Parsons Corporation Senior GIS Engineer in Riyadh, United States

Senior GIS Engineer


Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia

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Develops detailed work plans and schedules for all phases of a GIS project. Helps to define scope of work, schedule, and procedures for project assignments.

Determines budget estimates and staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule.

Evaluates and recommends hardware and software requirements.

Oversees collection of field data required for project and screens available data for relevance and applicability.

Designs (or oversees the design of) GIS, database, and analytical processes. May include system development (e.g., tailoring hardware, software, and data configurations to meet project needs).

Designs and develops (or oversees design and development of) GIS automation processes for internal use. Modifies application code to customize automation processes.

Utilizes various spatial analysis methods (interpolation, modeling, etc.) to depict patterns and trends of geographic data.

Integrates hardware, software, and data. Assesses precision and accuracy of GIS data; makes decisions regarding relevance to projects. May integrate non-GIS data with GIS applications, as appropriate.

Troubleshoots complex hardware and software problems, and develops suitable workarounds.

Performs quality assurance on GIS deliverables, GIS processing, and execution of tasks by subordinates.

Evaluates commercial GIS applications, and designs and develops difficult and complex GIS applications for internal use and client deliverables.

Produces (or oversees the production of) client deliverables in both hardcopy and digital format.

May Supervise lower-level GIS Specialists and GIS technicians assigned to project.

May provide support for business development activities.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


4-year degree in Geography, Planning, Engineering, Computer Science or related curriculum (or equivalent) and 12 years of related experience.


  • Proven ability to perform (may serve in a lead capacity), excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of industry practices are required. Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and be able to select and apply appropriate GIS software for use on project. In addition, the incumbent must possess the following specific skills and competencies:

  • A broad knowledge of GIS packages, theory, mapping, programming, database, and principles of GIS, and the ability to apply these principles to new applications.

  • Ability to design and maintain GIS databases and other database formats such as Microsoft Access, dBase, etc.

  • Proficiency in cartographic and map design (including coordinating systems, projections and map scales), database programming and design, and data translation skills from one format to another (e.g., ORACLE to INFORMIX). Ability to utilize, convert and incorporate various types of data into GIS. Examples of this data include Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and database files.

  • Proficiency in programming and scripting languages such as Visual Basic, Python, HTML, AML, EML, Cold Fusion, etc.

  • Systems automation skills (e.g., UNIX scripts, NT batch scripts, Linux scripts)

  • Advanced troubleshooting and problem solving skills

  • Ability to independently assess data anomalies, software problems, and program design flaws, and take appropriate steps to make the project work.

  • Ability to ascertain hardware/software limitations, how to work within them, and what can be done when limits are reached.

  • Ability to communicate results of assigned tasks in writing.

  • Ability to document work performed on a project in project logs.

  • Ability to document specific information about project data in the metadata file.

  • Proficiency in basic office automation software including MS-Word or MS-Excel.

  • Specialized knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

  • Specific application of Geospatial Processing and Spatial Analysis in standard GIS applications.

  • Specific application of Relational Database Management Systems in the context of recognized GIS applications.

  • Specific application of GIS Programming techniques applying industry standard programming packages.

  • Specific application of Remote Sensing and Image Processing techniques as related to standard GIS applications.

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

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.