WSP USA Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst in Somerville, Massachusetts
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
Req ID 8053
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change. As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.
WSP is currently seeking GIS Analysts to perform flood risk analysis, mapping, and related services on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) projects throughout the New England area.
Perform GIS database development, qualitative/quantitative analysis, and mapping as a member of a local and regional water resources team (primarily flood risk analysis and mapping)
Compile, manipulate, and refine geographic data from a variety of sources including hydraulic models, field collection, satellite/aerial imagery, public domain data, and existing maps
Produce detailed, high-quality cartographic products (digital and hardcopy) and accompanying reports in accordance with technical guidelines and client needs
Communicate with project team members and other stakeholders to define data needs, project requirements, and desired outputs
Compile, manipulate, and refine geographic data from a variety of sources including public domain, field collection, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps
Perform regular quality control checks of spatial and non-spatial datasets to ensure data integrity
Collaborate with team members on project tasks related to GIS, database design and management, and data visualization
Customize GIS workflow and software programs for data collection, engineering, and environmental applications
Who You Are
2 - 5 years of GIS project experience
BA/BS in GIS, Geography or related field
Understanding of cartography and cartographic principles
Proficiency using ESRI ArcGIS software (Pro, Desktop, and/or Online)
Proficiency using Microsoft Office
Experience in producing high-quality digital and hardcopy maps and project graphics
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to understand and carefully follow both written and oral guidance/instructions
Resourceful and self-motivated
Experience with FEMA’s Risk MAP and National Flood Insurance Program
Experience with hazard mitigation
Customization of GIS software using Python
Basic proficiency in other scripting/programming languages
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Travel Required: N/A - No travel required
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: SOMERVILLE - INNER BELT RD
All locations: US-MA-Chelmsford, US-MA-Somerville
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
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