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GIS Specialist I

San Diego California United States

Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a versatile, self-motivated, independent GIS Specialist I for immediate employment in the San Diego, California office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of GIS principles with a detail-oriented approach to cartographic design and spatial analysis. The successful candidate will need to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging work environment with a chance to contribute to projects that will impact California and beyond.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to work independently and with other GIS staff across multiple offices to support a wide range of projects.
  • Work closely with project teams and clients to understand project needs and deliver GIS solutions of moderate to significant scope and complexity.
  • Analyzes technical problems and devises new approaches and alternative solutions.
  • Processes and analyzes raster and vector geospatial data in support of clients and staff including engineers, biologists, hydrologists, and geologists.
  • Performs geospatial analyzes.
  • Reviews data for currency, accuracy, quality, and completeness of documentation and metadata.
  • Ensures that information management quality assurance procedures comply with AECOM standards and procedures.
  • Creates, collects, converts, analyses, and integrates geospatial and non-spatial datasets in accordance with industry standards.
  • Creates, edits, and maintains geospatial databases and metadata on multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Produces a variety of mapping products for presentations, reports, and other documents.
  • Develop web maps (AGOL, ArcGIS Portal) and Esri field solutions (ArcGIS Field Maps and Survey123) for project staff to collect and review project data.
  • Support field work by developing data collection solutions for projects and going into the office as needed to prepare GPS equipment.



  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, or related field.
  • As a condition of employment, selected candidate must pass a substance abuse test.


  • Relevant experience in a similar GIS multidisciplinary project support role.
  • Adaptable team member, happy to work autonomously in dynamic work environments.
  • Excellent understanding of the ESRI suite of products.
  • Experience using ArcGIS Online and/or ArcGIS Portal.
  • Possess a basic understanding of drafting principles and techniques in AutoCAD; demonstrate familiarity with common AutoCAD tools and commands related to external references.
  • Technical knowledge of geographic concepts, including coordinate systems, data collection methods, spatial data management, analysis, data visualization, and cartographic design.
  • Strong technical ability with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions to problems applying sound spatial analysis and data management practices.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance and/or per diem is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.
  • This position requires a hybrid work schedule which includes in office work in San Diego, California.  The selected candidate must be available to work in San Diego, California on a scheduled basis.
  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The hourly range for this position is $31.00 - $34.00/hr.
  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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