GIS Analyst (FEMA Risk MAP) - 7875

Denver, CO

GIS Analyst (FEMA Risk MAP) - 7875

Our Business

We are a global leader in environmental consulting - made stronger with the recent acquisition of Wood’s Environment & Infrastructure business and Golder - with world-class expertise in environmental, social and governance (ESG), climate resiliency & sustainability (CRS), and earth sciences. Combined we have over 20,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.  As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from across the globe.

This Opportunity

WSP has a career opportunity for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to join our team in our Denver, CO office. Ideal candidates will have a BS degree in GIS, Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science, or equivalent, around 2-8 years’ experience, or any equivalent education and experience. Programming and relational database experience is also a plus. We are looking for someone who is genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits/ finding innovative solutions for our engineering (technology) related projects and clients.  Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality.   

Your Impact

  • Will create high quality maps, GIS analysis, and data for reports to support a variety of Engineering and Homeland Security and Emergency Management projects including: 
    • FEMA floodplain mapping, dam breach analysis, levee certifications, municipal Stormwater, remote sensing, hazard mitigation plans, and others using ESRI suite of products
  • Will perform both geographic and non-geographic data manipulation, management and analysis, cartography, and develop/use automated GIS processes using a variety of software environments
  • Will work on multiple projects simultaneously, with a commitment to keeping projects on time and within budget
  • Will work in a production-oriented environment as part of a team
  • Revise existing GIS layers and create new layers following established standards and procedures
  • Correct geospatial location of features based on aerial photography or topography
  • Maintain metadata and best practices to support systems and data

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in GIS, Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science, or equivalent
  • 2-8 years’ + experience, or any equivalent education and experience
  • Familiarity with the FEMA Risk MAP program is a needed key skill
  • ESRI's ArcGIS Pro - Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Database development and management proficiency
  • Must possess good organizational, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent analytical / problem-solving skills
  • Attention to details and experience with QA/QC and data analysis
  • Presentation skills, including the ability to clearly communicate GIS technologies
  • Must pass drug test and background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of FEMA HAZUS program
  • Experience with CAD platforms and data exchange between CAD/GIS environments
  • Familiarity with programming languages (Python / Visual Basic / C+)
  • Experience with development of applications for data collection using laptops, smartphones and tablets

Compensation and Benefits: WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. 

Expected Salary:  $59,000 - $113,300 based on nationwide (not specific to Colorado) salary ranges and commensurate with experience

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.