Data Manager (Energy Domain Expert)

Based in our Edinburgh office - on the Heriot Watt campus

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. A vacancy has arisen for a Data Manager (Energy domain expert) based at our office in Edinburgh.

The Data Science team sits within the BGS Informatics Directorate. Informatics is responsible for managing the wealth of geoscience data, information and other materials for the long-term benefit of the UK. Informatics focuses on curation and making data widely available, integrating with new technologies for its collection and assimilation.

The Data Science team develops, implements and manage the underpinning data and information accession, ingestion and storage infrastructures and systems for both the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) and the BGS. This includes external engagement with NERC funded grant holders, clients, data donators, user communities, best practice and workflows for data and information management as well as the development and enhancement of the multi-architecture that fundamentally supports the various data stores in use within the organisation.

Qualified to degree level in a geoscience or data management discipline, you should also have work experience within the energy sector and extensive knowledge of data management, IT and database systems. The role involves championing energy data management best practice and procedures within BGS. It will also involve successfully managing for the long-term seismic, geophysical, geological and other energy specific data in support of energy geoscience work and our NGDC remit within BGS. The post involves team working, therefore you should demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with discipline specific scientists, IT and data management staff.

You will be expected to travel to other BGS sites and travel within the UK and overseas when required.

Starting salary will be 28,200 per annum to 30,600 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

Full time working hours are 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare allowance (salary sacrifice scheme), 30 days annual leave and 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS); to apply please visit our job board at and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, Please quote reference number IRC242428.

Closing date for receipt of CV's is 17 September 2017

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation and has achieved Bronze status for Athena Swan - a scheme that recognises excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

posted: 24 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.