Jacobs GIS Specialist-Land Development (Entry Level) in Dallas, Texas

GIS Specialist-Land Development (Entry Level)


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs is seeking a dedicated professional who can succeed under limited supervision. Someone who can working on more complex, less routine projects and exercises judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard GIS techniques, procedures, and criteria.

This position will

  • Researches, evaluates, recommends and implements technical and administrative solutions to achieve application objects to forward departmental goals, Interacts with engineers, PMs, GIS group, more likely to have client contact.

  • Recommend changes to Engineers working on a given project.

  • Mentor less experienced GIS offering advice and knowledge.

  • Coordinates the implementation and maintenance of geographic databases.

  • Develop a GIS system, with centralized data and a user interface.

  • Develop or modify standards for the land development exhibits and output required for land development projects.

  • Centralize data for use on projects in indexed library.

  • Produce and maintain supporting system documentation.

  • Will work independently and under limited supervision.

  • Produce and maintain current library of GIS data, acquire new data as necessary for project needs or new geographies and augment data as new information is received.

  • Utilize GIS to maintain queryable database of Jacobs projects.

  • Prepare routine exhibits for projects to support development, H/H, environmental, marketing and other purposes.


  • Must have a high-school or technical-school training with courses in GIS, computer-aided drafting, and/or information technology is required

  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering Discipline, Geography, or Computer Science is preferred

  • Previous GIS internship is preferred

  • Experience in ArchGIS- is preferred

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Dallas

Req ID: BI 0002ZC