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Job Details

Hiring OrganizationGTI Energy
Post NameGIS Technician
Qualification Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computer Science, or similar field preferred
Employment TypeFull Time
Work Hours8 Hours
Salary USD 3500 To USD 4500 Per Month
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States 60018


General Summary

GTI Energy is adding a Technician, GIS, to the Smart utility team. This position will collaborate with a team of Geographic Information System (GIS) professionals, scientists, and engineers in research and development projects featuring the latest industry technology. This position will be responsible for performing both field and office-based GIS tasks for energy research projects.

  • Candidates should have a wide range of experience using Esri ArcGIS products (Desktop, Server, Mobile)
  • An ideal candidate will have a background working in the surveying, engineering, or utility industries
  • Candidates should possess strong communication skills, the ability to work independently, with a team, and to interact with clients

GTI offers generous benefits, competitive salaries, professional growth, and the opportunity to work in a renowned R&D environment.

Work Location

The position will be based in GTI Energy’s Des Plaines, Illinois, headquarters. The candidate must be able to work remotely to meet all federal, state, local, and company COVID guidelines. While local candidates are preferred, GTI Energy provides relocation assistance for the right candidate.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Communicate and collaborate with remote team members and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, both technical and non-technical
  • Perform field data collection utilizing GNSS and utility locating devices
  • Perform data input of spatial data under minimal supervision using ArcGIS
  • Compile, manipulate, and refine geographic data from a variety of sources, including public domain, field collection, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing utility data
  • Interact with pipeline and environmental specialists to create spatial data visualizations
  • Write material for project reports and collaborate with team members to generate proposals
  • Investigate and report on emerging GIS-related technology in the energy and environmental industries
  • Contribute to the generation of technology-based research project ideas for the energy industry

Required Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Products (Desktop, ArcGIS Server, Survey 123, Field Maps, Collector, extensions)
  • Ability to use GIS to visualize data sets and perform analysis
  • Familiarity with mobile devices and operating systems
  • Understanding of using field-based GIS technology
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Ability to find, evaluate, learn and implement new technologies to meet customer needs and goals
  • Ability to travel to client sites to support project work in field settings

Preferred Technical Skills

  • Experience utilizing field-based data collection tools a plus
  • Environmental or pipeline-related experience a plus
  • Augmented reality experience is a plus
  • Licensed drone pilot a plus
  • Data analysis, statistics, and data visualization experience a plus
  • Prior experience working at a professional research organization is a plus

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Science, Engineering, Computer Science, or similar field preferred
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience

EEO Statement

You must have legal authorization to work for GTI Energy on your date of hire with no further action required by GTI Energy. GTI Energy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, minority/female/disability/veteran/sexual orientation.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is

  • in response to a formal complaint or charge,
  • in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or
  • consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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