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Senior GIS Consultant at COSTAIN GROUP PLC

Senior GIS Consultant

COSTAIN GROUP PLC Manchester, Greater Manchester Full Time
The successful candidate will have a solid background and extensive experience in geospatial applications, data products and solutions, preferably across the Transportation and Water sectors. The candidate will also have a passion for spatial data visualisation and analytics themes, including integration with other systems and capabilities. The role will require identifying opportunities to implement geospatial solutions and further engagement with projects across the business. Other opportunities for engagement include digital leads, business development, solutions architects and consultants across sectors to identify internal and external opportunities.

The role will provide opportunities to learn new skills and work with different in-house teams from several disciplines to deliver innovative solutions.

The ideal candidate will:

• Develop client facing opportunities and act as a trusted client advisor

• Understand client needs, and provide technical advice and solutions for the client's consideration

• Advise project staff on all GIS related issues

• Keep up to date with business developments related to GIS and Data structures

• Provide GIS data management on projects to both internal and external clients

• Undertake GIS mapping, analysis, data capture, data management and geoprocessing.

• Deliver GIS support and data management within projects to high standards on time and to budget

• Keep up to speed with the latest and emerging geospatial technologies

• Willingness to travel to and work in any company office or client site

• Technical Skills

• Expert knowledge and practical experience with the Esri platform including ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online and mobile applications

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• Knowledge and practical experience of spatial analysis tools and ModelBuilder within the ESRI platform for implementing automated workflows

• IT literate with previous experience with Microsoft products e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI

• Experience with FME and/or programming languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, SQL)


• Degree level or above in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science or Software Development

• MSc or equivalent in GIS is highly desirable

Skills and Attributes

• Knowledge of GIS, ESRI products, Open Data and an awareness of current industry trends

• Good communicator and collaborative approach with an ability to understand and translate business requirements

• Innovative thinking - seeks opportunities to add value through use of technology and data

• Ability to work well on own initiative and in a team

• Good presentation skills

• The successful candidate must be legally able to work in the UK and willing to travel to contracts and/or customers as required

About Costain

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

Your application

Should you require any adjustments to support you in your application, please do not hesitate to contact us: [ Email address blocked ]

We welcome all applicants regardless of age, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic background and physical or neurological disabilities.

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need for dynamic working. Such as, working part-time, remote working, or compressed hours. In return, we will explore what is possible.

To find out more about our Inclusion strategy, please visit our ED&I page:

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Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we'll carry out a criminal record check and we'll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK.

For some of our roles, you may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.
For more details please go to the Disability Confident website:
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