Job Detail

Organization: RPS North America
Title: GIS Analyst / Contaminant Release Modeler
Location: South Kingstown, RI USA

Posted: 2021-02-10
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

RPS North America provides engineering, environmental, and scientific advice across the US and Canada. We offer a comprehensive range of consulting services and technology solutions to support our clients in all sectors of the economy. We serve as the North American platform of RPS Group, one of the world's preeminent consultancies.

RPS is seeking a GIS Analyst / Contaminant Release Modeler to join their team in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. We are seeking a positive, self-starting individual with excellent problem-solving abilities and strong communication skills that will demonstrate an ability to work on highly dynamic and interactive projects both independently and as part of a team. This individual should have a strong technical background in GIS and understanding of environmental modeling. Some experience with numerical modeling is a preferred. Successful candidates will work with a growing project team to integrate geospatial environmental data and numerical models.

Key Responsibilities
• Research, gather, and prepare input data for modeling software
• Convert and integrate gridded and vector data from various sources
• Perform modeling studies using a variety of proprietary and public modeling software
• QA/QC model results
• Use/develop tools to analyze, interpret, and present model results
• Prepare report quality figures/maps of model inputs and results
• Prepare technical reports

Minimum Qualifications
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a field such as GIS, engineering, oceanography, biology, or other environmental science with practical GIS experience
• Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS suite, including ArcGIS Desktop (10.x) and Pro and extensions such as Spatial Analyst
• Familiar with standard GIS formats: shapefiles, geodatabases, various raster formats
• Cartographic experience including the design of maps for reports, the web, posters, etc.
• Strong problem solving, organizational, and time management skills, and the ability to function as a contributing team member
• High attention to detail required
• Effective technical writing skills and clear verbal communication skills (in English)
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications
• 1+ years of work experience in modeling and the application of quantitative analyses to solve environmental problems associated with contaminants in terrestrial, aquatic, and/or atmospheric ecosystems
• GIS Programming/Scripting experience, including: Python, SQL, Fortran, C# .Net, and/or Java script
• Experience with ArcGIS Enterprise suite (ArcGIS Server, Portal, etc.) and ArcGIS Online

RPS is an industry leader and we pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain exceptional talent by treating our employees well. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer:
• Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage for employees and families, with no waiting period and generous contributions to monthly premiums.
• 401(k) Plan, with a dollar-for-dollar Company match of employee contributions, up to 5% of eligible compensation
• Share Purchase Plan, which enables employees to purchase shares via payroll deductions at 85% of market value, with the Company matching employees’ shares 1:1
• Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care costs.
• Performance-based bonus program.
• Generous vacation and sick leave policies in addition to company-wide paid holidays.

RPS North America provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. RPS complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and requirements governing nondiscrimination in every location in which we operate.

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