Senior GIS Coordinator / Geospatial Analyst

at WSP USA in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

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 looking for a skilled Senior GIS Coordinator / Geospatial Analyst to help lead our geospatial team in our Portland, ME office. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in defining and implementing our geospatial strategy, harnessing the power of intelligence to drive decision-making and enhance our offerings to our clients and stakeholders. We are interested in a candidate who is action oriented, outcome focused, and a collaborative team player who is passionate about leveraging cutting-edge geospatial technology to drive innovation and deliver exceptional solutions. This role may suit someone currently in a Geospatial Sciences role looking to move to a more mentorship/leadership based career.

Your Impact

+ Manage projects related to GIS database design and management, qualitative/quantitative analysis, mapping, and data visualization

+ Coordinate the GIS workload for Portland Maine projects and work with local leadership to balance workload and staffing needs

+ Serve as a mentor to junior GIS staff and allocate and review project tasks

+ Oversees adherence to project plans and established business processes, including quality and project management standards

+ Provides guidance related to successful delivery across the full project lifecycle to team members

+ Proactively strategizes and anticipates risks and issues

+ Communicate with project team members to define data needs, project requirements, and desired outputs

+ Engage other Subject Matter Experts and technical support staff as needed

+ Participate in client meetings, when required

+ Customize GIS workflow and software programs for data collection, engineering, and environmental applications

Who You Are

Required Qualifications:

+ 5 to 7 years of GIS project experience

+ Four-year Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, or related certification

+ Proficiency using ESRI ArcGIS software

+ Analytical skills, and familiarity with research techniques, modeling data, scanning and digitizing files, and experience maintaining records and databases with assigned projects required.

+ Creative problem-solving, multi-tasking, and organizational skills

+ Strong production management capabilities and a proven understanding of project management methodologies

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills, proactive communicator and problem-solver

+ Strong attention to detail and demonstrates ownership and accountability for work

+ Capability to work in a dynamic environment, including a demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

+ Ability to work collaboratively with a wide array of individuals from various backgrounds, including engineers; scientists; planners; GIS professionals; federal, tribal, and state government officials; and the public

+ Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills

+ Strong track record of overseeing successful project delivery with a drive for quality product and financial excellence

+ Intermediate to advanced Microsoft 365 skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Power BI

+ Solid work ethic and have the drive to be a leader in the company and in the professional community

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience with ArcGIS Online (AGOL) environment

+ Experience with non-GIS engineering software

+ Experience with relational databases such as SQL-Server or EQuIS

+ CAD/BIM/Digital Engineering Application Experience

+ Customization of GIS software using Python

+ Experience with ArcGIS Arcade

+ Ability to travel occasionally, as needed (less than 10% travel anticipated)


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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Job Posting: JC260525200

Posted On: May 30, 2024

Updated On: Jul 23, 2024

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