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GIS technology consultant

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald aspires to be the world's leading employee-owned consultancy.
Through our GoDigital Strategy, Mott MacDonald is evolving into a digital business, striving to become “digital by default by the end of 2018”. Use of geospatial information and GIS are a vital component of realising this ambition.

Mott MacDonald has an exciting opportunity for a talented GIS Technology Consultant to join our Cardiff or Bristol office.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Your typical duties and responsibilities may include:
  • Create plans and drawings using GIS.
  • Manipulate, analyse and manage data in GIS, from a variety of formats.
  • Support specialists from other disciplines to create their own mapping, via instruction in desktop and online GIS.
  • Represent the GIS team and practitioners in the Western region of the UK.
  • Identify and drive business improvement and innovation in Western region, collaborate with the wider GIS Practice to grow and mature our GIS technology skills across all technical delivery areas.
  • Contribute to GIS and associated technology (e.g. ArcPy) planning in proposals, projects and business development.
  • Help develop methodologies, procedures and information management tools for the use of GIS and associated technology in proposal, projects and business development.
  • Ensure the quality of GIS outputs, as checker and/or approver of GIS products.

Candidate Specification

  • A strong interest in keeping up with latest technologies and how to apply these to real business problems to provide innovative solutions
  • Enthusiasm and drive, with a passion for identifying problems and delivering solutions
  • Experience with ArcGIS software
  • Experience handling and managing data
  • An ability to pass on skills or deliver training to other staff
  • A disciplined, methodical approach to working, with an eye for detail and precision
  • Willing to work in both Cardiff and Bristol, occasionally elsewhere within the UK and Europe
Desirable skills:
  • Experience within a commercial engineering environment
  • Web and online GIS application building
  • Mobile GIS (tablet and phone)
  • Field data collection/surveying skills
  • Experience in writing or developing Python and SQL code for task automation or web-scraping.
  • GIS server management
  • BSc in Physical Sciences/Earth Sciences such as Geography or GIS related MSc such as GIS, Remote Sensing or environmental management.
Also useful:
  • Visualisation production – experience with:
    • Image editing software (e.g. Adobe Photoshop)
    • Desktop Publishing software (e.g. Adobe Indesign or Microsoft Publisher)
    • PDF editing software (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Pro or PDF Xchange)
  • CAD – experience with:
    • 2D drafting (e.g. AutoCAD, BricsCAD)
    • 3D CAD (AutoCAD Civil 3D, Sketchup, Revit)
  • Coding – skills in:
    • LISP
    • VBA
    • C++
    • Java and html
Knowledge of relevant British and International standards for data, CAD, BIM and GIS
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