Burns & McDonnell Assistant GIS Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri


Burns & McDonnell is seeking an entry-level GIS Specialist to provide GIS and information management support to a wide range of engineering and IT projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to exercise and build a variety of skill sets while supporting GIS analysis and workflows. The position will include all phases of GIS data management and map production including data conversion, data creation, data editing, data analysis, cartography, and web mapping.

Key Responsibilities/Duties

  • Spatial data management and data analysis using the ArcGIS Platform

  • Map production in accordance with standards and industry best practices using ArcGIS

  • Preparation of GIS data for engineering and scientific analysis

  • GIS data conversion

  • Using ArcGIS Desktop/Pro to create and edit GIS data in an enterprise geodatabase environment

  • Develop and support GIS datasets

  • Work with Senior GIS Analysts and Project Managers to elicit, define, and document spatial data requirements

  • Publish and support Web GIS work products in ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, GIS, Geography, or closely related field (Applicable experience may be substituted for degree).

  • 0-3 years experience using GIS technologies for data editing, spatial analysis, and cartography

  • Experience with ArcGIS Desktop and/or ArcGIS Pro is necessary.

  • Excellent analytical thinker and problem solver.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Experience publishing and managing content in ArcGIS Online and/or Portal for ArcGIS preferred.

  • Experience with the ArcGIS Platform including Web Maps, ArcGIS Enterprise, Collector for ArcGIS, Web Application Builder, Data Reviewer for ArcGIS, Survey123, Storymaps, and ArcScene preferred.

  • Familiarity with CAD software and file formats

  • Familiarity with XML, Python, and/or SQL preferred


Job Geographic Information Systems

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 180518