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Burns & McDonnell Assistant GIS Specialist in Wallingford, Connecticut


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, data development, data maintenance and data preparation for use in GIS applications and will 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 mapping and data collection tasks

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

  • 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 the design of customized, in-house workflows using ModelBuilder, Python and FME

  • Assist with digital feature extraction from multiple data sources

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

  • Assist with the georeferencing of raster and vector data

  • Assist in performing projections and transformations for project deliverables



  • Ideal candidates will have an undergraduate or graduate degree related to GIS or computer science and 1-3 years’ experience. Applicants must have a strong background working with geospatial data

  • Must have a strong background working with geospatial data

  • Experience with some, or all, of the following is required:

  • ESRI ArcGIS suite of tools (10.x and/or Pro):

  • ArcGIS Desktop and extensions such as Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst

  • ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS

  • ESRI Geodatabases

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

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

  • Cartographic design

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office suite


Job Geographic Information Systems

Primary Location US-CT-Wallingford

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: 182288



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