Associate, GIS

Leafs in the sun



La Jolla, CA



We invest in people with the shared ambition to create a green and sustainable future for generations to come. At IOWN we are up for big challenges and finding innovative solutions for the green energy future. Interested? Join our team!

Job description

IOWN Renewable Energy, Inc. is seeking an Associate GIS to join our Development team. As the Associate, GIS, you'll play a pivotal role in preparing and managing geographic data crucial for the planning and execution of renewable energy projects. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide array of technical tasks, including spatial analysis, data conversion, and GIS project management. You'll be instrumental in maintaining GIS databases for Wind, Solar, and Storage teams, producing deliverables for planning and development reviews, and providing specialized technical support to ensure the smooth functioning of GIS processes.

The candidate will work for a rapidly growing renewable energy company headquartered in San Diego which seeks an innovative, focused, and motivated leader to start a team of professionals doing commercial modeling of projects and deal structures.

Remote candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who live in or can relocate to San Diego area, CA.

Seniority level will be based on candidate experience.

About Us

IOWN is a renewable energy developer and service provider headquartered in La Jolla, CA. Our focus is to expertly develop and manage utility-scale renewable energy projects (wind, solar PV, and energy storage).

IOWN has been operating in Europe since 2012, and with the strong determination stemming from the Scandinavian work ethic and mentality, IOWN entered the U.S. energy market in 2014.

We strive to be the front-runner in the development, engineering, procurement, finance, construction, sale, and operation of top-tier renewable energy assets. To achieve this, we place a high value on building a cohesive team that values execution. To be in control. To own it.

IOWN won the Best Energy Workplaces Award 2021, based on our proven efforts in providing health and wellness programs, professional development programs, family-friendly policies, flexible work options, diversity, and community engagement.

IOWN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. For an industry that is one of the least gender-diverse sectors, IOWN is doing its best to close the gender gap, and despite the small size of 35 employees, IOWN represents over six different nationalities amongst its team.


  • Bachelors degree in computer science, geography, environmental science, or a similar technical field with demonstrated proficiency in GIS. Candidates with strong backgrounds in other fields will be considered if they possess demonstrated experience in GIS.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a full-time GIS role is preferred. Candidates with relevant experience in GIS, particularly in renewable energy or related fields, will be given consideration.
  • Interest in and/or experience with renewable energy is strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in Esri ArcGIS desktop and online software, including but not limited to ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal, Field Maps, Experience Builder, and similar applications and/or extensions.
  • Proficient in Esri ArcGIS desktop software, including ArcGIS Pro, and other related applications and extensions such as ArcGIS Portal.
  • Expertise in Esri ArcGIS Online, including Field Maps, Experience Builder, and similar applications, showcasing the ability to collaborate, share, and analyze geospatial data seamlessly in a web-based environment.
  • Strong understanding of coding languages (e.g., Python or R) to enhance GIS applications and workflows.


  • Utilize Esri ArcGIS desktop and online software to conduct spatial analysis, mapping, and visualization tasks to support battery storage, solar, and wind project procedures.
  • Execute advanced geoprocessing functions and model building to support renewable energy projects and initiatives.
  • Produce high-quality maps and visualizations adhering to standard cartographic methods and principles.
  • Develop and maintain geodatabases and schemas, managing tabular, vector, and raster datasets efficiently.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and metadata for GIS datasets and projects, ensuring data integrity and accessibility.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate GIS data into decision-making processes and project planning.
  • Provide technical support and training to team members on GIS tools, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Participate in fieldwork activities, including data collection, GPS surveying, and site inspections, as needed.

Why you should apply

  • Competitive compensation.
  • PTO and paid holidays, comprehensive medical/health plans, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, 401(k) corporate matching, and flexible spending arrangements.
  • Company reimbursed cell phone, fitness and wellness reimbursement.
  • Family-friendly policies.
  • Company Performance Communication Plan, including 90-day review (one-time for new hires), 1:1 Meetings, Semi-Annual Review, Annual Review.
  • Ongoing training and use of development tools to support your personal and professional growth.
  • A vision-driven, energetic, and fast-paced environment.
  • Team atmosphere of diverse professionals with the common goal of developing clean energy assets.
  • Freedom to take charge of your own assignments.
  • Opportunity to build a team.

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