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Bowman GIS Technician - Chesterfield, MO in Chesterfield, Missouri

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Bowman has an opportunity for a GIS Technician to join our team in Chesterfield, MO.

At Bowman, we believe in creating opportunities for aspiring people to thrive and achieve ambitious goals. That’s why a career at Bowman is more than a job. It is an opportunity to be part of a diverse and engaged community of professionals, to be treated as a respected and valued member of a motivated team and to be empowered to do exceptional work that advances the best interest of everyone involved. We recognize the importance of creating a work environment that is both rewarding to our employees and supportive of our unwavering commitment to provide unparalleled service to our clients.


The GIS Tech is responsible for final processing and quality control of mapping products including project set-up with process descriptions, translators, directory organization, and data archiving to ensure products meet or exceed customer expectations.


  1. Data Management and Processing:
  • Convert data from initial collection format through various editing stages to final delivery format, ensuring consistency and readiness for client use.

  • Maintain organized data directories, ensuring a clean and efficient workspace for ease of access and productivity.

  • Review all project-related data files; collect, organize, and prepare historical project data for archiving, preserving work integrity and facilitating future references.

  1. Quality Control:
  • Conduct comprehensive geometry (topology) quality control checks utilizing a range of GIS software to validate data accuracy and integrity.

  • Perform detailed attribution quality control checks to ensure data attributes are precise and meet project specifications, utilizing various GIS software tools.

  1. Project and Workflow Coordination:
  • Prioritize job requests effectively based on project deadlines to optimize workflow and ensure timely progress.

  • Notify department Lead or Director of any project-related issues to align quality objectives with expected timelines and ensure issues are addressed promptly.

  • Maintain up-to-date status reports and tracking mechanisms on all projects to provide transparency and real-time progress updates.

  1. Product Development and Delivery:
  • Create high-quality final products for client delivery, ensuring that all work aligns with quality standards for first-time client acceptance.

  • Guarantee on-time final delivery of products, emphasizing the importance of adhering to project timelines and client expectations.

  1. Standards and Documentation Compliance:
  • Adhere to and maintain International Organization for Standardization (ISO) documentation to uphold global standards within all project activities.

  • Develop comprehensive metadata for all datasets to facilitate user understanding and future applicability of geographic data.

  1. Quality Assurance:
  • Ensure all completed work meets or exceeds defined quality standards, with a focus on achieving first-time acceptance by clients.

  • Engage in continuous improvement by providing feedback on quality control processes and contributing to the refinement of departmental standards.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography or related GIS field (will accept combination of related coursework and relevant work experience).

  • Working knowledge of ESRI products.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • General knowledge of GIS processing and editing.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to learn new products.

  • Adaptability to changing schedules and priorities based on client needs.


  • 1+ years’ relevant experience

  • Working knowledge of CAD software such as MicroStation and AutoCAD.

  • Familiarity with LIDAR processing.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Visual acuity - normal color vision.

  • Able to sit and focus on imagery on a computer monitor for long periods of time.

  • Able to occasionally lift 50 pounds from floor to waist height.

  • Manual dexterity as needed to use accepted tools of management, i.e., computers, computer monitors, mouse, keyboard.

  • Low light working conditions

  • Work conducted in an office setting

Bowman is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please go here: https://bowman.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/EEO-Policy-1.pdf. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please go here: https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/discrimination.