GIS Analyst


Date Posted: June 20, 2020

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 1250 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 6P5

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company. We are listed on the TSX and recognized for the
seventh time, as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Are you
interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging
work environment and a rewarding career path? 


As part of the Woods team based in Quesnel, BC you will be
responsible for the maintenance and development of an integrated
Information System utilizing ArcGIS (Desktop & web GIS), ArcSDE
and Oracle database. The position will include analysis for
strategic and operational planning projects.  This position
will also work closely with our corporate technology and GIS


  • Graduation from an accredited post-secondary GIS program
  • Experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS, Geodatabase, ArcSDE, web GIS,
  • Understanding of RDBMS principles (esp. Oracle) and SQL
  • Familiarity with data management systems such as the Land
    Resource Manager (LRM) would be an asset
  • Some programming skills, in Python or other language
  • A clear communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytic and management skills
  • Forestry education or forest industry background would be an

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance & quality control of spatial data in The Land
    Resource Manager (LRM) for the Woods Department
  • Prepare & submit digital data to government, to provided
  • Work with Woods Staff on mapping and analytical projects
  • Support Woods staff with LRM and GIS tasks
  • Generate and provide LRM reports for all forestry
  • Work with other licensees and consultants to ensure data
    exchange standards are maintained
  • Provide support to other BC and Alberta Woods teams,
  • Work with and train/mentor new GIS staff across the

Quesnel is a community of 25,000 located in central British
Columbia and offers a close knit, friendly atmosphere with modern
recreation, education and medical facilities, and excellent outdoor
living opportunities.

If this position sounds like the career for you, submit your
resume and cover letter in confidence on our website at

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only
those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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