GIS Specialist

Country/Region:  IN
Field:  Engineering

Chennai (IND_CHE), IN

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  02-05 years
Job number:  42647

The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialized in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


In India, SYSTRA is an international consulting and engineering company operating in the fields of Metros, High Speed Rail, Railways, Roads, Buildings, Urban planning, and Water & Environment for public and private organizations.

Our engineers work with passion to deliver the most reliable, cost-effective and made-to measures solutions allowing end users to move seamlessly.

SYSTRA’s unique expertise is backed with a reputation built through technical excellence delivered on projects. Thanks to our know-how of our employees spread across India, we are present at all stages from upstream studies to operation and maintenance. We provide a comprehensive solution to manage all kinds of missions: Detailed Design Consultant, Project Management, Independent checking services.


SYSTRA has a long-proven experience nationally & overseas in Water & Environment field. Our complete range of services consents to have a comprehensive understanding, of each sector’s essentials, and to constantly improve the project experience.

We have worked on Detailed Engineering Design for Infrastructure Utilities Services in Activation Area Dholera Special Investment Region. Scope included Design of Integrated Infrastructure Design (Potable & Recycled WS, UGS, Industrial Effluent, SWD, Electric Lines and Roads), as well as Technical Advice during execution.


The Role:

GIS Expert with relevant experience into Development Plans/ Master Plans/ Zonal Plans.

Main Duties:

  • Interpret spatial data and develop data models for urban planning projects.
  • Assist the consultants in preparation of Base Map and Existing Land Use Map, including geo referencing, geo rectification, cadastral map digitization, and integration of relevant layers, geo data format.
  • Collaborate with team and consultants to understand project requirements and objectives.
  • Collect, compile, and manage geographic data from various sources including satellite imagery, surveys, and governmental databases.
  • Perform spatial analysis to identify patterns, trends, and relationships relevant to regional/master planning goals.
  • Develop maps, charts, and visualizations to communicate spatial data effectively to stakeholders and decision-makers.
  • Conduct quality assurance and validation processes to ensure the accuracy and integrity of spatial data.
  • Assist in the development of spatial models and simulations to support scenario planning and decision-making.
  • Coordinate with consultants to oversee field surveys, methodologies, and mapping requirements.
  • Assist in generating monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual progress reports for Regional/Master Plans.
  • Collaborate with consultants and authorities to procure satellite imagery and other necessary resources for project execution.
  • Maintain a comprehensive risk register, documenting mitigation strategies and action history.
  • Establish and maintain necessary records and documentation in accordance with company standards.
  • Ensure strict adherence to Systra Group policies, particularly in matters of ethics, safety, and compliance with ISO standards.

Qualification & Experience :

  • Graduate in Planning/Civil Engineering/Geography + Masters/Postgraduate diploma in Remote Sensing or in GIS/Planning
  • Minimum 3 years of experience into planning.
  • Should have completed at least one project- Regional Plans/Perspective Plans/Master Plans
  • Worked and Hands-on experience with software such as ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, CAD, Google Earth Engine, and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Experience in site surveying and verifying various layers.
  • Strong understanding of spatial analysis techniques including buffering, overlay, and interpolation and have excellent presentation, mapping skills.
  • Must have excellent analytical and interpretative skills and an eye for error finding.
  • Must have strong time-management skills and maintain focus and discipline.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.


We commit to put people who join us at the heart of improving transportation and urban infrastructure efficiency. As we are growing, this is time to be a part of this challenging adventure.

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