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AECOM GIS Developer/Graduate GIS Developer - Basingstoke in Basingstoke, United Kingdom

United Kingdom - Hampshire, Basingstoke

Job Summary

Business Line: Environment and Ground Engineering

Locations: Basingstoke only

Salary: Competitive

Please apply straight away because we review CVs and select candidates on a rolling basis


AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

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.


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.


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 programmes form 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 over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand 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 undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Minimum 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

  • 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)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 221260BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations