Location: Phoenix

Kittelson is seeking a full-time GIS specialist to join our team of transportation professionals in our Phoenix, Arizona office.

Position Summary

The ideal candidate has strong organizational, communication, and time management capabilities; works effectively with technical and administrative staff; continually seeks to improve processes; is detail-oriented; and thrives in a non-structured environment.

In this role, you will support a variety of project teams across the firm with data management, analytical tasks and mapping for projects. Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate GIS efforts/tasks with project managers and analysts
  • Perform data mining for projects
  • Create and manage geodatabase modeling for projects
  • Apply and maintain GIS standards to all projects
  • Provide data analysis for projects
  • Create a variety of GIS visuals using ArcMAP
  • Manage GIS tasks with the firm’s transportation analysts
  • Create Python scripting tools for workflow optimization
  • Create and update GIS knowledge on GIS wiki page
  • Share latest tools, project stories, and GIS accomplishments through companywide presentations
  • Ensure that internal schedules are met for project/proposal/marketing deliverables


Required Qualifications

  • Strong GIS capabilities using ArcMAP, ArcGIS online, ESRI extensions- Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst
  • GIS programming/application development experience
  • Works well in a high-pressure environment; meets deadlines
  • Self-motivated and assertive
  • Capable of handling multiple projects concurrently
  • Interacts effectively with individuals at all staff levels
  • Working knowledge of Python programming and scripting
  • Strong understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite and proficient in Word

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5+ years of similar and relevant working experience
  • Experience working in the transportation profession
  • Strong skills using ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, SQL Server
  • College degree preferred, in a field commensurate with the position (e.g., GIS or geography)

Preferred Soft Skills

  • Entrepreneurial and consulting spirit to serve internal and external clients
  • Passion for the GIS transportation industry and consulting
  • Natural teaching and mentoring ability
  • A strong desire to learn
  • Outward focus, with high level of customer service
  • Strong attention to detail
Kittelson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not face discrimination on the basis of veteran status or disability.

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