GIS Analyst/Federal Planner

B&V Special Projects Corp.

Arlington, Virginia

The Opportunity

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provides technical and analytical information management solutions through the use of software and databases for domestic or international projects. 
  • Functions as a lead GIS Specialist. 
  • With minimal supervision, has responsibility for execution of GIS-related project task administration and execution. 
  • May supervise, mentor or provide technical direction to other GIS staff on projects of low to medium complexity. 
  • Demonstrates additional levels of implementation design, consulting, or planning services. 
  • May independently support project execution or business development activities.

The Team
The Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp. has its mission to provide a full range of services to our primary client base - U.S. Government agencies and departments. With the unique skill sets we have developed during the 100-plus years of service to our U.S. Government agencies client base, we are able to provide one-of-a-kind solutions to complex mission objectives that arise out of specific challenges faced by and unique to these agencies. Our primary areas of focus are: Architecture/Engineering (A/E) Services, Defense Program, Design/Build, Classified, and Environmental.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads in developing, maintaining and updating geographic information systems standards  
  • Provides guidance and direction on geographic information systems, standards, applicable criteria and Black & Veatch policies 
  • Prepares a variety of complex geographic information systems deliverables for larger and multiple projects, including one or more of the following:
  • Performs spatial analyses and creates information products from GIS and related software, including products used in master plans
  • Manages data and applications in an ArcGIS Enterprise environment
  • Participates as a team member in master planning efforts, including one or more of the following:
  • Supports complex and sensitive planning and programming studies for DoD and Federal clients. 
  • Understands and applies military master planning principles, methodologies, and best practices
  • Participates as a team member in master planning, project programming, and charrettes 
  • Prepares master planning report content under supervision of lead planners #LI-SS2

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess an advanced knowledge of geographic information systems principles and applicable standards and the ability to interpret geographic deliverable content; five plus years of related work experience; and have the following:

  • Advanced proficiency with Esri’s desktop GIS mapping software, including ArcGIS Desktop with Spatial
  • Analyst and 3D Analyst extensions and ArcGIS Pro with Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst extensions, ArcGIS
  • Server, ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, and associated applications
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Ability to create analysis maps and diagrams utilizing GIS, CAD, Illustrator, and/or InDesign) independently or with other staff
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well-defined planning problems 
  • Ability to read, understand, summarize, and apply existing planning documents, studies, and regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships 
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Eligibility for U.S. government security clearance
  • Ability to travel/work at Military installation both in the U.S. and overseas (valid U.S. Passport required)

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors' degree in Physical, Earth, or Life Science from an accredited university; or equivalent job-related experience. Typically a minimum of 5 years of experience performing related activities. Solid knowledge of GIS applications / development tools as applicable. Understanding of engineering-related concepts and functions desired. 

GISP is preferred for this position

Work Environment/Physical Demands
Black & Veatch prides itself on the support of our employees and providing flexibility to make the things that are most important to you, a priority.  This is why we offer our professionals, located near an office, the option of a Hybrid work environment.  Our hybrid work approach allows our employees to work two days a week from other locations outside of the office.


Salary Plan
ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties



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