AECOM GIS Specialist II in Oakland, California
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.
At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.
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.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
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.
About AECOM’s Environment Business Line
Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.
AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.
AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.
Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science or related field
2+ years of relevant experience in a similar GIS multidisciplinary project support role
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
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)
- Due to the nature of this role, US citizenship is required.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
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. 260565BR
Additional Locations US - Portland, OR - 888 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 600, US - Sacramento, CA - 2020 L St, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue
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.