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GIS Analyst

GIS Analyst

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking an entry level Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to join our team in our Topeka, KS office. Ideal candidates will have a BS degree in GIS, Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science, or equivalent, around 1 - 2+ years’ experience, or any equivalent education and experience. Programming and relational database experience is also a plus. We are looking for someone who is genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits/ finding new solutions for our engineering (technology) related projects and clients.


Key Responsibilities

  • Will perform both geographic and non-geographic data manipulation, management and analysis, cartography, and develop/use automated GIS processes using a variety of software environments
  • Will work on multiple projects simultaneously, with a commitment to keeping projects on time and within budget
  • Will work in a production-oriented environment as part of a team
  • Revise existing GIS layers and create new layers following established standards and procedures
  • Correct geospatial location of features based on aerial photography or topography
  • Prepare technical documentation of project requirements, procedures, execution, and implementation plans
  • Will create high quality maps, GIS analysis, and data for reports to support a variety of Engineering and Homeland Security and Emergency Management projects including: FEMA floodplain mapping, dam breach analysis, levee certifications, municipal Stormwater, remote sensing, hazard mitigation plans, and others using ESRI suite of products
  • Maintain metadata and best practices to support systems and data

Skills / Qualifications

Role Requirements

  • BS degree in GIS, Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 1 - 2+ years’ experience, or any equivalent education and experience
  • ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop v10x (ArcMap, ArcCatalog)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Database development and management proficiency
  • Must possess good organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent analytical / problem-solving skills
  • Attention to details and experience with QA/QC and data analysis
  • Presentation skills, including the ability to clearly communicate GIS technologies
  • Must pass drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with working in ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for server in a multi-user SDE environment a plus
  • Familiarity with programming languages (Python / Visual Basic / C+) is a plus
  • Experience with development of applications for data collection using laptops, smartphones and tablets a plus
  • Familiarity with FEMA RiskMAP program a plus
  • Working knowledge of FEMA HAZUS program a plus
  • Experience with CAD platforms and data exchange between CAD/GIS environments a plus

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. 


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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