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GIS Analyst

Stantec

Location: Cottage Grove, WI
Type: Full Time
Posted: 02/07/2020
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
More Information: GIS Analyst

Your Opportunity

These are full-time positions working with our Environmental Services (ES) group out of either our Cottage Grove, WI or Columbus, OH office.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Creating maps and performing a wide range of geospatial analyses in support of environmental permitting, environmental field surveys, and construction compliance for a variety of power-related projects, including, but not limited to, high voltage transmission lines, wind and solar energy facilities, transportation infrastructure and oil and gas pipelines.
  • Adhering to established cartographic standards and Quality Assurance / Quality Control processes.
  • Managing a wide variety of project-specific and reference geospatial data in accordance with defined data management standards.
  • Occasionally supporting geospatial field data collection efforts. Typical collected features include wetlands, waterways and rare, threatened or endangered species occurrences or habitats.
  • Collaborating with existing GIS staff members working in other Upper Midwest Stantec offices.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Significant experience working with Esri ArcGIS, preferably in a virtualized environment (e.g. Citrix).
  • Familiarity with SDE databases and workflows, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey 1-2-3 for ArcGIS, Trimble Pathfinder Office and Trimble TerraSync is a plus.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Ability to meet project deadlines and understand how assigned tasks relate to project goals.
  • Ability to maintain and establish effective working relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to perform work accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
  • Ability to occasionally travel overnight to support field data collection with a variety of GPS units.
  • Exceptional visual, written and verbal communication skills, problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in life science, environmental science, or related field with demonstrated GIS training or coursework.
  • At least 2 years of experience providing GIS services in support of compliance or permitting. Prior experience with environmental permitting is considered a strong plus.