AECOM Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist in Arlington, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152131BR

Position Title Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Water

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Arlington

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, desalination, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.

Job Summary

AECOM has been awarded the 5-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract providing production and technical services for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Under this contract, AECOM provides engineering and other technical services nationwide, including production of effective, flexible and sustainable Risk MAP products to develop and implement tools to protect the United States from floods and other related hazardous conditions.

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will have a critical role helping facilitate the client’s needs. This person will be an integral part of the team, utilizing their knowledge of GIS, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and problem solving skill to support our client. That candidate will need to successfully manage requests from the client as well as support the Federal Register publication progress.

The GIS Specialist, by virtue of the position, may be required to provide surge support during critical national disasters or congressional inquiries.

The successful candidate will provide a broad range of oversight managing teams in providing geospatial support at a national level, functions such as:

  • Respond to various requirements for geospatial products and services

  • Support natural disasters incidents when they occur

  • Create maps or visualization output focused on critical infrastructure and natural disasters

  • Provide primary communication with the client to facilitate all requests with all 10 Region Service Centers

  • Among the PTS providers be able to facilitate, plan, organize and manage all requests from the client on tight deadlines

  • Prepare and maintain internal and external project documentation

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • 3+ of related GIS experience (ie: mapping, autocad, engineering, hydrographic, modeling) specific to the water industry

  • Knowledge of the NFIP program to support on-going projects and rapid response requests

  • Excellent quantitative and presentation skills, using software such as MS Excel and MS Power Point to organize data and analyze data

  • US citizenship required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree

  • Familiarity with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA Flood Insurance Studies, especially historical reporting requirements for DFIRM studies, MT-2, and other related studies

  • Ability to analyze and communicate quantitative data to the client to both technical and administrative staff

  • Dynamic, personable and self-motivated personality

  • Exceptional customer service orientation

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Programming skills: Python, FME, SQL

  • DHS/FEMA badge

  • CFM and/or GISP certification

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


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