AECOM GIS Manager in Oakland, California

Business Line Environment

Position Title GIS Manager

United States of America - California


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a versatile, self-motivated, independent GIS Manager 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 the Bay Area and beyond.

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

  • Manages and independently executes and delivers GIS projects of moderate to significant scope and complexity

  • Utilizes GIS techniques and software to provide a better understanding of certain variables in a given geographic location

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

  • Perform geospatial analyses

  • Produce a variety of mapping products for presentation Analyzes technical problems and devises new approaches and alternative solutions

  • Develop, maintain, and administer task automation workflows for GIS analysis and production and data management

  • Provide documentation on the source and evolution of spatial data

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

  • Create, collects, convert, and integrate geospatial datasets

  • Create, edit, and maintains geospatial databases and metadata on multiple simultaneous projects

  • Process and analyzes raster and vector geospatial data in support of clients and staff including engineers, biologists, hydrologists, and geologists

  • Uses software to provide detailed and concise map- based information

  • Develop responses to RFP/RFO/RFI/RFO solicitations and scopes of work for potential clients

  • Business development and opportunity discovery

  • Manage staff in local and regional offices; this will require commuting to other offices to meet with staff on a monthly basis

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science or related field, or related field

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience

  • Demonstrated experience managing staff

  • Demonstrated experience with task delegation and work distribution

  • Fluency in ArcGIS Suite 10.X, Python, and SQL experience

  • Knowledge of cartography, coordinate systems, map projections, and topology

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cartographic design and production concepts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of LiDAR processing techniques Working knowledge of raster processing techniques DBA experience (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, or other database platform)

  • Working knowledge of enterprise GIS systems (ArcGIS for Server)

  • Experience using FME to automate data development

  • Knowledge of mobile data collection and GPS techniques

  • Experience supporting web-based GIS services (e.g. ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Portal, ArcGIS Online, GeoServer, Mapbox, others)

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

  • Working Knowledge of GitHub

  • Certified GISP

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.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Geographic Information Systems

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 163203BR