• Graduate GIS Consultant

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(24/11/2019 20:57)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Start date: September 2020

    Applications close: 31st December 2019


    Salary: Competitive salary, private medical cover, pension, 25 days paid annual leave/year, salary reviewed every 6 months.


    The Costain Graduate Development Scheme is an intensive 2-year programme designed to equip high flying graduates with the skills and experience required to take them forward in their career with the company. We expect graduates to rotate after 12 months to another sector of the business. We offer mentoring and support in every area of work, as well as a structured training programme to enable graduates to work towards achieving Chartership with an appropriate professional body. Graduates will work on a number of projects around the UK during the 2-year programme, in sectors including nuclear, highways, rail, water, airports and tunnels.


    Costain offers a range of exciting development opportunities to accelerate your career and enable you to achieve your potential both during and after the Graduate Development Scheme.

    What will I be doing?

    Reporting to the GIS Team Lead, the GIS Graduate will work across the business (including centrally, sectors and contracts) to implement GIS solutions to derive customer and business benefits through geospatial information, spatial analysis, web maps and web apps.

    The successful 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. With a keen interest in data manipulation and visualisation, the role will require identifying opportunities to implement solutions based on multiple layers of geospatial data. The candidate will liaise with the Head of GIS and the GIS team as well as digital leads, business development 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:

    • Have knowledge and practical experience with the Esri platform including ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise and mobile applications
    • Be IT literate with previous experience with Microsoft Office products e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Assist with the configuration and maintenance of Esri COTS products to fulfil the needs of our different project teams. 
    • Deliver presentations at internal and external events as required
    • Have experience with FME and/or programming languages (e.g., Python, JavaScript, SQL).
    • Have experience with integrating data captured through UAVs and LiDAR and basic understanding of BIM (advantageous.)

    About you

    • Degree level or above in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science or Software Development
    • Knowledge of GIS, ESRI products, Open Data and an awareness of current industry trends
    • Good communicator and collaborative in approach with an ability to interpret and understand 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


    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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