GIS Developer/ Data Specialist

South East
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Geographical Information System Jobs
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Graduate/Higher diploma
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Start Date:
Immediate Start
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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GIS Developer/Data Specialist (221260)

Business Line: Environment and Ground Engineering

Locations: Basingstoke

Salary: Competitive

Job Summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

Our Geospatial & Data Services team is looking for an enthusiastic Graduate Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Developer/Data Specialist to join our busy team of specialists in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

Our planners, economists, designers, environmental specialists, architects, engineers, programme managers and technicians work collaboratively to address complex challenges at all scales. With our work reaching communities in more than 100 countries, AECOM helps to develop the aspirations of clients worldwide. We regenerate urban areas, cities and regions, create distinctive buildings and public spaces, plan for the management of open space and natural systems, and design and deliver infrastructure programmes.

This is a full time, permanent role within a team of over 30 staff located in multiple offices in the UK and Ireland. The role will provide GIS support on a range of projects for both internal and external clients mainly within the environment and ground engineering business line – currently including support to high profile major transport and infrastructure schemes, conventional and renewable power developments, other industrial and commercial development projects, as well as GIS/Data Management projects directly led by the Geospatial & Data Services team.

The teams focus is providing GIS and data management expertise on large environmental and infrastructure projections, or to develop systems in support of other disciplines in AECOM to carry out their work – be it mobile data capture, creation of toolsets for analysis or data analysis platforms.

You will be responsible for the development of new tools, databases and applications, and the support and maintenance of existing systems which are used internally and to support our clients on projects.

It is worth noting this is not a “pure” GIS Developer role, it will require a good understanding of web development, database systems, desktop office systems but also the use of Python in ESRI ArcGIS, FME and QGIS.

Whilst the role will be based in the Basingstoke offices of AECOM, the ideal candidate should be flexible to occasionally work from other AECOM or client offices depending on project requirements.

Recent development projects carried out by the Geospatial & Data Services team include:

  • Land Access and Survey Request Website for a large infrastructure project.
  • Analysis toolset in SQL Server to assist in SHLAA Site Assessments.
  • Arboriculture Survey data import system, using Arc PAD, Sharp Map and SQL Server to process data ready for reporting.
  • Web and Database tools to improve QA/QC processes on a city-wide cycle infrastructure capture project.

Job Responsibilities

When a graduate starts with us we pair them with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Their initial role will support and assist with the completion of tasks such as:

  • Data capture, management, analysis and validation
  • Data conversion and integration
  • Map production
  • Spatial and 3D analysis
  • Design and build spatial and non-spatial databases
  • Use of coding, automation and technology to efficiently deliver workflows and provide innovation into projects
  • Meeting with internal clients to determine GIS requirements

You will provide critical GIS input to delivering projects on time and budget. You should be innovative and creative with strong interpersonal communication skills, and be comfortable working independently as well as in an interdisciplinary multi-cultural team.



  • A degree qualification in GIS or a related field where GIS skills have been developed (a relevant MSc would be desirable but not essential) OR a degree in Computer Science with a GIS background

Experience in all or some of the following areas:

  •  SQL Server (Querying, spatial functions, TSQL, triggers, Reporting Services etc)
  • Web Design and development using JavaScript , ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC
  • Microsoft C#
  • VBA (Excel and Access)
  • Python
  • Leaflet / ArcGIS Server JavaScript API (desirable)
  • Experience of DevExpress ASP.NET controls (desirable)
  • General GIS Analysis
  • A solid foundation in the use of ArcGIS desktop software and extensions
  • A sound understanding of spatial data structures and fundamental concepts of GIS
  • Ability to complete work with GIS best practice and corporate standards in mind
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external clients to promote GIS and deliver high quality GIS input into their projects
  • Able to work on their own and with the wider GIS/project team based in multiple locations
  • Proficient in the delivery of allocated project tasks, to quality, time and budget requirements
  • Have good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Proficient in using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Exemplary focus, ambition and attention to detail
  • Provide dynamic and innovative solutions


  • Experience of working with environment and planning related datasets
  • Experience with working and controlling a large number of evolving datasets
  • Exposure to developing and maintaining web GIS and/or enterprise GIS technologies
  • Exposure to developing and using mobile and GPS survey applications

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