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Geospatial (GIS) Analyst




Geo-Environmental / Geotechnical

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Full time

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37.5 Hours

Geospatial (GIS) Analyst

An exciting opportunity has emerged for an enthusiastic Geospatial (GIS) Analyst to join our successful Geo Division. This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of an integrated project team of geo-environmental and geo-technical specialists to deliver, enhance, and innovate our GIS capabilities. 

Candidates would benefit from working at either our Bristol or London office (to work alongside our existing GIS team) but we welcome applications from candidates based at any of our UK offices. 

Our Geo Team: 

Geo is one of Hydrock’s core disciplines – its where we come from (both our CEO and MD have a Geo background!) You’ll be joining an experienced and successful team of engineering geologists, geo-environmental and geo-technical specialists who work collaboratively with other divisions across the organisation. 

To find out more about what we do and our current projects click here

What will you do as GIS Analyst? 

As a GIS Analyst you will be responsible for the implementation of GIS driven delivery and innovation within our Geo division. Your responsibilities will include:  

  1. Make the role your own: This is an exciting opportunity to develop new ways of working. Collaborate with teams to inspire and develop improved ways of working that enhance our services and empower our engineers to focus on their creative work. 
  2. Process Improvement: Develop internal business processes to ensure we continuously improve and analyse data to provide valuable business insights. 
  3. New Services: Work with a variety of teams to create new market focused products that provide higher margin, game changing services. 

You’ll be set up for success if: 

We are looking to speak with candidates who are both technically minded and people orientated. This role requires independent work and liaising with both internal and external stakeholders – strong communication skills and being persuasive are essential for this role. You will also have experience within:  

  • Assisting with the delivery of GIS project work and implementing standards/geographical libraries. 
  • Capturing and analysing a range of geographical data using GIS systems with experience of using platforms such as MapInfo, QGIS and ArcGIS. 
  • Ordnance survey mapping and digitising techniques. 
  • Using and manipulating complex geo-databases. 
  • Harnessing APIs from a range of sources and using programming languages such as Python. 
  • Integration between GIS and existing software platforms (such as Civils 3D CAD). 
  • Numerate with experience of statistical analyses. 
  • Knowledge of UK and international survey datums and grid systems. 

Experience in a number of the areas below would also be beneficial to the role, although it is acknowledged that you may not have experience in all of these aspects.

  1. Remote Sensing: Understanding satellite, drone, or aerial imagery and the tools/techniques used for analysing such data.
  2. Spatial Analysis Techniques: Beyond basic GIS functionalities, understanding advanced spatial statistics and geoprocessing methods can be valuable such as RStudio.
  3. Cartographic Principles: Ability to design and produce clear, user-friendly maps that effectively communicate spatial information.
  4. Web GIS and Online Mapping Platforms: Familiarity with tools like ArcGIS Online or Carto, to share and visualize spatial data on the web would be beneficial.
  5. Database Management Systems (DBMS): Understanding relational databases like PostgreSQL (with PostGIS), or others can be beneficial for managing large geospatial datasets. 
  6. Geospatial Data Standards and Formats: Familiarity with various geospatial data formats (like GeoJSON, Shapefile, KML) and standards (like WMS, WFS).
  7. LiDAR Data Analysis: As LiDAR becomes more commonplace, skills in processing and analysing this type of data are increasingly valuable.
  8. Surveying and GPS: While this might overlap with some of your mentioned skills, a deeper understanding of surveying principles and GPS technology can be beneficial, including field-based GIS experience

What’s great about Hydrock ‘in a nutshell’? 

We are a British-owned integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Our welcoming and friendly culture is something we are proud of and has gained us recognition with 9 years in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Check out some of our incredible projects which have been awarded: 2022 Net Zero Award forBay Technology Centre, Integration and Collaborative Working Award for YGG Tan-y-Lan primary school, The Deaf Academy awarded for its Universal Design at the 2022 Civic Trust Awards and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living making a double win at the Bristol Property Awards! 

To top off, here’s our 2022 wrap up video!

What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 
  • Our biggest event:Challenge Day!  

A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of theprotected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 

Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed. 

If shortlisted, a member of our Recruitment Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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