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IS data Analyst and Hazus Specialist

Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch

IT, Data Science
Denver, CO, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 104114

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : Yes

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

Job Summary

Black & Veatch’s Resilience and Information Solutions (IS) groups are growing rapidly and have an exciting opportunity for new professionals who are interested in being part of a group of asset management and information solutions professionals who provide advanced services and solutions for state, municipal, and utility customers throughout the United States and internationally. Our success has been founded on a combination of a team-centric culture and a collaborative; client-focused mentality committed to delivering technical excellence – every time! Asset management, and specifically asset management information solutions, is a strategic growth area for the firm and provides exciting career possibilities and potential for interested professionals.

Key Responsibilities

Provides technical and analytical information management solutions using software and databases for domestic or international projects.

Functions in a IS/GIS Specialist capacity under general supervision, performs moderate to highly complex aspects of data administration, creation, data integrations, analysis, reporting, mapping and/or application development. Applies knowledge of geospatial and information management principles to prescribed techniques and procedures to complete project assignments.

Performs analytical, technical, and/or developmental tasks, such as:

· Conduct risk/vulnerability assessments for various plans including hazard mitigation, resilience, and climate adaptation plans.

· Support plan development by presenting risk assessment results in tables and charts; creating maps; and writing risk assessment methodology descriptions.

· Perform QA/QC of results of risk/vulnerability assessments conducted by other BV staff and project subcontractors.

· Actively identify and evaluate risk/vulnerability assessment tools, methodologies, and data sources.

· Provide Hazus, and GIS, analysis support for benefit cost analyses (BCA).

· Responsible for data editing and manipulation and ensuring data accuracy based on quality assurance / quality control guidelines

· Ensures compliance with project requirements of accuracy / specifications for scope of service and overall quality.

· Establishes and maintains required files to document data references, analytical methods, calculations and rationale used in reaching conclusions.

· Performs additional tasks specific to an area of expertise or technology.

· Develops and/or leads GIS-based tools, applications, databases, or similar solutions.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired experience includes familiarity and proficiency in the following GIS and information management solutions:

· Managing and editing data through Esri’s suite of applications including but not limited to: ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise (Server), Collector, FieldMaps, Survey123,

Operations Dashboard, Story Maps, etc.

· Desire to learn new software including: cloud (MS Azure, AWS, ArcGIS Online), mobile, analytics, business intelligence, AI/ML, visualization and data blending applications.

· Microsoft Office suite of applications including: Word, Excel, Access, PowerBI, PowerPoint and productivity apps.

· Introductory to moderate familiarity with one or more programming or scripting languages including: Python, Arcade, SQL, JavaScript, C++, Visual Basic

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop expertise in the integration of GIS with technologies such as custom program management dashboards, business intelligence, CMMS and other relevant

information solutions.

Additional qualifications include:

· Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Physical, Earth, Life Science, Engineering, or Computer Science from an accredited university; or equivalent job-related work experience.

· 5 to 10+ years of experience in a dynamic and diverse information analysis environment.

· Excellent time / data management, communication, and interpersonal skills required.

· Enthusiastic about learning, pushing technical limits, and finding new solutions.

· Minimum of 5 years of experience using FEMA’s Hazus software.

Experience with the following is considered advantageous:

· Extensive experience using ArcGIS Pro

· Knowledge of Esri Experience Builder and Python

· Extensive experience using all modules – flood, earthquake, hurricane, and tsunami – of FEMA’s Hazus software.

· Extensive experience compiling, mapping, and analyzing risk assessment-related data including natural hazards, parcel/tax assessor rolls, and demographics.

· Technical writing ability

· Familiarity with FME ETL tools or similar

· Exposure to engineering-related concepts and functions (i.e., technical experience in GIS support of hazard mitigation planning, resiliency, water distribution or wastewater collection systems).

· Familiarity with one or more programming or scripting languages (e,g. Python, Arcade, SQL, JavaScript, C++) is a plus though not required.

· Familiarity with basic to moderately complex relational databases and asset hierarchies

Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Typically a minimum of 5 plus years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Sitting,talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, seeing, writing, reaching, stooping, crouching, walking, standing for extended periods of time.Office environment

Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Grade


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To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

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