AECOM Geographical Information Systems Graduate (Birmingham) August 24 start in Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Our Digital Environment Practice Area is looking for an enthusiastic Geographical Information Systems (GIS) graduate to join our busy Geospatial team.
This is a full-time, permanent role within a team of more than 30 staff located in offices across the UK and Ireland.
We will pair you with an experienced member of the team who’ll be your guide and mentor as you start to work on live projects.
At AECOM, Our focus is providing GIS and data management expertise on large environmental and infrastructure projects, as well as developing systems – such as mobile data capture, creation of toolsets for analysis or data analysis platforms – so other AECOM disciplines can carry out their work.
Recent projects carried out by the Geospatial team include:
Land access and survey request website for a large infrastructure project
Analysis toolset in SQL Server to assist in Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment
Arboriculture survey data import system, using Esri Field Maps, ArcGIS Online and SQL Server to process data ready for reporting
Web and database tools to improve QA/QC processes on a city-wide cycle infrastructure capture project
Route corridor site selection analysis for offshort wind grid connections
Digital Environment is part of AECOM’s Environment, Water and Energy business. AECOM’s planners, economists, designers, environmental specialists, architects, engineers, programme managers and technicians work collaboratively to address complex challenges at all scales. We regenerate urban areas, cities and regions; we create distinctive buildings and public spaces; we plan for the management of open space and natural systems; and we design and deliver infrastructure programmes.
Your initial role will be to assist with tasks such as:
Data capture, management, analysis and validation
Data conversion and integration
Spatial and 3D analysis
Design and build spatial and non-spatial databases
Creating Field Data forms in Esri Field Maps/Survey123
Use of ArcGIS Online Web Maps/Apps to communicate spatial information to project teams and clients.
Use of coding, automation and technology to efficiently deliver workflows and provide innovation into projects
Meeting with internal clients to determine GIS requirements
You’ll provide critical GIS input to delivering projects on time and budget. You should be innovative and creative with strong interpersonal communication skills, and you should be comfortable working independently and in an interdisciplinary multi-cultural team.
You’ll provide GIS support on a range of projects, including support to high-profile major transport and infrastructure schemes, conventional and renewable power developments, other industrial and commercial development projects, as well as GIS / Data Management projects directly led by the Geospatial team.
You will need to be flexible in order to occasionally work from other AECOM or client offices depending on project requirements.
Our Graduate Development Programme (ADVANCE) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our GDP forms a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have more than 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK and Ireland from more than 40 different disciplines, each making a tangible difference to the environment in which we live and work.
We shall provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution (we have graduates working towards more than 30 professional institutions in the UK and Ireland). We shall push you to achieve the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development, and you will take regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.
Applied GIS, GIS, Geography, Geoinformation Technology & Cartography – ideally Masters level
Solid foundation in ArcGIS desktop software and extensions
Sound understanding of spatial data structures and fundamental concepts of GIS
Prior experience in ModelBuilder, ArcPy, Arcade and geoprocessing tools to automate tasks
Ability to communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing with the confidence to engage with a variety of people (clients, colleagues, stakeholders and sub-contractors alike) and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss technical issues and capture feedback
Strong organisational skills and attention to detail. Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole
Self-motivation, enthusiasm, hard-working, with ambition and drive
Good problem solving skills with the ability to provide dynamic and innovative solutions
Ability to complete work with GIS best practice and corporate standards in mind
Ability to liaise with internal and external clients to promote GIS and deliver high-quality GIS input into their projects
Able to work independently under own initiative and with the wider GIS team and project teams based in multiple locations
Proficient in delivery of allocated project tasks to quality, time and budget requirements
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
Experience of working with environment and planning related datasets
Experience with working and controlling large number of evolving datasets
Exposure to customising and maintaining web GIS and/or enterprise GIS technologies
Exposure to customising and using mobile and GPS survey applications
Prior experience or desire to learn programming languages and software development (Arcade, Python, C#, SQL)
Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment would be beneficial, including work placements or relevant voluntary experience.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CVs will be reviewed, and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis for an advanced offer start.
Please include a covering letter with your application demonstrating your passion, why you are interested in this position, and how your skills and education/qualifications support your application.
Within your CV include details of any work experience, and your education including dates, grades, subjects, and the level of your education, predicted and/or obtained academic grades.
You must have permanent right to work in the UK as we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.
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You will have 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.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
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Business Line: Environment
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India
Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology
Work Location Model: On-Site