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Master Planning GIS Analyst - PH

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 895880BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Nov. 29, 2021

Job Summary:

The Master Planning Studio stewards the master planning process, communicates key data and context for planning decisions and contributes to projects through smart planning advice and support enabling the full development potential for our resorts. The Master Planning studio focuses on five key areas of expertise: Land Planning, Urban & Regional Planning, Transportation & Infrastructure planning, Environmental Planning & Permitting, and Real Estate Development & Entitlements.

This role is responsible for working as part of a team on data services projects; producing high-quality maps, performing data editing, error reconciliation, data analysis, and geocoding within established project schedules to support internal and external customers. It will also participate in the activities associated with a variety of departmental projects including preparing reports, material, documentation, and coordinating tasks as requested by the supervisor or project manager.


  • Provide design and analysis documentation in the form of graphic illustrations, imagery, boards, color renderings, and research and documentation on assigned projects
  • Analyze data and prepare GIS maps for land-use planning efforts
  • Work in an Enterprise GIS environment creating, editing data, and configuring geodatabases
  • Using LiDAR and other information resources, assist in developing a GIS database and inventory of existing Disney Parks and Resorts resources collaborating with the Master Planning Studio
  • Coordinate activities that will involve the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively between multiple teams regarding master planning tasks
  • Provide master planning and analysis summaries in the form of technical reports, maps, and research on assigned projects

Basic Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of real estate, land planning, and development processes
  • Experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) concepts and uses
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ESRI software products and understanding of cartographic design, GIS map creation, and feature/attribute editing
  • Experience with Autodesk CAD software, with the ability to process CAD data for import/export into GIS systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in relevant computer software applications, i.e. Microsoft Office (including Excel and PowerPoint), ArcGIS 10.3 and Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), 3D Studio Max, SketchUp, or Revit
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a fast-paced work environment with shifting priorities, work independently and diligently perform and execute tasks in a timely manner
  • Detail-orientated and organized, and able to quality check documents
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication (please have writing samples available)
  • Exceptional graphic/visual communication (please have a portfolio of GIS maps & work samples available)
  • **Valid Driver’s License required**

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Membership in relevant professional organization(s) such as American Planning Association (APA), National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP), Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), Ecological Society of America (ESA), American Association of Geographers (AAG), Society for Conservation GIS, GIS Certification Institute (GISP), etc.
  • Professional experience in Geographic Information Systems, Regional Land and/or Urban Planning/Design and/or Landscape Architecture Firm

Required Education

  • A degree (Bachelor’s or Associates’) from an accredited college or university with major course work in geography, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), or a related field, or
  • A one-year Geographical Information Systems (GIS) certificate from an accredited college or university.
  • At least one year of experience working with ESRI GIS products in a professional environment, including ArcGIS 10 or above. Two or more years preferred.

Additional Information:

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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