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GIS Integration Engineer

Requisition ID:  235078

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/14/2021

Project Overview:

Bechtel is on the Northrop Grumman Corp. team preparing to deliver the U.S. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system of inter-continental ballistic missiles and launch infrastructure. GBSD is a vital U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s aging force of inter-continental ballistic missiles, which make up the ground element of the nuclear deterrent. As part of the Northrop Grumman GBSD nationwide team, Bechtel will provide launch system design, construction, and integration.


A major contractor for the United States and allied governments, Bechtel has handled such efforts as chemical weapons demilitarization projects, missile-defense, infrastructure, base operations, procurement and project management, and restoration and recovery spanning half a century. We use our expertise to help our customers securely and effectively transform mission delivery.


We invite you to join our team for this very interesting opportunity!


Position Summary:

This position is for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Integration Engineer to integrate GIS tools with the digital delivery of an engineering design and develop GIS specific deliverables for the customer. The GIS engineer deploys Bechtel project's GIS functionality and requires a firm understanding of the impacts and security implications of maintaining and operating an ArcGIS enterprise solution. This position requires an advanced level of proficiency and demonstrated experience in ArcGIS Servers, Enterprise GIS geodatabase and spatial analysis using ESRI-based products and open source products. As the GIS Engineer, the ideal candidate will be involved in both geospatial web application development and geospatial analysis, as well as development and maintenance of GIS deliverables for the customer.



The duties as a GIS engineer will incorporate JavaScript, SQL, Python, and to assist the development and maintenance of applications and GIS tools. Development of geospatial applications will also involve integration of available resources and information from our customer's ArcGIS suite of tools. Experience using Geospatial applications involve incorporating web maps and web map services using ArcGIS Server into a variety of web applications. These applications include ArcGIS Web Application Builder, popular applications that can include a variety of media and data formats to present information on a specific topic. The GIS engineer will also work with our survey and construction teams, to integrate field information and engineering teams to integrate design information into a comprehensive GIS database.

The ideal candidate must possess a strong background in GIS using ESRI ArcGIS Map's available tools including Analysis and Spatial Analyst. Experience using ArcGIS Pro is desired. You will also play a role in developing and/or maintaining geospatial data that is either project/task specific or is a regularly available dataset in our Oracle spatial database. Familiarity in database management is critical to the ongoing efforts to provide relevant data for its users. The Web GIS Administrator should be knowledgeable on databases, schemas, and domains.

The responsibilities include:

  •  Designs, develops, configures and implements web mapping applications and associated web sites using web languages to modify existing functionality.
  •  Performs systems administration functions for web map applications and other technologies that may include GIS services to ensure supported systems are efficiently maintained and available to support Bechtel's project’s needs.
  •  Supports and develops field data collection applications with an emphasis on data management and web-mapping development.
  •  Maintains hardware, software, telecommunications, peripherals, and associated components.
  •  Automates GIS tasks using GIS programming languages.
  •  Works closely with Bechtel's IT team to upgrade and configure system software that supports GIS infrastructure applications
  •  Performs ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required
  •  Performs query, analysis, and reporting activities.
  •  Performs systems administration functions for ArcGIS Servers, Web Services including user accounts, permissions of web mapping applications
  •  Engages in various project processes involving metadata, spatial analysis, GPS information gathering, data conversions, Geoprocessing, and various aspects of programming requiring use of HTML, Python script, Java etc.
  • Consults, as a SME by clearly and effectively communicate technical information to non-technical and technical users.
  •  Determines technical requirements business processes, tests, debugs, and coordinates the implementation of moderately complex software solutions.
  •  Troubleshoots issues by reviewing logs, performing data queries, recreating steps & interacting with users.
  •  Works closely with the database administrator to Integrate geospatial databases with external data sources and establish workflows.
  •  Develops scripting of GIS-based tools for desktop and web-based platforms
  • Works with GIS team and Bechtel's clients to ensure data quality and completeness
  • Documents work processes, instructions, and procedures.
  •  Supports strategic GIS team missions and goals and help guide technical vision
  • ·Integrates with engineering, construction, and customer information and data modeling applications


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Level One: BS degree in Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited university, with less than 6 year of relevant experience.
  • Level Two: BS degree in Geography, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from an accredited university, with at least 9 years of relevant experience.
  •  US citizenship is required per contract requirement.
  • Possess active security clearance or ability to obtain security clearance.


 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience as a GIS Specialist, GIS Analyst, or a related field with demonstrated capabilities in GIS.
  • Experience using the Esri suite of products including ArcGIS Server Advanced or ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Pro, ArcSDE, Oracle Spatial and Python scripting required
  • Experience in developing web-based GIS applications
  • Experience in programming language (HTML, JavaScript, VB .Net etc)
  • Must have proficiency working with all geospatial data formats.
  • Experience of Esri ArcGIS desktop software, including ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro
  • Working knowledge of CAD programs and importing drawings into GIS.
  • Knowledge in the use of various software applications including, ESRI applications ArcTools and model builder.
  • Knowledge of cartographic procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of geography and various methods references common to GIS applications, such as coordinate systems and mapping standards.
  • Knowledge of multiple computer operating systems, programs, and architecture
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of computerized information management, including system design and analysis, programming tools and languages, hardware, software, database applications, and network applications and capabilities
  • Knowledge of trends and standards of the computer industry, and relevant local, state and federal regulations
  • Knowledge of Internet and worldwide web protocols.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory guides, codes, and standards, Broad knowledge of the application of engineering design principles.
  • Experience with engineering implementation on projects executed for DOD, or other similar government agencies. 
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Experience working on large, complex EPC contracts.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.A. or M.S. in Geography, Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • Professional IT experience in Windows and Web Servers administration.
  • Experience of SDE and Oracle Spatial enterprise database management
  • Experience with data modeling, data conversion and ETL Software such as FME is desired.
  • Experience working with variety of vector and raster datasets from public and private sources
  • Experience with license management systems such as FlexLM
  • Design experience with Unified Facilities Criteria and the Whole Building Design Guide
  • Knowledge of Bechtel Corporate guides and standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of engineering deliverables, such as drawings and specifications.
  • Previous DoD/DoE, USACE, NAVFAC, USAF, or NASA project experience.
  • Experience working with procedures meeting quality assurance programs such as ISO-9000.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.