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Fednav   Montréal

Analyst, Ice and Remote Sensing

Industry & Services
Northern Canada
4 months ago

Fednav, headquartered in Montreal, is the largest international dry bulk shipping group in Canada engaged in worldwide ocean transportation. Fednav has five international offices established on four continents. Founded in 1944, we are a driven, innovative, and respected organization committed to our employees and customers.

Fednav Ice Services (FIS), a subsidiary of Fednav Limited, provides ice analysis and vessel support services for ships operating in ice-covered waters. FIS supports both internal operations as well as external clients. FIS also produces accessibility studies for shipping projects through ice infested waters.

We are currently looking for a Remote Sensing / Ice Analyst to assist the Arctic Operations and Ice Services department.


  • Provide ice information and forecasts to vessels operating in ice-covered waters worldwide.
  • Undertake the search, enhancement, and analysis of satellite images of ice.
  • Analyze data from various environmental and meteorological organizations.
  • Undertake sea ice studies on ice distribution that affects marine shipping operations in ice.
  • Collaborate with internal business lines as well as external Fednav clients.
  • Work with external clients and industry partners to support various shipping projects in ice.
  • Support IceNav users (IceNav is Fednav’s shipboard ice navigation system).
  • Collaborate with academia and governmental organizations to support and participate in research projects.
  • Supporting Arctic operations as required.
  • Support Fednav’s communication’s department with FIS updates.

The ideal candidate has:

  • University degree in Geography, Geomatics or any other related discipline.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to provide recommendations and guidance on complex issues to management.
  • Willingness to spend time on ships for occasional sea voyages in the Canadian north.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Intellectual curiosity and enjoys learning new skills.
  • Willingness to travel and to work outside regular business hours.

The following are considered assets:

  • Experience using a Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Experience in the processing and analysis of satellite imagery.
  • Knowledge of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image processing and analysis.
  • Experience with a scripting language (Python, R, or other).
  • Graduate degree or equivalent work-related experience.
  • Knowledge of sea ice climatology.
  • Familiarity with the marine industry.
  • Familiarity with northern communities.

Honesty, integrity, commitment to professional excellence, regard for employees and
corporate responsibility define our values.