Geospatial Data Analyst

About us

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is a world leading geological survey that provides a core science mission to inform government of science related to the subsurface and its interfaces and also undertakes applied research for solutions to earth and environmental processes, both in the UK and globally. It is funded directly by UKRI as well as through research grants and via private s ector contracts.

A vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Geospatial Data Analyst at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham. You will contribute to a range of interdisciplinary projects in the BGS Digital area.

About the role

The work will be mostly UK-based but there may also be opportunities to work overseas for short periods. You will work as part of a project team and provide the expertise required to develop, apply and advise on the use of GIS, and other analytical techniques to deliver data, information and products.

You will be expected to contribute to the full process of product development and be involved from initial ideas and requirements gathering, through development, to stakeholder engagement, product deployment and on-going maintenance, thereby ensuring suitable delivery of geoscience information to our users.

You will play a key role in the use and development of geospatial analytics more widely withi n BGS, and in collaboration with other academic, public sector and industry partners.

Other tasks will involve:

  • Providing technical advice to internal stakeholders on suitable techniques for collating and interpreting geo-environmental data and automating data management and development of production workflows.
  • The application of BIG data (including temporal) analytical techniques to geoscience research and innovation; especially in understanding process and forecasting.
  • Communicate the work of the Products teams through conference presentations, attendance at workshops and online presence.
  • Direction and coordination of supporting staff to ensure timely delivery of product portfolio.

About you

You must have a relevant degree (environmental sciences/spatial data) and have a post graduate qualification, or equivalent work experience, in a geospatial science related discipline.

In addition, you must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. The post involves significant team working, across multiple projects, therefore you should be able to work effectively with others and have good time management and task prioritisation skills.

This role encompasses a potentially broad range of geospatial data projects. For example, you could be evaluating the impact of geo-hazards across UK critical infrastructure, modelling impacts of climate change on coastal erosion, creating metrics for natural capital assessment, or developing and implementing enhancements to internal digital workflows from data capture, ingestion to delivery. Candidates are expected to provide evidence of working on similar projects, alongside demonstrating strong end-user engagement and project management skills.

Please also refer to the specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post, against which, you should provide evidence for.

What we offer

A generous benefit s package is also offered, including a very competitive pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, free parking and access to flexi-time.

All staff have access to a platform of learning and development opportunities and where appropriate to the role, technical/specialist training.

We also offer the 'Bike to Work' scheme, health and wellbeing support, social clubs and on-site sports facilities.

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5th September 2021. Interviews are expected to be held in late September 2021, and will include a presentation from the candidate for which they will be notified about in advance.

posted: 10 August 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.