Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Officer

£34,636 per annum
2 year Fixed Term Contract/Secondment opportunity

The Infrastructure team is hiring a GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Officer to work on the Infrastructure Mapping Application (IMA)

Do you have a passion for London and want to help shape its future growth and infrastructure? Do you enjoy thinking creatively and using your data and GIS skills to improve delivery and coordination of London's infrastructure? If so, the GLA's Infrastructure team wants to hear from you.

The Infrastructure team's role is to lead and work between those who shape London's infrastructure, developing solutions to cross- cutting issues, embedding collaborative working practices and aligning work towards the Mayor's priorities. To do this we work at all stages of infrastructure regulation, planning, funding, financing, design, construction, maintenance and improvement. The Infrastructure team is supported by a Data & Innovation sub-team, where the GIS Officer (this role) sits. The Data & Innovation team develops and manages two innovative digital tools underpinning the wider Infrastructure Coordination Service (ICS) -including the London Infrastructure Mapping Application (IMA) and London's Underground Asset Register (LUAR).

The Infrastructure Mapping Application (IMA) https://maps.london.gov.uk/ima/ was developed to provide insight and increase certainty regarding London's future growth, helping co-ordinate construction projects and minimise disruption. Over the past few years we have focussed on data sourcing, and it now has a wealth of data relating to future infrastructure investment data, growth & development data and contextual data. The IMA forms the basis for new ways of working, supporting joint streetworks and proactive 'planning for growth'; the GLA leads the country in this space.

The GIS Officer would support the team in data processing and transformation so that data from a diverse range of partners can be standardised and mapped to the IMA. The GIS Officer would also be involved in any IMA development, supporting with User Acceptance Testing and resolving data-related and technical queries that arise with the online map. They would be expected to maintain a significant (and growing) volume of data. Influxes of new data are varied; the GIS Officer would be expected to respond rapidly to new data, data sources and load these into the tool so they can be used by the wider ICS.

The IMA team works closely with the wider Infrastructure team as the data in the tool drives much of the delivery work. It is a role where data leads to implementation and better outcomes in London

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and experience, but you will need to bring with you a strong technical background including detailed knowledge of Geographic Information Systems in practical use and evidence of commitment to keep abreast of new development. You will also need to be able to think creatively about how your team's products and services will fit into emerging agendas like big data and smart cities.

This role requires a strong technical background, with practical experience in GIS tools, ideally ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online. Experience in the use of databases, data processing tools (e.g. FME) and codebases e.g.R/Python would be advantageous. Experience in infrastructure/utilities sector a bonus, but not essential.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days' annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan and a career average pension scheme.

If you enjoy working with the wider team and providing innovative, practical solutions using GIS - apply today.

Application closing date: Thursday 22 April 2021 at 23:59 GMT.

Interview date: Interviews will be arranged via Microsoft Teams on Monday 10 May 2021.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

posted: 01 April 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.