Junior GIS Analyst

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

At HDR, we specialize in engineering

, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a Junior GIS Analyst to join our team, developing and implementing geospatial solutions.

Duties include working in a professional environment with a team of other analysts and GIS developers, engineers, environmental scientists and planners.

The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with remote team members and with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, both technical and non-technical, is required.

Ideal candidates will have a solid understanding of GIS and Esri software.

We are interested in someone who is passionate, self-motivated, and has a strong desire to research, learn, and grow as a GIS professional; someone who can appropriately apply technology to solve problems and provide services to our clients.

Successful candidates will possess cartographic proficiency, be able to develop the database schemas and analysis methods needed to support project goals, and efficiently use web resources to research and problem solve.

Our projects include geospatial solutions for desktop, web, and mobile.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing, conceptualizing and conducting large, advanced spatial analyses as part of a team
  • Work with project teams and clients to design and effectively employ GIS on regulatory and permitting elements of infrastructure projects
  • Assist the team with project marketing, budget development, and resource scheduling
  • Prepare quality assurance plans for GIS tasks
  • Supervise the GIS work of other professionals and ensure the successful completion of GIS projects or GIS tasks
  • Create maps, databases, and other deliverables on short notice
  • Develop geodatabase schemas and analysis methods needed to support project goals
  • Develop vector and raster spatial analysis models using ModelBuilder, Python or other GIS scripting languages to automate repetitive tasks
  • Develop and support web GIS applications using Esri Web App Builder, Story Maps, Collector, Survey 123 within the ArcGIS Online platform
  • Communicate and collaborate with remote team members and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, both technical and non-technical
  • Perform other duties as needed
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    Required Qualifications 

  • BA/BS in Geography, Geospatial Science, Geographic Information Systems, Planning, Environmental Sciences, or relevant field
  • 1+ years of practical GIS experience
  • Proficient in use of Esri ArcGIS Desktop
  • Experience in map generation and data visualization
  • Experience with ArcGIS Online platform and associated products such as Web App Builder, Story Maps, Collector, and Survey 123
  • Experience with developing Geodatabases and schemas (domains, subtypes), SQL, and other databases
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Must have a collaborative team attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills with attention to detail and effective time management
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with ArcGIS Enterprise
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator or related graphic software for enhancing quality of GIS maps
  • Local candidate
  • Why HDR

    At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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