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Parsons Corporation GIS Specialist in Doha, Qatar

If you are a GIS expert, skilled at creating, updating, managing, and correcting personal geodatabases, file geodatabases, Parsons has an opportunity for you! If you are interested in ArcGIS software work, GPS field work, quality control of spatial data, map creation and publishing, and GIS technical support, you could serve as our newest GIS specialist.

The GIS Specialist uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS), database, and spreadsheet software for GIS design, GIS mapping and analysis, database design and system development, and compilation and analysis of geographic data. May use three or more sets of data simultaneously, and may require programming in languages such as Visual Basic, HTML, Cold Fusion, Avenue, and AML.


Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, GIS, Environmental Management, Survey Science, Information Technology.

3+ years of practical experience in establishing and running GIS systems for Local and / or State Governments in Qatar.

Ability to use modern computer-based Geospatial Design tools and GIS software.

Experience in Qatar or GCC will be preferred

Proficiency in GIS software applications and programming is required. Also requires a demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication skills and a working knowledge of industry practices. In addition, the incumbent must possess the following specific skills and competencies:

  • Assist in developing the broad understanding about GIS systems, customized applications and GIS related agencies in Qatar

  • Analyze existing land use patterns and evaluate how best to align this with proposed land use

  • Analyze spatial data through mapping software and designing digital maps with geographic data and various other data sets

  • Discover patterns and trends through spatial mapping of data

  • Assist in establishing an appropriate Geographical Information System (GIS) that best meets the City district’s needs

  • Update the comprehensive GIS database for the City district Master Plan

  • Produce reports on geographic data utilizing data visualizations

  • Prepare land map layouts and associated updates to recommend measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities and transportation to control and guide the

Future development of Lusail

  • Provide support / input to other disciplines, as appropriate (i.e. landscape, infrastructure, urban design)

  • Ensure knowledge transfer of City developments and other private developers’ projects

  • Coordinate with Ministry of Municipality & Environment (MME) to confirm GIS system accuracy and Urban Planning updates that need to be incorporated into the GIS system

  • Liase with related Government institutions (i.e. MME, KAHRAMAA, ASHGHAL, QP, GSDP, Q22), as and when required


Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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