Management

Leading Edge Geomatics provides aerial survey and geomatics services across North America. Headquartered in New Brunswick, Canada, with experienced staff and advanced equipment, Leading Edge works with each client to achieve the optimum solution for each project.

With a fleet of seven aircraft and  eleven digital sensors , Leading Edge offers customized solutions to clients across a number of industries including energy, forestry, mining, and bathymetry. The principals of Leading Edge have a combined 40 years of practice in the geomatics industry, and have worked on projects throughout North America, and internationally in Afghanistan, conducting national level survey projects. To date, LEG has flown over 500,000 km² of LiDAR, and more than 300,000 km² of aerial photography.

 

Charles W. Miller

Charles W. Miller- CEO & President
Charles W. Miller- President & CEO

Charles Miller is President & CEO at Leading Edge Geomatics. An accomplished executive, Charles brings 20+ years of experience in senior management across several industries, specializing in shifting organizations into high gear while building best-in-class operations. Charles’ past work has earned notable accolades including Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada, and Entrepreneur of the Year Award Nominee. Charles attributes his success to balancing entrepreneurship with corporate savvy, and a focus on gaining a complete knowledge of industry and company operations. Charles engages with all aspects of LEG, making measured decisions to accelerate and improve performance across all departments.

Vladimir Kadatskiy

Vladimir Kadatskiy- VP Corporate Development
Vladimir Kadatskiy- VP Corporate Development

Vladimir Kadatskiy joined LEG as Vice President Corporate Development in early 2019. Over the course of his career, Vladimir has held multiple management positions in different fields, and is considered one of the foremost experts in remote sensing technologies. For over a decade, Vladimir worked at a leading LiDAR manufacturer, where he managed sales, business development, support, and product improvement. He has worked, developed, and promoted Terrestrial, Mobile, Unmanned, Airborne, and Bathymetric LiDAR market segments worldwide. Vladimir’s strong technical expertise and business competence is essential to ensure LEG’s continuous growth.

Bruce Hogan

Bruce Hogan – Vice President, Director of Sales
Bruce Hogan – Board Member

Bruce Hogan sits on the board at Leading Edge Geomatics. Bruce worked as a Geomatics Technician with the Department of National Defence before becoming Geomatics Manager of the Atlantic region in 2002. In 2006, Bruce began his sales career working for Applanix Corporation as the account manager of Government and Military, and eventually served as CEO and Director of Sales at Leading Edge, before transitioning to a Board Member in 2019.

 

Having delivered keynote addresses and presentations to various military organizations across Canada and internationally in the United States, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Romania, and Australia, Bruce has presented to organizations including the FBI and Homeland Security. Bruce brings a strong geomatics background and a keen interest in worldwide sales.

Kristian Valenta

Kristian Valenta- Board Member
Kristian Valenta- Board Member

Prior to joining Novacap, Mr. Valenta was a Senior Analyst at KPMG Corporate Finance in Montreal where he was involved on a number of mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance advisory transactions in various industries including TMT, healthcare, and education. Prior to that, Mr. Valenta worked as an Analyst for TMX/CDS and interned for Novacap in 2011. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Honours Finance from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.

Mr. Valenta currently sits on the Boards of Directors for Leading Edge Geomatics, Nitrex Metal and Syntax Systems, and serves as an observer on the Board of Directors of Chemical Computing Group, Dialogic, Firmex and Octasic.

Francois Laflamme

Francois Laflamme- Board Member
Francois Laflamme- Chairman of the Board

François Laflamme has been involved in the technology sector as an entrepreneur, technology innovator, and private equity investor. He holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from École Polytechnique of Montreal, and an MBA in Finance from HEC Montreal. Mr. Laflamme also completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT.

Mr. Laflamme has over 25 years of experience in managing technology companies. He was President and CEO of LiquidxStream Systems, a telecom equipment company in the Novacap portfolio. He was also a Partner at IUGO Ventures, a venture-capital fund specialized in the TMT industry, where he led several investments in technology companies based in Canada and the US. In addition, he was Vice-President of IP Telephony at Videotron, where he pioneered the introduction of the local telephony service using next generation VoIP infrastructure. Mr. Laflamme joined Novacap in 2012.

Mr. Laflamme is  a  Board member of  Dialogic, and Réseau Capital.  He is Chairman of the Board of Leading Edge Geomatics and Intelerad Medical Systems.

Opportunities

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer- M1

We are currently accepting applications from knowledgeable, hard-working, trustworthy individuals to take an active role in our day to day maintenance activities on Cessna 172R/S, T206H and Piper PA31 aircraft.

The LEE Maintenance team is headquartered in Lincoln, New Brunswick, and works on project sites across North America. The overall goal of this position is to significantly contribute to the ongoing success of LEE by assisting in maintenance and repairs on the fleet of fixed-wing aircraft. Reporting to LEE’s PRM, this position is permanent full-time, with some overtime, weekend and evening work, and work away from base as needed. Benefits package available, wage to commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Assisting with the general maintenance and servicing of hangar equipment and facilities
• Maintaining an organized, clean and safe hangar environment
• Maintain detailed and accurate logbooks, worksheets, etc., update apprenticeship logbook as specified tasks are completed
• Participate in training courses and professional development as required
• Shall comply with all relevant safety policies and procedures; responsible for reporting any hazards, incidences, accidents, near misses, errors, non-conformances, suspected unapproved parts, etc. to the PRM or QA Manager;
•Responsible for cooperating, with QA auditors and safety auditors during any QA/Safety; inspections, audits or assessments
• Shall comply with all policies contained in company MPM and complete other duties as assigned by the Person Responsible for Maintenance.

