Lead GIS Consultant

Job Title: Lead GIS Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH26217
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Lead GIS Consultant


My client is looking to recruit a technically strong and adaptable Lead GIS consultant to join a growing geospatial team, working across environmental and engineering disciplines to support oil & gas, marine renewables, cables, ports and aquaculture projects.

The role will be extremely varied, encompassing basic cartography through to more complex spatial analyses, development of new processes/tools/capabilities and report/proposal writing. There is a strong culture of innovation and self-development within the team so there will be the opportunity to develop your skill set and influence the direction in which the role, as well as the wider team, progresses. If you have a passion for creative problem solving, working with data, creating visually engaging maps/applications and working in a fast-paced environment, this could be the role for you.

Typical duties/responsibilities

  • Map production and analysis to support onshore/offshore environmental and engineering projects
  • WebGIS deployment (currently using out of the box ESRI packages, custom Leaflet/OpenLayers solutions)
  • Onshore/offshore pipeline/cable routing studies
  • Geospatial/mapping support to geotechnical/geophysical/environmental survey development and management and processing large survey datasets
  • Workflow automation using Python, FME and Model Builder
  • Maintenance and management of project data / common data environment, including maintaining metadata standards
  • Running GIS data workshops to facilitate engineering design solutions
  • Managing projects, including resourcing and budget control
  • Building internal and external relationships and working as multidisciplinary teams is both leading and supporting roles
  • Identification of bids and proposal writing/coordination
  • Identification and development of new GIS products and services
  • Technical degree in a related field of study
  • Ideally two or more years' related work experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Creative-problem solving and appetite for innovation
  • Skilled in the use of desk and web-based GIS software - ideally ESRI stack and QGIS
  • Capacity for self-learning and technical trouble-shooting, familiar with GitHub, GeoNet, Stack Exchange etc.
  • Ability to design visually impressive and engaging materials
  • Knowledge of simple programming/automation, ideally proficient with Python, Model Builder or FME
  • Excellent written/spoken English skills and proven ability to produce high-quality reports and proposals
  • Willingness to teach/support other team members and develop capacity of team;

Essential attributes/skills

  • Effective communicator with ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and a willingness to engage and interact with a wide range of colleagues, external partners and stakeholders

Desirable attributes/skills

  • Competent Python programming, especially for workflow automation and tool development
  • Significant experience of using Model Builder and/or FME for workflow automation
  • Experience developing WebGIS projects
  • Database experience
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD software or working with CAD data
  • Knowledge of the marine energy sector / marine environment

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 or email