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GIS Specialist in AlbuquerqueNew Mexico

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Position Title GIS Specialist

United States of America - New Mexico


Job Summary

The Technology Solutions Department of AECOM's Rocky Mountain Area Water Business Unit is actively seeking a highly motivated GIS Specialist for immediate employment in our Albuquerque, NM office. The qualified candidate should be proficient in ESRI ArcGIS software and have a desire to work in a highly collaborative, team environment. The successful candidate will coordinate with other members of the GIS team and various project managers while working on multiple concurrent projects in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize GIS and associated software to produce, display, and analyze geographic information

  • Develop and maintain databases, reports, and mapping

  • Create, organize, manipulate, and retrieve GIS data for reporting, analysis, and presentation purposes

  • Perform quality assurance of GIS data and associated graphic components

  • Will use concepts, practices and procedures to extract and provide GIS data to clients

  • Lead project specific tasks while working closely with project team to meet client deadlines

  • Maintain an effective and frequent line of communication amongst team members and clients

  • Data collection, creation, conversion, and editing

  • Database management

  • Geoprocessing

  • Custom GIS development and automation

  • GIS data interpretation and analysis

  • Proactive research, analysis, and evaluation of geospatial solutions

  • Development and maintenance of metadata

  • Efficiency in completing tasks, to ensure jobs are completed on schedule and under budget

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Watershed Science or other related field with a strong emphasis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • 4+ years of experience in all aspects of GIS

  • Knowledge of workflow automation, and model building, and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to track production efforts on multiple projects

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills

  • Strong desire to work in a fast paced team environment

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively and proactively communicate with the project team, community officials, and diverse clients

  • Ability to articulate with a professional presence, with solid decision-making, planning and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Geographic Information System Professional (GISP) certification

  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification

  • Interest and aptitude in project management

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Geographic Information Systems

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 165519BR

Director, Dona Ana County Flood Commission

Job ID 2017-2420                                              

Location:  Las Cruces
Lower Rio Grande Flood District                                                               Posted Date 7/28/2017

Min USD $100,000.00/Yr.                                                                                                  Post End Date 8/28/2017

Max USD $100,000.00/Yr.

More information about this job


Oversees, manages, and directs the operation of the Flood Commission Office in order to reasonably protect public and private property from flooding.


Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is required from the State of NM.  Candidates will be considered with a P.E. license in another jurisdiction of the United States. If selected, candidate will have to complete reciprocity of Professional Engineering licensure to the State of N.M. prior to the official hiring date.  More information regarding reciprocity can be found at the NM Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers website;



 (A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties which may be found in a position of the class.  An individual must be able to perform the essential functions listed below and a reasonable accommodation may be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job).


Directs and manages the organizational and operational activities of the Flood Commission Office.


Schedules, distributes, and assigns work; evaluates employee performance, participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for the office.


Identifies resource needs, hires and trains new personnel in departmental procedures.


Reviews, evaluates, and approves proposed plans for new and existing flood control structures, as well as proposed drainage plans for new developments.


Reviews and approves building permits for compliance with flood control regulations, evaluates and prioritizes the construction, maintenance, and repair of flood control structures.


Seeks, applies for, and obtains funding for flood construction projects.


Negotiates, prepares and recommends for approval, contracts for planning, design and construction projects.


Enforces local, state, and federal regulations for the prevention of flood damage.


Selects, negotiates, and acquires land to locate and/or expand flood control projects.


Provides technical assistance by preparing, reviewing, and recommending specification and contracts for engineering consultants.


Prepares, negotiates, reviews, and coordinates contracts for engineering consultants.


Responsible for knowing and abiding by all department and county policies and procedures.


 ADDITIONAL DUTIES.  Other duties may be assigned.


Education. Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Hydrology, or related field.

Experience. Minimum eight (8) years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in a similar industry, five (5) years’ full-time experience in public works project design and construction work, which include responsibility for office administration and for the preparation of contract documents, specifications and plans and five (5) years of full-time supervisory or management experience. 

Education/Experience substitution. N/A

Licenses/Certifications. Must have a valid driver’s license and must maintain a satisfactory driving record. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is required from the State of NM Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) certification is required. 

Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.).  Background and driver's license check. 




Practical knowledge of hydraulics, hydrology, 1-D 2-D modeling, GIS, Arc View, AutoCAD (Civil3-D), New Mexico State Legislative Sessions budget and surveying; and skill in applying this knowledge.


Must have knowledge of:

Principles and techniques of management, supervision, and program evaluation.


Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, and of current literature, trends, regulations, and developments in assigned areas of responsibility.  To include but not limited to FEMA, NDSP, NMDSO, SWPPP, EPA, NMED, USCOE


Modern and complex principles and practices of program development, administration and modern office management.


Must have the ability to:
Develop and implement measures of accountability.



Analyze and evaluate information accurately, and express ideas clearly when providing oral and written reports, and recommendations.


Use initiative and judgment in work independently while recognizing matters which require the awareness of management.


Interpret, and apply complex laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.


Communicate effectively, in oral and written form.


Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.

HDR Inc. - Transportation Drainage Engineer - Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico



At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. That’s why we’re committed to adding beauty, structure, and sustainability to everything we touch. We solve the world’s most difficult design challenges, delivering striking yet practical solutions. We continually push the boundaries of what’s possible, striving to make the world a better place for our clients and communities.

When you join HDR, you are part of a team with more than 9,200 professionals, including architects, engineers, consultants, scientists, planners and construction managers, in over 225 locations worldwide, pool their solutions beyond the scope of traditional A/E/C firms.


HDR currently has an opening for a Transportation Drainage Engineer to join our team in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The primary duties of the Transportation Drainage Engineer are to provide project engineering and task management with a focus on transportation and municipal clients throughout New Mexico.  Anticipated work tasks include: conduct difficult to complex hydraulic and hydrologic modeling; conduct storm water collection systems modeling and design; collect, assimilate, and present data in reports, memos and public forums; lead production of design calculations and technical reports; and lead preparation of engineering plans and specifications for design of detention facilities, storm drain systems, flood control facilities, and other hydraulic structures. The successful candidate will work collaboratively and independently as well as plan, organize, and assist groups of medium to large teams of professionals and technicians dependent on project/task. Will be able to prepare proposals, scopes of work and contract cost estimates. Will conduct water resources planning, plan formulation, concept development, and develop planning documentation. Will be involved in highway drainage design and plan production for State and Municipal clients, storm drainage analysis and documentation, and stormwater management design and water resources permitting. An educational background and experience in water quality assessments, modeling, pollution prevention design, and NPDES and USACE permitting experience is desired. Project management experience is desired. Candidate will be expected to assist and or lead marketing and business development efforts for HDR’s local water resources and transportation practice.

Requisition #143703


Qualifications Include:

  • BS Civil/Environmental required. MS Civil/Water Resources/Environmental preferred.
  • Professional Engineering Registration in New Mexico required.
  • Project management or task leader for small to medium size projects
  • 5+ years Water Resources in Hydrology and Hydraulics experience is required.
  • Experience in water resources planning, hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater systems, roadway drainage, and flood control design.
  • Experience in FEMA studies, CLOMR and LOMR preparation preferred.
  • Experience with AutoCAD and MicroStation preferred. Experience with InRoads Storm and Sanitary and/or Geopak preferred.
  • Experience with HY-8, HEC-1, HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS (1D/2D) strongly preferred. Additional modeling experience with SWMM, WMS, CivilStorm, PondPack, Bentley Stormwater Products and/or other hydrologic and hydraulic models preferred.
  • Experience with HEC-GeoHMS and HEC-GeoRAS preferred.
  • Strong proficiency with ArcGIS/ArcCatalog preferred.
  • Experience with 2-Dimensional hydraulic modeling preferred.
  • NMDOT roadway drainage design experience preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a diverse project team. 
  • Ability to travel as required for project related assignments.
  • Ability to market clients independently or collaboratively and provide written reporting.
  • Strong work ethic and an attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture are a must.

 Keyword(s): Water Resources PE, Transportation Drainage PE, Hydrologic Modeling, Hydraulic Modeling, Stormwater, Transportation Engineer, Water, Civil Engineering, Stormwater

Water quality, Project Management.