GIS Specialist II at AECOM

| Sacramento, CA
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United States of America - California, Oakland

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a versatile, self-motivated, independent GIS Analyst for immediate employment in the Oakland, CA office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of GIS principles with a detail-oriented approach to cartographic design and spatial analysis. The successful candidate will need to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging work environment with a chance to contribute to projects that will impact California and beyond.

About AECOM

At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what's possible - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:
  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year
  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record's 2020 "Top 200 Environmental Firms"
  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record's 2020 "Top 500 Design Firms"
  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer
About DCS-Environment

AECOM is the leading, worldwide environmental services provider to industry and government delivering sustainable energy and environmental solutions to meet compliance, business and operational needs. Our advisory and technical staff deliver specialized solutions to unusual and complex problems facing client projects across the full business life cycle - from asset planning, development and operations, to product integration and facility compliance, to site remediation, restoration, sustainability and reuse, and holistic strategies that improve and modernize next generation energy infrastructure. Our solutions balance complex technical, regulatory, business and stakeholder issues to produce measurable value and cost-saving approaches for our clients

Our services are delivered by 7,400 responsive environmental professionals around the world. Our global staff has in-depth knowledge of local and regional requirements and broad technical expertise in 60 disciplines. We work together across our global network to bring the best resources, skills and efficiencies to our projects.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Ability to work independently and with other GIS staff across multiple offices to support a wide range of projects.
  • Work closely with project teams and clients to understand project needs and deliver GIS solutions of moderate to significant scope and complexity
  • Analyzes technical problems and devises new approaches and alternative solutions
  • Processes and analyzes raster and vector geospatial data in support of clients and staff including engineers, biologists, hydrologists, and geologists
  • Performs geospatial analyzes
  • Reviews data for currency, accuracy, quality, or completeness of documentation and metadata
  • Ensures that information management quality assurance procedures comply with AECOM standards and procedures
  • Provides documentation on the source and evolution of spatial data
  • Creates, collects, converts, analyses and integrates geospatial and non-spatial datasets in accordance with industry standards
  • Creates, edits, and maintains geospatial databases and metadata on multiple simultaneous projects
  • Produces a variety of mapping products for presentations, reports, and other documents
  • Develop web maps (AGOL, ArcGIS Portal) and Esri field solutions (ArcGIS Collector/Field Maps and Survey123) for project staff to collect and review project data
  • Support field work by developing data collection solutions for projects and going into the office as needed to prepare GPS equipment.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science or related field plus two (2) years of relevant experience in a similar GIS multidisciplinary project support role or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in engineering industry or state government also highly regarded
  • Experience publishing and managing data with ArcGIS Collector/Field Maps and Survey123
  • Scripting/programming knowledge highly regarded
  • Experience processing and analyzing lidar and raster data
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise database systems (ArcGIS for Server)
  • Certified GISP
  • Adaptable team member, happy to work autonomously in dynamic work environments
  • Excellent understanding of the ESRI suite of products
  • Experience using ArcGIS Online and/or ArcGIS Portal
  • Technical knowledge of geographic concepts, including coordinate systems, data collection methods, spatial data management, analysis, data visualization and cartographic design
  • Strong technical ability, with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to problems applying sound spatial analysis and data management practices
Additional Information:
  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
  • Relocation assistance is not provided for this role.
What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to "make amazing happen" in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Geographic Information Systems

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 256058BR

Additional Locations US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
More Information on AECOM
AECOM operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. AECOM was founded in 2021. It has 52924 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 227 open jobs at AECOM, click here.
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