GIS Specialist

Burns & McDonnell - Houston, TX3.7

30+ days agoFull-time
Description

We are seeking to hire a GIS Specialist for our Environmental Global Practice in Houston, TX\!

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will assist in developing, updating, analyzing, and managing GIS data for a wide variety of professional services. This position will assist in a variety GIS analysis, GIS data development, GIS data maintenance and data preparation for use in public safety GIS systems and regularly communicate project status to our customers, as customer service is a key component of the Assistant GIS Specialist position. The Assistant GIS Specialist will work closely within functional teams to deliver GIS data and GIS services to our clients, with a strong emphasis on teamwork, customer commitment, sense of urgency, and continuous improvement.

Assist with GIS, data, and mapping for the Engineering, and Surveying departments while supporting both internal and external project teams.
Assist in producing technical specifications, project approach, cost estimates and schedules.
Assist with GIS mapping and data collection tasks.
Utilize various software packages and information from various sources (MS Access databases, MS Excel spreadsheets and documents such as deeds, field notes etc.) to create GIS maps to support field personnel as well as for deliverables.
Assist with digital feature extraction from multiple data sources.
Assist in the projections and transformations for project deliverables.
Assist GIS system needs and requirements to implement improved work methods.
Assist in the creation and updating of new and existing GIS maps and map layers and GPS data edition and representation using ArcGIS in support of field surveys.
Assist with GPS data collection and post-processing for high accuracy data specifications.
Assist with GIS metadata creation.
Assist with the design extensions and add-ins for GIS applications such as ESRI ArcGIS Explorer for in-house use.
Assist with land survey records search, ownership data research from various sources.
Assist with georeference Raster and Vector data.
All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in GIS, geography, environmental science, or closely related natural science field, with master's degree in similar field a plus.
Experience working in the ArcGIS desktop environment is required (ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 or higher a plus).
Basic GIS skills, including data analysis abilities.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.
Prior GPS and applicable natural science field experience a plus
EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Job Geographic Information Systems

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 171696

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