GIS Specialist

Full-time Part-time ADVANCE Energy LLC Email Job
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  • Career Level Associate
  • Job Function Information Technology

Job Description

ADVANCE Energy  is seeking a GIS Specialist to join our team in our Boulder, Colorado office on either a part or full-time basis. Remote locations also considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spatial analysis, renewable project siting, field staff support, and research and development.
  • Support wind and solar resource modeling efforts through technical geospatial analysis processes.
  • Create high-quality static and interactive maps for site analysis, presentation, publication, wind & solar generation layouts.
  • Assess and validate development constraints.
  • Provide independent data interpretation while effectively maintaining data documentation.
  • Create and modify GIS datasets; manage and maintain legacy GIS datasets; develop and implement GIS-based analyses to support AE’s client work around the US.
  • Core responsibility includes processing data and graphics requests from project team members and anticipating information needs and presentation format as part of engineering and survey workflows.
  • Develop and maintain geospatial data on desktop and mobile applications. Ensure data meets appropriate data accuracy and content standards for quality assurance and quality control.
  • Coordinate use of outside consultants for additional GIS, surveying, modeling, analytical, environmental and development activities.
  • Occasional field work to validate proposed development via GPS.

Required Skills / Experience / Qualities:

  • Demonstrated capabilities in GIS and an interest in the intersection of spatial analysis and renewable energy project development.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of experience as a GIS Specialist, GIS Analyst, or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office products (excel, powerpoint, and word) and Google docs
  • Hands-on knowledge of Esri ArcGIS desktop software, including ArcMap.
  • Persistent curiosity and determination to arrive at the best solution given available data.
  • Able to work with diverse group of individuals (project managers, developers, consultants, asset management and other technical staff).
  • Strong and clear interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Produce quality work that brings value to the team and company and a willingness to take the “extra-step” in delivering the highest quality work product (i.e., a desire for excellence).
  • Strong understanding of geodatabases and geodatabase applications.
  • Ability to work with vector and raster datasets.
  • Experience using ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal, or another web mapping system.
  • Familiar with GPS data collection and data management, including Collector for ArcGIS.
  • Ability to use and edit shapefiles and geodatabases (personal, file, and enterprise).
  • Experience working with different coordinate systems, map projections, and datum’s.
  • Familiarity with standard cartographic methods, theories and principles.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple assignments, determine and set job task priorities and work with limited direct supervision.
  • Willingness to learn and approach your work in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Preferred but not required

  • Previous work in or familiarity with consulting engineers and/or surveyors.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and DWG files.
  • Experience using Google Earth and KMZ files.
  • Experience with additional GIS software / databases / spatial programming languages (QGIS, PostGIS, ArcPy, etc.).

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: careers@advanceenergyllc.com.

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