Geospatial Analysis Lead

The British Geological Survey 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 highly motivated and enthusiastic Geospatial Analysis Lead at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.

You will contribute to and lead a range of interdisciplinary projects in the BGS GeoAnalytics and Modelling Directorate. The work will be mostly UK-based but there may also be opportunities to work overseas for short periods of time. You will work as part of a project team and provide the expertise required to develop, apply and advise on the use of GIS models, and other environmental/mathematical models, and analysis techniques. You will be expected to contribute to the full process of product development and be involved from initial ideas, through development, to stakeholder engagement, thereby ensuring suitable delivery of geoscience data to our users. You will also be expected to lead and contribute to proposal and grant applications for project funding both UK and overseas e.g. from funding bodies such as Innovate UK, NERC, EPSRC, DFID, World Bank.

You will also be expected to have a role in the development of geospatial analytics more generally within the organisation, and in collaboration with other academic and industrial partners. As part of a larger community of GIS analysts and modellers in BGS you will be expected to share your knowledge and input to the development of new research ideas and projects. You will also be required to contribute to the development of proposals. You must therefore have a good understanding of the geoscience-related and wider environmental problems and challenges that we face, and the role of science in addressing the knowledge gaps.

You should be educated to 2:1 in a relevant degree and have an MSc/PhD or equivalent work experience, in a GIS discipline. In addition you must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. The post involves team working, therefore you should be able to work effectively with others and have good time management skills.

Depending on qualifications and experience, starting salary for the role will be 28,200per annum to 38,254 (depending on qualifications and experience) working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements.

Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd; 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 IRC239249.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 15th January 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. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.


posted: 14 December 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.