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Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) is an independent, global energy information services company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As world leaders in reservoir- to basin-scale evaluation, we specialize in assessing subsurface properties, pressure, fluid flow, fluid chemistry and geomechanics. CDL’s extensive subsurface knowledge and GIS capabilities support Clean Technologies including Carbon Sequestration and Storage (CCUS), Critical Minerals, Geothermal Energy and Water Disposal and Sourcing Solutions. Our deep understanding of depositional environments and fluid-rock interactions in the subsurface has been CDL’s core competency for 35 years. We are using this foundation to strategically deliver CCUS site identification, Critical Mineral and Deep Geothermal assessments to clients world-wide. Learn more about Canadian Discovery here.

Geoscience GIS Analyst


We are seeking an innovative problem solver who will use their skills and experience in geology, GIS and data science to work with and support our team in delivering solutions to our clients. The selected candidate will work alongside our energetic team of geoscientists, engineers, data managers, GIS experts and graphic designers in a dynamic environment.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and editing spatial data and mapping products and performing geospatial analyses
  • Preparing geoscience and engineering-related reports and documents such as maps, graphs, tables, reports, presentations, and technical illustrations
  • Generating, maintaining and improving relational geospatial databases
  • Updating and maintaining mapping standards and work processes
  • Assisting with data retrieval, digitization and building cross-sections for our geosciences team
  • Working with shapefiles and creating grids for spatial and 3D analysis of a variety of geological and engineering content such as isopachs, structure and gas/oil analysis
  • Working with geoscience and engineering-related data including:
  • -- Identifying and procuring data
  • -- Screening data and completing quality controls
  • -- Assisting with the design and development of databases, tools, workflows and templates
  • -- Manipulating and migrating large datasets
  • -- Analyzing data and identifying trends
  • -- Debugging, monitoring and troubleshooting issues with data solutions
  • Contributing to the execution of a variety of projects: consulting, industry research, and multi-client studies.

To succeed in this position, you will require:

Core Competencies:

  • Proficient in data management and preparing information for internal and external audiences
  • Attention to detail, aesthetics and technical accuracy
  • Able to follow and implement quality control and quality assurance measures
  • Able to produce high quality cartographic products
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate effectively, document work and meet project deadlines
  • Work well in a team atmosphere

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficient in ArcGIS and geoSCOUT (proficiency in AccuMap is an asset).
  • Working knowledge of Spotfire or equivalent database software
  • Strong presentation and design software skills
  • Well versed in MS products
  • Ideal candidate would have knowledge of basic SQL or Python

Education and Experience:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree, technical diploma or certification in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in a similar role
  • Experience with geophysical and petrophysical datasets, particularly Western Canada data, is considered an asset

In return, we offer:

  • A unique and stimulating work environment, competitive compensation and career growth opportunities.

Along with your resume, please include a cover letter addressing your direct suitability to this role. Only candidates able to work in our Calgary office will be considered.

Apply to:
Alison Lane, Human Resources, Canadian Discovery Ltd.
500, 622 - 5 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0M6

Canadian Discovery is an employee-owned company offering a unique and stimulating work environment, flexible hours and competitive compensation. For more information about our company, products and services, please explore our website.

Thank you to all applicants; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.