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Burns & McDonnell Assistant GIS Specialist -Distribution Modernization (Chicago) in Chicago, Illinois

Description

The Assistant Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will assist in developing, updating, analyzing, and managing GIS data for a wide variety of professional services. This position will assist in a variety GIS analysis, GIS data development, GIS data maintenance and data preparation for use in public safety GIS systems and regularly communicate project status to our customers, as customer service is a key component of the Assistant GIS Specialist position. The Assistant GIS Specialist will work closely within functional teams to deliver GIS data and GIS services to our clients, with a strong emphasis on teamwork, customer commitment, sense of urgency, and continuous improvement.

  • Assist with GIS, data, and mapping for the Engineering, and Surveying departments while supporting both internal and external project teams.

  • Assist in producing technical specifications, project approach, cost estimates and schedules.

  • Assist with GIS mapping and data collection tasks.

  • Utilize various software packages and information from various sources (MS Access databases, MS Excel spreadsheets and documents such as deeds, field notes etc.) to create GIS maps to support field personnel as well as for deliverables.

  • Assist with digital feature extraction from multiple data sources.

  • Assist in the projections and transformations for project deliverables.

  • Assist GIS system needs and requirements to implement improved work methods.

  • Assist in the creation and updating of new and existing GIS maps and map layers and GPS data edition and representation using ArcGIS in support of field surveys.

  • Assist with GPS data collection and post-processing for high accuracy data specifications.

  • Assist with GIS metadata creation.

  • Assist with the design extensions and add-ins for GIS applications such as ESRI ArcGIS Explorer for in-house use.

  • Assist with land survey records search, ownership data research from various sources.

  • Assist with georeference Raster and Vector data.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in GIS, geography, environmental science, or closely related natural science field, with master's degree in similar field a plus.

  • Experience working in the ArcGIS desktop environment is required (ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 or higher a plus).

  • Basic GIS skills, including data analysis abilities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite.

  • Prior GPS and applicable natural science field experience a plus

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Job Geographic Information Systems

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 210591

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