GIS Specialist
Buildings | Chicago, Illinois

Who We Are

We’re a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in the industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of.

Working For Primera

Our Buildings division is a talented team of experts working together to deliver buildings and systems that perform better. We provide full-service engineering and design services for both new and existing facilities. Ever focused on providing a first-class client experience, our 30-plus-year history includes projects for school, university, healthcare, government, aviation, laboratory, campus, and municipal facilities.

Who You Are

  • You have a bachelor’s in geography, environmental science, urban planning, computer sciences, civil engineering, or similar technical discipline and between one to two years of  experience working with GIS technology during internships or academic projects, and/or academic coursework. Having knowledge of gas utilities is a must.
  • You have production line work, CAD experience, or drafting/design knowledge in a GIS application.
  • You can create, maintain, analyze and share project data via the ESRI ArcGIS suite as well as Power BI.
  • You have a strong understanding in data management, data sourcing and query
    understanding.
  • You’re a strong communicator with the ability to explain complex, technical matters with ease, grace, and simplicity so that non-specialist readers understand.
  • You have the ability to interface and work effectively with various levels of the client
    organization and other City agencies.
  • You’re self-driven and motivated. You can work independently or within a team. You’re able to give and receive feedback.

What You'll Do

  • You’ll analyze other agency planning data within the City of Chicago to identify conflicts and coordination opportunities to assist with prioritization of CIP projects.
  • You’ll work closely with the Program’s Enterprise GIS team to assist in development of GIS-based planning tool platforms that help optimize output for CDWM’s requested tasks and requests.
  • You’ll work in an evolving team environment as well as independently depending on the project/request.
  • You’ll create, maintain, analyze and share project data via the ESRI ArcGIS suite as well as Power BI.
  • You’re self-driven and motivated; you willingly develop enhanced or adapt skills to meet objectives.

Some of What You'll Enjoy

  • An excellent benefits package including 401K match and employee stock ownership, gym and transit subsidies, paid volunteer time off, parental leave, continuing education reimbursement and much more
  • Flexible work scheduling in a fast-growing company
  • Colleagues that appreciate differences in people, perspectives, cultures, and ideas
  • The fruits of our employee-led committees focused on offering engaging social, wellness and community service activities all year long

Equal Employment Opportunity
Primera is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Primera’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, physical handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group as defined by law.

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