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GIS Technician (Environmental)



Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

GIS and Data Manager (Environmental)

Remote (Austin, Texas Preferred)

Role summary

  • Oversee the continuous improvement of our environmental data accuracy, by implementing and tracking quality control measures.

  • Optimize the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) "Maintenance Plan" for tracking and maintaining environmental and GIS data in our platform by identifying shortfalls through internal collaboration and recommending new best practices.

  • Incorporate environmental and infrastructure-related GIS data from publicly-available data sources into the Transect platform.

  • Create custom GIS data layers based on research of peer-reviewed publications, regulatory information, and news stories.

What is the opportunity?

  • Be part of digital environmental consulting and impacting the quality review assessment of millions of acres per month.

  • Deliver success to Transect customers by playing a key role digitizing the country's environmental data permits and regulations.

  • A great opportunity to develop GIS skills, learn about the renewable energy and environmental industries, and bring a fresh perspective to a growing environmental team dedicated to delivering instant environmental due diligence to our customers.

  • Apply GIS and cartography to producing highly-accurate, current, and informative datasets and maps for Transect's customers and team members as needed.

Must Have Experiences

  • Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems, geography, environmental science, or a related field with:

  • More than 1 year experience using ArcMap and ESRI products.

  • 2-3 years experience managing and performing quality control processes on large databases.

  • Ability to work independently, track goals, manage time effectively, and communicate clearly with environmental team members and external data publishers verbally and in writing.

  • Evidence of strong attention to detail and high accuracy of work output.

Nice to Have Experiences

  • Strong troubleshooting ability.

  • Strong critical- and creative-thinking skills.

  • Environmental consulting experience (CWA, ESA, Phase Is, Cultural/Archeological, etc.)

  • ESRI/GIS certifications such as Foundation, Associate, Professional, or GISP.

  • Demonstrable experience using other GIS platforms, AutoCAD.

  • Demonstrable experience with JavaScript, Python, or PostgreSQL

  • Collaborating with teams to execute product led growth.

  • Austin, Texas based.

What you'll do

  • Work within the Environmental Team to oversee the content and data maintenance program by tracking quarterly and annual goal progress.

  • Identify and implement methods to improve continued data maintenance.

  • Perform general geographic data mapping, data editing, and analysis.

  • Manage the GIS data request pipeline for incorporating and updating GIS data in Transect.

  • Collaborate with the Engineering Team to optimize and track data integration and automated systems for maintaining data.

  • Act as the liaison between the Environmental and Engineering teams by regularly reporting the progress of data integration and maintenance.

  • Maintain and update references for environmental data across the platform.

Who we are:

  • A “values first” inclusive, team of self-starting, mission-driven


  • Accountable, agile, and results focused as we continue to scale with speed

  • Scrappy, problem-solving big thinkers!

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are invited to send their
resume to Only those selected for an interview
will be contacted.

Company Profile

Our mission is to balance conservation of the natural world with the needs of
the built world.

Transect's software helps land developers to find, select, and assess their ideal project site. Our deepest expertise is environmental and landscape constraints, it's our secret sauce and it underpins our differentiation. Transect's data and interface help our customers to navigate the complex matrix of regulations and permits to get their ideal plot of land with the lowest risks. Today we're focused on the renewables industry during its accelerated growth, and our solution has applications in all industries that buy and build on plots of land. Our technology combines public and proprietary datasets, industry expertise, proprietary algorithms, and site-specific context, to accurately define timeline, cost and footprint implications of permits and regulations. The permits are designed to protect endangered species, wetlands, aquifers, sensitive areas, and more, impacts of which can create years of delay and millions of dollars of mitigations cost to the businesses doing the construction. We help our customers understand how to avoid and minimize impacts to these kinds of resources, showing them that what is good for the environment is almost always also good for business. Our typical customer uses our software to consider over 100 job sites per year. Our team has over 50 years of experience managing environmental compliance and permitting underpinning our differentiation.

Other facts about the business

1. Founded in 2016, HQ, San Antonio and Austin, TX
2. Stage: A round funded, ~$3m ARR and 150 customers
3. Benefits:
a. Stock options
b. Thriving remote culture
c. Unlimited PTO
d. 100% Paid Employee Health Benefits