Operations Analyst Co-op

Richmond, BC/Remote
Added: February 9, 2024
For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there!

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire. Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

Our mission is to turn data into insight. From detecting changes in fragile ecosystems to monitoring northern ice floes and shipping routes, our near-real time data of Earth observation and the environment makes our Geointelligence team a leader in geospatial imagery, ground stations, enterprise geospatial systems and defence programs.

As a member of the Operations team you will work as part of a team to develop new capabilities, enhance existing capabilities and deliver solutions to our customers.

As part of your growth and development we will work with you to establish your development actions alongside regular progress reviews. You are likely to move through various projects to gain the experience and knowledge to progress your career with us.


We’re on the hunt for a talented Operations Analyst Co-op Student to join the Operations team at our Richmond B.C. location starting in May 2024 . This is an 8 month term with high possibility of extension. Operations is a cross department function and is responsible for managing the operations of the business to help ensure the efficient execution of the business along with various strategic functions. To assist with this function, the successful candidate will support the preparation of various analysis and coordination activities to support the decision making of the senior leadership team.

Overall the successful candidate would be treated similar to a new graduate joining our company, where tasks will be assigned relative to the level of schooling and experience achieved to date.


  • Preparing timely reports to track and monitor financial status, various analysis, or tracking metricsand KPI’s.
  • The preparation and development of Operations tracking reports based on financial, business performance, workforce, project, and other business process metrics as needed.
  • Coordinating activities within Operations and possibly with other departments.
  • Special projects dependent on current business needs.
  • Provide input on process changes or support the development of new processes.
  • Document workflows and processes as required.
  • Ad-hoc projects as required.


  • MS Office products including primarily Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Microsoft Power BI.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge including SUMIF, COUNTIF, Vlookup functions, use of PIVOT tables and familiarity with preparing charts and graphs.
  • Good understanding and experience with Sharepoint/Confluence.
  • Initiative and Drive – ability to take on assignments defined by goals and outcomes and figure out how to achieve those goals and outcomes.
  • Team Work – ability to work as an integrated member of the team with a strong focus on the team success above individual success.
  • Accuracy – attention to detail and the ability to deliver quality work and take ownership of the responsible tasks.
  • Delivery – we count on our team members to deliver on their commitments both in terms of outcomes and on schedule.
  • Multi-Tasking – ability to juggle multiple assignments and tasks concurrently and prioritize appropriately.
  • Writing – strong ability to write well in a clear, compelling and concise manner.
  • Research – ability to independently source information from a range of different sources including on-line, written and verbal.
  • Analysis – ability to synthesize and draw inferences and conclusions from diverse information.
  • Communication – ability to communicate in different forms (written, presentation, verbal) the results of research and analysis to other team members and to broader MDA staff.


  • Experience with Atlassian products like JIRA and Confluence.
  • Experience in software development or programming/scripting.
  • Experience in project management.

Comments/Special Considerations

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR .

MDA Ltd. is proud to provide accommodation(s) during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please indicate this on your application/cover letter and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.