As you closely examine the peak of Mt. Robson in the Canadian Rockies, you notice fragmented pieces of data slightly distorting the 3D image being created before you. Every day, your work is like a big, evolving puzzle. You double check the accuracy of aerial data, correct the errors due to atmospheric variation and classify data signal noise. To eliminate future errors of the same nature, you adjust the parameters coded in the Python script you wrote to automate the data processing. You sit back and marvel at your ability to study the Earth’s surface without ever leaving the office. Your remote sensing work depends on high resolution satellite imagery, fixed wing aerial imagery or LiDAR data and can include drone data which comes to you from the field. Your “field” could be atop a glacier, in a river, on a city street – there is no end to what needs to be mapped and analyzed. Who needs to travel when you can study the world from the comfort of your office?
Using new remote sensing technologies, you will analyze data acquired from aircraft, satellites, and/or ground-based platforms, using statistical analysis software, image analysis software, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve, enhance, and update the data that many companies, universities and governments use to research or to improve natural resource management applications. You will be the “eyes in the sky” for decision makers and will apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in natural resource management.
Throughout your Remote Sensing career at TDB, you will be given a variety of project experience that will not only shape your future but will shape the future. Supplemental training will be provided, but independent learning will also be expected from you. TDB will give you the opportunity and the encouragement to create new innovations to promote and enhance your learning to parallel a technology that is rapidly evolving.
With regular feedback and attainable performance targets, TDB will foster the promotion of workplace growth through career development and learning opportunities not only in Remote Sensing, but also in a complimentary area of expertise such as photogrammetry, GIS, programming and database management. You will develop a skillset to respond to ongoing technical challenges that will fulfill Canada’s commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable natural resource management.
With the demand for remote sensing technology on the rise, TDB is looking for tech-savvy individuals who will successfully embrace the latest trends in an ever-changing career field and who have a strong desire to learn, both collaboratively and independently. Candidates will demonstrate strong critical and analytical thinking skills to find innovative solutions to complex problems and to obtain meaningful results. Candidates will have a patient and methodical approach to work activities and a natural aptitude in mathematics.
We are looking for individuals who have effective planning, time management and organizational skills with a keen eye for detail. Candidates must be able to remain calm under pressure and listen and respond effectively to colleague and client needs. Candidates schedules must be able to accommodate occasional weekend work, such as when facing upcoming project deadlines.