GIS Technician I

Essential Utilities, Inc.

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Aqua, an Essential Utilities company, employs people in a variety of roles within our eight-state footprint, ranging from field workers and customer service representatives who are on the front lines working with customers, to scientists and engineers who help ensure we’re delivering reliable water and wastewater services to our communities.  If you’re looking for a rewarding career helping improve our environment and protect our natural resources, we encourage you to join our team!

About Essential Utilities

Essential Utilities, Inc. delivers safe, clean, reliable services that improve quality of life for individuals, families, and entire communities.

Operating as the Aqua (water and wastewater services) and the Peoples and Delta (natural gas) brands, Essential serves approximately 5.5 million people across 10 states. We are committed to sustainable growth, operational excellence, a superior customer experience, and premier employer status - including a competitive and comprehensive benefits package as well as a commitment to career growth opportunities.

We are advocates for the communities we serve and are dedicated stewards of natural lands, protecting more than 7,600 acres of forests and other habitats throughout our footprint.

Our company is one of the most significant publicly traded water, wastewater service and natural gas providers in the U.S. 

Are you looking for an exciting career in GIS at Aqua?  In this position, you would assist in the development, operation and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS). You will also utilize GIS software to convert existing hard copy maps and construction plans to GIS, produce digital and hard copy maps based on user requests, and perform data entry and other routine GIS maintenance tasks. In addition, you will have a chance to use GIS to perform analysis of data, develop web maps, and learn the full GIS suite of software – and implement it. This is an opportunity to join a tight knit team and contribute to the core mission of Aqua everyday. 

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain the existing GIS by updating Company assets as directed and using digital and hard copy maps and engineering drawings. Must be able to understand and interpret maps and engineering drawings.
  • Scan engineering plans and maps for input to AIMS. Perform other AIMS data input tasks, as required.
  • Create new GIS features for acquired water and wastewater systems by converting hard copy and digital maps and construction drawings to GIS format.
  • Utilize internal and external GIS data sources to support design of water main replacement projects and other capital facilities.
  • Develop miscellaneous digital and hard copy maps and exhibits upon request for presentations and meetings.
  • Participate in field investigations and surveys, as required. Operate field PC’s and hand-held data collectors for use in plan and map development.
  • Support Engineering department operations by assisting with maintenance of printers and plotters.
  • Monitor and respond to e-mail inquiries to the GIS e-mail inbox.


  • High School graduate with additional training in GIS software. 
  • Must be proficient in ESRI GIS software products including ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 or later. 
  • At least two (2) years of experience with GIS applications including hands-on experience with digital mapping, digitization, scanning, data entry and data conversion issues. 
  • Must be proficient with Excel, and AutoCAD and database skills are a plus.

Aqua, an Essential Utilities company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.



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Category GIS Technician