21-095 – RPAS Geomatic Engineer

  • Type: Full-time
  • Job #183233
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We are currently requesting resumes for the following position: RPAS Geomatic Engineer 

Resume Due Date: Tuesday December 14, 2021 (5:00PM EST)                                             

Number of Vacancies: 1

Hours: 35

Duration: 3 years 

Location: Pickering 

There is a travel requirement 40% of the time. This would be travel from Pickering to other Nuclear or Nuclear Renewable Energy locations. Some examples would be travel from Pickering to Darlington, Niagara, Lennox (Kingston/Belleville). 

Job Overview

  • Perform as a technical expert in Geomatics and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technology. Provide technical advice, guidance, consultation and services to the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Team and clients to deal with problems and studies up to and including those of the highest order of complexity, and/or for the establishment of new or revised technical programs. Obtain and analyse pertinent information and recommend and, as appropriate, accomplish, perform tests, inspections, studies, etc. Establish and utilize contacts with suppliers and manufacturers and in other industries/ utilities as a resource for problem-solving. 
  • Participate in and/or chair meetings with involved groups, identify issues causing conflict or controversy (eg, work priorities, objectives, etc), and work together to analyse alternative approaches, and to reach mutual agreement on the problem resolution.
  • Develop proposals and produce recommendations for customer review, keeping Supervisor generally informed of outcome and significant impacts. Assist customer with implementation as requested or appropriate.
  • Report to and receive direction from the Section Manager of the RPAS Team.
  • Complete post processing of acquired RPAS data utilising various software to produce 3D models with GIS referenced data including LiDAR.
  • Field technical support and training to the RPAS Team with GIS technology.
  • Carry out research and provide technical advice in procuring and using systems related to GIS technology.
  • Provide generalist services to customers in other segments of the discipline(s).
  • Lead projects/studies within the discipline(s), involving nonstandard requirements and the work direction of technician and technical/engineering staff and/or carry out full responsibility for assigned ongoing technical work programs. Develop work plans, determine resource requirements and balance workload with available resources (if applicable), coordinate work efforts with other involved groups, adapt project/study activities to address changing priorities, anticipate and resolve problems which pose an impediment to successful completion, and accomplish planned work results to the satisfaction of the client and Supervisor and within established budgetary and scheduling constraints.
  • Produce reports or other documents and/or presentations as required to portray results of studies and field tests carried out, to present evidence to support conclusions drawn or recommendations advanced, and/or to provide a resource for reference and use by others involved in the discipline.
  • Evaluate and secure the services and products of external firms, in accordance with corporate policies and divisional programs.
  • Appear before government authorities, agencies, regulatory bodies and legislative hearings as a technical expert in the discipline to make representations to secure, protect, or advance Ontario Power Generation’s interests. Be a technical spokesperson in public forums for the Business Unit (eg, Speaker’s Bureau).
  • Contribute as required to committees and task forces to conduct studies and/or carry out work programs for the Business Unit, Ontario Power Generation, and/or other utilities or industries.
  • Ensure that all work activities, programs, studies, and customer services reflect an awareness of applicable legislated, corporate and departmental safety requirements and programs and are in compliance with same. Anticipate future regulations/requirements and provide input into their formulation. Contribute to the development and administration of the departmental/divisional safety program.
  • May be required to participate in budget submissions, financial evaluations and purchase justifications as requested.
  • Keep abreast of latest developments in the assigned technical discipline, through reference to relevant technical publications and regular interface with research, industrial, and educational bodies.
  • Perform other duties as required. 


  • A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated GIS work-related experience and a University degree with a Post Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technology or GIS Community College Certificate. University degree being -Civil Engineering and/or Geotechnical degree;
  • Demonstrated experience in GIS and Database principles and best practices, and the ability to leverage GIS in a complex, integrated corporate environment. Strong knowledge of Esri GIS products, including ArcGIS (Map and Pro) and ArcGIS Online Software and related Esri development environments is required.
  • Professional expertise in land surveying, GIS, CADD and mapping using drones/aerial systems.
  • Thorough technical knowledge of relational database systems, development and administration principles and their relationship to GIS. Sound knowledge of Total Station, GIS equipment and setup.
  • Experience with flying drones in a business environment and experience with programming languages such as Python would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff, Transport Canada, and the general public courteously and effectively which reflects the professionalism of the organization.
  • Generate or coordinate deliverables, such as photo logs, videos, maps, figures, and survey drawing.
  • Knowledge of advanced Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)/drone data capture and processing methods, including photogrammetry, LiDAR, thermography