Black & Veatch GIS Specialist 3 in Overland Park, Kansas

GIS Specialist 3

KS-Overland Park


Date published:21-Apr-2018

Opportunity:Experienced Hire

Business Line:Telecom

Business Plan:ENS


The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.

Primary Purpose:

Provides technical and analytical information management solutions through the use of software and databases for domestic or international projects. Functions in a mid level GIS Specialist capacity. Under general direction, has responsibility for the execution of moderately complex aspects of data administration, creation, analysis, reporting, mapping and/or application development. Provides technical and/or data administrative services in additional or more advanced subject areas and applications. May provide technical guidance in specific areas to other GIS Specialists.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs analytical, technical, and/or developmental tasks as assigned, such as: • Establishes and maintains required files to document data references, analytical methods, calculations and rationale used in reaching conclusions. •Assists with preparing / reviewing specific scopes of work for B&V projects and develops plans of study for activities in consultation with others. • Develops GIS-based tools, applications, databases, or similar solutions. • Assists with reviewing and leading delegated tasks for studies related to field of specialization and recommends schedules and budgets for such studies. •Assists in planning and/or implementing complex data management / development tasks. • Reviews technical reference files in field of specialization to keep files current. • Interacts with clients and project managers by attending meetings and providing summaries of project information. • Performs additional tasks specific to an area of expertise or technology. • May act in capacity of a “lead person” for select assignments. Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction. Directs GIS Specialists 1 and 2.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors' degree in Physical, Earth, or Life Science from an accredited university; or equivalent job-related experience. Typically a minimum of 3 years of experience performing related activities. Solid knowledge of GIS applications / development tools as applicable. Exposure to engineering-related concepts and functions desired. UK Qualification: Working towards industry recognised qualification or chartership e.g. RGS chartered Geographer.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

Preferred Competencies: • Microsoft Office applications • Software specific to expertise • Analytical skills • Initiative • Attention to detail • Interpersonal skills • Mathematical skills • Writing (creating text) • Problem solving • Ability to perform under moderate to high levels of stress • Action oriented • Collaborates • Drives Results • Ensures accountability • Manages conflict • Nimble learning • Optimizes work processes • Plans & aligns • Resourcefulness • Self-development • Tech savvy

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