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Principal GIS 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 2019”. Use of geospatial information and GIS are a vital component of realising this ambition.

Mott MacDonald has an exciting opportunity for a talented, technology and business focussed Principal GIS Consultant to join our 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:
  • Represent the GIS team and practitioners in 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 the development of the GIS Technology strategy for the division.
  • Integration of GIS teams within the business to ensure opportunities for GIS use and efficiency savings are maximised.
  • Lead GIS Technology planning in proposals, projects and business development.
  • Liaison with and input into Western Innovation team to explore new avenues and opportunities to assist the business in working more efficiently.
  • Project Management of GIS projects.
  • Develop methodologies and procedures for the use of GIS technology
  • Support specialists from other disciplines to create their own mapping, via instruction in desktop and online GIS.
  • Co-ordination of GIS deliverables across Western Division, ensuring the quality of GIS outputs, as checker and/or approver.
  • Manipulate, analyse and manage data in GIS, from a variety of formats.
  • Deliver training to GIS practitioners as opportunities are identified.
  • Liaison with GIS practitioners in European offices (principally in Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland) and India with a view to closer working with the UK.
  • Occasional travel for business development and project meetings.
  • Identify business opportunities and lead/or contribute to work winning activities.

Candidate Specification

We are looking to someone that have extensive experience within GIS and has a strong interest in keeping up with latest technologies and how to apply these to real business problems to provide innovative solutions. As well as this, you will need to have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience leading distributed teams and ability to encourage collaborative work culture.
  • Experience dealing with internal and external clients, including workshops, meetings and presentations.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience of python and arcpy for automations and custom workflows.
  • Experience of spatial data integration and transformations in FME.
  • Experience of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and ESRI mobile apps, QGIS and ENVI software.
  • Experience of working with LiDAR and multi/hyper spectral imagery, spatial data analysis and feature extraction.
  • Experience of leading or contributing to tenders and proposals
  • Business development experience.
  • Proven track record of presenting at internal and external geospatial forums and conferences.
  • Experience in delivering training to other GIS practitioners or other technical staff.
  • Enthusiasm and drive, with a passion for identifying problems and delivering solutions.
  • Willing to work in both Bristol and Cardiff, occasionally elsewhere within the UK and Europe.
Desirable skills:
  • Over 10 years' technical and leadership experience in geospatial, GIS.
  • MSc in GIS, Remote Sensing or related disciplines.
  • Chartered or working towards chartered status.
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