GIS Technician - Water / Hydrologic and Hydraulic

Johannesburg, South Africa
Added: February 19, 2024

Woolpert Africa, based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa, offers extensive high accuracy lidar, imagery and remote sensing experience, as well as airborne topographic, hyper spectral, and thermal survey and mapping. We provide mapping services for engineering, infrastructure, mining, mapping, agriculture, and environmental sectors in more than 45 African countries.

We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. Because of our growth we are now excited to be adding a GIS Technician to our new Water/Hydrologic and Hydraulic Team!



  • Assist with converting data between CAD, GIS, and other platforms.
  • Collaborate closely with the Market Practice Managers and staff to deliver GIS data and solutions.
  • Utilize technical background to assist in the design, analysis, and modification of GIS data.
  • Work with clients and staff to ensure successful project delivery, consistent quality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Interpret GIS technology that is out in the industry and assist in developing new applications, workflows, data standards, and solutions for internal and external clients.
  • Provide quality reviews of project documentation, including work plans thru final deliverables.
  • Stay up on the technology and help develop procedures that can meet our clients’ needs.
  • Data Integration
  • Data Classification
  • Feature Extraction
  • Post-processed LiDAR Classifications
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Database Management
  • Map Creation
  • Digital Deliverables


Qualifications / Experience:

  • Degree in Geography/GIS with minimum 2 years of experience
  • Working experience in the current ESRI environment, including ArcMap, ArcPro, and ArcGIS Online
  • Working experience in Microstation and AutoCAD is preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Experience with ESRI Software – ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, Survey123, and ArcGIS Portal
  • 2 years of experience as a technician
  • Experience with Python
  • City Works Experience require
  • Experience to draw in parcel data using legal descriptions
  • Understand data standards and use standards to create or transform data
  • Excellent communication skills, systems troubleshooting, fault isolation/diagnosis, and the ability to read, comprehend and follow technical data
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team environment
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Quickly adapt and respond to industry changes as well as internal initiatives
  • Certification as a GISP is desired but not required
  • Experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D is preferred but not required
  • Experience with Safe Software’s FME preferred but not required
  • Aviation experience is preferred?but not required
  • Building Information Modeling experience is desired but not required
  • ESRI Experience Builder experience preferred

About Woolpert:

Woolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm, and one of the best companies in the world. It’s a vision we’ve been fine-tuning for decades. It guides our decisions and investments, provides our clients with optimal solutions, and offers our employees unrivaled opportunities. Woolpert is recognized as a Great Place to Work by its employees with more than a century of experience, over 1,000 employees and 30 offices worldwide.

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