are provided with a unique opportunity to practice self-development and build for Dillon’s future.

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.

We live our core values:

Reliability: words that result in actions build trust;

Achievement: do the work to hit the target;

Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;

Creativity: discover new possibilities;

Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;

Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences

In addition, we offer:

Employee share purchase plan

Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all full-time regular employees

A competitive compensation package

Comprehensive health benefits

Generous retirement savings plan

Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions

Flexible work hours

Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs. We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.

Learning and Development opportunities

As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization

We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal learning opportunities

Focus on Innovation

The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees

Wellness Subsidy

Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.

Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 16 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.

Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences.

Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!

Job Type
Full Time
37 days ago

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