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AECOM Senior GIS Specialist - Environmental Planning & Permitting in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

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.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

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.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking an experienced, Senior GIS Specialist for a full-time role in Conshohocken, PA or Pittsburgh, PA. In this role, you will become a part of AECOM’s Environmental Planning and Permitting (EPP) team. This is a hybrid-role that requires 2-3 days per week in the office.

The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment in both in-person and virtual (telework) settings. This position provides unlimited career growth potential while collaborating with a team comprised of a variety of technical staff and project managers in support of AECOM’s clients, including natural gas, electric utilities, renewable energy, and other focus areas.

Your knowledge of GIS, data management, data analytics, and critical thinking skills will be used to support our clients and project teams. The ideal candidate will need to thrive in a challenging environment, be flexible with schedules in order to meet project deadlines, have attention to detail skills, and provide a broad range of mapping skills and quality control (QA/QC) capabilities.

The responsibilities of this position include, but may not limited to, the following :

  • Independently executes and delivers GIS projects of moderate to significant scope and complexity, including geodatabases and similar systems.

  • Develop and maintain databases, reports, and mapping.

  • Create, organize, manipulate, and retrieve GIS data for reporting, analysis, and presentation purposes.

  • Perform quality assurance of GIS data and associated graphic components.

  • Use concepts, practices and procedures to extract and provide GIS data to clients.

  • Work with the EPP team on a variety of utility siting and environmental impact assessment projects, as the GIS technical lead (Lead Verifier).

  • Mentor and train junior GIS staff, resolve technical issues and assist with other staff with troubleshooting.

  • Prepare and maintain internal and external project documentation, including quality control documentation.

  • Coordinate with internal teams such as cultural resources, ecologist, other GIS staff, and other technical experts.


Minimum Requirements :

  • BA/BS degree and 6+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Relevant experience should include 6+ years of GIS, GIS-related programing/coding, utility siting, or similar

  • Demonstrated experience with ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal and/or other relevant ArcGIS software is required

  • Some Python, SQL and/or other coding experience required

  • Valid US motor vehicle license with a driving record in good standing is required

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

  • This position includes field work that will require working in possible inclement weather conditions, walking/sitting/standing in or on uneven terrain and carrying equipment that may weigh up to 25 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in In GIS, Geography, or a related field is preferred

  • Experience working with electric utility, natural gas, and/or renewable energy clients is helpful

  • Utility siting experience, technical writing capabilities, working knowledge of public utility fling documents and applications, and public outreach roles (i.e. Siting experience).

  • Relevant experience in a multidisciplinary GIS based support role.

  • Staff training or mentoring experience.

  • In-depth technical knowledge of geographic concepts, including coordinate systems, data collection methods, spatial data management, analysis, data visualization and cartographic design.

Additional Information

  • In this role, the following may be required:

  • Periodic travel within the region and/or the continental United States, (including over night stays)

  • extended work hours some weeks, evenings and/or weekends

  • Working remotely in the field

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Relocation support is not available for this position

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10088005

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: Hybrid