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Senior GIS Specialist

Calgary Alberta Canada

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

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.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior GIS Specialist for employment. Imagine being part of a dynamic team, working on impactful projects, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Join AECOM and become a key player in regional projects with potential opportunities to contribute nationally or internationally.  This position is based in the Calgary office.


  • Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated software to produce, display, and analyze geographic information.
  • Manage GIS projects from conception to completion.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to GIS Specialists and Data Analytics Specialists in geospatial data analysis and visualization
  • Develop and maintain databases, reports, and mapping.
  • Create, organize, manipulate, and retrieve GIS data for reporting, analysis, and presentation purposes.
  • Perform quality assurance of GIS data and associated graphic components.
  • Support digital data collection programs and contribute to GIS data extraction for clients.
  • Work under the supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member.
  • Prepare and update metadata, ensuring data accuracy and reliability.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or a related field is required.
  • 6+ years of relevant GIS experience.
  • Proficient use of ArcGIS and other GIS databases.
  • Familiarity with ESRI desktop mapping and analysis tools and extensions (ArcGIS Online, Portal, Web Apps, Survey 123, etc.).
  • Understanding of complex relational database organization, design, and functionality.
  • Proficiency in the processing and analysis of raster and vector geospatial data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cartographic design and production concepts and principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail, and effective communication in both verbal and written forms.
  • Familiarity with GIS production environments.
  • Basic application and tool development skills using Model Builder, Python, or Visual Basic.
  • Working knowledge of LiDAR and raster processing techniques.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of relevant GIS experience. 
  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • Additional experience with GIS-related tools and technologies.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for obtaining a Canadian work permit is not available for this position.


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 $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. 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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