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FEMA/Flood Study Data Analyst

  • Job reference: NA-002426
  • Sector: Applied Technologies, Environment, Geotechnics, Planning, Water
  • Location: Alexandria
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Alexandria, VA office as a FEMA/Flood Study Data Analyst.


As a FEMA/Flood Study Data Analyst, the applicant will support activities related to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In this role you will apply your knowledge of geospatial and mapping processes, AutoCAD, and technologies to floodplain mapping, emergency management and disaster related services. Our ideal candidate will have education and experience with geospatial analysis and mapping processes and GIS and AutoCAD software and technologies. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is wanting to pursue a career as a GIS Analyst or Scientist.

  • Conducts data gathering, conversion and analysis of GIS data and AutoCAD data for the creation of flood studies for mapping.
  • Writes technical reports of findings utilizing Microsoft Office.
  • Prepares data documentation or metadata for GIS Projects.
  • Participates in client needs analyses.
  • Coordinates and communicates with local communities on latest mapping products and software in-person, verbally, or through written communication. 
  • Produce agendas, data, maps, and related materials for various meetings; Ability to research key information from client and corporate databases and prepare consistent production files for flood mapping projects.
  • Maintains continued knowledge of technology developments in the GIS field and use of GIS and AutoCAD software.
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • B.S. or B.A. in Geography, Computer Science or related GIS Environmental Discipline, commensurate with hiring discipline. Minimal experience is required of incumbents with directly related Bachelor's Degree; no experience required with a Master's degree.
  • B.S. or B.A. or M.S. in Geography, Computer Science or GIS related Environmental Discipline commensurate with hiring discipline. This level may be achieved by GIS practitioners with 2 years of experience since Bachelor's degree or 1 year since Master's. Typical incumbent has 4 -5 years' experience.

  • Good interpersonal and computer skills and capable of developing technical writing and communication skills. 
  • Familiarity with GIS technology and ArcGIS software packages preferred.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc) in order to create Word Templates and Excel spreadsheets.


  • CFM preferred but not required. 

  • Ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally from time to time. 
  • Ability to process paper/electronic documents and operate computer equipment. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to assemble and analyze data, and plan and prioritize tasks.
  • General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork. 

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here: 

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