GIS Consultant

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-30

  • Client:

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About the Role:

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

Operational Excellence is one of the key strategic cornerstones which underpins our business, ensuring we are sustainable, profitable and strategic. The GIS Consultant will be part of the Geospatial Systems (GSS) technical delivery team and will perform a range of functions to ensure delivery on projects. They will work flexibly within a well-established team, providing expertise in GIS technologies and managing and guiding junior members of the team in data preparation, data management, analysis and data presentation to ensure technical GIS delivery.

Reporting to the Senior GIS Consultant, the post-holder will lead the GIS element of our work on allocated projects and will also be responsible for working with WSP Project Managers, other WSP Land Services teams and our clients to ensure technical delivery on those projects. They will be responsible for providing guidance and solutions to satisfy project requirements as well as ensuring adherence to existing processes.

A typical week would include:

  • Provide consultancy to internal and external clients to understand their needs and provide solutions.

  • Data management to ensure efficient storage and usage of quality assured data captured both in-house and via 3rd parties.

  • Design local and enterprise geodatabases.

  • Manage data capture tasks ensuring quality of the data.

  • Carry out geoprocessing/analysis tasks and manage the same carried out by junior members of the team.

  • Manage the production of high quality plan outputs.

  • Manage the creation and output of statistics on allocated projects for progress reporting.

  • Manage webGIS (AGOL/ArcGIS Enterprise/apps) for allocated projects.

  • Ensure quality assurance on own and junior members deliverables.

  • Identify areas to add efficiencies and offer solutions.

  • ead on the GIS element of our projects in a multi-disciplinary environment.

  • Provide guidance on best practice and solutions to achieve deliverables.

  • Work in conjunction with the Business Analysts on task scheduling in Jira to feed in to integrated schedules for GSS.

  • Manage tasks on allocated projects in Jira.

  • Coordinate resource for your allocated projects including staff both in the UK and India.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • Strong GIS knowledge and experience.

  • Great attention to detail.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • A degree in a relevant discipline.

  • Experience of managing GIS projects.

  • Customer focused approach to quality and service.

  • Self-motivated and ability to innovate.

  • Experience of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online and ESRI apps

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.