GIS Specialist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Minnesota, Minneapolis

Job Summary

AECOM is looking for a GIS Specialist to support the environment and remediation business lines in AECOM’s Minneapolis, Minnesota office.

The position is responsible for building, maintaining, modifying and using geographic information systems (GIS) in support of technical report deliverables. This includes utilizing desktop and enterprise GIS software, manipulation of geospatial databases, and utilization of mobile and spatially enabled devices. It also includes performing analysis on spatial data, interpreting and mapping results, and providing user support.


  • Download collected data and process it for analysis and map creation in support of deliverables.

  • Utilize ArcGIS to develop and present map-based information.

  • Maintains or modifies existing GIS databases.

  • Organizes and presents tabular data supporting electronic map data.

  • Translates and inputs existing data, including hard-copy maps, topographic maps, site plans, electronic maps, and Global Positioning System (GPS) data, into a common format.

  • Factors in differences in map projections and overlays from different sources, including public municipal data.

  • Enters data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases using techniques such as coordinate geometry, keyboard entry of tabular data, manual digitizing of maps, scanning and georeferencing of images, automatic conversion to vectors and conversion of other sources of digital data.

  • Reviews existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality or completeness of documentation and

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in geography, geographic information systems, geology, environmental science, archeology, planning, engineering, computer science or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience.

  • 2+ years’ experience supporting environmental projects or similar.

  • Migrating CAD drawings into ArcMap

  • Strong knowledge of current GIS and graphics software.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree or certificate in GIS

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Access

  • Experience with AutoDesk CAD/Civil 3D software

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Sciences

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 222699BR

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.