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SAN0000VV Requisition #

Arup’s purpose, shared values and collaborative approach has set us apart for over 75 years, guiding how we shape a better world. At Arup, you belong to an extraordinary collective – in which we encourage individuality to thrive. Our strength comes from how we respect, share and connect our diverse experiences, perspectives and ideas. You will have the opportunity do socially useful work that has meaning – to Arup, to your career, to our members and to the clients and communities we serve. 

The Americas Digital, Data, and Geospatial team is a group of data specialists, geospatial authorities, software developers, designers, and digital consultants. We use our collective talents to deliver technology-led solutions to clients. In collaboration with domain experts from across our firm, we develop and deploy digital tools to enhance design and analysis. The team operates as a catalyst for automation across Arup, using sophisticated software tools, cloud-based web applications, novel automation workflows, geospatial tools and approaches, machine learning, and more to advance the design and delivery of airports, rail networks, urban infrastructure, bridges, tunnels, skyscrapers, and other key aspects of the built environment. Our team members are engaged in the full project lifecycle to deliver digital solutions, as well as leading forward-looking research and development to define the next generation of digital tools and approaches for our industry. 


We are seeking a Geospatial Analyst to join our team, with the primary location based in San Francisco. We are open to considering exceptional candidates in Oakland or Los Angeles who possess the skills and expertise to excel in this role. The candidate will join our regional team and collaborate closely with consultants, planners, and engineers to design efficient and automated geospatial workflows. 

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, an excellent problem solver, able to adapt to new technologies and platforms, and able to articulate complex digital solutions to people of other backgrounds. We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, adept at managing tasks within specified timelines and budget constraints with ease and efficiency.  

Responsibilities of this specific role will include, but not be limited to the following:  

  • Provide geospatial support on projects across the Americas 
  • Advise on geospatial standard processes 
  • Build and maintain GIS databases to store project data 
  • Advise on data management and interoperability approaches and standard processes, and deploy and maintain solutions on projects 
  • Develop analytical solutions to support sustainability, planning, and infrastructure projects 
  • Work with internal technical and domain experts to design and implement geospatial solutions 
  • Work with project teams to understand requirements and design solutions to support project delivery 
  • Recommend integrated data dissemination and visualization solutions 
  • Advise on data collection approaches and best practices 
  • Presentation and documentation of solutions to non-technical audiences 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS or a related field 
  • Minimum 3 years experience providing geospatial solutions
  • Expertise in desktop GIS software such as ArcGIS Pro
  • Experience of data management and interoperability standard processes in the built environment (e.g. FME, ProjectWise, Autodesk Construction Cloud, CAD/BIM packages) 
  • Excellent planning and organization skills required for our fast-paced environment
  • Must be eager to learn, highly motivated, proactive and willing to take on new challenges 


  • Experience working with enterprise GIS solutions (ArcGIS Enterprise or open-source solutions) 
  • Experience with web-based GIS (e.g. ArcGIS Online, HTML, CSS, Leaflet, PostGIS) 
  • Cartographic or 3D visualization experience 
  • Experience and interest in applying spatial solutions to complex engineering problems 
  • Proven ability to perform in a deadline-driven environment 
  • Past history of technical presentations and technical writing

Notable Projects 

Arup is the creative force at the heart of the worlds most prominent projects across our industry. We offer a diverse portfolio of professional digital services to clients around the world that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. The following are some examples of how we are using digital to influence change to help shape a better world. 


San Francisco Hiring Range - The good faith base salary hiring range for this job if performed in San Francisco is $77,300 to $92,500 per year. Benefits are not included in the base salary. Please note hiring ranges for candidates performing work outside of San Francisco will differ. 


Benefits that Work - At Arup, we have a comprehensive and valuable benefits program that works for our employees and their families while keeping costs low. These benefits provide health and welfare security for you as well as paid time off for rest and renewal. Our Global Profit Share Plan (paid bi-annually) provides an opportunity for you to share in the success of the Firm. As a valued employee of Arup, you can also choose to participate in our 401(k) plan with up to 10% company match to help you save for your future. 


Flexible Working - We believe that flexible arrangements create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people. Options for alternative schedules and the ability to work outside of the office for a portion of your workweek are available. 


Arup is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, spouse of protected veteran, or disability. 





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