GIS Specialist

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 a GIS Specialist to perform technical duties in preparing and maintaining geographic data concerning operations with the Geographic Information System (GIS). The person will help to provide data analysis, data conversion, and specific GIS project management for the renewable energy development team. Day to day operations of this position will include performing GIS functions using software to produce maps, charts, graphs and reports to illustrate the results of this analysis and workflow. This role will refine your GIS thought processes and skillsets while challenging you to create efficient workflows, anticipate the team’s needs, and meet them in an effective manner!

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.

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 21 employees, IOWN represents over six different nationalities amongst its team.


  • Must have a degree in GIS, geography, environmental studies, or related field with demonstrated capabilities in GIS.
  • 3 years in a full-time GIS role strongly preferred
  • Interest and experience in renewable energy is preferred but not required.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Esri ArcGIS desktop software, including ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro
  • Ability to work with vector and raster datasets.
  • Experience using ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal, or another web mapping system.
  • Strong understanding of and ability to use and edit shapefiles and geodatabases (personal, file, and enterprise)
  • Experience working with different coordinate systems, map projections, and datum’s.
  • Demonstrated ability to build maps, exhibits and geo-spatial projects.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of creativity, initiative, and accountability. You are innovative and constantly looking for ways to tweak and optimize processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills.
  • Flexible and cooperative with a well-developed team spirit.


  • Create and modify GIS datasets, manage, and maintain legacy GIS datasets develop and implement GIS-based analyses supporting wind, solar, and battery storage projects.
  • Data creation, interpretation and organization is the dominant portion of the job duties envisioned for this position, but will be balanced with a variety of cartography, field staff support, and research and development.
  • Core responsibility includes processing data and graphics requests from project team members and anticipating information needs and presentation format as part of engineering and GIS workflows.
  • Develop and maintain geospatial data on desktop, mobile and cloud data storage applications.
  • Candidates with experience working with GIS Data on either AWS or MSCloud networks given extra consideration.

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, flexible spending arrangements.
  • Company reimbursed cell phone, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and performance bonus structure.
  • 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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