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Geospatial/GIS Analyst

About Environment Bank

Environment Bank is working on a truly unique business programme that will change the industry forever.  Back in 2007, they brought the concept of biodiversity offsetting and net gain through development to the UK.  After the passing of the 2021 Environment Bill, and the acquisition of significant funding, The Environment Bank is about to roll out one of the most exciting and ambitious business plans the sector has seen.

We are delighted to be handling all the recruitment as they continue to pursue important and urgent objectives for our environment. These roles rarely arise and provide an exciting, unmatchable next step in your career.

This is your chance to make a real difference in the sector by being a part of this pioneering approach to Biodiversity Net Gain and Natural Capital Credits, resulting in a major Habitat Creation and long-term Management programme.

The role features a wide variety of work and will see you being part of a specialist team working along side their large team of ecologists. The position will be mainly home-based with some occasional travel required. You’ll be working a much more manageable week than in typical consultancy, with no more excessive hours, and plenty of scope to work to a pattern that suits your personal life.

Location

A lot of the work can be done remotely/homeworking.  However, it would be hugely beneficial for you to be able to attend the Head Office in York on a regular basis.

Responsibilities & Tasks

The main duties of a GIS Spatial Analyst may include, but are not limited to:

·       Contribute towards Environment Bank’s ambitions for high quality monitoring and data capture on habitat banks and visualisation of data for corporate clients including the use of dashboards, story maps and 3d models.  
·       Support the development and implementation of in-field digital data capture systems and associated data design standards.
·       Undertaking Geospatial Analysis to help project delivery within the habitat banks teams. Including but not limited to desk studies, figure production and automation of processes where appropriate.
·       Undertaking Geospatial Analysis to support business decision making, improving the habitat bank search process using geospatial techniques.
·       Provide support and training for ecology staff as appropriate to use desktop GIS and in-field data GIS systems.  
·       Taking responsibility to compile, review and manage spatial data from third party sources.
·       As part of the digital team, contribute towards innovation within the business keeping an up-to-date knowledge of emerging technologies that can be utilised in the company Geospatial Strategy and wider digital strategy.
·       Take ownership and responsibility for activities delivered.
·       Proactively pursue relevant training opportunities to fulfil CPD requirements and keep you and Environment Bank at the forefront of the industry.
·       Being a member of Environment Banks broader digital team, bringing the company up to speed and maintaining good data capture, storage and management standards.

Ideally You Will Have The Following

Experience in the GIS sector over a consolidated period (nominally 1+ years), or other equivalent transferable experience.

Essential
·       A degree in Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science or similar subject (or equivalent professional experience)
·       An MSc in Geographical Information Systems or similar degree subject (or equivalent professional experience)
·       Experienced with ArcGIS Pro software and ESRI web applications
·       An understanding of the principals of good data management and quality assurance/quality control
·       Experience of web GIS and the creation of web maps and web applications (ArcGIS Enterprise Portal, ArcGIS Online or equivalent)
·       Experience supporting in-field data capture for deployment to field workers
·       Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual team involved in geospatial data work
·       Self-starter with curious mindset and desire to solve problems and learn new skills
·       Good organisational skills, time-management skills, attention to detail, and strong initiative
·       Effective communicator in both written and verbal formats for a variety of audiences

Desirable
·       Experience within the ecology sector, with UKHab and Biodiversity Net Gain is a real plus
·       Experience with QGIS and Plug-ins
·       Experience of using other spatial data systems and software (eg. FME. ERDAS, GRASS)
·       Programming languages are a plus, particularly for GIS automation (Python, ArcPy, R, Javascript, Python, Arcade)
·       A good understanding of technological advances and industry trends related to geospatial

Rewards & Benefits

The Environment Bank offers a highly competitive salary along with a full range of benefits.  There will also be significant scope for rapid career progression, with ongoing training and support provided.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join The Environment Bank at this pivotal time in the industry and will see you at the forefront of the market.

You will have significant input into the growth and development of the business. 

Even if you are cautiously looking, I would recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about this incredible opportunity.

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money ([email protected]).  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.