Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

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Apex Clean Energy

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Charlottesville, VA, United States

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30+ days ago

Company Description


Apex Clean Energy was founded with a singular focus: to accelerate the shift to clean energy. Through origination, construction, and operation of utility-scale wind, solar, and storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies, Apex is expanding the renewable frontier across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 250 professionals uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information about how Apex is building the energy company of the future, visit apexcleanenergy.com.

Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination and financing to construction and asset management. Our mission-driven team seeks determined, resolute individuals who strive to innovate and go above the call of duty, and who will relentlessly do their part to help accelerate the shift to America’s clean energy future.


Job Description


The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist produces analysis and maps to support the development and construction of energy projects. To communicate project details to landowners and project stakeholders, detailed maps and thorough GIS analysis are essential.

The GIS Specialist also supports discipline-specific GIS operations or analysis. Daily tasks in this role focus on the consistent operations necessary for preparation and completion of spatial analysis and cartographic products. These discipline specific operations may include project prospecting and origination, lease management and land administration, permitting activities, the siting of equipment and infrastructure on projects, and the overall visualization of projects to support design and optimization of projects.

Our ideal candidate will come in to this role with a genuine interest in renewable energy, passion for GIS and cartography, education in a related field, and experience in a GIS-specific role. You have a solid track record of exemplary teamwork and enjoy working on a dynamic and diverse cross-departmental team. You seize the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and you thrive in an environment that requires flexibility and adaptation to constant change, shifting demands, and moving timelines. You are driven, analytical, and a personable self-starter who can independently complete tasks on schedule. You have strong communication, presentation, and computer skills and can form, write, and present a coherent argument using facts and fact-based opinions following detailed analysis.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performing GIS analysis operations as supervised by the GIS Analyst or manager
  • Designing, developing, implementing tools for enhancing the discipline specific GIS, by improving efficiencies and automating workflows
  • Creating, developing, and maintaining web GIS content, including map services, feature services, web maps, and web applications, with ESRI products, to support discipline specific GIS.
  • Assisting Analysts in data capture, digitization, data mining, and quality control of data required to perform project specific GIS requests.
  • Creating, updating, and managing content within discipline specific GIS databases.
  • Manipulating GIS data to create information products to meet discipline specific requests.
  • Serving as the GIS technical lead and point of contact on subject specific GIS.
  • Work cross-departmentally to maintain clear communication and smooth collaboration at all stages of the project development process
  • Facilitate data conversions from AutoCAD to ArcGIS file formats. Experience with AutoCAD is helpful, but the majority of work will be performed in ESRI’s suite of GIS products
  • Travel to sites is minimal if any


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, Natural Resources, Planning, Engineering, Business Administration, or a related technical discipline from an accredited university or college.
  • 1 years’ experience in a GIS-specific role
  • Passion for GIS and producing cartographic products
  • Prior experience with ESRI suite of applications as well as other GIS applications and competency in Python or other basic programming languages related to typical GIS
  • Experience with AutoCAD (preferred)
  • Confirmed ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong organization skills and ability to handle time to meet frequently changing deadlines in a rapidly changing environment
  • Articulate with the ability to assist with management, client, and public presentations
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong passion for renewable energy
  • Exemplary standards of safety, honor, ethics, quality, communication, and productivity.
  • Willing to work from our headquarters in Charlottesville, VA

Additional Information


What Apex Can Offer You

  • A mission-driven, energetic environment
  • Collaborative and driven professional workforce committed to supporting your ideas and feedback and accelerating your potential
  • Ongoing support and guidance such as on-the-job learning, hands-on experience, and mentorship
  • Training, strategies, and tools to support your personal and professional growth
  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals committed to making an impact as an organization
  • Opportunities to volunteer and give back to our local communities
  • Exceptional benefits such as medical and dental; 401(k) with corporate match
  • Base and bonus commensurate with experience
  • Responsible Paid Time Off plus standard company holidays
  • Benefits Offered: comprehensive high-deductible health plans, dental and vision insurance plans, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, flexible spending arrangements, company paid parking and cell phone, fitness and wellness corporate discounts

Apex Clean Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.