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Burns & McDonnell GIS Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri


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 GIS analysis, GIS data development, GIS data maintenance and data preparation for use in 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 Engineering, 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 in the creation and updating of new and existing GIS maps and map layers.

  • Assist with GIS metadata creation.

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

  • Assist with Raster and Vector data.

  • All other duties as assigned.


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

  • Experience working in the ArcGIS desktop environment is required.

  • 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.


  • Experience with ArcGIS Pro

  • Experience with ArcGIS Online

  • Experience Portal for ArcGIS

  • Converting and integrating data from multiple sources (KML, CAD, paper maps, databases)

  • Scripting or programming experience with Python (ArcPy) and/or JavaScript

  • Experience with FME

  • Cartographic design


Job Geographic Information Systems

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About 1898 & Co.

1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

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

Req ID: 201693

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