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GIS Specialist

Apex Clean Energy

Charlottesville, VA
Posted 3 months ago
Company Name: Apex Clean Energy
Company Website:
Contact Name: Ali Tankiewicz
Contact Job Title: Senior HR Manager, Talent and Learning
Phone: (434) 328-2995
Job Title: GIS Specialist
Job Location (City, State): Charlottesville
Job Description:

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist produces analysis and maps to support the development and construction of energy projects. To communicate project details to landowners and project stakeholders, detailed maps and thorough GIS analysis are essential.

The GIS Specialist also supports discipline-specific GIS operations or analysis and support. Daily tasks in this role focus on the consistent operations necessary for preparation and completion of spatial analysis and cartographic products. These discipline specific operations may include project prospecting and origination, lease management and land administration, permitting activities, the siting of equipment and infrastructure on projects, and the overall visualization of projects to support design and optimization of projects.

Our ideal candidate will come into this role with a genuine interest in renewable energy, passion for GIS and cartography, education in a related field, and experience in a GIS-specific role. You have a solid track record of exemplary teamwork and enjoy working on a dynamic and diverse cross-departmental team. You seize the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and you thrive in an environment that requires flexibility and adaptation to constant change, shifting demands, and moving timelines. You are driven, analytical, and a personable self-starter who can independently complete tasks on schedule. You have strong communication, presentation, and computer skills and can form, write, and present a coherent argument using facts and fact-based opinions following detailed analysis.

Primary Responsibilities
• Performing GIS analysis operations as supervised by the GIS Analyst or manager and/or leading discipline specific GIS
• Designing, developing, implementing tools for enhancing the discipline specific GIS, by improving efficiencies and automating workflows
• Creating, developing, and maintaining web GIS content, including map services, feature services, web maps, and web applications, with ESRI products, to support discipline specific GIS.
• Assisting Analysts in data capture, digitization, data mining, and quality control of data required to perform project specific GIS requests.
• Creating, updating, and managing content within discipline specific GIS databases.
• Manipulating GIS data to create information products to meet discipline specific requests.
• Serving as the GIS technical lead and point of contact on subject specific GIS.
• Work cross-departmentally to maintain clear communication and smooth collaboration at all stages of the project development process
• Facilitate data conversions from AutoCAD to ArcGIS file formats. Experience with AutoCAD is helpful, but the majority of work will be performed in ESRI’s suite of GIS products
• Travel to sites, minimal if any

Success Profile
To succeed as a GIS Specialist at Apex Clean Energy, you’ll need to display excellence within the following criteria:
• Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Natural Resources, Planning, Engineering, Business Administration, or a related technical discipline from an accredited university or college.
• 1 years’ experience in a GIS-specific role, preferably in an energy related field.
• Prior experience with ESRI suite of applications as well as other GIS applications and competency in Python or other basic programming languages related to typical GIS
• Experience with AutoCAD (preferred)
• Confirmed ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams.
• Strong organization skills and ability to handle time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
• Articulate with the ability to assist with management, client, and public presentations
• Exceptional planning and organizational skills
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Strong passion for renewable energy
• Exemplary standards of safety, honor, ethics, quality, communication, and productivity.
• Willing to work from our headquarters in Charlottesville, VA (post COVID-19).

Application Instructions: Please submit an application at our Careers Page;



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