Mid-Senior GIS Specialist / FEMA - 7846

Chantilly, VA

Mid-Senior GIS Specialist / FEMA - 7846

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 is currently seeking Mid- to Senior GIS Specialists to perform and lead flood risk analysis, mapping, and related services on FEMA RiskMAP projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast U.S. regions.  The position will report to our office in Chantilly, VA, but is expected to be primarily remote work for the indefinite future with occasional travel for in-person meetings.  

Your Impact

  • Perform GIS database development, qualitative/quantitative analysis, and mapping as a member of a local and regional water resources team
  • Mentor junior GIS staff, oversee, allocate, and review project tasks
  • Compile, manipulate, and refine geographic data from a variety of sources including public domain, field collection, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps
  • Produce detailed, high-quality cartographic products (digital and hardcopy) and accompanying reports in accordance with technical guidelines and client needs
  • Perform regular quality control checks of spatial and non-spatial datasets to ensure data integrity
  • Manage project tasks related to GIS, database design and management, and data visualization
  • Customize GIS workflow and software programs for data collection, engineering, and environmental applications

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of GIS project experience
  • BA/BS in GIS, Geography or related field
  • Experience with FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program
  • Proficiency using ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Experience in producing high-quality digital and hardcopy maps and project graphics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Resourceful and self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications

  • Management of FEMA projects and workflow
  • Experience with hazard mitigation
  • Experience with municipal floodplain and stormwater management
  • Customization of GIS software using Python