GIS Specialist
Detroit, MI  / Waterford Township, MI 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
GIS Specialist
Job Locations US-MI-Detroit | US-MI-Waterford Township
Job ID 2022-1909 # of Openings Remaining 1
About DLZ

DLZ Corporation is an award-winning architecture and engineering firm serving public and private entities across the nation. As a multidisciplinary firm, DLZ provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms. Our growth is a testament to the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our clients.

Our mission is to build on our reputation for excellence by becoming the preferred architectural, engineering, and environmental firm. We focus on meeting and exceeding our clients' expectations and are known for our competence, integrity, and contributions to the people and communities we service and in which we live.

Job Description

DLZ Corporation currently has a GIS Specialist opportunity in Detroit and Waterford, MI. We are looking for a highly talented and motivated individual to provide GIS, application and programming assistance to our engineers and clients for various municipal, industrial, and institutional projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

    Integrate ecological, economic and resource management information using GIS and other computer based analytical tools.
  • Assist with the planning and development of GIS based applications for parcel as well as water, sewer, stormwater and other infrastructure layers.
  • Use GIS-based analytical procedures, map and report production and presentation of analytical results. Help develop a growing client base for GIS services.
  • Recognize and edit all GIS file formats. Ex. ESRI software, MicroStation, AutoCAD, Intergraph software.
  • Analyze engineering documents and visually or programmatically interpolate the information to a geo-reference or contextual database.
  • Communicate with non-GIS technical staff to determine user requirements and translate into a document that can be used to model GIS data.
  • Develop, implement, and manage geographic information systems (GIS) projects. Creates and maintains data and scans documents and photographs into the GIS. Performs quality control checks on data.
  • Analyze and interpret spatial data to produce maps, reports, and other products.
  • Performs research, gathers and enters data from a variety of sources. Operates Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment and conducts fieldwork as required
  • Perform all work in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in geography, surveying, computer science, urban planning or related field, equivalent experience will be considered.

  • One or more-year relevant experience

  • Must be able to read and interpret maps and surveys

  • Knowledge of the latest principles, practices, and techniques of GIS. Ability to produce professional, high quality, GIS-based cartographic products.

  • Relevant experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation.

  • Proficient use of computers ESRI ArcGIS Desktop or other GIS software experience

  • Experience with ESRI based applications such as Trimble / Cityworks preferred
  • Familiarity with Python programming and report generation such as Crystal Reports is desirable.
  • Microsoft Office experience is required
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites and complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.

At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!

DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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