Graduate Opportunity

GIS Developer / Graduate GIS Developer - 2020

Environment & Buildings + Places

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About you

AECOM’s Geospatial & Data Services team is looking for an enthusiastic Data Specialist / GIS Developer to join our busy team of specialists in Basingstoke, Hampshire. This is a full time, permanent role in a team of more 30 staff located in offices across the UK and Ireland.

You’ll provide critical Data Management and GIS input to deliver projects on time and budget, and be responsible for helping to develop new tools, databases and applications, as well as maintaining existing systems.

You will be paired with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor you as you start working on live projects. Your initial role will to assist with the completion of tasks such as:

  • Use of coding, automation and technology to efficiently deliver workflows and provide innovation into projects
  • Data capture, management, analysis and validation
  • Data conversion and integration
  • Map production
  • Spatial and 3D analysis
  • Design and build spatial and non-spatial databases
  • Meeting with internal clients to determine GIS requirements

You’ll be innovative and creative with strong interpersonal communication skills, and you’ll be comfortable working independently and as part of an interdisciplinary multi-cultural team.

Although you’ll be based in Basingstoke, you may occasionally work from other AECOM or client offices depending on project requirements.

About us

Our focus is providing GIS and data management expertise on large environmental and infrastructure projections, as well as developing systems – such as mobile data capture, creation of toolsets for analysis or data analysis platforms – so other AECOM disciplines can carry out their work.

Recent development projects carried out by the Geospatial & Data Services team include:

  • Land access and survey request website for a large infrastructure project
  • Analysis toolset in SQL Server to assist in SHLAA Site Assessments
  • Arboriculture survey data import system, using Arc PAD, Sharp Map and SQL Server to process data ready for reporting
  • Web and database tools to improve QA / QC processes on a city-wide cycle infrastructure capture project

The team supports a wide range of projects, with current projects including high-profile major transport and infrastructure schemes, conventional and renewable power developments, industrial and commercial development projects, as well as GIS / data management projects led directly by the Geospatial & Data Services team.

Geospatial & Data Services is part of AECOM’s Environment business. AECOM’s planners, economists, designers, environmental specialists, architects, engineers, programme managers and technicians work collaboratively to address complex challenges at all scales. We regenerate urban areas, cities and regions; we create distinctive buildings and public spaces; we plan for the management of open space and natural systems; and we design and deliver infrastructure programmes.

Job requirements

  • GIS degree or a related field (relevant MSc is desirable) or a degree in Computer Science with a GIS background
  • Experience in all or some of the following:
    • SQL server o Web design and development using JavaScript and ASP.NET
    • Microsoft C#
    • Python
    • Leaflet / ArcGIS Server JavaScript API
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Exemplary focus, ambition and attention to detail
  • General GIS analysis
  • Provide dynamic and innovative solutions
  • Demonstrable experience in ESRI desktop software and extensions
  • Sound understanding of spatial data structures and fundamental concepts of GIS
  • Ability to complete work with GIS best practice and corporate standards in mind
  • Ability to liaise with clients to promote GIS and deliver high-quality GIS input into their projects
  • Able to work both on your own and with the wider GIS/project team based in multiple locations
  • Proficient in the delivery of allocated project tasks to quality, time and budget requirements
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)


  • Experience of working with environment- and planning-related datasets
  • Experience with working and controlling large number of evolving datasets
  • Exposure to developing and maintaining web GIS and / or enterprise GIS technologies
  • Exposure to developing and using mobile and GPS survey applications


Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our GDP forms a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have more than 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK and Ireland from more than 40 different disciplines, each making a tangible difference to the environment in which we live and work.

We’ll provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution (we have graduates working towards more than 30 professional institutions in the UK and Ireland). We’ll push you to achieve the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development, and you will take regular training modules throughout the programme. There’ll be on-the-job technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Basingstoke (Hampshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology

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