AECOM GIS Specialist II in Germantown, Maryland

Business Line Water

Position Title GIS Specialist II

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented GIS Specialist II for immediate employment in the Germantown, MD office.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists with mapping activities related to transportation, environment, water resources, and GIS-related projects typically for Federal and municipal clients

  • Conducts map production tasks with potential to work on a wide range of projects that vary in complexity and clientele

  • Performs GIS analysis and map production for a wide variety of projects

  • Responsible for database administration and design using both geospatial and non-spatial data

  • Proactively evaluates optimal and efficient solutions to geospatial problems on projects

  • Respnsible for computer modeling and GIS work related to existing standards and guidelines

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Geography or a related field

  • 4+ years of experience

  • Knowledge of Esri ArcGIS (10.x) as well as the 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst extensions

  • Demonstrable experience with scripting languages (e.g., python and R) for developing automated workflows and models

  • Develop script and model user documentation

  • Understanding of Hydraulic and Hydrologic modelling techniques and methods

  • Knowledge of cadastral, address points, building footprints, or related local government developed vector data

  • Experience with geocoding large data sets

  • Familiarity with GIS data management and data transformation implementations (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and FME) for spatial and non-spatial applications including managing data; defining database file descriptors; structuring, building, merging, and documenting database files; transferring database files to a variety of formats and media and archive

  • Ability to manage ArcSDE (Spatial Database Engine) and publish web services

  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop for imagery correction

  • Excellent professional and organizational skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient research skills to identify and locate data from the best available source

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Geography or a related field

  • Ability to perform a full range of image processing tasks (e.g. orthorectification; supervised, unsupervised, and hybrid classification) utilizing software such as ArcGIS, and imagery of varying spatial, spectral, radiometric, and temporal resolutions including panchromatic, multi-spectral, or other raster data. Raster data may include commercial satellite imagery, airborne imagery, sUAS (small unmanned aerial systems), or ground photography. Develop training samples and perform automated image feature extraction using software such as Textron Overwatch’s Feature Analyst

  • Microsoft Office

  • Python coding knowledge preferred

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Geographic Information Systems

Business Group

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 179302BR

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.