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GIS Technician

Sargent & Lundy

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Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Full Time
Posted: 08/27/2019
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
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Job Summary:

Sargent & Lundy provides comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and analysis for electric power generation and power delivery projects worldwide. With a highly experienced staff solely dedicated to the energy business, we have the ability and know-how to take on the smallest tasks as well as the largest projects.

Due to continued growth, our Electric Grid Infrastructure Services Group is seeking a GIS Technician to join their team in Chicago, IL.


  • Assist in the development of geographic information to produce maps or quantify information about the impacts of features related to linear engineering projects
  • Create or edit map labels, annotation, symbology, representations, and legends
  • Conduct data research and compile spatial data
  • Manage online GIS data and help develop strategies for collecting GIS data in the field.
  • Evaluate information and data from outside sources and convert data to be used in conjunction with preparing maps
  • Incorporate spatial and non-spatial data from a broad range of sources (e.g. Access databases, Excel spreadsheets, or AutoCAD/Microstation drawings)
  • Use extensions such as 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst to perform complex geoprocessing tasks
  • Provide quality assurance for geospatial data and maps
  • Assist in preparing exhibits and compiling information for proposals, project status reports and schedules
  • Maintain intra-office communications to share data, procedures, efficiencies, and problem-solving
  • Create, edit, and inventory GIS metadata



  • BA/BS in Environmental Engineering/Science, Geography, GIS, Geology, Landscape Architecture, computer science or other relevant field
  • Basic knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Pro
  • Solid understanding of cartographic principles
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to perform duties with a high level of accuracy
  • Strong personal computing skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with internal clients, group members, management and external clients


  • Basic understanding of power delivery engineering processes such as transmission line siting
  • Prior experience working in a production environment, meeting established production and accuracy goals, with the ability to maintain focus on quality of details.
  • The ability to read engineering plans
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python or C++
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Microstation or Globalmapper
  • Ability to create 3D renderings

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