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Organization: Black & Veatch
Title: GIS Analyst 3 - Water Business
Location: Kansas City, Dallas, or Denver
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-03-21

Position Description:

Black & Veatch’s Asset Management and Information Solutions group has grown rapidly and has an exciting opportunity for professionals interested in applying Geographic Information System (GIS) skills and technologies to the challenges of managing water, wastewater, stormwater and energy utility infrastructure.

Our success has been founded on a combination of a team-centric culture and a collaborative, client-focused mentality committed to delivering technical excellence – every time! Asset management, and specifically asset management information solutions which includes technologies such as GIS, has been identified as a strategic growth area for the firm and provides exciting career possibilities and potential for interested professionals.

Desired experience includes all facets of GIS including geodatabase design, data development, high-end analysis. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity (if not already established) to develop expertise in the integration of GIS with other technologies such as Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and hydraulic modeling.

This is a mid-level GIS/Systems Analyst position in the Planning & Asset Management Department of Black & Veatch. Position is based in Kansas City, MO; Dallas, TX; or Denver, CO. Position provides GIS and Information Management-related support to a wide variety of utility and engineering projects in the water and energy sectors.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Performs analytical, technical, and/or developmental tasks, such as:

• Responsible for completion of moderately complex GIS processes including: data compilation, analysis, manipulation and mapping.
• Assists in the development of water, waste/storm water utility modeling and master plans, asset management / CMMS implementations, facility integrity studies, site selection / routing studies, alternative energy investigations, data compilation, and analysis projects.
• Evaluates spatial data needs for projects, which may include utilization of client data, acquisition of data from various sources and data creation.
• Works with project team to prepare proposals, technical papers, presentations, reports and implementation plans; define GIS application strategies; and to develop detailed project deliverables.
• Translates and inputs existing data, including site plans and hard copy / electronic maps into a common format.
• Ensures compliance with project requirements of accuracy / specifications for scope of service and overall quality.
• Establishes and maintains required files to document data references, analytical methods, calculations and rationale used in reaching conclusions.
• Performs additional tasks specific to an area of expertise or technology.

Highly Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Physical, Earth, Life Science, Engineering, or Computer Science from an accredited university (or equivalent work experience).
• 3+ years of GIS experience in a dynamic and diverse information analysis environment.
• Proficient with Esri ArcGIS suite of applications and extensions and Microsoft Office tools.
• Solid understanding and aptitude for working with relational databases.
• Excellent time / data management, communication, and interpersonal skills required.
• Experience developing, monitoring, and managing project deliverables, budgets, and schedules.
• Enthusiastic about learning, pushing technical limits, and finding new solutions.

Preferred Skills:

Experience with the following is considered advantageous:
• Exposure to engineering-related concepts and functions (i.e., technical experience in GIS support of water distribution or wastewater collection systems).
• Familiarity with GIS components of hydraulic modeling and/or CMMS applications (such as Lucity, Cityworks, Cartegraph, Infor, Maximo, etc.).
• Knowledge of ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, SQL Server, Oracle, Model Builder, Python, web development, or similar.
• Familiarity of AutoCAD or MicroStation and conversion to/from GIS.

Interested individuals may apply directly by going to this link: