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AECOM GIS Specialist III (Urbanism + Planning) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

The GIS Specialist III will be joining the Urbanism + Planning end market and 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 urban design, planning and landscape architecture on complex large-scale projects.

  • Will work independently and with other GIS staff to support a wide range of projects

  • Will work closely with project teams and clients to understand project needs and deliver GIS solutions of moderate to significant scope and complexity

  • Analyzes technical problems and devises new approaches and alternative solutions

  • Processes and analyzes raster and vector geospatial data in support of clients and staff including Urban Planners, Urban Designers and Landscape Architects.

  • Performs geospatial analyses

  • Reviews data for accuracy, quality, or completeness of documentation and metadata

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

  • Provides documentation on the source and evolution of spatial data

  • Creates, collects, converts, analyses, and integrates geospatial and non-spatial datasets in accordance with industry standards

  • Creates, edits, and maintains geospatial databases and metadata on multiple simultaneous projects

  • Produces a variety of mapping products for presentations, reports, and other documents


  • Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, or related field with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience

  • Excellent understanding of the ESRI suite of products

  • Experience using ArcGIS Online and/or ArcGIS Portal

  • Technical knowledge of geographic concepts, including coordinate systems, data collection methods, spatial data management, analysis, data visualization and cartographic design

  • Strong technical ability, with excellent problem-solving skills

  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to problems applying sound spatial analysis and data management practices

Additional Information

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: J10092411

Business Line: U&P

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ME and Africa

Career Area: Digital & Engineering Technology

Work Location Model: On-Site