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AECOM GIS/GPS Field Technician in Morrisville, North Carolina

United States of America - North Carolina, Morrisville

Job Summary

AECOM has a position available for a GIS/GPS Field Technician in Morrisville, North Carolina. The GIS/GPS Field Technician will support both internal and external clients across multiple business lines.

The responsibilities of this position include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • This position will support a wide variety of projects including environmental permitting, construction, site assessments, inspections, energy infrastructure, water resources, transportation and more.

  • field data collection, data processing, equipment and deployment preparation, mobilization, light geospatial production work and other project tasks.

  • Regular travel to support project deployment and field data collection activities is a requirement of this position

  • Utilize GPS, LiDAR and other hardware and software to collect field data and conduct field assessments. Process and develop data files to be used in GIS, CADD and LiDAR finishing packages.

  • Familiarity with basic map production and some techniques related to geospatial data manipulation are necessary.

  • Understand GPS technology and some familiarly with its use in the field.


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 and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

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

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019


With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

Minimum Requirements

  • HS Diploma and 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience must include

  • Using GPS hardware and software (such as Trimble, Arrow, Leica, etc.)

  • Using ESRI ArcMap, AutoCAD and/or Revit software with emphases on processing or manipulating 2D/3D data

  • Using LiDAR scanner equipment and laser scanning equipment

  • Field and Office work that includes the ability to:

  • Work outside, sometimes in inclement weather, in abandoned buildings and/or over rugged terrain.

  • Climb stairs

  • Lift/carry equipment possibly weighing 20 lbs or more

  • Ability to travel routinely (out of town and out of state) on short notice for up to two weeks at a time

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Must have a valid US Driver’s license and pass a pre-employment motor vehicle record check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Highly preferred: Associates degree in GIS, Geomatics, Survey, Geography, Geosciences or related field.

  • Capable of processing point cloud data.

  • Proficiency working with computers and tablets on Windows, iOS, and Android operating systems.

  • Technical savvy to problem-solve and troubleshoot field equipment issues.

  • Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate in both verbal and written form.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment

  • Ability to work efficiently alone as well as on a team

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 Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 242664BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

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.