Consulting Associate, GIS (Entry Level)

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.
Remote friendly (Irvine, California United States of America)

Join the successful and rapidly growing ERM team – the largest dedicated team of EH&S professionals in the world. We are looking for committed and energetic professionals to help the worlds’ most dynamic and innovative companies in the tech, biotech, manufacturing, power, chemical, and oil and gas sectors tackle some of their most important environment, health, and safety challenges.

ERM is seeking a Consulting Associate, GIS to join our Irvine, CA office. The GIS Consultant will join an existing team of professionals to leverage geospatial technologies in support of our core services. These include impact assessment, environmental planning and permitting, energy infrastructure studies, health and safety, and site investigation and remediation related services.


  • Work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure GIS and data deliverables meet or exceed our clients’ needs.
  • Plan, design, implement, and maintain large, complex, multiyear GIS projects.
  • Organize and manage project data, analysis, and mapping following company protocols and industry best practices.
  • Prioritize, organize, perform, and direct numerous work assignments in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment.
  • Author and edit geoprocessing scripts and tools with python and model-builder.
  • Generate custom maps and analysis for numerous clients covering a variety of projects.
  • Publish and maintain ArcGIS web-based map services and applications.
  • Develop and deploy field GPS and data collection systems including Trimble GPS and Esri mobile applications.
  • Expand GIS capabilities by exploring new technologies and software, plus ways to improve existing methods, tools, and workflows.


  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, natural sciences or comparable field.
  • 0+ years of professional GIS experience
  • Experience using Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop suite of software.
  • Experience designing and developing ArcGIS Online web maps and customized web apps utilizing ArcGIS Online.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, keen orientation to detail, and an eye for professional presentation and aesthetics in project deliverables (maps, charts, graphs, tables, and other visualizations).
  • Previous experience working effectively with others in a team environment to deliver quality projects on time.
  • Thorough knowledge of the technical application, concepts, principles, and theories in GIS.
  • Self-motivated, quick learning, curious, resourceful, flexible individual with a common-sense approach to conducting business and workload management.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience with data management including organizing and maintaining complex projects containing geospatial and tabular data, .aprx’s, custom tools and toolboxes, analysis output, maps, and SQL enterprise geodatabases.
  • Experience using ArcGIS Pro in a production setting, creating Python geoprocessing tools for ArcPro, and designing queries in Arcade.
  • Experience building, deploying, and supporting Esri mobile applications such as Survey123 and Field Maps.
  • Experience gathering GPS data with Trimble GPS hardware and software and data processing with GPS Pathfinder Office software.

For the Consulting Associate, GIS position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $66,560-$69,150 (USD). An employee’s pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs. We also may have instances where compensation may be outside of the range, based on the factors noted above. This job is also eligible for an annual discretionary based performance bonus.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, life, disability and AD&D insurance, 401(k) or RRSP/DPSP, and any other benefits to eligible employees as applicable.

You can apply for this role through https://www.erm.com/careers/apply/ or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!