Essential Qualifications:
• Canadian AME-M1 license
• Experience working with aircraft types listed above
• Experience working with sheet metal / structures
• Must be competent and efficient at working individually and as part of a team
• Must have reliable transportation
• Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
• Valid passport and a clean criminal back ground check, ability to travel throughout Canada and USA

Desired Attributes:
• Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
• Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and a commitment to continuous quality improvement
• Demonstrates initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Demonstrates a helpful and positive approach to all client and colleague interactions
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

Please email your cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format to hr@legeo.ca. Leading Edge thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Intermediate Software Developer

LEG is seeking an Intermediate Software Developer to join our team based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Reporting to LEG’s Lead Software Developer, this is a full-time, one-year contract with the possibility for extension.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Development of new software products for internal and external use
• Maintenance and upkeep of existing software projects
• Researching experimental and unexplored processes
• Processing of large volumes of data to ultimately create products for client delivery
• May at times be required to oversee and manage a Junior Developer

Essential Qualifications:

Must have successfully completed training program in software development, computer programming, or a related program through a recognized post-secondary institution. Must have minimum 2 years’ experience in software development and design.  Experience with programming for 3D Space and working with large volumes of data also an asset.

Required Technical Skills:
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Working knowledge of Software Project planning: Use Cases, Class Diagrams, “SCRUM like” Backlog techniques.
• Working Knowledge of Public and Private network security.
• Working Knowledge of Computer Hardware, its effects on Software, and vice versa.
• Working Knowledge of Regression and Classification Model technology (Random Forest based).
• Ability to carry a project from concept to final product
• Ability to work in a fast paced, rapid iteration, development cycle

Working Knowledge of the following technologies:

• .NET(C#, VB, ASP,Core,MVC) & Visual Studio
• HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, Bootstrap, jQuery
• RESTful Web Services
• GeoServer, Leaflet, OpenLayers
• Subversion, GIT
• Apache Tomcat
• R (Incl. RStudio, Shiny & Plyr type packages)
• SQL
• C++ (Comprehension Only Necessary)

Desired Attributes:
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, innovative thinker with the ability to lead others and work in a team. Additional attributes include:
• Very strong project and time management skills
• Exceptional problem solving skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• A continuous learner and self-starter
• Ability to adapt and work in a team environment

To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to hr@legeo.ca . LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Business Development/Account Manager

LEG is seeking a Business Development/Account Manager to join our team based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Reporting to LEG’s VP of Corporate Development, this is a full-time, position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Drive sustainable financial growth through generation of sales and development of strong relationships with clients
• Manage the preparation and delivery of proposals, as well as responses to RFPs and RFQs
• Provide input and participate in the marketing, planning, and technical development of products and services
• Provide regular updates and management of clients and opportunities with the company’s the CRM Database
• Interact and collaborate with the planning team and technical staff on a regular basis
• Respond to client requests and maintain client relations
• Aid in the preparation and delivery of presentations
• Prepare and execute sales tasks in alignment with sales strategy, proposals, preparation and delivery to effect sales
• Attend relevant industry events such as conferences, trade shows and forums as required
• Additional duties as required

Essential Qualifications:
Must have successfully completed a Business program, or program in remote sensing or GIS from a recognized post-secondary institution or have several years’ experience in the industry. Equivalent education and experience will be considered. A strong working knowledge of remote sensing applications and products, and experience in sales or account management an asset. Additional requirements include:
• Proven experience generating sales leads, nurturing client relationships, and closing sales
• Experienced in preparing and delivering presentations
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, technical writing abilities including proposal writing and responding to RFPs/RFQs
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent time management and project organization skills

Desired Attributes:
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Possesses a strong work ethic, is dependable and responsible, with the ability to be prompt and on time on a consistent basis
• Ability to prioritize issues quickly and creatively with a solution based attitude and strong problem solving and decision-making skills
• Has superior interpersonal and relationship management skills
•  Takes the initiative to constantly improve work processes, client services and quality
•  Is a self-starter who demonstrates the willingness to go the extra mile to meet company objectives

To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to hr@legeo.ca . LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Marketing Coordinator

LEG is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to join our team based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Reporting to LEG’s CEO and VP of Corporate Development, this is a full-time, permanent position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Work with CEO and VP Corporate Development to develop and implement the company’s branding and marketing strategy
• Create or coordinate content; implement marketing, branding, and advertising plans
• Prepare and distribute promotional materials as required
• Aid Sales in the preparation and delivery of presentations as required
• Develop and maintain significant business relations within the marketplace in the name of the Company
• Plan meetings and industry events by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments
• Prepare marketing activity reports and metrics for measuring program success
• Manage company website content, blogs, and internal/external newsletters
• Manage company social media content including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter
• Additional duties as required

Essential Qualifications:
Must have successfully completed a training program in marketing, communications, remote sensing or GIS from a recognized post-secondary institution, or equivalent experience. Experience with video/photo editing and graphic design an asset. Additional requirements include:

• Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, technical writing abilities
• Knowledge of traditional and digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing
• Excellent customer service, time management, and project organization skills
• Effective problem solving and decision-making skills
• Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Maintain a helpful and positive approach to all client and colleague interactions

To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to hr@legeo.ca. LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.