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Sr. GIS Analyst

  • Job reference: NA-002167
  • Sector: Applied Technologies, Environment, Water
  • Location: Kansas City
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business unit 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 unit  was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 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.


Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, and detail-oriented self-starter to join our Kansas City, MO Office as a Sr. GIS Analyst I.

Major Function/Role:
Under direction, applies full competency in GIS studies related to functional area of assignment. Plans and conducts GIS work related to detailed phases of a major project.

Job Duties:
Duties may require mastery of specialized techniques, ingenuity and ability to apply analytical approach to the solution of a wide variety of problems. Performs work which involves conventional practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials or procedures, or difficult coordination requirements.  Specific duties will include:


  • Coordinate with the Scientists and Engineers concerning the required data needed for a specific FEMA study
  • Validate the data received from Scientists and Engineers passes FEMA DVT requirements or can be adjusted to pass
  • Work with PM to identify GIS data needed to complete the FEMA study
  • Inform the PM of any issues with receiving required data such as incomplete data or time delays that can’t be rectified by dealing directly the Scientist or Engineer
  • Directly oversee the work of any junior GIS staff assigned to the project
  • Assign FEMA work as need be to junior GIS staff
  • Ensure junior GIS staff completing work on time, within budget and with high quality
  • Help the PM identify the GIS needs, time frames, and staff for FEMA project
  • Be involved with all technical discussions and meetings between the PM and client
  • Be responsible for all FEMA submittals related to GIS work (QR1, QR3, QR5)
  • Ensure the quality of the GIS data per FEMA guidelines
  • Ensure the quality of the mapping per FEMA guidelines
  • Be responsible for training junior GIS staff as need be for the project
  • Identify any GIS related issues that could put the project at risk

Education and Experience:
B.A. or B.S. 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 4 years of experience since Bachelor's degree or 2 years since Master's. Typical incumbent has 6-7 years experience.

Special Skills:
Good technical writing and communication skills. Eligible for project management training.

Professional Registrations:

Additional Requirements:
FEMA flood insurance or flood risk map products knowledge required. HAZUS experience preferred.  Experience in managing GIS staff and workload a plus.

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