Dec 12, 2017

GIS Information Solutions Leader

  • HDR
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Job Description

Job Title:   GIS Information Solutions Leader

Company Name: HDR

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary: The GIS Information Solutions Leader will support all of HDR’s business lines based out of the Gulf Arab states. You will work with operations and business group leadership to identify information management needs, develop options and help to drive implementation. HDR's ability to develop a customized approach, based on our professional expertise, is what will allow for applied solutions that set us apart in the market. You would also work with other business class professionals globally to advance the state of the practice and share resources.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strong understanding of HDR’s Applied Information Management initiative and our GIS business class capabilities
  • Work with local leadership to prioritize opportunities that weave in AIM solutions
  • In particular, identify GIS and asset management opportunities to support existing client plans and projects
  • Identify additional client opportunities
  • Develop a gap analysis as a basis for a 3, 6 and 18 month development plan
  • Work with business class leadership to develop technical initiatives that can be embedded into our annual planning process
  • Serve as the project manager where appropriate
  • Identify and develop additional technical staff to support your practice as it grows in coordination with worksharing across the business class
  • Well represent HDR’s culture with clients and in professional organizations


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The jobholder must hold a Bachelor's degree in Geography, Planning, Engineering, Natural Sciences or closely related field. ESRI Certification is desired
  • At least five years of practical GIS experience; an advanced degree in relevant field may offset 4 years of experience
  • Proficient in use of ArcGIS and ArcGIS extensions (3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, Publisher, etc)
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • GISP, AICP, PE or other professional certification a plus
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • Proven 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 ERSI 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.

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