GIS Specialist

Timmons Group
Richmond, VA
Added: January 16, 2024
Job Description

Timmons Group is currently seeking a GIS Specialist to join our team in Richmond, VA . The GIS Specialist is responsible for performing a wide variety of production tasks for Geospatial Transportation projects and data management. They assist and support Project Managers and Developers in meeting project deliverable requirements and deadlines.

The ideal candidate will be inspired by data analysis to gain insight and innovation and have a knack for understanding geospatial transportation data.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Use various GIS software (ESRI ArcGIS), as well as various geographic data formats and standard data conversion and transformation methods, for geographic analysis.
  • Update Geospatial data on an as-needed basis.
  • Creating maps, reports, and presentations in support of various GIS and technology projects
  • Working cooperatively with Project Managers and peers to complete assigned work.
  • Proactively seeks input and clarification from other employees assigned to given projects in order to minimize time spent in performing the essential duties of the position
  • Troubleshoot problems associated with existing GIS applications, tools, and data.
  • Provide process-oriented approach to project work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills/Requirements of a successful candidate should have the following but not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from four-year college in GIS, Surveying, Engineering, Geography, Information Systems, or related degree, and at least three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ideal candidates will have transportation department (DOT) experience
  • Ideal candidates will have at least two years of related work experience
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Software (Desktop and Extensions, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Server)
  • Experience with Linear Referencing Systems (LRS) and/or Esri’s Roads and Highways is a plus
  • Knowledge of ESRI Production Mapping suite of tools, including Data Reviewer, Workflow Manager, Task Assistant Manager is a plus
  • Technical expertise obtaining, manipulating, and organizing data as well as defining, planning, and implementing analysis and processes
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of team with excellent time management skills to ensure deadlines are met
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work with minimal direction to complete tasks and solve problems

Additional Information

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Timmons Group is a full-service engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With over 15 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture, and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms for over 30 years, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and providing our people with the best resources, technology, and culture to help them thrive in an engaging career development setting. For more information, visit