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GIS Analyst/Modeller

Type: full
Location: London
Reference: CPC272
The Connected Places Catapult accelerates smarter living and travelling in and between the places of tomorrow.  We focus on growing businesses with innovations in mobility services and the built environment that enable new levels of physical, digital and social connectedness.  We operate at the intersection between public and private sectors and between local government and transport authorities. We convene the disparate parts of the market to help innovators navigate the complexity of doing business, creating new commercial opportunities and improving productivity, socio-economic and environmental benefits for places.
The Sustainability & GIS Team is a unique capability aimed at supporting research and innovation that has an impact on transport and smart cities. We are uniquely placed to deliver insight into the outcomes and results innovation creates. Will an innovation deliver clearer roads, or will it create jams? Will an innovation in freight handling reduce CO2 emissions or will it increase fatalities? Is the innovation a new business opportunity or worthless? We have a wide range of academic and industrial modelling tools and combined this with a unique access to real local and national data sets to harness the power of geospatial services.

As a result of excellent past delivery and new projects in our portfolio we are in the process of increasing the team to meet the demand. You will work in a dynamic team that is building traction both internally and within industry to implement and support cutting edge changes. At times you will be supporting members of the team, helping to run an internal GIS service or work within exciting projects as the projects GIS contact. This role will offer regular opportunities to engage across the industry and you will help us in shaping the direction you will take.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will work on the workflows and processes needed to have spatial data currency, resolution, usage restrictions, coordinate systems, compatibility issues, temporal updates of all Geo-Spatial datasets used by the Managed Map Services Platform and all other environments built for clients that use the Geo-spatial Managed Map Services. Specifically focused on ESRI and Open Source data formats
  • Create and maintain geospatial data and metadata.
  • Collating and analysing complex data sets to provide business insight through visualisations, commentary, advice and recommendations.
  • You will be expected to lead projects from a technical perspective and work with stakeholders to ensure a high level of quality and timely output.
  • Ability to understand and implement technical processes effectively and efficiently
  • The role is varied and encompass skills and tasks ranging from implementation to troubleshooting, as well as development on new functionality/software, upgrades and project delivery whilst collaboratively working with our customers.
  • In many instances this role will be the ‘go-to’ person for geospatial and related contributions to project work and bids.


Required Skills & Experience

  • You will possess a Degree in Geography/Engineering/Earth Sciences/Computer Science/Software Development with an interest in GIS.
  • You should have experience of using ESRI GIS products including extensions such as network analyst and 3d analyst etc.
  • Knowledge of data interrogation, manipulation and analysis techniques/flowlines in applications including QGIS, ArcGIS etc.
  • You should be a member of, or interested in becoming a member of professional body such as AGI
  • You should have a background understanding of transport or land-use planning and/or environmental assessment.
  • You should be aware and keep abreast of market trends, opportunities and challenges in the geospatial area.
  • You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. and ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels
  • You should be able to guide others in resolving complex problems relating to geospatial analysis.
  • You should have an interest in technology and innovation and how this could be used to improve the built environment, mobility and wellbeing.
  • You should be a team player with a view to building strong working relationships with internal and external customers
  • You should have experience of using SQL with in a geospatial context



  • Relevant MSc/MA/MEng or PhD
  • Experience of implementing Geospatial standards (inspire etc)
  • Mapbox experience
  • Transport modelling / Network analysis
  • PostgreSQL
  • Geoserver
  • Development of automated GIS tools in Python
  • Contributing to professional publications

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