GIS Specialist 2
Date published: 29-Sep-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Telecom
Business Plan: ENS
The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.
Provides technical and analytical information management solutions through the use of software and databases for domestic or international projects. Functions in a GIS Specialist capacity under general supervision, performs moderately complex aspects of data administration, creation, analysis, reporting, mapping and/or application development. Applies knowledge of GIS and information management principles to prescribed techniques and procedures to complete project assignments. Builds on experience gained as GIS Specialist 1 (or comparable) by either obtaining more depth in specific subject area with the expectation that assignments are larger and more complex, or by gaining experience in more subject areas.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs analytical, technical, and/or developmental tasks as assigned, such as: • Prepares and reviews maps and databases for specific elements of B&V projects. • Compiles, evaluates, modifies and analyzes data to support preparation of maps, tables, graphs, databases and reports. • Research various websites for data applicable to each project. • Establishes and maintains required files to document data references, analytical methods, calculations and rationale used in reaching conclusions. • Supports the development of schedules and budgets for information management related project tasks. • Develops GIS-based tools, applications, databases, or similar solutions. • Performs additional tasks specific to an area of expertise or technology. • Continues familiarization with B&V procedures. • Individual contributor with no subordinates.
Bachelors' degree in Physical, Earth, or Life Science from an accredited university; or equivalent job-related experience. Typically a minimum of 1 year of experience performing related activities. Good knowledge of GIS applications / development tools as applicable. Exposure to engineering-related concepts and functions desired. UK Qualification: Working towards industry recognised qualification or chartership e.g. RGS chartered Geographer.
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Preferred Competencies: • Microsoft Office applications • Software specific to expertise • Analytical skills • Initiative • Attention to detail • Interpersonal skills • Mathematical skills • Writing (creating text) • Problem solving • Ability to perform under moderate to high levels of stress • Action oriented • Collaborates • Drives Results • Manages conflict • Nimble learning • Optimizes work processes • Plans & aligns • Resourcefulness • Self-development • Tech savvy