Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil East

GIS Technician

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Position Overview

Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We are proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


The Integrated Digital Delivery (IDD) group has four teams delivering our work streams for managing BIM, GIS, enabling Digital Construction and project information management


Aecon IDD department has an immediate need in the Toronto office for a GIS Technician, who will foster GIS innovation within the company. This position will report to the GIS Lead and work closely with the IDD coordinators and estimators to provide GIS technical advice to prospective clients, existing clients and business partners.


Key Responsibilities

  • Independently organize, conceptualize and conduct large, advanced spatial analyses as team member and GIS task manager
  • Work with GIS Lead to design and effectively employ geospatial solutions on regulatory and permitting elements of infrastructure and transportation planning projects
  • Serve as a GIS lead for project marketing, budget development and resources scheduling
  • Prepares quality assurance plans for GIS task and oversees their implementation
    Supervise the GIS work of other professionals and ensure the successful completion of GIS projects or GIS tasks
  • Create maps, databases, and other deliverables on short notice
  • Develop vector and raster spatial analysis models using Spatial ModelBuilder, Python or other GIS scripting languages
  • Develop geodatabase schemas and analysis methods needed to support project goals
  • Develop and support web GIS applications using Esri Web App Builder, Operations Dashboards, Story Maps, Collector, Survey 123 within ArcGIS Online platform
  • Create maps, databases and other deliverables on short notice
  • Perform other duties as needed


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • 3 years of experience and knowledge with developing GIS databases and maintaining GIS data with ESRI and/or Safe FME software
  • Advanced knowledge of GIS tools and methodologies for administration of corporate GIS databases
  • Advance knowledge of ESRI tools including ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online/Enterprise
  • Experience with AutoCAD software
  • Experience with presentation and graphic design tools for the production of professional quality mapping output products
  • Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities; including experience creating analytical based reports
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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