GIS Analyst (FEMA Program)

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Water Resources
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a junior-level GIS Analyst to perform flood risk analysis, mapping, and related services on FEMA projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast U.S. regions.  The position will report to our office in Chantilly, VA, but is expected to be primarily remote work for the indefinite future with occasional travel for in-person meetings.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform GIS database development, qualitative/quantitative analysis, and mapping as a member of a local and regional water resources team (primarily flood risk analysis and mapping)
  • Compile, manipulate, and refine geographic data from a variety of sources including hydraulic models, field collection, satellite/aerial imagery, public domain data, and existing maps
  • Produce detailed, high-quality cartographic products (digital and hardcopy) and accompanying reports in accordance with technical guidelines and client needs
  • Perform regular quality control checks of spatial and non-spatial datasets to ensure data integrity
  • Collaborate with team members on project tasks related to GIS, database design and management, and data visualization
  • Customize GIS workflow and software programs for data collection, engineering, and environmental applications

Skills / Qualifications


  • 0 - 5 years of GIS project experience
  • BA/BS in GIS, Geography or related field
  • Proficiency using ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office
  • Experience in producing high-quality digital and hardcopy maps and project graphics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and carefully follow both written and oral guidance/instructions
  • Resourceful and self-motivated


  • Experience with FEMA’s Risk MAP and National Flood Insurance Program (strongly preferred)
  • Experience with hazard mitigation
  • Customization of GIS software using Python

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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