GIS Analyst
Glen Allen, VA  / Vienna, VA  / Virginia Beach, VA 
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About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a GIS Analyst to join our team developing and implementing geospatial solutions for transportation clients and projects. Duties include working in a professional environment with a team of engineers, environmental scientists and transportation planners. The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, both technical and non-technical, is required. Ideal candidates will have a solid understanding of GIS and expertise with Esri software. We are interested in someone who is passionate, self-motivated, and has a strong desire to research, learn, and grow as a GIS professional; someone who can appropriately apply technology to solve problems and provide services to our clients. Successful candidates will be able to develop database schemas and analysis methods needed to support project goals and efficiently use web resources to research and problem solve. Our projects include geospatial solutions for desktop, web, and mobile.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of GIS Analyst, we'll count on you to

  • Independently conduct advanced spatial analyses using ArcGIS software from Esri and work with project managers and clients to design and effectively employ GIS on transportation planning projects.
  • Develop vector and raster spatial analysis models using Spatial ModelBuilder, Python or other GIS scripting languages
  • Develop geodatabase schemas and analysis methods needed to support project goals
  • Develop and support web GIS applications using Esri Web App Builder, Story Maps, Collector, Survey 123 within ArcGIS Online platform
  • Create maps, databases and other deliverables on short notice.
  • Communicate and collaborate with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, both technical and non-technical.
  • Perform quality control checks
  • Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Geography, Planning, Data Sciences or relevant field.
  • 4+ years practical GIS experience; an advanced degree in relevant field may offset 3 years of experience
  • Extensive experience with Esri Desktop ArcGIS software (Desktop and Pro), scripting and extensions (ModelBuilder, Python, Spatial Analyst, 3d Analyst, Linear Referencing, etc.)
  • Extensive experience in map generation and data visualization.
  • Extensive experiencing with ArcGIS Online platform and associated products such as Web App Builder, Story Maps, Collector and Survey 123
  • Expertise with developing Geodatabases and schemas (domains, subtypes), Access/SQL and other databases.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized. Highly responsive to requests from clients.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • GISP Certification a plus
  • Esri Certification a plus
  • Experience using Adobe Illustrator or related graphic software for enhancing quality of GIS maps
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS Enterprise and Portal for ArcGIS Server preferred
  • Experience in scripting, database management, and software development is a plus
  • Local candidates preferred


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Glen Allen
Other Locations: United States-Virginia-Vienna, United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach
Industry: Highway + Road
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Geospatial (GIS)
Job Posting: Mar 24, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


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