Graduate GIS Developer/Data Specialist - Basingstoke - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

Business Line: Environment and Ground Engineering

Locations: Basingstoke only

Salary: Competitive

Opening & Closing Date: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CV’s will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.


AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Our Geospatial & Data Services team is looking for an enthusiastic Graduate Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Developer/Data Specialist to join our busy team of specialists in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Our planners, economists, designers, environmental specialists, architects, engineers, programme managers and technicians work collaboratively to address complex challenges at all scales. With our work reaching communities in more than 100 countries, AECOM helps to develop the aspirations of clients worldwide. We regenerate urban areas, cities and regions, create distinctive buildings and public spaces, plan for the management of open space and natural systems, and design and deliver infrastructure programmes.

This is a full time, permanent role within a team of over 30 staff located in multiple offices in the UK and Ireland. The role will provide GIS support on a range of projects for both internal and external clients mainly within the environment and ground engineering business line – currently 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 & Data Services team.

The teams focus is providing GIS and data management expertise on large environmental and infrastructure projections, or to develop systems in support of other disciplines in AECOM to carry out their work – be it mobile data capture, creation of toolsets for analysis or data analysis platforms.

You will be responsible for the development of new tools, databases and applications, and the support and maintenance of existing systems which are used internally and to support our clients on projects.

It is worth noting this is not a “pure” GIS Developer role, it will require a good understanding of web development, database systems, desktop office systems but also the use of Python in ESRI ArcGIS, FME and QGIS.

Whilst the role will be based in the Basingstoke offices of AECOM, the ideal candidate should be flexible to occasionally work from other AECOM or client offices depending on project requirements.

Recent development projects carried out by the Geospatial & Data Services team include:

  • Land Access and Survey Request Website for a large infrastructure project.

  • Analysis toolset in SQL Server to assist in SHLAA Site Assessments.

  • Arboriculture Survey data import system, using Arc PAD, Sharp Map 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.


When a graduate starts with us we pair them with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Their initial role will support and assist with the completion of tasks such as:

  • Data capture, management, analysis and validation

  • Data conversion and integration

  • Map production

  • Spatial and 3D analysis

  • Design and build spatial and non-spatial databases

  • Use of coding, automation and technology to efficiently deliver workflows and provide innovation into projects

  • Meeting with internal clients to determine GIS requirements

You will provide critical GIS input to delivering projects on time and budget. You should be innovative and creative with strong interpersonal communication skills, and be comfortable working independently as well as in an interdisciplinary multi-cultural team.


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP), 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 programmes form 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 over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand 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 undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Minimum Requirements

A degree qualification in GIS or a related field where GIS skills have been developed (a relevant MSc would be desirable but not essential) OR a degree in Computer Science with a GIS background


Experience in all or some of the following areas:

  • SQL Server (Querying, spatial functions, TSQL, triggers, Reporting Services etc)

  • Web Design and development using JavaScript , ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC

  • Microsoft C#

  • VBA (Excel and Access)

  • Python

  • Leaflet / ArcGIS Server JavaScript API (desirable)

  • Experience of DevExpress ASP.NET controls (desirable)

  • General GIS Analysis

  • A solid foundation in the use of ArcGIS desktop software and extensions

  • A sound understanding of spatial data structures and fundamental concepts of GIS

  • 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 on their own and with the wider GIS/project team based in multiple locations

  • Proficient in the delivery of allocated project tasks, to quality, time and budget requirements

  • Have good problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

  • Proficient in using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access)

  • Exemplary focus, ambition and attention to detail

  • Provide dynamic and innovative solutions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of working with environment and planning related datasets

  • Experience with working and controlling a large number of evolving datasets

  • Exposure to developing and maintaining web GIS and/or enterprise GIS technologies

  • Exposure to developing and using mobile and GPS survey applications

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.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 221260BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.