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AECOM GIS Specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States of America - Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of GIS Specialist II to join our Environment Business Line’s IAP practice. The position will be based out of the AECOM Pittsburgh Pennsylvania office.

The qualified candidate will be responsible for providing technical project support though the use of Geographic Information Systems methods and tools. Assignments will include employing geospatial analytical methods to help provide the information our clients need to answer the questions being asked of them in relation to their business activities. Specific tasks performed for this position will include GIS database design, construction, and administration; geospatial analysis, raster registration and rectification; raster analysis; importing and exporting data from other sources such as CAD into the GIS databases; project deliverables development and production such as maps, figures, tables, webmaps, dashboards and story maps. Frequent communication with scientists, engineers, planners, and project managers; periodic telephone and email correspondence with local government entities (planning, development, public works, etc.) and data providers.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilizes GIS methodologies, software, and supporting hardware to provide a better understanding of the many potential variables in a given geographic location

  • Provides expertise of a competent GIS practitioner to all conventional aspects of functional area and applies management of spatial and non-spatial information in accordance with industry standards

  • Develop documentation on the source and evolution of spatial data

  • Produces spatial and non-spatial data while ensuring accuracy and logical consistency in processing and output

  • Work with Senior GIS Programmer to help design and manage custom developed automation solutions

  • Work assignments involve complex GIS studies and require advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices

  • Work independently as well as within a project team to executes and delivers GIS projects of moderate to significant scope and complexity

  • Validate and edit geospatial data

  • Create, collect, convert, and integrate geospatial datasets

  • Ensure that information management quality assurance procedures comply with AECOM standards and procedures

  • Perform geospatial analyses

  • Produce a variety of mapping products for presentation

  • Analyze technical problems and devise new approaches and alternative solutions

  • Prepare GIS datasets for integration with ArcGIS Server/ArcGIS Online


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 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in GIS, Geography, Planning, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computer Science or relevant plus 2 + years of total experience.

  • Extensive experience working with ArcGIS and geospatial databases

  • Fluency in ArcGIS Suite version 10.X and particularly Data Driven Pages

  • Basic understanding of ArcGIS Pro and Map Series

  • Knowledge of cartography, coordinate systems, and map projections

  • Knowledge of mobile data collection and GPS techniques

  • Experience supporting web-based GIS services (ArcGIS Online, Enterprise Portal)

  • Working knowledge of multi-user environments (ex. CITRIX)

  • Valid driver's license required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of various data types such as CAD, GPS, LiDAR, flat-file databases and ability to convert and work with them in GIS environment

  • Working knowledge of Enterprise database systems (ArcGIS for Server)

  • Database knowledge (EQuIS, MS Access, SQL Server)

  • Experience developing scripts for process automation in Visual Basic, Python, and/or Java Script

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. 256960BR

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.