• GIS Developer

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/11/2019 08:02)
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  • About Costain and your project.



    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Reporting to the Head of GIS, the GIS Developer will work across the business (including centrally, sectors and contracts) to provide support to meet the growing demand for Geospatial information, creating applications and integrated solutions using a variety of toolkits.



    What will I be doing?

    The candidate will have a background and interest in mapping and data, capturing and processing geospatial data and using it to develop Costain’s GIS-based data-centric solutions. The ideal candidate will have a strong programming background and draw upon their skills to identify opportunities to implement solutions based on multiple layers of geospatial data and innovative modelling techniques.

    The successful candidate will be experienced with ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Online and/or Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS for Server, and system administration. Experience with FME and programming languages (eg., Python, Javascript) is essential.

    The role will be primarily based in one of our central London contracts and will provide opportunities for the successful candidate to learn new skills (both office- and site-based) and work with different in-house teams from several disciplines to deliver innovative solutions. The role will be split to cover both delivery of core GIS functions and undertake R&D to develop new in-house solutions based on geospatial data as a commercial customer offering.

    About you

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Have knowledge and practical experience of using common GIS platforms, including administrative experience of ESRI ArcGIS Enterprise (including 10.x/Pro and associated modules)
    • Be IT literate with previous experience with Microsoft products, in particular Excel,Dynamics PowerBI, and database programming including SQL
    • Be able to create HTML5 and Javascript integrations with GIS (REST, APIs)
    • Undertake data management, update and conversion tasks.  
    • Assist with the development, deployment and maintenance of the Web-GIS platforms and Mobile-GIS Apps to fulfil the needs of our different project teams. 
    • Experience with integrating data captured through UAVs and LiDAR


    • Degree level or above in Geography, Computer Science or related subject
    • BEng/BA or equivalent


    • Knowledge of GIS, ESRI products, Python, Javascript, HTML5 and FME, its application and an awareness of current industry trends.

    Working hours will be 40hrs per week


    Salary Range for this role will be between £32,000-£36,000 plus a Grade 2 Car or car allowance.


    Final Statement


    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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